Grease the musical has consistently been one of the most highly coveted tickets in the world of theater. Following a fantastic run in 2022, this timeless classic is set to return and captivate audiences once again, but this time for a limited engagement during the summer of 2023. With its cherished film adaptation and iconic songs that will leave you singing along and tapping your toes for days, it’s the ideal show to infuse your holiday with a dose of ‘Summer Lovin’. Don’t miss out as the immensely successful UK and Ireland tour of Grease makes its triumphant return to London’s Dominion Theatre.
One of the most beloved musicals in the world has returned following a highly successful run last year. It’s now even edgier and more glamorous than you recall! The story revolves around a passionate summer romance between the leather-clad greaser, Danny, and the wholesome Sandy. As the summer comes to a close, so does their love story. However, they are unexpectedly brought back together when Sandy enrolls at Rydell High for her senior year.
This timeless musical features an unforgettable soundtrack. The UK revival includes all the beloved songs you know and love, such as ‘Summer Nights,’ ‘Greased Lightnin’,’ ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You,’ and ‘You’re the One That I Want.’ This exciting adaptation of the cherished classic is performed with renewed energy and enthusiasm by a youthful and passionate cast, breathing new life into the show night after night.
The show premiered in 1971 in Chicago and quickly gained popularity, leading to its New York debut the following year. This initial run resulted in 7 Tony Award nominations. In 1973, Grease had its first West End performance at the New London Theatre, now known as the Gillian Lynne Theatre. In 1978, the highly successful musical film of the same name was released, featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The film’s soundtrack became the second best-selling soundtrack of the year and received an Academy Award nomination. Throughout the years, Grease has seen various adaptations, revisions, and versions. Changes were made to keep the show current, make it suitable for school audiences, and incorporate elements from the film. The musical has had multiple revivals and international productions. It returned to the West End in 1993 and again in 2007, with the 2007 run at London’s Piccadilly Theatre becoming the venue’s longest-running production. Several UK tours have taken place, including one in 2017, leading to the successful revival at London’s Dominion Theatre.
Recommended for ages 7 and up, it promises to delight both kids and adults with its vibrant and engaging performances. Be aware, however, that children under the age of 5 will not be allowed into the auditorium. Additionally, all patrons, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket to attend. Running for a total of 2 hours and 30 minutes (including an interval), this show is sure to keep you and your loved ones entertained from start to finish. So grab your tickets and head over to the Dominion Theatre located at 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, for a truly magical experience! Just remember, those under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
As the show begins to make its way back, the classic tale of teenage rebellion, romance, and optimism is just as compelling today as it ever was. It’s the perfect environment to re-live some special memories or create new ones with family and friends. Plus, with rockin’ hits such as ‘You’re The One That I Want’, ‘Greased Lightnin’, ‘Summer Nights’ and more, you will be singing along all night! Secure your tickets now for this spectacular production of Grease before it sells out. Make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastically fun opportunity to bring a little ‘Summer Lovin’ to your summertime activities!