Memories

A backstage gathering from the 1940s.… more
A staff and patrons dinner party from the 1940s.… more
The Grand Theatre's staff cricket team, the Reptiles, from the 1940s.… more
House Manager Tom Latham, one of the longest-serving staff members of all time, from the 1940s.… more
A newspaper interview with staff member Barry Noakes from 1979.… more
An interview with staff member Barry Noakes from the Wolverhampton AdNews, July 2007.… more
Barry Noakes puts on a star turn entertaining the crowds with an impromptu dance number, ably assisted by Sid Little and Eddie Large!… more
A collection of promotional shots of staff member Barry Noakes, who turned his hand to acting with a small part in Crossroads before moving on to further programs.… more
Coppice brought their production of Queen and Ben Elton's hit musical 'We Will Rock You' to the Grand for two incredible nights in September 2008.… more
Coppice performed the Schools Edition of classic musical Les Miserables at the Grand on September 24th 2006.… more
Philip Lewis began coming to the Grand as a child in the 1930s, when his mother brought him to watch plays from the Upper Circle.… more
David Buckle attended the Grand as a child during the Second World War, when the buses that brought him to the theatre had their windows blacked out.… more
Jill Loach, an avid theatre-goer, recalls a presentation of a new play by “up and coming” playwright at the time, Harold Pinter, on 5th May 1958:“His first full length play, The Birthday Party came to the Grand on its pre-London tour in Spring 1958, mystified us and reputedly played on some nights to audiences in single figures – some of whom left in the interval! Certainly on the night we saw it, the theatre was virtually empty Afterwards we went round as usual to the stage door clutching autograph books. “Did you enjoy it?” said John Slater. “Yes,” we answered honestly. “Did you understand it?” was the next question and we had to admit we hadn’t got a clue!”… more
Putting on a different play each week during the repertory season was demanding for backstage staff as well as actors. David Perry worked as a scenic designer and painter for repertory plays in the 1960s and was haunted by the theatre’s ‘ghosts.’… more
Esmé England was 100 years old when she was interviewed, but she still had vivid memories of working as a seamstress at the Grand. During a performance of Carmen she saved the show, when the singer playing Don Jose almost destroyed the heroine’s costume!"Carmen was a beautiful woman…. she had a most magnificent lace costume. As she walked, Don Jose … stood on her costume and she kept walking. All this lace came undone. I quickly got behind her where no-one could see me and put it together and at the end of the performance, I had to take it home and get it all back together again. I can see him now that lace and him standing in the middle of it. That was a catastrophe."The other photographs and articles show Esme's work on costumes for the 1972 pantomime, Cinderella.… more
Ian Payne was taken to pantomimes at the Grand as a child and brought up by his parents to respect the theatre’s history, so he was very sad when the theatre closed for over two years in the early 1980's:"If I was in town and I was going somewhere, to the bus station in particular, you’d walk past the Grand, it was boarded up - one of the oldest theatres in the country, one of the most respected theatres in the country. A lot of the greatest stars we’d ever produced have trod the boards here and seeing this was just so upsetting. It probably hurt me more because I love theatre and the history of theatre. We were going into recession, jobs were being lost, it was all part and parcel of the whole atmosphere of the country, the doom and gloom climate of the country and as you don’t know when we’re going to come out of this depression, it was the same then. When the Grand Theatre closed, it suddenly dawned on me, it brought home how serious the economic climate was, when one of the most popular theatres in the land had closed and it was just like the heart and soul had been taken out of the town."… more
n 1990, Julia Prior became a member of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Development Trust committee and they asked her to organise a fund-raising night at the theatre. She was taken aback to discover that they meant she should produce a whole show at the Grand, but she duly went to all three of the local amateur operatic societies to ask them to perform part of their show on one night and she also invited her daughter’s show band from Abraham Darby School. After Julia had been taken backstage by her god-father when she was a child and then been a theatre landlady and a keen theatre-goer, at last she was actually working at the theatre:"Unfortunately it was only for one night, on a Sunday night, this was the sad thing – all the hard work that was put into this work and it was only for one performance. I had to open the box office up at home to start with and start selling tickets and then a couple of weeks before the production, the Grand Theatre box office took over…and I did this in 1990, I did it again in 1991 and 1992. We had the full backing of the lighting people and it was such a joy, because I was meeting a lot of people that I’d met previously and was actually working with them and it was the most happy time possible and very successful."… more
Lindsey Grant’s grandmother danced in professional pantomimes at the Grand in the 1950s; her mother is a dance teacher, and Lindsey herself has already performed in many musicals at the Grand."It’s just a total buzz when you go on the stage. At the moment I’m with MusCom, which is Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company and we’re rehearsing for West Side Story. I’m playing one of the Jet girls in it, so I get to do the numbers like America and I Feel Pretty, which are the main numbers in the show. When I first did The King and I with South Staffs Musical Company in I think it was 2004, I played one of the children – there was about sixty of us – and it was really fun, and this time when I do it, I’m playing one of the lead dancers, so it’s nice to have progressed from child actor to doing some dancing on my own."… more
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This performance of African Tribal Drumming and Dancing was one of the first of its kind in the country.… more
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A Programme Of Popular Works By Chopin Etc.… more
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Poetry Readings By Members Of The Rep Company. After The Interval: An Open Forum - An Opportunity To Fire Questions And Criticisms At The Assembled Forum. The Forum Will Include Mr. Ray Seaton, Drama Critic Of The Express And Star.… more
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A Musical Version Of "The Importance Of Being Ernest."… more
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Anne Surman, Wolverhampton auditioned for the part of a dancer in the 1956 pantomime at Wolverhampton Grand and became a Lehmiski lady (one of dance teacher Helena Lehmiski's dancing girls).… more
Express And Star photograph of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in Lichfield Street, celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, 5th June 1953.… more
This photograph shows the front of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in 1972, the week of Little Me, a performance by Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company. The company needed a tandem bicycle for the show and had noticed these twins riding their bicycle in Sedgley! This featured in the show.… more
A poignant photo, courtesy of Express And Star, showing activity during the Grand Theatre closure in summer,1980. Here, Chris Sidebotham auctions this Nineteenth Century Managing Director's desk, one of the many antiques auctioned off during the Grand Theatre closure 1980-83.… more
Backstage staff move Greas'd Lightenin' into the building, ready for the re-opening night of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.Photo courtesy of Express And Star, 19th August 1983.… more
Birmingham Midshires Building Society sponsored new carpets, which were laid in the Grand Theatre front of house areas, summer 1979.Image courtesy of Express And Star.… more
Hundreds of young hopefuls audition for just seven places in the national production of Annie in March 1987.Photo courtsey of Express And Star.… more
The Mayoress of Wolverhampton draws out winning tickets for a Grand Raffle, organised by the Save The Grand committee, set up to lobby for the re-opening the Grand Theatre after its closure in 1980.Photo courtesy of Express And Star.… more
Local school teacher Eirlias Tomkins and pupils of Wolverhampton Girls High School donate funds to the Save The Grand camapign, autumn 1982.Photo courtesy of Express And Star.… more
Backstage at the Grand Theatre, the "Sharks" pose for the camera in this 1984 version of West Side Story.Photo courtesy of Express And Star.… more
Young local children audition for Grand Theatre panto Babes In The Wood, 1988.… more
A dancer prepares for the ice show on stage at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, March 1994.Photo courtesy of Express And Star.… more
A local school pupil attends Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for work experience and help out on stage, June 1993.… more
Christmas 1983 saw Wolverhampton Grand Theatre launch a charity appeal - a panto ticket in exchange for a toy.Photo courtesy of Express And Star.… more
A promotional photgraph for Phantom Of The Opera, 1984. Cast members with Front Of House manager Jacqueline Sweetman.Photo courtesy of Express And Star.… more
Les Dawson and Sue Cadman pose on stage for pantomime Cinderella at the newly re-opened Grand Theatre in 1983.… more
The corridors of the Grand Theatre, Front Of House, 1945. … more
Theatre management prepare the building for the forthcoming new repertory season, 1992.Photo courtesy of Express And Star.… more
Dancers from Grease pictured outside stage door, Berry Street, preparing for the Grand's re-opening show in summer, 1983.Photo courtesy of Express And Star.… more
Picture of Grand Theatre foyer, 1945.Photo courtesy of Express And Star.… more
Repairs being made to the Grand auditorium and backstage in 1982 through the Save The Grand campaign.Photo courtesy of Express And Star.… more
This picture shows the Grand Theatre jsut before its sudden closure. This photo of the exterior in Lichfield Street was taking during the pantomime run of Aladdin, 2nd February 1980.… more
This picture of the front of the Grand Theatre was taken from Lichfield Street, 1969.… more
The Grand Theatre prepares to re-open its doors in 1983, with a production of Grease. Preparations for the show are seen on stage here alongside the refurbished auditorium.… more
Original members of the cast from the hit TV show, on stage in the tour of Last Of The Summer Wine in 1985 at the Grand.Photo courtesy of Express And Star.… more
Photos from art exhibition to mark the re-opening of the Grand Theatre, summer 1983.Photo courtesy of Express And Star.… more
Taken during 1960's, front of the Grand Theatre Lichfield Street.Photo courtesy of Express And Star.Date unknown.… more
The most famous panto story of all is the staging of Robinson Crusoe in 1973/4 featuring four real lions! Managing Director at the time, Humphrey Stanbury explains:I thought we must have a real jungle scene, let’s have real wild animals, let’s have lions! ……..We had lions on stage at the Grand – one lion and three lionesses. I always remember the circus proprietor came to see me in September. We stood on the empty stage and he said right we’ll build a couple of cages for you and each night for your jungle scene, we’ll put up a ring on your stage of about 12 feet high and we’ll build a tunnel. Each night we’ll open the trap and the lions will come down the tunnel and straight onto your stage- perfect! I gulped and said “ought there to be a net over the top of the ring?” “Well, “he said, “Different authorities in different town have different ideas. My advice to you is to put a net over the top of the ring for the first couple of performances until they settle down.” I said “You mean when the lions settle down?” He said “No, I mean when the authorities settle down!”… more
Jack and the Beanstalk featuring Little and Large, 1975/76.… more
Edwina Edwards, also began in the 1953 pantomime, Dick Whittington as a Lehmiski lady.“Someone said if you don’t do it right she would hit you round the ankles with a cane! But she was a wonderful ballet teacher. You learned that when you were rehearsing for panto, you used to watch to see what her reaction would be. If she thought you were watching her, she would pick on you! So after the first year, you learned never to look at her, just dance and take no notice."… more
Edwina Edwards began in the 1953 pantomime, Dick Whittington as a Lehmiski lady: "The costumes were absolutely gorgeous and they were designed by Derek Salberg's wife, Joan. You had fittings, they used to do all the alterations-Aunty Ida in wardrobe. The costumes were lovely- satins and georgette and velvet. In Aladdin we had fans; they were all fluorescent with the stage blacked out.”… more
Georgie Thomas remembers how between 1950 - 52 Norman Wisdom gained overnight fame and still returned to the Grand for panto:"He was here for 2 years. He was an unknown person the first year he was here and between the first and second year, he’d been on the TV, at the Palladium, he’s really made a name for himself. But Mr. Salberg had signed him up for another year, so I s’ pose he couldn’t get out of it, so he was very well known the second time he came. He lived in a touring caravan at the side of the Fox Inn, next to the Molineux Football ground. He used to walk across to the theatre every day.”Signed picture courtesy of June Jennings, givento her grandmother Mrs Pilkington ("Pilky") who worked in the Grand Theatre bar during 1940's and 1950's.… more
Eirlais Tomkins attended Wolverhampton Girls’ High School and later became Head of Music at the same school. She began attending the Grand at an early age and was a founder member of the Junior Theatre Club in the 1950s, she recalls seeing Norman Wisdom in pantomime:"Norman Wisdom playing Buttons was a most moving performance because although he was a comic character, it was such a ‘pathetic’ performance, in the best sense of the word, and I shall never forget his expression to this day as he talked to Cinderella and really was in love with Cinderella. I can still see him on the stage at the side of Cinderella and I can remember his tunic with the double row of buttons – it was most memorable."… more
During the thirties, forties and fifties, Wolverhampton’s resident Repertory Company, flourished under the direction of theatre moguls, Leon and Derek Salberg a father and son who kept two companies working both at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham, and at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, managed by Basil Thomas, cousin of Derek Salberg and aspiring playwright.Each week a core company of around twenty actors and crew would present a different play on the Grand Theatre stage.… more
This picture of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Lichfield Street is believed to have been taken in 1900.… more
A photgraph of the facade of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in Lichfield Street, believed to have been taken in 1910.… more
Elaine Mullet’s grandfather and father, both named Tom Latham, have been connected with the Grand since 1894:“Grandfather came her on the opening night in 1894- he was nine and he fell in love. It was to become part of our blood. Grandfather’s love of opera was born that night. He queued on his own for hours and hours, six old pence, it was a lot of money for a young boy. He was just mesmirsied by it – the noise and the colour, the very personal way theatre is, how it interacts with the audience.He was a bit naughty- he did appropriate a pair of opera glasses, a little piece of history he wanted to keep.”Pictured are Tom Latham Senior and Junior, alongside Elaine Mullet with the Grand Theatre opera glasses from 1894.… more
