Grease The Musical (West End)
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Grease The Musical (West End)
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Grease The Musical (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

77%
(503 Ratings)
Positive
67%
Mixed
19%
Negative
14%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Disappointing, Confusing

About the Show

The new adaptation of the classic American High School musical returns to the West End.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (390)

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176 Reviews | 11 Followers
78
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Fun show, great music, entertaining.

Don't see it if You don't like the movie.

52 Reviews | 1 Follower
77
Dated, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like the film and teenagers stories

Don't see it if You don't care about school life in the USA

101 Reviews | 4 Followers
72
Crowd pleaser, Entertaining, Nostalgic, Arlene phillips

See it if you want to relive the film. You can never see enough Arlene Phillips choreography. You enjoy classics belted out loud.

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie. You are hoping for a new angle on the story. Read more

463 Reviews | 63 Followers
69
Entertaining, Miscast, Well-acted, Dated, Cliched

See it if you want to see talented actors who seem too old to play high school kids sing a good score and perform an entertaining enough show.

Don't see it if you want a high-quality musical. This isn't particularly original, but there are enough good songs to keep you entertained.

55 Reviews | 5 Followers
69
Entertaining, Nostalgic, Great singing

See it if you like Grease

Don't see it if you are expecting a big production

86 Reviews | 16 Followers
65
Great singing, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You like the iconic songs

Don't see it if You don't want to be disappointed by the lack of understanding the gist of the story by the director

51 Reviews | 0 Followers
45
Confusing, Cliched, Dated

See it if You are a fan of the original movie, or just want to have a fun night out.

Don't see it if If you aren’t a massive Grease fan (like me), or if you wish to see something new or inventive done with the show.

48 Reviews | 5 Followers
98
Great music, Storytelling, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if This show is still as fun and action packed as it always was. Musicality, singing, dancing and acting. We’re all 2nd to none.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals

Critic Reviews (8)

The London Evening Standard
May 17th, 2022
For a previous production

Grim is the word. This version of the beloved 50s-set high school musical has a hard carapace of professionalism but underneath it’s colourless, charmless, and emptily energetic.
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Time Out London
May 18th, 2022
For a previous production

Andre is absolutely not an actor ... [and] his light, melodious pop tones have absolutely none of the bass needed to tackle the various ’50s-style ballads and rock ’n’ roll songs sent his way. [It] isn’t totally successful. But it’s not a dud either.
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 17th, 2022
For a previous production

The romantic “plot” ... is scoffably slight. Yet ... the show has secured its staying power. Compared with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, alas, the tingle-factor of pure chemistry is lacking. The evening succeeds because it abounds with infectious, unfaked delight.
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London Theatre
May 18th, 2022
For a previous production

Peter Andre, if vocally underpowered, is surprisingly good fun as the Elvis-aping DJ and fantasy Teen Angel. But then that’s the core issue with this production, which feels caught between sombre realism and full-throttle, sugar-rush escapism.
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WhatsOnStage
May 18th, 2022
For a previous production

Foster's fast-moving production makes a convincing case for the grittier elements of Jacobs and Casey's script, and doesn't shy away from tackling the now-problematic sexual politics head on. This is a thunderously good evening out.
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The Stage (UK)
May 17th, 2022
For a previous production

Grease’s hopeless devotees will not be disappointed. The central girl-meets-boy high-school love story remains intact. But the truly affecting moments come with Foster’s considered directorial choices. Though the humour in this production ... could be cranked up a notch or two, this is a good night out.
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The Times (UK)
May 18th, 2022
For a previous production

If the film had glamour, the smash hit stage show had grit. This production, directed by the impressive Nikolai Foster, has a bit of both, but it is refreshing to hear all the original songs, some rarely heard now, played in their original order. Some of the dialogue seems stilted, not to say dated, and the pace has its slo-mo moments.
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The Guardian (UK)
May 18th, 2022
For a previous production

Nikolai Foster’s production is brightly entertaining and blasts out room-filling energy. But there’s little draw in the central love story as Danny and Sandy barely have anything to do with each other. Individually, Olivia Moore as Sandy delivers a show-stopping Hopelessly Devoted to You, and Dan Partridge’s Danny nails that jumpy swagger that Travolta did so well.
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