Grease The Musical- Manchester Review

Grease Is The Word!

The ultimate and iconic musical is back and in Manchester now! Last night I was invited to the Opera House for the press night performance of Grease The Musical.

Grease The Musical is on now at the Manchester Opera House until Saturday 23rd October, book now.

The original Grease musical premiered in the early 1970’s before the much loved movie was released in 1978. Who doesn’t love John Travolta and Olivia Newton John?

You must know the story? Boy meets girl during a summer romance but once back at High School nothing is plain sailing. Grease looks at peer pressure, friendship, love and finding your own identity.

During it’s Manchester part of the tour, Peter Andre is playing Teen Angel and Vince Fontaine! Peter gave a great performance last night, the audience loved him! He’s a great entertainer- he was great fun as the school radio DJ. I was pleasantly surprised with his his singing, Beauty School Dropout was fab scene and Peter sang it really well.

Danny and Sandy were spectacular! Danny Zuko was played by Dan Partridge and he gave a brilliant performance. For the press night performance, Sandy Dumbrowski was played by Ellie Kingdon who’s voice absolutely blew me away! Her rendition of Hopelessly Devoted To You was beautiful as was Sandra Dee (Reprise). I found myself looking forward to Sandy singing again and again. It was hard to believe that this was her professional debut! Sensational.

I loved Paul French’s performance as Kenickie. He had the attitude and approach that just gave the wow factor. He gave a very memorable performance as Kenickie.

The entire performance was fabulous! From the set to the costumes I loved every minute. The show took me back to my childhood and teen years of watching the movie, but the stage musical was even better! All my favourite and much loved Grease songs were performed before the cast ended with a Grease mega-mix. The audience were then up on our feet dancing and singing along!

Grease The Musical is on now at the Manchester Opera House until Saturday 23rd October, book now.


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