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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

Come, spend a night or two in the world’s most opulent, extravagant hotel. Perhaps you will find your fortune there, perhaps you will find true love, perhaps all of your dreams will come true…perhaps...

The Grand Hotel is bustling with eccentric and sometimes dubious guests: amongst them a fading prima ballerina being forced to dance again; a fatally ill Jewish bookkeeper who wants to spend his final days living in luxury; a young, handsome, but destitute Baron; a cynical doctor suffering from World War I wounds; an honest businessman going bad as he faces financial ruin and a typist dreaming of Hollywood stardom. Over the course of a weekend, their extraordinary stories interweave with each other and the hotel’s hardworking staff.

Premièreing on Broadway in 1989, Grand Hotel ran forover 1,000 performances and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, winning 5.