Review: Classic musical Grease

It must be tricky to put on a show as classic as the musical Grease, writes Ellen Beardmore.

Monday, 11th October 2021, 9:48 am
Updated Monday, 11th October 2021, 9:48 am
The cast of Grease at the Lyceum
The cast of Grease at the Lyceum

Certain people in the audience – mentioning no names, ahem – may be a little perplexed when songs unheard in the film version, but perhaps from the original production, are dropped back in.

After starting almost too fast, with dialogue rattled out, the cast of Grease at The Lyceum settled into their roles after a few songs and really hit their stride by the time Greased Lightning rolled around.

It was a fast-paced race through the story of teenagers navigating love, friendship and growing up, with a clever, colourful set and all the hits.

Dan Partridge as Danny & Alishia-Marie Blake as Cha Cha in Grease, credit Sean Ebsworth Barnes.jpg

Jacob Fisher brought a real burst of personality and comedy to Vince Fontaine and all of the supporting Pink Ladies stood out too – Tendai Rinomhota brought that Rizzo sass with style.

There was a rousing finish that had everyone singing ‘Born to Hand Jive’ all the way home.

Tendai Rinomhota as Rizzo in Grease, credit Sean Ebsworth Barnes (2).jpg
The Burger Palace Boys in Grease, credit Sean Ebsworth Barnes.jpg