During the first half of the twentieth century, icons of the stage, screen and political arena all graced the stage of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. In 1903, a young Charlie Chaplin starred as Dr Watson’s pageboy in Sherlock Holmes.… more
One of the oldest programmes in Wolverhampton Grand Theatre archives, this Osmond Tearle presentation of plays dates back to week commencing 23rd September 1895.… more
A selection of 1920's Grand Theatre programmes… more
A photograph of the beautiful Victorian auditorium from the Grand Circle level, taken in 2009.Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, designed by famous theatre architect Charles Phipps, retains it's original appearance and colour scheme of red and gold as in 1894. However, for many years in the middle of the twentieth century, the colour scheme was wedgwood blue. … more
A full house at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Wednesday 22nd April 2009.Comedian Rob Brydon plays to over one thousand fans at this sell out show.… more
Humphrey Stanbury was appointed Managing Director of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in 1970. He worked for 10 years in this position, during which time he made a significant number of changes to programming and the theatre building: “The previous owners, to their great credit, wanted it to stay as a theatre. They’d had offers for it to be demolished and turned into a cinema but for lesser money they sold it to the council. The audiences had nearly gone. I went on a pre-visit and there were only 42 people in the auditorium. It was in a bad way. Backstage was antiquated, there was still Victorian equipment around. It was very dirty and shabby. There was a big job to do, but the spirit there was good.”… more
In the 1950s, the repertory season lasted for 36 weeks. Gordon Hands’ parents attended every Friday and Gordon will never forget the first time they took him with them: "It was a play called Wild Horses, a farce by Ben Travers and very funny. I’ve never seen it since or heard of it, but a wonderful play and one of the actresses in it was a lady that started here, Peggy Mount, and my mother said afterwards - I heard her say to my father - ‘Gordon never moved a muscle and he was totally absorbed’. And that was where my love of theatre started. I said ‘Can I come next week?’ Next week was a psychological thriller called Double Door; Peggy Mount played the lead again in that: you can imagine her in that kind of part, as a domineering lady, and I loved that as well. They didn’t think I’d like that one, they thought it would be too heavy for me, but I adored it, and so they brought me every week and I’ve been coming ever since."Gordon is now Chairman of the Friends Of The Grand. He is pictured here in Dress Circle seats that he has always used, since his first visit to the Grand as a child.… more
This notice in a wartime Grand Theatre programme informs the audience what to do incase of an Air Raid!… more
Margaret Mason was a panto dancer and performed in Cinderella and Babes in the Wood at the Grand from 1956 to 1958. She got to know the head flyman, Phillip Mason, and after she left the Grand, she returned to be with him every evening as he worked and she watched many shows from the fly gallery. They got married on 9th October 1960, when she was 21, and the photo shows a wedding arch formed by the stagehands:"Mrs Coleman, she was wardrobe mistress, she was a very good friend of ours, she made my wedding dress and she made my bridesmaid dresses…and there was members of the stage staff, they came outside the church with these braces that held scenery up and held them up outside to form an arch and when we came out of church, we didn’t know they were going to do it, and they were all members of the theatre… Tom Latham, Ken Humphreys, Albert Cottrell and then there was David Mason, that was Phillip’s brother, David Buckle, Peter Coleman and Hughie Coleman, who was stage manager at the time, so it was quite an affair for these to come, it was a big surprise…Mrs Coleman also made my wedding cake and she took the cake then to the chef at what was then Victoria Hotel to ice, because she couldn’t do the icing, but he could – so that was our wedding present was the cake. " … more
Local schoolboy, MJ Mytton Sanneh, age 11, has been attending the Grand from a young age and is a member of GET-IN! He got his big break on stage at the Grand and is currently playing the part of young Michael Jackson in the international tour of Thriller Live!"I was about seven or eight when I did my first show at the Grand Theatre, that was Shakespeare For Kidz. I was the “Indian Prince”, I only had a few lines but I had to do quite a bit of acting. It felt amazing with all these people watching you. The first time you go on stage, there’s just an immense feeling in you, it’s really cool. The Grand Theatre is such a beautiful place to perform in.”… more
A dancer's contract for the Grand Theatre pantomime 1950-51.… more
This picture was taken in the Wardrobe department of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, backstage during the 1954 pantomime Aladdin. The star of the show David Whitfield, is pictured here with Wardrobe Mistress Ida Coleman and backstage staff.… more
The "get-out" for Annie Get Your Gun on 5th March 1955. Backstage workers take a break from dismantling the set of this musical. Pictured here are Wolverhampton Grand Theatre backstage crew; Tom Cullis, Frank Moore, Phillip Mason and Dick Turner.… more
Poster from Grand Theatre Dick Whittington pantomime, commencing Christmas Eve, 1946.Theatre patron Millicent Seed describes the effects of pantomime on post war austerity:“The costumes were magnificent and at the end when the Prince married the Princess it was marvellous- all the glitter. Just after the war, with the economy as it was, all this glitter was something to build you up; you’d had a good night, you’d got your husband and daughter and went for a meal after. It was just sheer bliss.”… more
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre patrons young and old came together at a Grand Memories afternoon, where they talked about the theatre's past.Pictured is young interviewer Tara Brown, recording patrons' memories of the Grand.… more
Mum's The Word played at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 4th - Saturday 8th May 2010.This touring comedy show about five women's stories of motherhood starred Bernie Nolan. However, one week before the show was due to arrive, she was forced to withdraw from the tour on medical grounds. Actress Kaye Quinley replaced her.Kaye commented about her visit to Grand:"This was my first visit. It is a lovely space with very warm audiences. The staff were really lovely, especially Stage Door. I do hope I can return soon!"… more
Comedy Mum's The Word played at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 4th - Saturday 8th May 2010.Tracy Shaw, who fist visited the Grand several years ago for play The Blue Room, played the role of Jill in the show. She commented:" We had great fun with the show 'Mum's The Word'. We loved it when the audiences laughed a lot. We all shared digs at "Theatre House" where our landlady Sally-Ann was fantastic!"… more
Comedy Mum's The Word played at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 4th - Saturday 8th May 2010.Actress Sally Ann Matthews starred as Alison (right on the photograph).It was her first visit to the Grand. She commented:" The Grand is a great space to perform in and the audiences have been welcoming and responsive. There was an older lady on the front row for one show - she laughed so much I became worried for her health!"… more
My Great Aunt Emma Green (nee Moulson) worked at the Grand Theatre serving food and drink I believe from the 1930s. She and her husband Bill green lived in the Heath Town area of Wolverhampton and after leaving the Grand she worked on a coffee stall on Wolverhampton market. Unfortunately I never met her and she died in 1987 but I have heard that she was a lovely lady with a high pitched voice.… more
David Buckle attended the Grand as a child during the Second World War, when the buses that brought him to the theatre had their windows blacked out. Here, he recalls his memories of Marlene Dietrich's 1966 appearance at the Grand.… more
From touring companies, need info re timing, strobe lighting, special effects, bad language, smoking on stage, cast changes. more
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Sally speaks of Tony Steadman and the versatility of his roles at the Grand Theatre.… more
Eirlais Tomkins recalls the variety of shows she saw at the Grand Theatre, including Tony Steadman's performance in "Of Mice And Men."… more
After about two years being a spotlight boy Phillip Mason moved to work as a stage-hand in the fly gallery above the stage, operating ropes to change scenery.… more
Phillip Mason had never been to a theatre when he was recruited to work at the Grand by a man who visited his school. He began work as a spotlight boy, when he was 15, in 1949.… more
Phillip Mason worked at the Grand from 1949 until 1962 and one of the aspects of the work he enjoyed most was getting to know the actors.… more
Phillip Mason enjoyed the Rep seasons when a different play was performed every week, and speaks of the hard work involving ice shows.… more
Phillip Mason talks about a typical workday for a stage-hand at the Grand Theatre and some of the larger tasks he had to undertake.… more
Gordon Hands is Chairman of the Friends of the Grand. He recalls when, as a four-year-old, he saw the actor who played the Cat in Dick Whittington perform a hair-raising stunt.… more
In the 1950s, the repertory season lasted for 36 weeks. Gordon Hands’ parents attended every Friday and Gordon will never forget the first time they took him with them.… more
Gordon Hands discusses the well derversed reputation of the Grand for its friendliness.… more
Discussing the future of the Grand Theatre, Gordon Hands talks of his hopes and where the venue will push to continue their success.… more
Kathie Lamsdale attended dancing classes in Wolverhampton throughout her childhood and then auditioned for Madame Leminski in Edgbaston, who provided panto dancers for the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham and the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton. She danced in several pantomimes at the Grand in the 1950s, which in those day s ran for eleven weeks.… more
During Kathie Lamsdale’s years in pantomime, she enjoyed meeting many of the stars of the day, including Teddy Johnson & Pearl Carr, Bill Maynard, Norman Vaughan, Malcolm Vaughan & Kenneth Earle, Lenny the Lion, Hilda Baker, Val Doonican, Arthur Haynes and Reg Varney. However, some of her warmest memories are of socialising with the other pantomime dancers and the stage crew.… more
Kathie takes a moment to talk about the times she enjoyed in the theatre when she had nothing to do.… more
When Dilys Bradbury attended pantomimes at the Grand as a child, in the early 1950s, she recalls that they were very different from how they are now.… more
Dilys Bradbury talks about the unique and special nature of live theatre, as well as the reputation of the Grand.… more
Pat Ball talks about her part in The Witches and the reaction she and the rest of the cast recieved.… more
Pat Ball, who starred in the 1996 production of The Witches at the Grand, recalls her fondest memory as a member of the audience.… more
Millicent Seed began attending the Grand just after the war had ended.… more
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Steve Clifton is Assistant Head at Coppice Performing Arts School and has produced fourteen of the school’s annual shows. In 2006 he brought the school’s production of Les Miserables to the Grand for one night only.… more
In 2008, Steve Clifton returned to the Grand with his school’s production of Schools Will Rock You, this time for two nights.… more
Dennis Farley talks about how he started the music nights at the Grand Theatre in the 1960s.… more
Reminising about the music nights, Dennis Farley talks about the acts he arranged to play, as well as some of the problems he had.… more
Anne Surman discusses how she began performing in pantomimes, as well as her favourite moments.… more
Anne Surman talks about putting on charity shows at the Grand Theatre and her memories of them.… more
Talking about her earliest memories, Eunice Parry talks about watching Pantomimes and seeing Norman Wisdom perform.… more
Eunice Parry talks about working in the Box Office of the Grand Theatre in the 1950s.… more
Several years after working in the Box Office, Eunice Parry worked at the Grand as an Usher during the pantomime seasons for a couple of years.… more
Jeremy Brown discusses how he became a member of the board of management for the Grand Theatre.… more
Jeremy talks about the recent Repertory seasons that have been performed at the Grand Theatre.… more
Talking about the staff and the facilities, Jeremy Brown highlights and praises the achievements of the Grand Theatre.… more
Starting as a performer at the Grand Theatre through the GET-IN! program, MJ Mytton Sanneh has had the opportunity to play the part of the young Michael Jackson in Thriller Live. Here he talks about how he started as a performer.… more
Edwina Edwards talks about Madame Lehminski, her ballet teacher.… more
Edwina Edwards talks about her experience during New Years Eve at the Grand Theatre while she performed in the 1950s.… more
Former Chief Executive Brian Goddard talks about the refirbishment of the Grand and the task of getting the money to fund it.… more
Brian Goddard gives praise to the staff of the Grand Theatre for winning the Most Welcoming Theatre Award.… more
Christine talks about her earliest memories of the Grand Theatre, as well as a more recent memory with her niece and nephew.… more
Education Officer Louise Bent discusses how she created and organised The W Factor for local school children, as well as meeting writer Jacqueline Wilson.… more
When Ann Eaton was a pupil at Wolverhampton High School during the Second World War, she and her sister received free tickets to attend the Grand’s weekly repertory season from a friend of her mother’s, Mrs. Knowles.… more
Ann Eaton and her sister were in their early teens when they were given free tickets to the Grand’s weekly repertory season during the Second World War.… more
Ian Griffiths discusses the way technology has changed the way the Grand Theatre operates, both for front of house and backstage.… more
Ian Griffiths talks about what makes live theatre a special experience compared to other artforms.… more
Doctor Who fan Alfie Williams met the sixith Doctor Colin Baker at The Final Test opening night at the Friends reception.… more
The Grand Theatre advertised the forthcoming pantomime Cinderella with banners on the front of the building.… more
A poster on the Waterloo Road advertises Hairspray in 2010.… more
Pro-Am & Stourbridge Operatic presents a 20th Anniversary production of La Cage Aux Folles 23rd - 25th February 2012… more
lovely sunny evening had drinks on the balcony before show. really good night but getald flood looked ill and died shortly after.… more
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We appeared on several A Night at the Music Hall Productions which always had a wonderful cast. Brian Goddard always liked us to work the Plate Spinning act sometimes as well as the magic & illusions. Always a pleasure & a great theatre to work. So many happy memories. Oh, there was the time that one of the stage crew smashed all of the plates, but thats another story.Andrew Van Buren… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE?This was my first time at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT PERFORMING AT THE GRAND THEATRE?Stage Door are lovely, good dressing rooms, fabulous welcome with fruit and a supper with a drink from the Manager and Staff. Love having a kettle and microwave in my room - it's all about the catering - and now a fridge which appeared magically! NAME: Gina MurrayROLE: Velma 'Von Tussle'PRODUCTION: Hairspray 2018… more
