Grant Olding

film, television & theatre composer and lyricist

Nicholas Hytner's masterstroke is the music by Grant Olding, which wraps all this lunacy into an irresistable package.

The Hollywood Reporter

Award winning composer

Grant Olding

trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama before turning to music when the Bridewell Theatre created the post of composer in residence for him in 2003...


He wrote the songs and performed in 'The Craze' band for hit comedy One Man and Two Guvnors, which recently completed a world tour following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. The production had a successful transfer to the Adelphi Theatre in London and is now playing at the Haymarket in the West End, as well as the Music Box on Broadway...

Recent Work

Great Britain: Richard Bean's new satirical play, directed by Nicholas Hytner at the National Theatre.

A Small Family Business: Alan Ayckbourn's classic dark comedy at the National Theatre.

The Memory of Water: New production of Shelagh Stephenson's play at Stoke and Scarborough

The Dishwashers: New production at Birmingham Rep, starring David Essex & directed by Nikolai Foster

Drunk: New dance theatre piece with songs - premiere production of the McOnie Company

Saving Santa: Animated feature film with songs, starring Martin Freeman, Tim Curry and Joan Collins

Arena "The National Theatre": 2 BBC documentaries about the first 50 years of the NT

A Day, A Life: Short film for Bongo Reef Pictures

The Good Person of Sichuan: New production of Brecht's play at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Young's "What Smells So Good": TV commercial for Young's Breaded Cod