The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre will reopen in December for a variety of socially distanced performances.

On Sunday 6 December at 7pm, ex-Strictly brother & sister team Kevin and Jo Clifton will present their touring production. An intimate show produced for a socially distanced audience, An Evening With Kevin And Jo Clifton sees the talented siblings sing songs, tell stories and perform a selection of ballroom and Latin dances with their professional dance partners...

Later in the month and as part of the successful Audience Development Programme, the theatre will host its first ever Bollywood cinema screening - Devdas (on Sunday 13 December at 3pm). The 2002 smash-hit movie follows the story of the title character, whose life spirals out of control after his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he loves...

Children's show Dear Santa Live will run from Sunday 20 to Thursday 24 December at various times (see the website). Created by Rod Campbell, the author of much-loved children's book Dear Zoo, the show sees Santa determined to deliver a Christmas present to little Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away...

The final production is a brand-new film adaptation of A Christmas Carol, which will be screened on Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 December at 7pm. The 'beautiful adaptation' is told through contemporary ballet, complete with 'a striking set and dazzling costumes'. The story is voiced by a host of Hollywood stars, including Carey Mulligan, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis and Daniel Kaluuya.

Nathan Brine, Associate Director Of Creative & Production at the Wolverhampton Grand, said: “I am beyond thrilled that we're able to reopen the theatre this December. We are of course extremely sad not to be able to host our traditional festive pantomime this year. I do, however, truly believe there's something for everyone in this very special, socially distanced line-up.

"The work our team have put in to ensure the Grand is fully Covid-compliant is incredible, and we can't wait to safely welcome our audiences back into the building and bring life back into our beautiful auditorium.”

Tickets for the above shows go on sale to Friends Of The Grand on Wednesday 28 October at 10am, and to the general public on Friday 30 October at 10am. Online booking only at www.grandtheatre.co.uk