Articles relating to Humphrey Stanbury (General Manager of the Grand Theatre 1970-1979) from a variety of Newspapers in 1970. Express & Star, Birmingham Post, Birmingham mail, Daily Express, The Stage, Sunday Mercury, Evening mail, Walsall Observer, Wolverhampton Magazine. These articles cover Mr Stanbury's appointment and subsequent changes he made to the theatre both cosmetically and institutionally during his first two years in post.… more
Various press cuttings leading up to and including the closure of the Grand Theatre in 1980.… more
Articles relating to Humphrey Stanbury (General Manager of the Grand Theatre 1970-1979) regarding the closure of the Grand Theatre in 1980.… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?1st visit to a theatre aged 11 from Walsall!! WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME HERE? Working in this beautiful theatre! HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS?To date, playling 'Danny' in 'Brassed Off'. ANY OTHER COMMENTS?TKeep up the good work!! NAME: Jeffrey HollandROLE: FitzwarrenPRODUCTION: Dick Whittington 2019/20… more
I went to see Ella Fitzgerald at the Grand whilst studying for my degree in 3 dimensional design specialising in glass at Stourbridge college. She was my mum’s favourite singer so I had grown up with her voice filling our living room in Liverpool. We queued up after the show to meet Ella and get her autograph. Luckily one of us had a small sketch book and ripped each of us a page out to hand to her. I still treasure mine to this day. What an amazing performance she gave.. Her voice was so powerful even though she was no spring chicken . Seemingly effortless she sang her heart out and had us fixated for the entire performance. She is by far the best singer I have ever heard in my life and I am so lucky to of had the chance to meet her.… more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The lovely warm welcome we received and the delicious Indian street food on the press night! My daily hot chocolate - thanks to the dressing room Tassimo machine!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The power cut on Friday 21st October! Trying to put my make-up on in the dark!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you to all the friendly staff at the 'Grand'!.NAME: Debbie KurupROLE PLAYED: 'Star' NAME OF PRODUCTION: The Cher Show … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Just happy times..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The audiences are sensational. Each time it takes me by surprise. They're bright + energetic, vibrant and really nice. Very few places come up trumps on all counts!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?I think seeing the chap from stage door in the front row of the audience. That made me so happy. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you to such a great in-home team - it makes all the difference to be so well looked after.Front of house and backstage too, everyone's a delight. .NAME: Derren BrownROLE: Mind-ReaderNAME OF PRODUCTION: SHOWMAN… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes, I played "Buddy vs The Killer" here about 11 years ago. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Great audiences..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?A few gremlins in the set which made for some laughs on stage. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Great stage door, including tuck shop..NAME: Wendy PaverROLE PLAYED: Ethel/Betty/CoachNAME OF PRODUCTION: Footloose 2022 … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS VISIT?Great visits with Sister Act and Addams Family. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED ABOUT YOUR TIME?It's a nice theatre, and a great town for touring. As usual I managed to find good digs walking distance from the theatre and te gym. A very pleasant week. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The audiences really. They were really enthusiastic and enjoying the show. That always makes it great for us. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Please can get better wi-fi in the theatre. .NAME: Mike NicholsROLE PLAYED: Musical DirectorNAME OF PRODUCTION: Footloose… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes I watched a pantomime here and loved it!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Being on stage and doing what I love!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?"Sugar, butter, flour." Waiting in the wings waiting to go on!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?I'm so proud to step into my parent's shoes and perform on the same stage. .NAME: Mimi-Kimara ClarsonROLE PLAYED: LuluNAME OF PRODUCTION: Waitress - 2022… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?This is my first time here. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The people who work here are all brilliant - so welcoming and nice. Thank you so much for making this week so lovely!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Loved the first night reception, again we were made to feel so welcome - what a great tradition! Also found it wonderful to speak with the partially sighted members of the audience and explain about our characters - I hope it added to their experience!Dressing rooms were very comfortable and well-equipped. A small mirror above the sink would be awesome (Peacock's talcum powder went a bit all over the carpet, apologies!).NAME: Judith AmsengaROLE PLAYED: Mrs. PeacockNAME OF PRODUCTION: Cluedo… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I hadn't performed at or visited Wolverhampton Grand Theatre before this week. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?All staff here are incredibly kind and welcoming. Everyone's attitude is wonderful and it's such a pleasure coming into work here each day. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The reception on our first night was amazing! Drinks and food was all brilliant and such a pleausre to meet and talk to people who work - rare that this happens sadly. .NAME: Tom BabbageROLE PLAYED: Reverend Green NAME OF PRODUCTION: CLUEDO… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No memories. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The lovely responsive audience members and very lovely welcoming staff. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The amazing spread on opening night - Tasty!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?James/Jamie on stage door was extremely welcoming! :) .NAME: Jean-Luke WorrellROLE PLAYED: Wadsworth NAME OF PRODUCTION: Cluedo… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes! I was once here in a bizarre musical called "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" with David Hasselhoff which proved to be one of the weirdest jobs I've ever taken!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Everything! The people, the audiences, the theatre staff and crew from top to bottom make it a joyful experience to work here! Rapidly becoming my panto spiritual home!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Many! The iron breaking and having to fill and flush for 20 minutes from the orchestra pit whilst attempts were made to fix it!. ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Love your Wolves Grand. See ya soon!.NAME: Tam RyanROLE PLAYED: Wishee Washee!NAME OF PRODUCTION: Aladdin!… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Hadn't even visited the thatre before so had no prior knowledge of it. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Have loved appearing on, which is now, one of my favourite theatres ever..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Nothing that stands apart from the rest. Other than saying it's a wonderful venue to work at and I look forward to appearing here again someday. .NAME: Michael GrecoROLE PLAYED: Abanazar NAME OF PRODUCTION: Aladdin… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The people in the building (and the Indian food!)..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Dilshad curry night! So nice. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?The nicest people we have met so far on tour!.NAME: Guy WoolfROLE PLAYED: Sonny NAME OF PRODUCTION: The Cher Show… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The theatre, it's audiences and the amazing atmosphere every night. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The amazing buffet on opening night..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you for making use feel so welcome. .NAME: Michael MahonyROLE PLAYED: OutspanNAME OF PRODUCTION: The Commitments … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The theatre is beautiful and staff have been very welcoming..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The buffet on Monday was fantastic - we felt very welcomed. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?PR Team are also incredible..NAME: Alice CroftROLE PLAYED: Ensemble/SwingNAME OF PRODUCTION: The Commitments… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Filling the theatre in 1988 with and again in 1991 with third time lucky with The Commitments, with a nod to an ever excellent Marketing Department..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The houses, the general pleasantness of Grand Staff..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?A third great visit over 30 years. Sadly some disturbance in the audience Friday Eve perf where expletives heard at volume for second half. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Dressing rooms in good order and relative to some other Regional Theatre dressing rooms, a very good standard. .NAME: Nigel PivaroROLE PLAYED: "DA"NAME OF PRODUCTION: The Commitments … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF THE WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No - first visit!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The gorgeous facilities in the theatre & the amazing crowds!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Lovely press night & reception given to us by the theatre. .NAME: Sarah GardinerROLE PLAYED: BernieNAME OF PRODUCTION: The Commitments … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I unfortunately have NO prior memories of the Grand until now as this is my first production here. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The welcome has been wonderful - the staff and crew have all been massively friendly and the theatre is beautiful. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?A wonderful hosting party after opening night and a lovely Q+A with a local school. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?The audiences have been wonderful. I look forward to hopefully returning in the future. Thank you..NAME: Jay WorleyROLE PLAYED: Edward LyonsNAME OF PRODUCTION: Blood Brothers: UK Tour… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Sadly last time I was here I spent the night in A+E after having a bad reaction to something. Nice to be back + spend the whole week here!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Lovely staff, lovely first night spread! V. welcoming theatre..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Love the dressing room names - I'm friends with Lynne McGranger so funny my dressing room was Irene (she plays Irene in Home + Away, a TV series)..NAME: Paula TappendenROLE PLAYED: Mrs LyonsNAME OF PRODUCTION: Blood Brothers… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I visited my very good friend Keith Harris (+ Orville) when he did Pantos here in 2012. Bless him. Ten years later I'm here myself!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The staff are great, the facilities super and the auditorium is beautiful. A real sense here of moving forward + forward thinking. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?TikTok! And the big boss coming down to welcome us here. Much appreciated, and it doesn't happen at every venue! Thank you!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Keep up the great work! If you want a play then you can have one! - www.malvernbard.com.NAME: Nick WilkesROLE PLAYED: Policeman/TeacherNAME OF PRODUCTION: Blood Brothers… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF THE WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Blood Brothers 2022. West End experience teaching 2010-2011. Great memories too!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Lovely backstage area/dressing room. Amazing audiences. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Performing to 60 of my Birmingham students Thursday night as I teach drama locally. First night street food. Wow!!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Always great to be back here. Thank you. .NAME: Richard MundayROLE PLAYED: NarratorNAME OF PRODUCTION: Blood Brothers … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The friendliness of all the staff - I've felt most welcome. Doing the TikToks was fun too!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The gala night with Indian street food was a wonderful chance for us all to relax together as a company and share great food..NAME: Jacob YollandROLE PLAYED: Postman/Bus ConductorNAME OF PRODUCTION: Blood Brothers… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?First time here so no. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Loved performing in this beautiful teatre with such a lovely crowd every night!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Doing our pre-show ritual of the Soup Song backstage all together in this beaut venue!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Such a fab theatre, staff & audiences. Thank you x.NAME: Maryann LynchROLE PLAYED: EnsembleNAME OF PRODUCTION: The Commitments! <3 xx … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?A fantastic Press Night party put on by Friends of the Grand & our producers. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The audiences have been amazing!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Doing an interview with the fabulous Elise Evans from BBC WM. She smashed the choreography & could be a future Dynamo. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Such a lovely local backstage team. A joy to work alongside. .NAME: Robert KnightROLE PLAYED: Dance CaptainNAME OF PRODUCTION: Mamma Mia!… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?When I was here before with Sunny Afternoon..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The people and the crew, been bloody lovely. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE DURING THIS VISIT?Opening the show. .NAME: Andrew Gallo ROLE PLAYED: 1st Bill, 2nd HarryNAME OF PRODUCTION: Mamma Mia!… more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Fantastic theatre and great audiences. Stairs were a good workout. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Incredibly friendly staff - especially Lewis & James @ front desk..NAME: Peter CamilleriROLE PLAYED: Ensemble/1st Cover EddieNAME OF PRODUCTION: Mamma Mia!… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I do not. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Press night party in the encore lounge..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Learning how to turn on a raked stage..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you for having us. .NAME: Archie FlynnROLE PLAYED: EddieNAME OF PRODUCTION: Mamma Mia! the Musical … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS VISIT?Yes, I was here in 2009 with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Time spent in the theatre. .NAME: Nathan ScottROLE PLAYED: EnsembleNAME OF PRODUCTION: Mamma Mia! … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?YES! Panto Cinderella 2015..