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Danielle Tarento presents
Grand Hotel
"magnificent…an absolutely unmissable fringe take on an ambitious Broadway musical”
★★★★★  The Stage
"a cracking piece of ensemble musical theatre…beautifully performed and sung”
★★★★★  WhatsOnStage
"an exhilarating production whose admirably controlled climax eloquently intimates the horrors that lie just around the corner”
★★★★  The Telegraph
"staged with glittering panache, perfectly drilled dance, stunning vocals and stylish direction”
★★★★  The Guardian
"first-rate work…a sophisticated, melancholy snapshot of turbulent lives”
★★★★  Evening Standard
“the redoubtable team of director Southerland and producer Tarento scored a big hit at this address with Titanic. They are back now, in knockout form, with another musical in which we see a microcosm of society bound on a collision course with disaster”
★★★★  The Independent
"Southerland directs with great sensitivity, drawing passionate performances from a splendid cast”
★★★★  Sunday Express
"slick staging and excellent cast, up close and personal like a luxurious night of room service. I’d recommend checking in”
★★★★  Time Out
"the singing in this concentrated space is thrilling: such dense and often astringent counterpoint is rare in a Broadway show and definitely sets Grand Hotel apart”
★★★★★  The Arts Desk
“this sexy, classy show is rich, luxurious, andstyle and sophistication that you’ll never want to leave”
★★★★  Gay Times
“there is a gorgeous trinity almost akin to a planetary alignment, when producer Danielle Tarento, director Thom Southerland and choreographer Lee Proud work together, and in tackling Grand Hotel’s dark and desperate depths they again achieve artistic success”
★★★★  Jonathan Baz
"nothing short of triumphant”
★★★★  West End Frame
“Grand Hotel has duly opened for business, taking a well earned place in the Tarento / Southerland stock pile. Checking in has never been so jubilant and what a triumphant stay it is”
★★★★★  BroadwayWorld
"Southerland’s direction is spot on: he doesn’t miss an opportunity to keep the pace up, and visually it’s stunning; an unrelenting juggernaut of a piece that consistently impresses"
★★★★  Entertainment Focus
"we come out of the auditorium feeling exhilarated by the sheer energy and expertise of the production. The musical of the year”
★★★★★  Remote Goat
"it’s a rare treat to experience a musical of this quality in such an intimate venue”
★★★★  Everything Theatre
"a sensational show…a five-star thrill of a musical”
★★★★★  Stage Review
"performances of exceptional power and emotion”
★★★★★  PlaysToSee
"shows the West End how it’s done when it comes to production values...a heady cocktail of jazz-age choreography and cutting one-liners, and just as much – if not, more – class than the eponymous establishment”
★★★★★  Ginger Hibiscus
“a spectral gale force of opulence, Tarentoand Southerland’s revival of Grand Hotel is exquisite musical luxury”
★★★★★  Grumpy Gay Critic
"work that rivals anything on Shaftesbury Avenue in quality”
★★★★★  Top London Theatre
"if it doesn’t go on to even greater success elsewhere, that would be as tragic as the haunting, brilliant end to this production”
★★★★★  Cheap Seats
  • Jacob ChapmanHermann Preysing
  • Valerie CutkoRaffaela
  • David DelveColonel-Doctor Otternschlag
  • James GantZinnowitz / Rhona
  • Scott GarnhamBaron Felix von Gaigern
  • Christine GrimandiElizaveta Grushinskaya
  • Charles HagertySandor / Chauffeur
  • Rhiannon HowysMadame Peepee
  • Paul IvesonWitt
  • Jammy KasongoJimmy
  • Ceili O'ConnorTrude
  • George RaeOtto Kringelein
  • Victoria SerraFlaemmchen
  • Jonathan StewartErik
  • Durone StokesJimmy
  • Samuel J WeirBellboy
  • Leah WestTootsie