Grease The Musical (West End)
Opens Jun 02 2h 30m
Grease The Musical (West End)
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Grease The Musical (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

63%
(165 Reviews)
Positive
55%
Mixed
23%
Negative
22%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Disappointing, Delightful, Confusing

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (165)

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512 Reviews | 79 Followers
59
Great singing, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Ambitious

See it if you love old songs, crowded stages and ho-hum shows.Grease was never a great show.This doesn't find anything new in it.Performances are good

Don't see it if you have anything else to do.Stage is ridiculously crowded with stuff.Distracting.Kids are too clean cut.There is no edge,no challenge.

104 Reviews | 11 Followers
55
Slow, Great staging, Dated

See it if you love Grease enough to look past the hammy acting and generally poor solo numbers- though the ensemble shine when singing together.

Don't see it if you loved the charm of the original film, this show feels soulless in comparison. Read more

77 Reviews | 1 Follower
60
Rites of passage musical/film

See it if you like to singalong and/or like the film, although, this production has been tweaked. It is what it is…light hearted fun.

Don't see it if you’re expecting a ‘John Travolta/Olivia Newton John’ production.

74 Reviews | 6 Followers
80
Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love romcoms and cheesiness

Don't see it if you prefer the more classic musicals

57 Reviews | 9 Followers
85
Great dancing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy great singing and dancing wrapped around a middling plot.

Don't see it if you hate musicals in general and American musicals in particular. Read more

53 Reviews | 2 Followers
55
Great dancing, Cliched, Dated, Banal

See it if you love to see dancing and don't mind a dated sexist show

Don't see it if you want to see a believable story without a 'if as a girl you want a boy then you have to fully adjust' moral

44 Reviews | 2 Followers
58
Entertaining, Dated

See it if you want an easy classic, and to see up-and-coming young actors

Don't see it if you don't like Grease

38 Reviews | 2 Followers
70
Great dancing, Romantic, Indulgent, Funny, Cliched

See it if A fun night out with the girls or as date night.

Don't see it if Its not profound theatre, also if you hate the film you won't be a fan

Critic Reviews (8)

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 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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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 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 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 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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