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED ABOUT YOUR TIME?Thank you for a lovely Press Night party! Fab audiences. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Yes, my Swing Debut in Mamma Mia. Catching up with Scott!.NAME: Alice BakerROLE PLAYED: SwingNAME OF PRODUCTION: Mamma Mia! … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?First came in 1995 with "Return to the Forbidden Planet". Great audiences & staff then as now. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The general loveliness of all who work here and indeed the friendly and down to earth people of Wolverhampton in general. The audiences here haven't changed in 28 years! Wonderful, warm & enthusiatic. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?St. Peter's church. Beautiful. The market!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you all for a wonderful welcome. May the theatre continue to thrive for years to come..NAME: Phil CorbittROLE PLAYED: Bill AustinNAME OF PRODUCTION: Mamma Mia!… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I'm afraid not!.WHAT YOU HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The staff have been exceptionally friendly. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?My first professional tour debut in a wonderful venue. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you for everything!.NAME: Ashleigh JonesROLE PLAYED: EnsembleNAME OF PRODUCTION: Mamma Mia!… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?This is my 1st visit to the theatre..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED ABOUT YOUR TIME?Having my 1st ever Donna show in this beautiful theatre. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The brilliant audiences. Great 1st night party - lovely Indian food. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Gorgeous theatre. Lovely staff. Fantastic audiences. Friendly cleaning staff. .NAME: Nicky SwiftROLE PLAYED: Rosie/Alternate DonnaNAME OF PRODUCTION: Mamma Mia!… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, this is my first time here!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The audiences are wonderful!Love the refreshments in the dressing room..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Opening night was amazing. Thank you!.NAME: Ashleigh HarveyROLE PLAYED: Ensemble (Cover Dynamos)NAME OF PRODUCTION: Mamma Mia! … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME? The fab audiences. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Press night party was generous & fun!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?The coffee biscuits in room really welcome - thank you! x.NAME: Sara PoyzerROLE PLAYED: DonnaNAME OF PRODUCTION: Mamma Mia!… more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Warming up onstage and looking out to the beautiful auditorium that's here at the Grand. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The food at 'Press Night'..NAME: Christopher FoleyROLE PLAYED: SkyNAME OF PRODUCTION: Mamma Mia! … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Great venue - nice dressing rooms. AMAZING SHOWER!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Press night party! Fab shows..NAME: Jess MichelmoreROLE PLAYED: Sophie SheridanNAME OF PRODUCTION: Mamma Mia! … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I was here with a show called Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, and it snowed after the show one evening. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The beautiful venue, and the lovely staff. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Opening night drinks, a shared laugh & a shared vegetable samosa. .NAME: Stuart RouseROLE PLAYED: Liam Lamb (Ensemble) NAME OF PRODUCTION: Strictly Ballroom … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, this is my first time here. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The lovely hospitality from the staff and the beautiful theatre. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The warming press night drinks and Indian street food. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you so much for your kindness!.NAME: Poppy BlackledgeROLE PLAYED: Pam/FranNAME OF PRODUCTION: Strictly Ballroom … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I came here in 2013 with Fiddler on the Roof playing Golde opposite Paul Michael Glaser ("Starsky"). The dressing rooms had just been re-done. Also here in 2016 with Sister Act playing Mother Superior opposite Alexandra Burke. All the nuns & cast played instruments!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The audiences. So supportive. The 'friends' night, and the talk back. It's the only place on tour where this happens. I love meeting the audience. The Grand still feels like the Old Repertory Theatre - not a commercial theatre. I love that!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Besides the friends night & talk back - we had a second-cover go on to play a lead character this week. Her first time. Good energy & excitement. .NAME: Karen MannROLE PLAYED: AbuelaNAME OF PRODUCTION: Strictly Ballroom … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I only have a very early memory of coming to watch panto in the early 90s. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?It has been so lovely to be back in The Midlands, where I am originally from. The Black Country in fact. A joy to hear the accent and be with lovely people. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Just to have the opportunity to play in this beautiful, historic building. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you Babs! Tara a bit! It's been bostin'!.NAME: Oliver BrooksROLE PLAYED: JJ Silvers NAME OF PRODUCTION: Strictly Ballroom… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The hospitality especially on the first night!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?No..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Everyone has been so lovely thank you!.NAME: Jessica VauxROLE PLAYED: CharmNAME OF PRODUCTION: Strictly Ballroom … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I have been here on several tours, starting in 1990. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Just being in this beautiful theatre. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Not really, no. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Stage door staff very friendly! :) .NAME: Mark SangsterROLE PLAYED: Doug HastingsNAME OF PRODUCTION: Strictly Ballroom … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?N/A.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Discovering the history of the area around the theatre and its own fascinating history. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Another venue, another impromptu debut. . ANY OTHER COMMENTS? Georgeous space and a wonderfully hospitable in-house team. .P.S. Thank you for the wonderful reception on press night! xoxo.NAME: Michelle BuckleyROLE PLAYED: On-stage swing (Pam)NAME OF PRODUCTION: Strictly Ballroom … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, this is my first visit!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The first night drinks and nibbles. It was lovely to meed the friends of the theatre. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The 2nd cover for 'Fran' going on for the first time. She was fabulous. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Love your dressing rooms. Your staff are friendly also. .NAME: Nikki BelsherROLE PLAYED: Shirley HastingsNAME OF PRODUCTION: Strictly Ballroom … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No. This is my first time here. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The theatre & it's staff have made us feel very welcome, and no other theatre so far has done a Q&A evening with the cast. That was wonderful..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The opening night welcome drinks & food! Not many theatres provides snacks after a show. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Just a thank you for making us feel so welcome!.NAME: Agnes PureROLE PLAYED: LizNAME OF PRODUCTION: Strictly Ballroom… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The friendly stage door staff. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The opening night drinks & buffet. .NAME: Adam DavidsonROLE PLAYED: Nathan StarkeyNAME OF PRODUCTION: Strictly Ballroom … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Never been here before..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Staff and audiences have been great. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Doing the audience Q&A was so much more satisfying than I expected. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?The hospitality from the venue has been really appreciated. A great well run venue. .NAME: John BishopROLE PLAYED: VicNAME OF PRODUCTION: Mother Goose … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes! Muscom memories. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?FoH team, theatre, hospitality, everyone is amazing..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Opening night. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you so much!.NAME: Simbi AkandeROLE PLAYED: JillNAME OF PRODUCTION: Mother Goose … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No this was my first time here. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The building, the audiences, the welcoming nature of the whole enterprise. You can feel the love the people who work here have for it..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Giving the security guard my leftover sweets & the look on his face. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?The audiences have been among the best we've experienced. .NAME: Richard LeemingROLE PLAYED: BatNAME OF PRODUCTION: Mother Goose … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The theatre and the staff here are wonderful!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?When Immy (on the crew) told be me where the best chippy in Tettenhall was! Also when a man shouted "Robbing Bastards" when we kept mentioning the "energy company"! Ha ha ha!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thanks to Scott and Adrian and Jen our BSL signer!.NAME: Anna-Jane CaseyROLE PLAYED: Cilla QuackNAME OF PRODUCTION: Mother Goose… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The lovely dressers & beautiful theatre. Also BUNK just on the corner! LOVELY. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?It was my birthday! We had a lovely press night with some lovely Indian food. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?THANK YOU - lovely dressing rooms with everything you need!.NAME: Dalton Wood.ROLE PLAYED: Tommy Devito.NAME OF PRODUCTION: Jersey Boys … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Watched Panto 2018. Lovely front of house!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The show posters backstage! They're brilliant..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Brilliant audiences..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Lovely backstage!.NAME: Nathan Routledge.ROLE PLAYED: Swing.NAME OF PRODUCTION: Jersey Boys 2021-2023… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Pippa, the dresser, has been wonderful. The auditorium is also stunning. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The welcome drinks and Indian street food for our opening night was glorious, Thanks to "The Friends"!.NAME: Blair Gibson.ROLE PLAYED: Bob Gordio .NAME OF PRODUCTION: Jersey Boys… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No previous..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST DURING THIS VISIT?The auditorium is beautiful to look out on. It's special to play such an ornate theatre. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The audiences have been fantastic. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thanks so much for having us!.NAME: Victoria McCabe.ROLE PLAYED: Francine.NAME OF PRODUCTION: Jersey Boys … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Had a lovely couple of weeks here with Grease in 2018. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The welcome drinks and Indian fod was a lovely surprise. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Stunning theatre and a nearly sold out run here!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS? Thanks for a lovely 2 weeks!.NAME: Ryan Heenan.ROLE PLAYED: Frankie Valli.NAME OF PRODUCTION: Jersey Boys … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME? The packed houses..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Playing Tommy Devito to a packed Thursday Night audience. The cheer at the end was mental!.NAME: Tom O'Brien.ROLE PLAYED: Swing/Assistant Dance Captain.NAME OF PRODUCTION: Jersey Boys… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Over the last half-century, I have cherished the memory of this, one of the most beautiful theatres anywhere in the country. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Good to feel that theatre people & audiences alike support the Grand. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?8 incredibly enthusiastic audiences. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?I wish more plays & entertainment toured the UK, as of old. Theatres like the Grand deserve to be filled each week with high-class promotions. .NAME: Ian McKellen.ROLE PLAYED: Mother Goose.NAME OF PRODUCTION: Pantomime… more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The crew and costume assistants are brilliant at what they do. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?11th March - Frankie Valli Saturday Night. BOSH. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thanks for being so accommodating!.NAME: George Salmon.ROLE PLAYED: Joe Pesci.NAME OF PRODUCTION: Jersey Boys … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?First time here!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The audience!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Your welcome! (For our opening at the Grand). There to greet us. Post show drinks. Post show food. Thoughtful. Respectful. Generous. THANK YOU. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Beautifully equipped dressing room! .NAME: Paola Dionisotti .ROLE PLAYED: Dorothy.NAME OF PRODUCTION: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Dec 1990-Feb 1991: Only when I was in Dick Whittington at the Grand - many, many years ago - when Bobby Davro, Geoff Caps, Linda Nolan - where I played The Sultan. Bobby used to bring in snow from outside and we had a snow fight on stage (audience loved it). .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?It was good to see the theatre inside again, although the rest has changed a lot!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Spent time in the Green Room chatting with the cleaners about life, theatre, Wolverhampton. Eating masala chips with fellow actor Shila Iqbal and finding them difficult to swallow without water! .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you for the drinks and Indian snacks (food) and our first night. .NAME: Harmage Singh Kalirai.ROLE PLAYED: Jimmy.NAME OF PRODUCTION: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?My memories of Wolverhampton Grand are all founded with the wonderful stafff. Every visit I've had has been filled with laughter and joy..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Ray Tizzard!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?I will remember the openers of everyone here, who engaged in conversations..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?The best dressing rooms in the country. Extremely well equipped. .NAME: Matt McFarlane.ROLE PLAYED: Company Stage Manager .NAME OF PRODUCTION: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?This is my first visit to the theatre. