film, television & theatre composer and lyricist
Grant Olding's infectiously sunny skiffle songs lift the audience from mere happiness to eye-watering, comic hysteria.
UK/International tour of the hit show with songs by Grant is underway.
As well as continuing in London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, the National Theatre's record breaking show is now playing to packed houses across the country before heading overseas to Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
Rufus Hound joins the West End production in February as Francis Henshall fresh from the UK leg of the tour, while Owain Arthur leaves the Haymarket to play Francis for the international dates.
The play by Richard Bean, directed by Nicholas Hytner has enjoyed phenomenal success worldwide. Breaking box office records on Broadway, at the National Theatre and in the West End. Grant wrote the songs and performed as the lead singer/guitar/keys player in the onstage band The Craze for the first 18 months of the run, and sings nine of the fifteen songs on the show's Original Cast Recording.
The show has won many awards, most notably a Tony award for best actor for James Corden as well as a Drama Desk Award and Tony nomination for best score for Grant.