Grand Theatre celebrates panto success

Grand Theatre celebrates panto success

Following the final performance of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s 2021/22 pantomime Cinderella, organisers say there is much to celebrate having successfully completed the full pantomime season in such uncertain times. Despite many challenges potentially facing both the production and audience members, attendance exceeded 46,000 across the run with 37% of that total attending the Grand Theatre...

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Worcester Cathedral receives £300k boost from Culture Recovery Fund

Worcester Cathedral receives £300k boost from Culture Recovery Fund

Worcester Cathedral is among 142 historic sites across England that are receiving grants worth £35 million through the second round of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.   Worcester Cathedral was awarded £328,794, which will be used to continue essential repairs to its medieval library. The funding will not only help to secure some of the cathedral’s most valuable treasures – including...

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Grand Theatre’s new ambassadors on mission to reach new audiences among black community

Grand Theatre’s new ambassadors on mission to reach new audiences among black community

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has officially announced a new team of theatre ambassadors who will help the theatre in its mission to ensure the diversity of its audiences reflects the city’s population. The Grand Theatre is committed to being a theatre for all and since the introduction of South Asian ambassadors in 2018, there has been a South Asian audience increase of 20%. Now, similar work has...

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Worcester Cathedral’s newest oldest venue is open for business

Worcester Cathedral’s newest oldest venue is open for business

Worcester Cathedral is celebrating the much-anticipated launch of its newest oldest space for inspiration and discovery, the Undercroft Learning Centre. During 2019 and 2020, and thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other generous donors, the project got under way at the cathedral. A team of skilled craftspeople set to work converting the Undercroft, the 900-year-old former monastic...

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Local actor to lead UK tour cast of Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock – The Musical

Local actor to lead UK tour cast of Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock – The Musical

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit show School of Rock – the Musical has revealed the casting for its first-ever UK and Ireland tour, which makes its Midlands premiere at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre next month. Jake Sharp from Lichfield is getting the band back together as it is confirmed that he will lead the cast as Dewey Finn, having previously performed the role in the West End. Alex Tomkins will...

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