Star heads for high seas

Russell Grant
Russell Grant
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As well as landing the title role in the West End production of The Wizard of Oz, Gazette astrologer Russell Grant will be swapping Strictly Come Dancing’s high glamour for the high seas as he climbs on board Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S Pinafore for three semi-staged concert productions in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

Leading the proceedings as Sir Joseph Porter Russell will be joined by an all-star cast of seasoned Savoyards including Riccardo Simonetti, Oliver White, Bruce Graham, Mark Evans, Ross Finnie, Charlotte Page, Louise Crane and the acclaimed West End performer Rosemary Ashe.

The Manchester Bridgewater Hall concert is on March 18 at 3pm. Box office: 0161 907 9000 or online at, tickets are priced £39.50, £33.50, £27.50, £19.50 and £12.50