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Just being in the theatre. It's very welcoming. It is a wonderful place - Dressing rooms & back stage areas clean and well-planned. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The welcome drinks & food reception on our first night. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Staff are all very friendly and helpful. When I'm on stage and during the play, as "Muriel" I get onto my sun-lounger and look up to the "Banglor sky" with happiness and content - but I really see the wonderful round disc on your beautiful ceiling!.NAME: Marlene Sidaway.ROLE PLAYED: Muriel.Name of Production: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No. This was my first time..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Beautiful theatre. Lovely staff. Great audiences. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Our first night welcoming drinks & food. Unrivalled. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you to Adrian Jackson & Philip Barnett for making the effort of introducing yourselves & welcoming us. .NAME: Tiran Aaker.ROLE PLAYED: Mr Gupta.NAME OF PRODUCTION: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes, panto with the Krankies. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The dressing room, very nice. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Opening night spready after show..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Very well run theatre - thank you. .NAME: Paul Nicholas.ROLE PLAYED: Douglas.NAME OF PRODUCTION: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?First timer. :).WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?As soon as I walked on stage I saw what a beautiful theatre it was - just looks so magical! We were warmly greeted by the lovely artistic director, Adrian, who made us all feel so welcome. It was such a nice tought to not only provide first night drinks but also indian street food, which was such a pleasant surprise! The small touches in the dressing rooms, such as the teas & biscuits, also make you feel so welcomed which is lovely when you're touring and missing home. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you! We appreciate you!.NAME: Shila Iqbal.ROLE PLAYED: Sahani.NAME OF PRODUCTION: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?We have been sp welcomed by everyone - the first night buffet & drinks were so thoughtful. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Lots of understudy tracks implemented! 10 cast down to 8..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Jordan who stepped in to cover our sound number 2 was brilliant - really part if the team. THANK YOU XX.Name: Polly ListerRole Played: Fagin/Nan/LorraineName of Production: Unexpected Twist… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, I have never been to Wolverhampton before. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED ABOOUT YOUR TIME?The theatre is beautiful, clean and it has been the most welcoming experience out of the 12 other vnues we have been in so far on this tour. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The welcome drinks and talking to the friends of the theatre..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Keep doing what you're doing!.Name: Nadine Rose JohnsonRole Played: Rosie - U/S Tino, Pops, Gazz, RasheedaName of Production: Unexpected Twist … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Seeing all the football supporters come together..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Our wonderful first night drinks. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Had a lovely time. .NAME: Alex HardieROLE PLAYED: Gazz/US DadNAME OF PRODUCTION: Unexpected Twist… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, this is my first time here!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The well-kept theatre, the diverse & friendly & discreet staff & the lovely, warm & diverse audiences. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?We had lovely audiences whih we will remember. Also staff gave a little boy who fell over in the street an icepack, which shows how nice this theatre is. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you for our lovely 'friends' welcome buffet & drinks & for the tuck boxes, fridges & kettles in the dressing rooms..NAME: Rosie HilalROLE PLAYED: Miss CavaniNAME OF PRODUCTION: Unexpected Twist … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No. But my uncle is an avid Wolves fan..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The space! Lots of room backstage. And the people who work here are lovely and friendly..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?A bit too short of a stint but we did have understudy runs which is always fun & different..NAME: Molly EnglishROLE PLAYED: Head of WardrobeNAME OF PRODUCTION: Unexpected Twist… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes I came here in 2002 with Whistle Down the Wind. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The audiences have been incredible and the Asian street food and beer on the opening night was lovely. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Yes I went to Bridgnorth on a day trip it was fabulous. .NAME: Mark GoldthorpROLE PLAYED: Curtis JacksonNAME OF PRODUCTION: Sister Act… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes, came here with Thoroughly Modern Millie and Hairspray..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?FOH and dressing rooms are fab!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Meeting the "Friends of the Theatre". Wonderful people. .NAME: Graham MacDuffROLE PLAYED: Mnsr. O'HaraNAME OF PRODUCTION: Sister Act … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, I've never been before!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?- The opening night food... mmm.- The friendly staff. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The Wolverhampton audiences have been AMAZING!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Love the fridge & microwave in the Dreamgirls dressing room!.NAME: Chloe HopcroftROLE PLAYED: SwingNAME OF PRODUCTION: Sister Act UK Tour… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Our opening night reception! Great night, great food..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The wild audiences! They've been amazing!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?You've really thought of everything. The dressing rooms are so well equipped. .NAME: Emma RalstonROLE PLAYED: NunNAME OF PRODUCTION: Sister Act … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No - first time!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Lovely venue & staff!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Press Night - Loved the food & pictures. Not many venues have done food & drinks. .NAME: Xenoa Campbell LedgisterROLE PLAYED: TinaNAME OF PRODUCTION: Sister Act … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The dedication of the theatre to making sure we're looked after..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Pride warm up 10th June. Amazing audiences!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Best theatre so far for looking after us!.NAME: Lizzie BeaROLE PLAYED: Sister Mary Robert NAME OF PRODUCTION: Sister Act … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Lovely wlecome from staff and good audiences!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Good facilities in dressing room (kettle etc.)..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Seeing the lovely Ray Tizzard again - always a joy to see!.NAME: Anne SmithROLE PLAYED: Mary LazarusNAME OF PRODUCTION: Sister Act… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes I was here with Hairspray in 2010. I had a good time here and remember the amazing audiences!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?I have loved my time here this time! The theatre is so lovely and beautifully kept and the facilities & design of the dressing rooms is just amazing! Everything I could need and so clean and homely!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?I loved our trip to the church with lovely Scott Bird & his team. Such a fun press call & we loved meeting the priest too!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?We felt so looked after and welcomed by the Wolverhampton Grand family! Such a pleasurable time with you all! Hope I can come visit again soon xx..NAME: Sandra MarvinROLE PLAYED: Deloris Van CartierNAME OF PRODUCTION: Sister Act … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Doing Godspell in the 70s & someone from the balcony shouted 'blasphemer' when I was doing the parable of the soqwer. It was at the time of IRA attacks & I was absolutely terrified. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Beautiful digs in Tettenhall & brilliant audiences. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Very hospitable opening night - to get lovely food as well as a drink was very generous. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Always lovely to visit the Grand. .NAME: Tricia DeightonROLE PLAYED: Mary ThomasNAME OF PRODUCTION: Sister Act… more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?How friendly & welcoming the staff & crew are. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Friday night's audience were amazing! Pride fun on Saturday..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you for a great week. .NAME: Michael WardROLE PLAYED: Ensemble/Onstage SwingNAME OF PRODUCTION: Sister Act… more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Having clean and tidy dressing rooms with access to ammenities. The pleasant staff members and hospitality (best of the tour). .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Press night! Great food, drink and promotion of the play..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?You are a great team!.NAME: John RogersROLE PLAYED: TommyNAME OF PRODUCTION: Sucker Punch … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Last time I was here in Oct 2021 we were still covid testing and I remember all of us sitting in the lovely front of house areas all 2m apart whilst we waited to test negative!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The crew have all been very friendly, and it's great to have a lift that works backstage! The food front of house on opening night was an added bonus!.NAME: Melissa HamillROLE PLAYED: Head of WardrobeNAME OF PRODUCTION: Rock of Ages … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes, in 2018 I toured into this venue on my first UK tour as a theatre professional. This show was CABARET and I was also Technical ASM..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The Grand is a great venue for touring shows with lots of space and great crew. The opening night drinks was a lovely touch with the Indian street food after a long get-in and show day. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Opening night was my birthday!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Would like to thank all the in-house crew, ushers and everyone else that works at the Grand for having ROCK OF AGES this week!.NAME: Kyle CampbellROLE PLAYED: Technical Assistant Stage ManagerNAME OF PRODUCTION: Rock of Ages … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The hospitality of all the safe around the place. You've made the last feel so welcomed and valued. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Front of house giving us unlimited ice, and dinner reception. It's the small thing!.NAME: Christian AlifoeROLE PLAYED: TroyNAME OF PRODUCTION: Sucker Punch… more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME? Everything. The hospitality, the facilities, the stage. Everything has been 10/10. Would love to come back in the future. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The welcome. I and the rest of the cast really felt appreciated. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS? The biscuits in the room. Quality!.NAME: Shem HamiltonROLE PLAYED: LeonNAME OF PRODUCTION: Sucker Punch … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, this was my first time performing at the Grand, but memories have most difnately been made. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The whole experience, the press night and how the staff were so accommodating especially Tonia. We have felt value throughout our time here. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The press night, the service, the stafe and great reception from the audience (thank you marketing). The individual dressing rooms with showers!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Couldn't sing your praises enough. It's been magical. Thank you. Let's do it again some time!.NAME: Ray Strasser-KingROLE PLAYED: Ray ReidNAME OF PRODUCTION: Sucker Punch … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, first time here but memories are being made. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Everything. The whole experience has bee second to none. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Yes, our press night and every day after. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Love the Grand, love the staff, and a big thanks to Tonia. She has been brilliant. .NAME: Wayne A. RollinsROLE PLAYED: SquidNAME OF PRODUCTION: Sucker Punch … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?I love this theatre, I've been fortunate to work at the Wolverhampton Theatre (Grand) 11 times and have loved it every time..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The audiences, staff, indian buffet on opening night, it has all been terrific so thank you..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Really really thank you!!.NAME: Christopher D. HuntROLE PLAYED: JeffNAME OF PRODUCTION: Greatest Days the Musical … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?I have enjoyed every minute making memories with the company as this is my last venue on this tour. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Sharing the stage with my best friends <3. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?I have loved this theatre and the little teabags in our dressing rooms etc..NAME: EmilieROLE PLAYED: Young RachelNAME OF PRODUCTION: Greatest Days <3 … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes, I remember watching my dad (Keith Harris & Orville) in the pantomime here in 2012. From that moment, I knew I'd always wanted to perform here. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The theatre. It's so beautiful and all of the staff have been so welcoming. Would love to be back in this theatre soon. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The drinks on opening night was lovely & will always remember how wonderful the theatre team are..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you for everything. What a wonderful theatre. .NAME: Kitty HarrisROLE PLAYED: Young Heather CarterNAME OF PRODUCTION: Greatest Days… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I grew up in Walsall - I remember coming here aged about 17 on a school trip to see Timothy West play King Lear for Prospect Theatre Company. Finally, after 40-something years in the business, I get to tread the same boards!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?This is a beautiful theatre and it is clearly loved by those who run it. Spending my backstage hours in 'Kinky Boots' has been a delight!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?In the play we have an inn called 'The Gifford Arms'. We were highly amused to find that Wolverhampton has it's own 'Giffard Arms' (spelt a bit differently, of course), and I gather it's haunted too!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?I have thoroughly enjoyed the week - the audiences are great, the care and attention of the staff superb. I only wish the theatre ghost had come to say hello! .NAME: Malcolm JamesROLE PLAYED: Arthur KippsNAME OF PRODUCTION: The Woman in Black… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes! This is my fourth visit to this lovely theatre. I've been here in other productions and it's always a great pleasure to work here. