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Flashdance The Musical – Brighton Theatre Royal

Writer: Tom Hedley and Robert Cary Director: Hannah Chissick Reviewer:  Cathy Swaby The vibrancy, passion and rhythm of the 1980s have once again come to UK audiences in the musical production of Flashdance; a stomping show of dazzling lights, lycra and legwarmers. For those who love the original 1983 film, nostalgically remember the decade, or are lovers of films and ...

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Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Since bursting onto the scene back in 2008, Big Girls Don’t Cry has gained itself a reputation as being one of the best Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute acts around. Despite the success of jukebox musical Jersey Boys and a recent tour by Valli himself, the tribute show is now in its tenth year of ...

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Grease – The Playhouse,  Edinburgh

The T-Birds

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jim Jacobs Director: David Gilmor Reviewer: Tom Ralphs For an audience wanting to hear the Grease soundtrack performed live, Grease offers all you could want. For an audience wanting a musical that stands in its own right, Grease will leave you disappointed. While it was a stage show before it was a movie, the version of ...

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Grease – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Book, Music, and Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Director: David Gilmore Reviewer: Laura Hesketh Grease is the word as the touring revival of the smash-hit musical comes rockin' and rollin' to Bristol Hippodrome. Complete with hand jives, quiffs and swing skirts this new production, while underwhelming at times, is the perfect opportunity to take a nostalgic trip down memory ...

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Grease – Birmingham Hippodrome

The T-Birds

Book, Music & Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Director: David Gilmore Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The original production of Grease in Chicago in 1971 was a rather starker affair than audiences are used to today. As it evolved, and especially after the 1978 film version, which made several changes to the song list some of which filtered back into the ...

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Grease – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Director: David Gilmore Reviewer: Donna Kelly It’s safe to say that Grease is one of the most globally recognised and successful musicals of all time. Since its opening on Broadway in 1971, the smash-hit musical has enjoyed astounding success on Broadway and London’s West End, has toured throughout the world and ...

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Grease – Curve Theatre, Leicester

Jessica Paul as Sandy Dumbrowski with the Pink Ladies in Grease

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman The 1978 film of Grease is one of the most-loved movie musicals of all time, but its inspiration, the 1971 Broadway show, is a lesser-known predecessor. Revived by Nikolai Foster for a Christmas season at Curve, the show is taken back to its original Broadway roots, ...

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Grease – New Theatre, Cardiff

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Director: Richard Tunley Musical Director: Rob Thorne Jr. Reviewer: Beth Steer A cultural classic since 1978, musical screenplay Grease has been captivating audiences across stage and screen for decades. Featuring a pair of Elvis-era star-crossed lovers, Grease tells the story of Rydell High School’s coolest kids: the swaggering T-Birds and the ...

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