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Adrian Grant

Producer/Director/Writer

 

Adrian Grant has worked in the entertainment and media industries for over 30 years, producing magazines, books, records, videos, television, concerts and theatre shows.

His career started as publisher and editor of fanzine, Off The Wall, followed by authoring the best selling book, Michael Jackson - The Visual Documentary. This led to an amazing 20-year working relationship with the King of Pop and saw Adrian create ‘Thriller Live’, a show seen by nearly five million people worldwide, and becoming the 12th longest-running musical in West End history.

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Adrian also produced the West End show, ‘Respect La Diva’, and the UK tour of ‘The Aretha Franklin Songbook’.

Prior to his work in the theatre, Adrian published two national magazines – Shades and Blink. Shades was the UK’s first youth culture & lifestyle publication to focus on diversity and representing stories from marginalised groups.

In October 2017 Adrian received the Image Award at the Black British Business Awards for setting a record of excellence and making a lasting, significant and positive contribution to the standing of people of African and Caribbean heritage in Britain.

In 2019 Adrian launched the Visionary Arts Foundation aiming to inspire positive social change by empowering young creators to use artistic platforms from film, music and theatre to literature and digital media as a sound board for discussion and debate around issues such as racism, equality, mental health awareness, youth crime prevention and the climate crisis.

Running alongside the work of the Foundation, Adrian produces the annual Visionary Arts Awards which celebrates inspirational culture, media and entertainment.

In October 2020, Adrian was named Best Producer for 'Thriller Live' at the Black British Theatre Awards, and the show also won Best Musical Production.

Adrian is currently producing two new shows. 'Still We Roar', which tells the story of three pioneering black female England footballers. And 'I'm Every Woman - The Chaka Khan Musical'.

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