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The excellent dressing room facilities. The very friendly and helpful members of staff. Great audiences. The front and back of house photos and posters. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?A very pleasant first night drink an food after the show. A well run and excellent theatre to work in. The beautiful auditorium..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?I do hope to return in the future. Thanks so much and I've enjoyed this visit immensely. Easily one of the best theatres in the country..NAME: Jon De VilleROLE PLAYED: Mr Kipps (Understudy)NAME OF PRODUCTION: The Woman in Black … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?This is my first visit to Wolverhampton..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?- Getting to play such a beautiful space.- Exploring Wolverhampton..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Visiting Bantock House..NAME: Mark HawkinsROLE PLAYED: ActorNAME OF PRODUCTION: The Woman in Black … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Sadly not!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The especially kitted out dressing rooms and the lovely, sweet stuff!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Throwing up a peace sign to the FOH staff when walking through the corridors to my start position so they know I'm jokes and not a real ghost. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you ever so much all of you for going the extra mile in every way! I hope to return!.NAME: Ishbel CummingROLE PLAYED: The Woman in BlackPRODUCTION: The Woman in Black … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I've only been once to see a friend in Bedknobs and Broomsticks. .WHAT have YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The dressing rooms and auditorium. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The Villa won 6-1 on my birthday!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Wonderful theatre!.NAME: Lewis HowardROLE PLAYED: EnsembleNAME OF PRODUCTION: The Ocean at the End of the Lane… more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The lovely welcome and reception party we recieved. Plus the chat with the kids on Thursday..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Showstops! Haha!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thanks for an excellent week!.NAME: Joe Rawlinson-HuntROLE PLAYED: 1st Cover DadNAME OF PRODUCTION: The Ocean at the End of the Lane … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED ABOUT YOUR TIME?Lovely audiences. A very friendly and welcoming theatre - really enjoyed first night drinks and delicious food. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?A very engaged and wonderfully vocal audience of young people - they were amazing!.NAME: Kemi-Bo JacobsROLE PLAYED: Ginnie HempstockNAME OF PRODUCTION: The Ocean at the End of the Lane … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, never been..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The kindness of the staff and the wonderful buffet on the first night. Very much appreciated!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?It's been very happy!.NAME: Finty WilliamsROLE PLAYED: Old Mrs HempstockNAME OF PRODUCTION: The Ocean at the End of the Lane … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, this is my first visit to Wolverhampton..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The friendly, responsive audiences. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Meeting the lovely young people at the Q&A on Friday evening. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you for a lovely week!.NAME: Emma-Jane GoodwinROLE PLAYED: Ensemble, Cover Old Mrs H & UrsulaNAME OF PRODUCTION: The Ocean at the End of the Lane … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, this is my first visit..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Performing to the young people and having a Q&A with them after the show. They were so engaged and it was heartwarming. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Hearing the audience reactions, they've been great..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Staff have been lovely. The food on press night was amazing. .NAME: Jasmeen JamesROLE PLAYED: Understudy/EnsembleNAME OF PRODUCTION: The Ocean at the End of the Lane… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes, I was with the Annie Tour 2015/2016. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The friendly stage and back of house members who have made our visit very welcoming. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Such lovely touches in the dressing rooms to have tea/coffee, fridge and microwave provided. So useful when you're on tour. Thank you..NAME: Diane NeeserROLE PLAYED: Dog HandlerNAME OF PRODUCTION: Annie … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?2016 - Annie TourGreat week..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Friendly Stage Door. Great dressing room - TV, fridge, kettle, microwave, tea, coffee, biscuits. Thank you..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Local parking nearby - all good. .NAME: Lynda StampROLE PLAYED: Dog HandlerNAME OF PRODUCTION: Annie … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?I have really enjoyed the cozy dressing toom. It's very well put together with a fridge and microwave, a shower and toilet, spacious also. I loved arriving and having a kettle with the tea and biscuits to accompany. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Lots of fun with fellow cast members in the dressing room an on stage. .NAME: Tanisha AddicottROLE PLAYED: Martha/MorganNAME OF PRODUCTION: Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I've been several times over the years, but not recently. I was last here on CRAZY FOR OU in 2017. .WHAT HAVE OU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Very helpful staff and dressing rooms maintained to a high standard. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?No specific moments, but people here obviously take great pride in the venue. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS? FoH is very well done - a great place to see a show - and I like the projections. .NAME: Ian WheatstoneROLE PLAYED: Company ManagerNAME OF PRODUCTION: Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT? No, this is my first time here!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?It's a lovely theatre. Thank you for the louvely dressing rooms with a microwave and kettle!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Lots of fun moments in between the shows in the lounge area of the dressing room. .NAME: Lyra TreglounNAME OF PRODUCTION: Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet… more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Amazing theatre. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?We had a great time in live music pub..NAME: DomROLE PLAYED: Head of SoundNAME OF PRODUCTION: Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, this was my first visit..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Spending quality out of work time with my colleagues..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Open mic night at Bohemian. 'Peep peep meow.'.NAME: Siobhan ScottROLE PLAYED: Deputy Stage ManagerName of Production: Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes, I was here for OTI MABUSE: I AM HERE as a dancer in one production last year summer time. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Being treated nicely by the theatre team and being looked after..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Having fun times in the dressing room. .NAME: Anya FerdinandROLE PLAYED: Frenchie & FaithNAME OF PRODUCTION: Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Performing for lovely audiences..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The lovely drinks reception on the first day. 2 swings making their debuts. .NAME: Christopher TendaiROLE PLAYED: Resident Choreographer/SwingNAME OF PRODUCTION: Jesus Christ Superstar … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yup. Sunny Afteroon, Quadrophenia. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The sound is great on stage. The welcome drinks and food. .NAME: Ryan O'DonnellROLE PLAYED: Pontius PilateNAME OF PRODUCTION: Jesus Christ Superstar … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes, too many to write down. I love it here. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The people, cast, crew, everyone, the FoH cleaners, and being in this truly beautiful theatre. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Seeing everyone again and catching up with them and having A LIVE BAND!.Any other comments? There is no better Christmas and panto than the Grand's panto. xx.NAME: Niki Colwell EvansROLE PLAYED: DragonellaNAME OF PRODUCTION: Snow White … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The sense of team spirit that the company has had. Even on a day where the job/life feels harder, you know you're surrounded by an amazing, supportive tea which gets you through and lifts you up. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Getting to learn so many new skills in such a short time frame has been crazy but so rewarding, as well as performing on such a beautiful stage with incredible set. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?I'm so grateful that this has been my first introduction to panto and that I've been a part of creating the first (of many, I'm sure) in-house production at the Grand. Special shoutout to Shannon who has been an AMAZING company manager <3..NAME: Daniel WalfordROLE PLAYED: Cookie/EnsembleNAME OF PRODUCTION: Snow White … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes, my first professional contract ws here doing Aladdin 2022/23 and I couldn't have been introduced to the industry a better way!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The company is like no other, every department that comes together to make this show what it is, is incredible and have made the experience both these last two years. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS?Too many! Props & Touch Tours!.NAME: Jack SkeltonROLE PLAYED: Ensemble/McTavishNAME OF PRODUCTION: Snow White … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, this is my first visit, and I hope it's not my last. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?The whole cast/company have been amazing, and have really made my time here so special. I've met some incredible people and have made so many memories which I will remember forever!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?There have been lots! Especially the Christmas party. Was so lovely to spend the evening with the full company. We also done Secret Santa which was so fun to see who everyone had. Our Indian takeaway night is up there too!.NAME: Lucy NolanROLE PLAYED: Ensemble/BriannaNAME OF PRODUCTION: Snow White… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, this is my first time! Having met so many incredible people, I hope it's not my last!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Learning so mnay incredible new skills! The puppets! I've truly fell in love with puppetry and that wouldn't be the case without this show!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Secret Santa! It was so lovely to have every department involved, testiment to the community of the building..NAME: Ollie Thomas-SmithROLE PLAYED: Ensemble/Bozza!Name of Production: Snow White … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Nope! Heard of this lovely place but never had the pleasure of watching anything here or working here!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?I've enjoyed getting to know everyone in the building! Front & back of house! So many lovely people that I hope to work with again!.NAME: Eliza WatersROLE PLAYED: Offstage swing, Cover Elementa & Dragonella (and the squirrel!)NAME OF PRODUCTION: Snow White … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?This is my first time at the Grand and also my first time in Wolverhampton! So, no. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Meeting some lifelong friends & performing amazing choreography. It's been intense (in a good way)..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Several..NAME: Elliott Baker-CostelloROLE PLAYED: Ensemble/AxelNAME OF PRODUCTION: Snow White … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOT YOUR TIME?Working with the most amazing people!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The Christmas party. Revolting Miners scene... puppets in general! Tam's rock climbing....NAME: Charlie DonnellyROLE PLAYED: Ensemble/Ma ShelbyNAME OF PRODUCTION: Snow White … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I've been here a few times before the refurbishment and a couple of times since - it's gorgeous..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME?Incredibly supportive audiences. Very lovely staff. Beautifully clean backstage. .NAME: Belinda LangROLE PLAYED: MadgeNAME OF PRODUCTION: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I've never been to this theatre before, but it really is something special!!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The audiences have been incredibly warm and giving. It's been incredible to see everyone up on their feet every night! Likewise, eveyone I've met from the theatre have been lovely and welcoming. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?It was great to sign the iron with all the other shows who've toured here - it feels like we've left a little piece of Jamie love behind. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Just keep being wonderful!!.NAME: Giovanna FletcherROLE PLAYED: Miss HedgeNAME OF PRODUCTION: Everybody's Talking About Jamie… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?So many! Of course my into was 16 weeks in 2000 in Dick Whittington with the late great Richard Swerrun. Then Dinnerladies, Anita & Me, Jamie after lockdown and then Jamie AGAIN!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The drinks and the food on opening night were welcoming and splendid and very very tasty, could have done with some Indian dips - felt right at home. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS?My tannoy got fixed!.AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?It's a welcoming warm space!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?<3.NAME: Shobna GulatiROLE PLAYED: RayNAME OF PRODUCTION: Everybody's Talking About Jamie… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I think this is my fourth time here; Chicago, Cabaret, La Cage, and now Jamie - it is without question my top 3 most beautiful auditoriums. Absolutely stunning..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Also while, I know it isn't really about you - but I always adore going to Cafe D'Rosa across the road - business supporting business. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?'Til the next time friends x.NAME: John PartridgeROLE PLAYED: Hugo/Loco ChanelNAME OF PRODUCTION: Everybody's Talking About Jamie … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?This is my first time in Wolverhampton Grand and hop to come back soon. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The lovely warm welcome by the Grand staff..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Each show we've had an amazing audience. The best audiences we've had yet. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Keep doing what you're doing. I've had a lovely week and hipe to be back at the Grand soon. You show the importance of regional theatres and everything I love about them..NAME: Thomas WaltonROLE PLAYED: Mickey/Cover DeanNAME OF PRODUCTION: Everybody's Talking About Jamie … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Thank you to everyone at the Grand Theatre that have looked after us so well! Such a beautiful theatre. We have been made so comfortable and welcome. Thank you! & the Stage Door tuck shop is such a perfect idea! Thank you!