‘Grease’ West End revival to open at Dominion Theatre in 2022
This is the first new Grease production in nearly 30 years.
Grease is the word in the West End! A new production of Grease will open in the West End in 2022. Grease begins previews at the Dominion Theatre on 3 May, with an opening night on 10 May and performances to 29 October.
Grease follows Danny and Sandy, high school sweethearts who are reunited at Rydell High for their senior year. After a Broadway premiere in 1971, Grease then transferred to London in 1973, starring Richard Gere as Danny Zuko. The musical gained more popularity with the 1978 film adaptation, featuring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Stockard Channing.
Grease features songs including "You're The One That I Want," "There Are Worse Things I Could Do," and "Summer Nights." Grease was last in the West End 14 years ago, opening at the Piccadilly Theatre in 2007.
Speaking about the new Grease revival, lead producer Colin Ingram said: "We are excited to be bringing this grittier version to the Dominion Theatre. All the familiar songs from the film are included, plus some of the songs and script from the very first production which will be new to audiences."
Nikolai Foster directs Grease — he previously directed White Christmas and Annie. Choreography is by Arlene Phillips, with scenic design by Colin Richmond, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Tom Marshall and Richard Brooker.
Grease tickets are on sale now.
Photo credit: Grease artwork (Photo courtesy of Grease)
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