The Wolverhampton Grand Theater today announces a brand new season of shows on sale Friday 24 June, with priority booking for Friends of the Grand and members online from Wednesday 22 June at 8am.
The new shows are:
The critically acclaimed Varna International Ballet was founded in 1947 and is currently celebrating its 75th anniversary. It is coming to the UK for the first time. Known for its award-winning soloists and superb corps de ballet, the ensemble has been delighting audiences at home and abroad with its performances of the highest quality for decades. They debut at Wovlerhampton with THE NUTCRACKER on February 5th, 2023.
BOOTLEG BEATLES on Sunday October 1st has it all – the iconic mop tops and Chelsea boots, the Sgt Pepper tunics and the Chesterfield suits. Every tiny inflection of voice and every witty Beatle joke, all meticulously studied in this Magical Mystery journey. From Love Me Do to Let It Be, The Cavern to Apple Rooftop, Black and White to psychedelic Technicolor, the world’s greatest Beatles return to take you on a fast-paced journey through the… most vibrant revolutionary and divisive decade of all time – the Swinging Sixties.
IN THE NAME OF LOVE – DIE Diana Ross STORY is the world’s leading show celebrating Diana Ross and The Supremes. Theater audiences prepare to be taken on a fascinating journey on Tuesday February 7th and visit one of the greatest musical stories ever told through the iconic music.
SPIRIT OF THE DANCE on Wednesday February 8th offers breathtaking entertainment with dynamic lighting, dazzling costumes and breathtaking choreography. With thunderous applause, standing ovations and sold-out audiences at every performance, Spirit of the Dance is one of the greatest dance shows of all time. Powerful, breathtaking Irish dance combines with the passionate Latino rhythms of tango, flamenco and red-hot salsa in an exciting, heartbreaking production. Sounding like a runaway express train, the world champion dancers from the Irish International Dance Company bring shivers down your spine with their frenetic skill and military precision. Not a single Irish dance shoe steps out of line as the thundering feet perform as one, with an excitement that has the audience screaming for more.
THE SENSATIONAL 60s EXPERIENCE is back on Sunday, May 14th with a brand new production for 2023. The festival of nostalgia with a feel-good factor takes you back to the magical decade of the 1960s. The 2023 line-up includes Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich, The Trems (former members of The Tremeloes), Mike d’Abo, The Fortunes, The Swinging Blue Jeans and Vanity Fare.
Luther Vandross – THE LEGEND LIVES ON is the world’s premier show celebrating ‘The Velvet Voice’. Hear all the hits from his amazing career, which has spawned over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards, including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written. from international fronts Luther Vandross Tribute to Harry Cambridge and his band of 10 on Wednesday 31st May
RUSH – A JOYOUS JAMAICAN JOURNEY returns on Thursday, June 22, 2023 after a sold-out run in 2021. The Rush Theater Company tells the story of reggae music and the Windrush generation, and hear how their music took the world by storm. Narrated by comedian John Simmit and featuring ska, rocksteady, calypso, gospel, lovers rock, dancehall and reggae performed live by the JA Reggae Band. Dance to the music of Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Bob MarleyLord Kitchener, Millie Small and many more.
Tickets go online to Friends of the Grand and members on Wednesday, June 22nd at 8:00am and go online to the public on Friday, June 24th at 8:00am.