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Little touches like the tuck shop at Stage Door are really great!.NAME: Fiona WallROLE PLAYED: JennyNAME OF PRODUCTION: 2.22: A Ghost Story … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Friendly staff. Enthusiastic audiences. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?The people of Wolverhampton are very lucky to have such a fantastic theatre. Always cherish it, support it, and never take it for granted. .NAME: Dave McEvoyROLE PLAYED: Company ManagerNAME OF PRODUCTION: 2.22: A Ghost Story… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?This has been my first time in Wolverhampton, exciting to visit an amazing theatre like this one!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The beautiful decor of the theatre. The FOH area is great! One of the nicest I've seen. The first night food & drinks was also lovely!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Reuniting with Tristan on stage door! A great surprise as we filmed a commercial together back in 2019. Great to see a friendly face..AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?You have a beautiful theatre with lovely staff. Been a pleasure performing here. Here's to another 130 years!.NAME: Aaron Dart-MunroROLE PLAYED: PC Stirling/UnderstudyNAME OF PRODUCTION: 2.22: A Ghost Story … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Nope, first time here..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Lovely, friendly staff. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Opening night welcome with samosas & school Q&A <3.AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Beautiful theatre, great audiences. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thanks for having us. .NAME: Rachel MorrisROLE PLAYED: PC. Miller - Jenny & Lauren CoverNAME OF PRODUCTION: 2.22: A Ghost Story… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Never been before. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The gorgeous welcome by the theatre team - so war, hospitable, and welcoming. All the staff have been excellent & the audiences lovely AND the beautiful theatre!!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?All of the above AND biscuits in the dressing room??! Wow. Indian streetfood welcome!! Double wow!.AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Wolverhampton Grand is an utterly GORGEOUS theatre to play. The energy & beauty of the people behind the theatre is palpable. Thank you!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Would love to return anytime! Thank you for making it such a comfortable joyful visit!.NAME: Vera ChokROLE PLAYED: LaurenNAME OF PRODUCTION: 2.22: A Ghost Story… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I will never forget watching my band mate Tom Parker performing as Danny in Grease. He was such a special guy and such a cool Danny. Great memory. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME WITH US?The Indian food we had on night one was legendary. Packed up & eaten for brekkie. Thank you for that lovely welcome with the gorgeous Jenny and friends. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?My favourite line flub of the entire tour. Still makes me laugh. "The daughter, in your window? It was open." Instead of, "The window in your daughter's room." Yikes! .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?You are a shining light for the touring and tired!! And long may you continue to throw some cracking evenings for Wolverhampton's crowds. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?What a building, so much soul, so much life, it's been a dream babes!.NAME: Jay McGuinessROLE PLAYED: BenNAME OF PRODUCTION: 2.22: A Ghost Story … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I've been touring here since I was 22 years old. I'm now 42 this year <3 Wonderful spreads on 1st nights and tuck shop treats. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Always the friendliest FoH and backstage team, and dresser. <3.NAME: Richard MeekROLE PLAYED: Brad MajorsNAME OF PRODUCTION: The Rocky Horror Show … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The audiences! The warmness of the staff. Opening night. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Saturday 2nd March. Evening show. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Keep going to the theatre, keep showing love to the arts, it will keep creating the joy we need to get by..NAME: Kenedy SmallROLE PLAYED: Anna of ClevesNAME OF PRODUCTION: SIX … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No this is my first time being here!! I've loved it!!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The staff & audiences at the theatre have been AMAZING!!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Saturday night was one of the best shows ever - especially watching Nic in her hometown!.AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Support all the theatre you can - you are the heart & soul of what makes our job so amazing!!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you!.NAME: Laura Dawn PyattROLE PLAYED: Anne BoleynNAME OF PRODUCTION: SIX… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, first time!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Lovely auditorium, friendly staff, nice dressing rooms. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?PRESS NIGHT!.AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOUR WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Congratulations. What a gem for Wolverhampton to have. .NAME: Katie TonkinsonROLE PLAYED: BonnieNAME OF PRODUCTION: Bonnie & Clyde … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Beautiful theatre, wonderful staff, amazing dressing rooms. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Please keep this beautiful theatre OPEN FOREVER. .NAME: Jaz EllingtonROLE PLAYED: PreacherNAME OF PRODUCTION: Bonnie & Clyde… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes! 12yrs worth LOL. Wigs & Wardrobe so ususally don't see more than the basement... but at least we fit this time. :).WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Tea & coffee station. A room with a window. Good lighting. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?GALA NIGHT! Best in country!.AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Well done on lasting so long! Very impressive. .ROLE PLAYED: Wigs Team <3NAME OF PRODUCTION: Bonnie & Clyde… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?This is my first visit and hopefully not my last. :).WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?I love the dressing room so much. We had all we need with a kettle, microwave and fridge and it's been lovely and warm and relaxing. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?I've loved the odd chat with the staff who have been so friendly and helpful. I always recall the first moment I look into the auditorum from the stage... this week has been magical!! :) .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Keep coming, keep supporting and creating beautiful memories..NAME: Taryn SuddingROLE PLAYED: Connie Barrow/GovernorNAME OF PRODUCTION: Bonnie & Clyde… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I was here in 2019 with the UK tour of AVENUE Q. I remember falling in love with this theatre, and how lovely the FoH & staff were here!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?How accomodating this theatre has been. I feel so well looked after, and love the mini tuck shop at stage door reception. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS FURING THIS VISIT?Warming up onstage and seeing the beautiful auditorium..AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Thank you for being amazing. The Grand will remain one of my favourite regional theatres. Here's to many more years! x.NAME: Jasmine BeelROLE PLAYED: Stella/Emma ParkerNAME OF PRODUCTION: Bonnie & Clyde … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?3 tours prior; 2010, 2017, 2020. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Clean dressing rooms, beautiful auditorium, microwave & kettle!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Opening night hospitality..AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Keep coming to live theatre. Explore local countryside if possible. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you. .NAME: Alexander EvansROLE PLAYED: Henry BarrowNAME OF PRODUCTION: Bonnie & Clyde… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Memories always coming down from Telford to watch all the touring musicals & plays. Previously when visiting on shows, the staff have all been so welcoming and the opening night spread, very generous. Thank you!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Always looked after & means so much playing my local theatre from when I lived here. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The opening gala night celebrations. The spread and free drinks is very appreciated by cast. The staff that have told us they watched the shows! The support means a lot. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Keep coming, keep being supportive & let the artists hear you at the end. Thank you for being brilliant audiences!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?The extra bits in the dressing rooms goes a long way! Thank you!.NAME: Sam FerridayROLE PLAYED: Buck BarrowNAME OF PRODUCTION: Bonnie & Clyde … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The gorgeous theatre & the fab gala night!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Going to the Rodeo's restaurant..AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THER ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Thank you to the fab theatre staff!.NAME: Olivia LalloROLE PLAYED: SwingNAME OF PRODUCTION: Bonnie & Clyde … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I did GHOST the musical here in 2013, and NIGHT FEVER and GREASE since then also. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Lovely staff (and beautiful theatre and tuck shop)..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Great signed performance. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Happy Birthday!! Look forward to returning!.NAME: Michael CortezROLE PLAYED: Resident Director/CoverNAME OF PRODUCTION: Bonnie & Clyde … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?This is my first visit to Wolverhampton... but I hope to be back soon. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Two things:-1. The accessibility of your theatre, the lift in particular has meant that I can do my job fully & without stress.2. The friendliness of your staff (as well as Wolverhampton locals!). .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Hearing the school children in the interval chanting in support of refugees. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Keep up the good work!.NAME: Rachel TansleyROLE PLAYED: WardrobeNAME OF PRODUCTION: The Boy at the Back of the Class… more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?- Pretty FoH areas & furnishings.- Dressing room amenities.- Friendly crew & dresser & all backstage staff. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Opeing night drinks, nibbles and photo backdorop and chatting to some staff - thank you!.AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Thanks for being such a warm & friendly team!.NAME: Georgia & Robyn & LaraROLE PLAYED: ASM & ASM & DSMNAME OF PRODUCTION: The Boy at the Back of the Class … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?This was my first time in Wolverhampton. :).WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME WITH US?How friendly all the people at the theatre, and around Wolverhampton are. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The spread you put on for us on the first night! Such a lovely surprise! And so delicious. Touring is hard work, so to be welcomed so generously is truly appreciated..AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Happy Birthday and thank you to each and every one of you for keeping such a beautiful theatre going. .NAME: Zoe ZakROLE PLAYED: Clarissa (and others)NAME OF PRODUCTION: The Boy at the Back of the Class … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Not at all. This is my first performance and time here. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The hospitality. We have really been looked after well. The theatre have gone the extra mile and it's the best we've been treated whilst on tour. Thank you. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The spread on the first day and meeting the chair and trustess. Hearing their passion to revive the Grand. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?We are so lucky to have this exceptional and passionate team. Plus a lovely venue. Make the most of it. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?A massive thank you for making us feel welcome and allowing us to do our job to the highest degree. .NAME: Farshid RokeyROLE PLAYED: Ahmet NAME OF PRODUCTION: The Boy at the Back of the Class … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?First time on town and first on the theatre. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?How welcoming everyone was and how accommodating. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The overall experience has been great!.AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Enjoy the venue and the people. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Jim, Head of Sound is a great asset for the theatre. .NAME: Facundo Musto ROLE PLAYED: Head of SoundNAME OF PRODUCTION: Awful Auntie… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?This is my first visit. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The Theatre itself is beautiful and all the staff I have encountered have been so friendly. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?I love the dressing rooms they have everything we need and the audiences have been great..AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?You are going to have an absolute blast. I feel like this theatre is the beating heart of Wolverhampton. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you all for an amazing week. .NAME: Zain AbrahamsROLE PLAYED: GibbonNAME OF PRODUCTION: Awful Auntie… more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?A lovely conversation with Stage Door each day when I arrive. Always getting a good morning. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The welcoming night with lovely drinks vouchers and a very thoughtful arrangement of Indian food. Such a nice way to start in a new theatre and shows that you really care about each and every show that comes to the Grand. .NAME: Frankie Oldham & Matthew Allen ROLE PLAYED: Soot & Understudy SootNAME OF PRODUCTION: Awful Auntie … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No but my friend worked here once and loved it! Has great memories. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Loved the press night you gave us! Was very kind. Also love the microwaves in the rooms. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Visiting Wolverhampton for the first time has been a fab memory that I will keep forever. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Congratulations!.NAME: Emily Prosser-DaviesROLE PLAYED: U/S Stella & WagnerNAME OF PRODUCTION: Awful Auntie … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?This was my first visit, what a lovely theatre!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The stairs I have to climb to get to my dressing room..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?How many times I fell up the stairs. