Tag Archives | Grease

Grease – Palace Theatre, Manchester and Touring

Grease continues at the Palace Theatre, Manchester until 25 March and then tours until 31 December. Star rating: two stars ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ There are, of course, two versions of Grease. Firstly there’s Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s down and dirty original stage production, a paean to the oily quiffed, leather jacketed rock’n’roll […]

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Grease UK tour – casting complete

Full casting has been revealed for this year’s national tour of the original West End production of Grease featuring Over the Rainbow winner Danielle Hope, The Wanted’s Tom Parker and former EastEnder Louise Lytton. Completing the cast are Tom Senior as Kenickie, Michael Cortez as Sonny, Oliver Jacobson as Roger, Ryan Heenan as Doody, Callum […]

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Grease – Curve Leicester

Grease continues at Curve Leicester until 21 January 2017. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Grease might suggest a loud, eardrum-bursting undertaking, lacking in subtlety, coarse in its wit. But no, it’s none of that, as this brand new, scintillating in-house production of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s hit musical from Curve Leicester – […]

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Danielle Hope to play Sandy in Grease UK tour in 2017

Actress and singer Danielle Hope will join The Wanted’s Tom Parker and former EastEnder Louise Lytton in the cast of next year’s national tour of the original West End production of much-loved musical Grease. Hope, who made her professional debut as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz after winning the television talent show Over The Rainbow, […]

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Caroline Sheen – Feeling Lucky – Live At Zedel

Caroline Sheen – Feeling Lucky at Live At Zedel, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Feeling Lucky weren’t exactly the words used by the golden-voiced Caroline Sheen when she arrived at Live At Zedel with laddered tights and no spare pair, but by the end of a great-value, fun-filled set it was her […]

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Grease tour 2017 – The Wanted’s Tom Parker headlines tour

Chart-topping The Wanted’s Tom Parker will head the cast of next year’s national tour of the original West End production of much-loved musical Grease. The former award-winning boyband singer will make his professional music theatre debut in the iconic role of Danny Zuko in the tour which will open at the Palace Theatre, Manchester on […]

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Grease at Curve this Christmas – casting revealed

Casting has been revealed for for Curve’s Christmas production of hit musical Grease. Dex Lee and Jessica Paul lead the cast as Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski with Keisha Atwell, Darren Bennett, Sophie Camble, Jonny Fines, Courtney George, Luke George,Shobna Gulati, Patrick Harper, Abigayle Honeywill, Sophie Isaacs, Max Jorquera, Sinead Kenny, Nathanael Landskroner, Michael Lin, Martin McCarthy, Sam Murphy, Djalenga Scott, Justin Thomas and Natalie Woods completing the company. The production opens on 1 December, with previews from 26 November, and runs until […]

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Curve Leicester’s Christmas musical is Grease

With their revival of Legally Blonde still running in the theatre, chief executive Chris Stafford and artistic director Nikolai Foster have announced a new season of Made At Curve productions for autumn and Christmas 2016, including a staging of the much-loved musical Grease. Foster will direct the brand new production of Grease in the Theatre from 26 November 2016 to 14 January 2017 (press night is 1 December), while at the […]

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ITV2 broadcasts Grease: Live! on 3 February

ITV2 will present an unedited airing of Paramount Television’s star-studded production of Grease: Live!, the first-ever live television production of the iconic story, on 3 February at 8pm. Filmed and broadcast live in the US on 31 January and featuring a young ensemble cast, Grease: Live! draws upon both the hit crossover musical and iconic 1978 feature film to create […]

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In memory of Robert Stigwood – impresario extraordinaire

Robert Stigwood (16 April 1934–4 January 2016): Impresario Extraordinaire who promoted The Bee Gees, John Travolta and Lloyd Webber musicals. Impresario Robert Stigwood, who has died aged 81, was a unique example of a businessman with his own vision that saw him achieving success in many forms of public entertainment. Not one to stick to […]

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CD Review – Cool Rider – Original Studio Recording

COOL RIDER – Original Studio Recording (Featuring: Ashleigh Gray, Aaron Sidwell, Reece Sheersmith, Niki Evans, Mark Anderson, Bronté Barbé, Daniel Buckley, Joshua Dowen, Lucinda Lawrence, Hannah Levane and Niall Sheehy). When Cool Rider screeched into the West End last year, the popularity of the event took even the producers by surprise. Already big fans of the original movie, […]

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Cool Rider – Mark Benton stars in Grease sequel

Mark Benton will star as Mr Stuart and Niki Evans as Ms Mason, as full casting is announced for Cool Rider, the cult musical sequel which will return to the West End via the Duchess Theatre (15–19 April), following the successful one-night-only concert at the Lyric Theatre. Benton was most recently seen competing on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. […]

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