The Old Vic, McOnie Company
The new dance thriller by Olivier award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie and with a score by Grant has just opened at the Old Vic Theatre.
A hugely talented ensemble of thirteen actor/dancers bring the sexy and dangerous world of late 1950's Waterloo to life in Drew McOnie's thrilling dance debut at the Old Vic.
This new full length dance drama plays for a limited engagement until May 28th. The score, which combines a big band, brassy MGM type sound for the world of Dr Jekyll and a raw, unstoppable 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.
"Creating Jekyll and Hyde with Grant has been the most extraordinary collaborative experience. He has without doubt been my music alter ego and devilish sidekick! Grant has created a score that is not only adored by the dancers but has caught the tortured heart of the story so perfectly! I'm really excited about the detailed and passionate result of Grant's tireless hard work and now I can't wait to share our new creation with the public." - Drew McOnie
Listen to excerpts or buy the soundtrack here
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.
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.
RSC play with songs
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
**** The Times
Watch the trailer here
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 and Hyde - new dance thriller directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie at the Old Vic. May 2016
Purple Heather - short film written by Sameera Steward and directed by Alfie Dale. In post-production.
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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