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Enjoy your visit. Live theatre is a gift and a lot of work goes into it. .NAME: Thomas BentleyROLE PLAYED: Tech ASMNAME OF PRODUCTION: Awful Auntie… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No first time. :).WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?It's a beautiful venue and the staff have been so lovely..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The first time I saw the auditorium full of people. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?This is a very special place and I feel really proud to have performed here..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you so so much..NAME: Annie CordoniROLE PLAYED: StellaNAME OF PRODUCTION: Awful Auntie… more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Wonderful staff & warm welcome! Press night drinks event was a lovely thoughtful touch. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Chatting with Marketing/Programming staff & the first time I saw the auditorium from stage. Beautiful!.AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Thank you for going the extra mile in welcoming us. The theatre is run brilliantly. .NAME: Emily Essery ROLE PLAYED: WagnerNAME OF PRODUCTION: Awfu … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?It has been a dream to perform at the Grand - one of the best theatres in the country. It feels very lucky to act on such a glamorous stage. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?We always love coming to the Grand. Here's to another 130 amazing years for this wonderful theatre. .NAME: Neal FosterROLE PLAYED: Aunt AlbertaNAME OF PRODUCTION: Awful Auntie … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?S: No prior - as not from here. B: Yes, watching ANITA & ME..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?S&B: Coffee and biscuit bar in dressing rooms including fridge, kettle & microwave. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?B: Opening night welcome driks & food. S: Artistic Director came to talk to us. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?B&S: Keep doing what you're doing. A theatre for the people. Programming diverse work. <3.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you for your hospitality..NAME: Bhawna & Sonya ROLE PLAYED: Lulu Chen & RaniNAME OF PRODUCTION: Life of Pi… more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The staff have been lovely. They;re ever ready to help ad we greatly appreciated the coffee in the dressing rooms. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?I absolutely loved the audience response for the Wednesday Matinee show & the gala night on the first day. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Keep supporting the story tellers and giving us a safe space. <3.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you for hosting us..NAME: Adwitha ArumugamROLE PLAYED: Pi AlternateNAME OF PRODUCTION: Life of Pi … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?I really liked the crew especially Bob, Joel and Martin. All staff members are very nice and welcoming. I also loved my dressing room which is very cosy, airy and always kept clean. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Audience has been brilliant this week!! So responsive and cheerful x.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Keep up the great work guys x.NAME: AgaROLE PLAYED: Puppet TechnicianNAME OF PRODUCTION: Life of Pi … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Lovely warm welcome from the theatre & front of house. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Performing in the terrific space to appreciative, fun audiences..AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Enjoy performing/working at the Grand!.NAME: Chand MartinezROLE PLAYED: Mamji/Pandit-Ji/Admiral Balbir SinghNAME OF PRODUCTION: Life of Pi… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No it is my first time. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Performing my first big part on a big stage. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Fire eater..AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Keep putting on theatre!.NAME: ElijahROLE PLAYED: Gustave NAME OF PRODUCTION: Love Never Dies… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Many happy times with Ian Dickens productions..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The marvellous refurbishment of the dressing rooms and the front of house. Wonderful to have a microwave and kettle in every dressing room. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Meeting up with some of the friends that I met on previous visits and picked up the same conversation..AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?It's such a joy to have a Theatre as the Grand in this city, audiences please keep coming. Visiting companies just enjoy the theatre and sample the city's delights too..NAME: Paul LaversROLE PLAYED: Juror 2NAME OF PRODUCTION: Twelve Angry Men … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?The joy of sharing the stage with about 20 local people when we did 'Witness for the Prosecution' here. It was a great experience for all. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME WITH US?Being in a thriving friendly and well run theatre. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The first night 'friends' welcome - fabulous food and truly warm welcome. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Here's to 130 more years!.NAME: Ben NealonROLE PLAYED: Juror 12NAME OF PRODUCTION: Twelve Angry Men … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Outstanding hospitality & the warm welcome at the Grand - especially the first night drinks & food!!.AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Keep up the good work - it doesn't go unnoticed!.ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Friendliest theatre in the country - bar none!.NAME: Tristan GemmillROLE PLAYED: Juror #3NAME OF PRODUCTION: Twelve Angry Men … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The facilities & audiences. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Yes, meeting the Friends of the Theatre. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Top 10 theatre in the UK..NAME: Samarge HamiltonROLE PLAYED: Juror 5Name of Production: Twelve Angry Men … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?I as here with the Charles Vance Repertory Company for two summers in 2002 & 2005 and I have may wonderful memories, including many sell out performances (especially the Agatha Christies!)..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The improvement in the dressing rooms and also front of house. The great receptions we've had from the Grand audiences. .HAVE THERE EEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The lovely opening night spread courtesy of the Friends of the Theatre. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?I am very proud to have been a small part of the history of the Grand. The theatre is beautiful, the staff are always excellent and I have many fond memories of the shows I have done here..NAME: Owen OldroydROLE PLAYED: ForemanNAME OF PRODUCTION: Twelve Angry Men … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?This is my first visit, but I have heard good things - which were certainly true!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Gorgeous auditorium. Brilliant staff. Excellent dressing rooms. Love the posters in the corridors!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Opening night - the only time on this 8 month tour we have met the chairman of Friends Society. Lovely spread too! .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?I hope the refulars continue to support this wonderful theatre!.NAME: Lucie JacksonROLE PLAYED: Deputy Stage ManagerNAME OF PRODUCTION: Twelve Angry Men… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, this is my first time at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The stage door team has been lovely, the crew have been extremely helpful & the opening night drinks & nibbles as superb. Also, love all the posters in the stairs. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Fantastic responsive audiences..AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Thank you for creating a fantastically equipped theatre for those of us behind the scenes. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Big thank you very much. .NAME: Tessa AldertonROLE PLAYED: Technical Assistant Stage ManagerNAME OF PRODUCTION: Twelve Angry Men … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes numerous visits inc Panto to Feb; too many..WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Welcome!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?To be honest not really apart from opening night hospitality. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Thank you for still being here & supporting this great historical venue of which I am now part. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Just a great theatre..NAME: Simon BannisterROLE PLAYED: Company Stage ManagerNAME OF PRODUCTION: Twelve Angry Men … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVEHRAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?Yes, I first came with the RSC in 2006, "The Comedy of Errors". Me & my brother Simon Merrells, played the twin brothers. Then I returned in 2009 with "Measure for Measure" Thelma Holt. The show where my wife and I got together! ?.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?This Theatre is a joy to play, a beautoful auditorium and a really keen and loyal theatre audience. The staff are great and have made backstage just as welcoming. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Just re-touching base with a well loved theatre, that holds great memories for me over 3 tours. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?1. Keep doing what you're doing. 2. Keep your committment to a full range of what theatre has to offer. 3. Keep the poster of Kate O'Mara in the green room. ??.NAME: Jason MerrellsROLE PLAYED: Juror 8NAME OF PRODUCTION: Twelve Angry Men … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?My first visit was in 1982 as Mr. Badger in "Wind in the Willows" and I wonder if any local children who joined us to play fieldmice, rabbits or Portly, the otter, come here to see any of the shows 40+ years on. I was touched on my last visit in 2015 to see the poster for the show in the Green Room - where it is still on display - and I was able to take Mr. Toad down to see it!.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The Grand always gives the warmest of welcomes and it is refreshing to visit a theatre where the dressing rooms are accessible throughout the day and you're greeted by friendly Stage Door staff..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Meeting one of the Friends of the Theatre at the first night welcoming buffet, it was a surprise to learn she happens to be a long-standing friend of my half-sister. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?It would be so good to see more straight plays which are affordable for young people and which would foster the entusiasm of school-age theatre audience members. It's a country-wide problem and won't be solved in a hurry - if at all!.NAME: Paul BeechROLE PLAYED: Juror 9NAME OF PRODUCTION: Twelve Angry Men… more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, I believe this is my first visit. But I could be wrong. It may have been in the 90s but a lot of the 90s are v blurry! ?.WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The wonderful hospitality of all the staff. And the excellent professionalism. Everyone has been so welcoming. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The opening night buffet... AMAZING!! Free food & drink & actors is a winning combo!.AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Please please please keep coming and supporting this wonderful theatre..ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Thank you for a lovely time x.NAME: Gary WebsterROLE PLAYED: Juror 6NAME OF PRODUCTION: Twelve Angry Men … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?This is my first time here and I really enjoyed myself here. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The decoration is astounding. It's location is amazing too..HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Everytime the audience in the intro music, I'm promised they've come with great energy to give our company. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Thank you so much for your continued providing of arts to Wolverhampton. Thank you for hosting us..NAME: FranciscoROLE PLAYED: Marty the ZebraNAME OF PRODUCTION: Madagascar the Musical … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No. I don't think I've ever been here before. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?It's a lovely theatre with a friendly & helpful team. The tea/coffee/fridge/microwave facilities in the dressing rooms is a great idea. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Please know how lucky you are to have this glorious theatre. So many great & historical theatres are closing (e.g. Oldham Coliseum after 128 years) and we really must look after & cherish these places for future generations to enjoy and be a part of. May the Wolverhampton Grand live on for another 130 years and beyond. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Just that it's a brilliant theatre. .NAME: EdROLE PLAYED: DSM NAME OF PRODUCTION: Frankie Goes to Bollywood … more
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE PRIOR TO THIS CURRENT VISIT?No, this was my first time. .WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Amazing authentic theatre experience. .NAME: Kuldeep GoswamiROLE PLAYED: Hasmukh BaiNAME OF PRODUCTION: Frankie Goes to Bollywood … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The theatre is stunning, the staff are wonderful, the dressing rooms are apcious and my fave has been the supplies in our dressing rooms. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Just having a lovely dressing room with a fridge, biscuits, kettle, teas, etc... THANK YOU!.AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?This is a special place - enjoy every moment. I would love to be back at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?I think your theatre is the best thing about Wolverhampton!.NAME: Navin KundraROLE PLAYED: PremNAME OF PRODUCTION: Frankie Goes to Bollywood … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?Looking out at the auditorium from the stage got me all misty eyed first time I saw it. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?What a georgous speciman of a theatre. .ANY OTHER COMMENTS?Incredible, friendly staff. .NAME: Gigi ZahirROLE PLAYED: ShonaNAME OF PRODUCTION: Frankie Goes to Bollywood … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The wonderful amenities in the dressing rooms feels like a home away from home. .HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?Wonderful supportive audiences. .AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Such a stunning building and team hope to return again one day. .NAME: Katie StasiROLE PLAYED: GoldyNAME OF PRODUCTION: Frankie Goes to Bollywood … more
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT YOUR CURRENT TIME WITH US?The Dressing rooms are the best we've had so far on this tour!.HAVE THERE BEEN ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS DURING THIS VISIT?The Q&A after the show was fun..AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?Enjoy your visit. The Wolverhampton Grand has been my favourite theatre so far because the Dressing rooms are so cosy!.NAME: Helen K WintROLE PLAYED: MalikaNAME OF PRODUCTION: Frankie Goes to Bollywood … more
AS WE TURN 130 THIS YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE THEATRE/VISITING COMPANIES/OUR AUDIENCES?The atmosphere of this theatre is so magical. .NAME: Jools Holland … more