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...


Grant wrote the songs and performed in 'The Craze' band for hit comedy "One Man, Two Guvnors", which recently completed an International tour following sell-out runs at the National Theatre, and in the West End at the Adelphi Theatre and the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The original cast went with the show to the Music Box Theatre on Broadway for six months where Grant was nominated for a Tony award and won the Drama Desk Award for best score. The record-breaking production is now on it's third UK tour and Grant's score can also be heard in countless non-NT productions of the play around the world...

Recent Work

Reds and Grays: Animated feature film in pre-prod, directed by Leon Joosen and starring David Tennant

Induction: Short film for Chiselled Pictures, directed by Stuart Black

Oppenheimer: A bold and epic new play for the Royal Shakespeare Company, directed by Angus Jackson

Twelfth Night: Shakespeare's beautiful tragi-comedy at Sheffield Crucible, directed by Jonathan Munby

Monsters Behind the Iron Curtain: Feature length drama documentary for National Geographic

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": Two BBC documentaries about the first 50 years of the NT