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I Want My Wife Back

BBC1 rom-com

 

Monday nights at 9.30 on BBC1 you can hear Grant's quirky, nostalgic and romantic score to this wonderful six part rom-com, produced by Mainstream Pictures and Busby Productions.

 

Starring the brilliant Ben Miller and Caroline Catz, with a fantastic supporting cast including Kenneth Collard, Stewart Wright and Susannah Fielding. Written by Mark Bussell and Justin Spresni (the team behind The Worst Week of My Life) and directed by Paul Norton Walker.

 

Upstart Crow

BBC2 studio sit-com

 

Monday nights, straight after I Want My Wife Back at 10pm on BBC2, Ben Elton's hilarious sitcom about a struggling Elizabethan writer named William Shakespeare features a tudor score and incidental music by Grant. David Mitchell stars as Shakespeare alongside an amazing cast of comedy greats indulging Harry Enfield, Mark Heap, Gemma Whelan, Liza Tarbuck and Paula Wilcox.

 

Don Quixote

RSC play with songs

 

"Grant Olding's music delights, wittily incorporated into the action" The Guardian

 

The RSC's new production of Don Quixote, written by James Fenton, directed by Angus Jackson and starring David Threlfall as Don Quixote and Rufus Hound as Sancho Panza has just opened at the Swan theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon with "wheezily Hispanic" songs by Grant in a "lovely, music-filled production". It runs until the end of May and is getting a raft of wonderful reviews.

 

"A boisterous romp... Studded with jaunty, flamenco-inflected songs by Grant Olding" The Times

 

***** Financial Times

**** The Observer

**** The Times

**** The Telegraph

**** The Guardian

**** whatsonstage

The Stratford Observer

 

Watch the trailer here

 

One Man Two Guvnors

National Theatre

 

 

The NT's hit comedy with songs by Grant, directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner has been making people wet themselves laughing since 2011. The original NT production was been seen by more than a million people worlwide, played in the West End, on Broadway and Internationally and has just finished it's third nation-wide tour. Grant's music can now be heard in new productions all around the world.

 

The play can now be licensed for amateur use from Samuel French where you can also choose to license Grant's award winning skiffle score.

 

Hear Grant performing with The Craze on the original cast album here

Jekyll & Hyde

The Old Vic, McOnie Company

 

The new two act dance thriller by Olivier award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie and with a score by Grant has just played a short season at the Old Vic Theatre.

 

A hugely talented ensemble of thirteen actor/dancers brought the sexy and dangerous world of late 1950's Waterloo to life in Drew McOnie's thrilling dance debut at the Old Vic.

 

 

The score, which combines a big band, brassy MGM type sound for the world of Dr Jekyll and a raw, unpredictable rock sound for the world of Mr Hyde has just been released on Air Edel records and is now available from the iTunes store as well as Amazon, Spotify and other digital platforms.

 

"The plot is propelled by a wonderfully crafted score by Grant Olding, who presents a musical landscape in which the reassuring blitz-spirit certainties of orchestral swing are being challenged by the rawer, sexier attack of rock’n’roll. As the repressed Jekyll is overcome by the rapacious Hyde, so the suit and tie gentility of the postwar years is swept away by its darker undercurrents, and by the Pandora’s box allure of an uninhibited future. Olding references this future with rock riffs that project the slaughter of the final scenes far beyond the piece’s 1950s context. As Jekyll and Hyde become one, and the body count rises, we are reminded that there’s a spectre at every sexually liberated feast. A Charles Manson, waiting in the shadows.***** - The Observer

 

Listen to excerpts or buy the soundtrack here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon.…

 

The Rover - a new production of Aphra Benn's play at the RSC, starring Joseph Millson and directed by Loveday Ingram. Autumn 2016

 

Reds and Grays - Animated feature film, directed by Leon Joosen and starring David Tennant, Toni Collette, Stanley Tucci, Christopher Plummer and Gemma Arterton. In pre-production.

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