Grant had three shows on TV over the 2017 Christmas period.
In the days leading up to Christmas the animated feature film SAVING SANTA with songs and score by Grant and starring Martin Freeman, Tim Curry, Joan Collins and Ashley Tisdale was broadcast on Channel 5. This is the first time Saving Santa has been shown on UK terrestrial TV, having opened at the cinemas in 2013 and been available on DVD and on streaming services since.
Next Grant's music could be heard in the Christmas episode of UPSTART CROW which was shown on Christmas Day. The second series of the Shakespeare sitcom aired earlier in the year and the third series, penned by Ben Elton, starts filming in January. The Christmas episode featured a guest performance from Emma Thompson as well as all the regular cast members David Mitchell, Gemma Whelan, Mark Heap, Harry Enfield and Lisa Tarbuck.
Lastly on December 30th the team who wrote and starred in the smash hit The Play That Goes Wrong, were back on BBC 1 with A CHRISTMAS CAROL GOES WRONG. Starring Sir Derek Jacobi and Dame Diana Rigg alongside the regular Mischief Theatre cast, Grant was thrilled to be able to score this hilarious TV film.
Having finished off 2017 with two important theatre productions - the National Theatre debut of playwright Rory Mullarkey with SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON and then the inaugural production of Nick Hytner's Bridge Theatre with Richard Bean and Clive Coleman's YOUNG MARX, Grant is excited to return to the Royal Shakespeare Company early in 2018 to score THE FANTASTIC FOLLIES OF MRS RICH.
The play, by Mary Pix, also goes by the name The Beau Defeated and this production for which Grant has written songs and score is directed by Jo Davies and stars Sophie Stanton as Mrs Rich. It opens at the RSC's Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon on 23rd March and runs through til 14th June.
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The NT's hit comedy with songs by Grant, directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner has been making people wet themselves laughing since 2011. The original NT production was been seen by more than a million people worlwide, played in the West End, on Broadway and Internationally. Although the original production closed in 2015, Grant's music can still be heard in new productions all around the world.
The play can also now be licensed for amateur use from Samuel French where you can also choose to license Grant's award winning skiffle score.
Hear Grant performing with The Craze on the original cast album here