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Grease archiveStage version of the musical film. Featuring all the hit songs from the film version, including You're the One That I Want, Summer Nights, Sandy, Grease Is the Word and many more.
Performers Ben Richards (Danny), Suzanne Carley (Sandy).
Author Jim Jacobs. Author Warren Casey. Producer Paul Nicholas. Producer David Ian. Director David Gilmore. Choreographer Arlene Phillips.

Grease

Grease (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T01620081569. Details of all Grease archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1525

Archive Listings

13 Dec 04
to
8 Jan 05
Alexandra Theatre
Birmingham
West Midlands
6 Dec 04
to
11 Dec 04
Tameside Hippodrome
Ashton-under-Lyne
Greater Manchester
22 Nov 04
to
27 Nov 04
The Orchard
Dartford
Kent
8 Nov 04
to
13 Nov 04
Grand Theatre
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
4 Oct 04
to
9 Oct 04
Sheffield Theatres
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
24 May 04
to
29 May 04
New Victoria Theatre
Woking
Surrey
10 May 04
to
15 May 04
Regent Theatre
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
26 Apr 04
to
1 May 04
Churchill Theatre
Bromley
Kent
19 Apr 04
to
24 Apr 04
Theatre Royal
Norwich
Norfolk
5 Apr 04
to
10 Apr 04
New Wimbledon Theatre
Outer London
Greater London
29 Mar 04
to
3 Apr 04
New Theatre
Cardiff
Glamorgan
8 Mar 04
to
13 Mar 04
Alexandra Theatre
Birmingham
West Midlands
1 Mar 04
to
6 Mar 04
New Theatre
Oxford
Oxfordshire
9 Feb 04
to
14 Feb 04
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Liverpool
Merseyside

User Reviews

USER (15Dec04): “GREASE” Starring Norman Bowman and Hayley Evetts Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, 14 December 2004 The Christmas show at the Alex certainly raised the roof tonight with a full house and great applause from an audience that rocked to the music of ”Grease”. Local girl Hayley Evetts gave a strong performance as Sandy and was excellent in her vocals principally “Hopelessly devoted to you” but I felt that her transition from the prim and proper Sandra Dee character to the leather clad Sandy was not quite as convincing. Norman Bowman as (Danny) is a very able performer with West End and touring musicals experience. He makes the role of Danny his own and over the course of the evening became very popular with the audience. His singing voice appears softer than some of the past Danny’s and his performance of “Sandy” is Act 2 was certainly more melodic than belted out. A slightly taller than usual Danny he appears much more energetic and bouncy and moves well in the dance routines. Jane Quinn once again gives a great and amusing performance as Miss Lynch and other standouts are Robbie Scotcher as Kenickie and Jamie Tyler as the “geeky” but lovable Eugene. The whole cast work well together and this pays dividends in all the productions numbers. The choreography for this production was much tighter than on previous occasions and the ensemble numbers worked much better as a result. Resident director Jason Capewell who also plays Vince Fontaine/Teen Angel does a good job in both roles and has made this version of “Grease” a little bit more individual. All in all this is a show that will put “bums on seats” and will be very successful for the Alex and makes the shows on offer in Birmingham over Christmas and the New Year varied and entertaining. Clive Fuller
USER (09Mar04): GREASE Starring Ben Richards and Suzanne Carley Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, 8 March 2004 Having seen other productions of ‘Grease’ also directed by David Gilmore and with Arlene Phillips staging and choreography sadly this is the weakest to date. I am by no means against loud volume music when the occasion is the right one however to distort the very music and to obliterate the vocal tracks on virtually every company number is not my idea of how a musical should be performed. I had always until now chuckled when veteran performer Hubert Gregg recounted not having been to the West End theatre since the introduction of amplification, now I tend to see or is that hear his point! Ben Richards (Danny) is a very able performer with great experience and he is well partnered by Suzanne Carley (Sandy) in her professional debut. Suzanne performed a creditable ‘Hopelessly devoted to you’ and luckily for her the orchestra did not drown out her vocal. Ben added his own stylistic touch to the vocals and he has a strong voice but even he was frequently drowned out. Together Ben and Suzanne do their best in a somewhat ragged production in which it takes the full company until the final production number ‘You’re the one that I want’ to actually put the whole thing together. Jane Quinn gives a great and amusing performance as Miss Lynch but there are few magical moments in this production in spite of it being a sell out and having been produced more successfully in the past. Generally, a disappointment. Clive Fuller

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