Adrian Grant has worked in the entertainment and media industries for over 30 years, producing magazines, books, records, videos, television, concerts and theatre shows.
Adrian's career started in 1988 publishing Michael Jackson fanzine, Off The Wall, which grew from a circulation of 200 to 25,000 copies in 47 different countries within a couple of years.
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 biggest West End musical of all-time.
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 West End, Adrian published two national magazines – Shades and Blink. Shades was one of the first ethnic minority youth lifestyle publications to champion for greater diversity and inclusion in the UK.
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 for his show, ‘Thriller Live’ and media work.
In November 2018 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 Honours hosted by Sir Lenny Henry, which celebrate 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 developing a new musical which will open in 2024.