Grease Theatre Royal

Grease is Coming to Theatre Royal Newcastle

Get ready for some summer lovin’ as the iconic musical Grease is heading to Theatre Royal from 10 until 15 June

Leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy unexpectedly reunite when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year after a whirlwind summer romance. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more?

The 1978 film adaptation starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is the fourth highest-grossing live-action musical of all time and the musical features beloved songs, including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted To You and You’re The One That I Want.

Grease Theatre Royal

Grease originally opened in Chicago in 1971, followed by a move to Broadway in 1972, where it received seven Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Musical. During the show’s eight-year run, once little-known actors including Peter Gallagher, Patrick Swayze and John Travolta all appeared in the production, with Richard Gere understudying many roles before going on to star as Danny Zuko in the 1973 London premiere.

Grease, nominated for WhatsOnStage awards for Best Musical Revival and Best Choreography, has entertained over 500,000 people in the West End. Colin Ingram for InTheatre Productions, Playing Field, Gavin Kalin, and Curve produce this production of Grease, directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips.

Grease Theatre Royal

Grease has designs by Colin Richmond, orchestrations and musical supervision by Sarah Travis, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall and Richard Brooker, video and projection design by Douglas O’Connell and casting by David Grindrod CDG.

A fresh young cast brings energy, vitality, and passion to this ultimate musical classic, featuring romance and friendship, bringing this thrilling new version to life.

Grease plays Newcastle Theatre Royal (10 – 15 June). Tickets are available at Theatre Royal or on 0191 232 7010.