You’re The One That I Want! Who doesn’t feel urged to sing along as soon as they hear the first chords of the world famous Grease song when Danny and Sandy finally declare their love for each other? Brighton fans of the popular movie classic can look forward to seeing an award-winning production of the Grease musical coming to Brighton’s Theatre Royal at the end of the year.
Bursting with unforgettable feel good songs such as “You’re The One That I Want” or “Greased Lightnin'”, Grease takes audiences right into the middle of the 1950s pop culture and the timeless high school love story between bad boy Danny Zuko and model pupil Sandy. You’ll get to see the classic leather jackets, bobby-socks, slick hairstyles and a good dose of rock’n’roll when the Pink Ladies and their male equivalent the T-Birds take centre stage.
Tom Parker, known for his successful music career with UK band The Wanted, will have his musical debut playing Danny Zuko while Danielle Hope will star as Sandy. The actress has made several appearances on stage as part of the cast of several musical productions such as The Wizard of Oz and Over The Rainbow. They will be joined by EastEnders star Louisa Lytton in the role of Pink Lady headgirl Rizzo.
The award winning production which is currently touring the UK originally opened in the West End in 1993 and enjoyed a hugely successful run of six years at the Dominion and Cambridge Theatres. It is directed by David Gilmore, who has already led 17 successful West End productions, and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, the former Strictly Come Dancing judge.
Having first seen the light of day on Broadway in 1972, Grease has made its way into the cultural hall of fame and has been voted “The No.1 Greatest Musical” on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Musicals.
The West End production will be playing at the Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday, December 11, until Sunday, December 31. Tickets are on sale now.
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