Grease The Musical
Grease The Musical
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  • RichH_wsm
    Weston super Mare, United Kingdom18 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mixed feelings…
    If you love the movie - avoid. If you don’t know the movie, maybe go. My wife and I were pretty disappointed. Some new songs that no-one knows (so what’s the point?), and changes to the story and song order that make no sense. For us that made this a frustrating experience - we wanted to see Grease, not a show sort of similar to Grease. However, our 3 kids enjoyed it and gave it 7’s & 8’s out of ten. Clearly very talented performers, feel sorry for them that they didn’t have a better ‘script’ to work with.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • beatt08
    Kent, United Kingdom5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great afternoon!
    Don’t listen to the bad reviews! Ok so it doesn’t follow the film exactly, I’ve yet to see a musical that does, it doesn’t detract from the show. Yes there maybe a few new songs but the classics are there and they are sung amazingly. Yes it’s loud, not sure what people are complaining about with this! I think Danny and Sandy could have been more ‘present’ but it wasn’t a problem. Sandy and Rizzo’s singing voices were phenomenal! Over all it was a fantastic show and pretty much the whole crowd were up dancing and singing for the mega mix at the end. I am glad I went and had a brilliant time.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 August 2023
  • juliamcg2017
    Northampton, United Kingdom11 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Poor
    Individual performers were weak all round. Ensemble routines were good, saved by the choreography. Why they want to do a show based on the original play, I don't understand. Grease is known to 99% of people for the movie so just stick to that format and stop trying to be something that it's not. That's what people want to see, not this mish mash. Took 8yr old granddaughter who loves the movie but in the second half of the show was constantly asking how long was left as she was thoroughly bored, as was I. Luckily, got 2 for 1 on the theatre week deal but still paid £90. Seen it a few times over the years, and it was so much better. My fault for not reading the reviews before buying the tickets. Live and learn.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 August 2023
  • CarsMaiden
    London, United Kingdom309 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Remember it’s the stage version
    I do appreciate the play came first and that’s what they are recreating here but since the movie is imbedded in peoples minds for the last 45 years I find it weird they haven’t changed to mirror the film instead now. The songs are all great, the performances were average at best. Lots of screeching rather than singing. If I didn’t know the names from the film I wouldn’t have had a clue what was going on. There seemed little indication that Danny even liked Sandy. Had I not get disconnected tickets I would be more disappointed. It felt very lacklustre & I wouldn’t go again.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Lou
    Bedfordshire, United Kingdom70 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointed
    I was disappointed by the production. The story line didn’t follow the film and was out of sequence in places. There were new songs that nobody knew and one of the songs was sung twice. Danny and Sandy didn’t have the stage presence required for such a big show. However, Rizzo was fantastic. I have never left a west end show feeling so underwhelmed. Such a shame!!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 August 2023
  • JimboAndCoco
    Bumbesti-Jiu, Romania139 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bit soggy
    Firstly, I should make clear that I went without any real expectations. I’m one of the few who haven’t actually seen the film, so though I recognise the songs, I didn’t have much of a baseline to compare this against and ultimately be disappointed by, as so many reviewers clearly were. That said, this show underwhelmed. The story felt at times disjointed and many of the cast simply didn’t have much stage presence. Only in the all singing, all dancing ensemble numbers did it really start to spark into life, but these were so few and far between that by the interval I was already a bit bored. I will give it an extra star for “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” a fantastic performance that delivers the nearest point this production makes to a solo showstopper. But, like too much of the show, especially the story between the romantic leads, it appears largely from nowhere and is forgotten almost instantly. The show simply doesn’t know what it wants to be. Neither irresistible jukebox theatre, powerful and affecting romance drama or punchy teen ensemble comedy, it hints at potential it might have had in all three directions, but in the end delivers on none of them. Even if you don’t go expecting the film, you may still leave feeling that this wasn’t quite the Grease experience that, for me at least, is still waiting to happen.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Sheila B
    3 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Greased Frightening
    Not expecting a complete film version but the stage one is nothing like it. It's disjointed, Rizzo is star of the show, Sandy is hardly featured and T Birds are burger bar boys and songs sung are not even in the film! Only worth seeing if you get the cheapest seats at the last minute
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Team-AnneandTim
    8 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not The Grease We Know & Love, Wreaks Of No Budget
    The performers were very good, excellent voices & dancing. I feel that the production of the show really let it down so no negative feedback about individual performances, you have to work with what you're given. The show screamed of lack of budget - the whole premise of the film is that Greased Lightening (the car) is raced & wins. That salient point was completely overlooked & we ended up with Greased Lightening being 'scrapped' for some inexplicable reason. It looks like lack of budget led to not being able to have 'T-Birds' & 'Pink Ladies', another salient point of the story. Instead we have the 'Burger Bar Boys' & no mention of 'Pink Ladies' although they do wear pink jackets in the finale. The production screams that they cherry picked the well known songs due to lack of budget, stuck in some completely unknown ones & left out anything that would cost money. The theatre itself is tired & very garishly pink, needs serious investment. It was SO hot in there we basically drowned in our own sweat so all in all not a pleasant evening. For a West End show this is by far the worst I have seen. The performers were great, just everything else didn't work, sorry.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Vijay_from_Surrey
    London, United Kingdom126 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and enjoyable
    We've seen quite a few musicals, I would not say this is one of the top ones, but it was still fun and we all enjoyed the experience - went as a family with 12 and 15 year olds. We had a wheelchair user and advised the theatre in advance and they had someone waiting for us to assist us and really looked after us. We were in the front row A9-12, no issues with view, could see everything and good legroom.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Steven B
    3 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not the best
    Ok so for a West End show I've got to say we left feeling really disappointed. Not sure why they messed so much with the production and without being disrespectful it was clear the cast members had talent but it really wasn't showcased and the show did not have the feeling of previous Grease productions I have seen. Sorry but it felt cheap and not what you would expect for a West End production. If you get the really cheap tickets then it's like most things you get what you pay for. Sorry but I would look at other options if I had my time again.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 August 2023
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Katie A
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
From start to finish my friend and I were saying what the hell are we watching. It was as if the cast were all auditioning to play a role in another film.

Danny could not sing. Sandy was brunette. Patty had the biggest role in the production. None of the songs were sung properly. We were stunned at how amateur everybody was. Including Peter Andres role.

How they have the nerve to charge these prices for the theatre, claim to be showcasing Grease then fob people off with this mess.

It was hard to place who was who. Danny looked nothing like Danny Zuko. Sandy looked the opposite of Sandy in the film. She couldn’t have been more opposite. Sandy hardly had any role within the production and when she did she had no interest in Danny and he didn’t have interest in her. He was more concerned about Patty!

If you want to see Grease grab some popcorn and a drink, put your feet up and put Netflix on, save your money and wasting your time travelling to london.

OH and the finale will get you! The TBirds were not the TBirds, they were called Burger Club Boys. Wtf?
Written 10 September 2022
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Danielle O
Swindon, UK10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We had high hopes as we love Grease but gosh, I’d have rather sat and watched the two ladies singing who got kicked out than the actual musical we paid to see. It seemed so disjointed and doesn’t follow the flow of the classic film. The use of the songs from the film are completely out of place with the storyline they are using and that makes it so hard to follow. The dancing was fabulous, I can’t deny that, but that’s where the positives pretty much end. I found myself cringing at Peter Andre’s portrayal of Vince Fontain and Jason Donovan sang flatter than a pancake. It makes me wonder whether the budget was blown on casting them to bring people in rather than staging and production. At first, I thought the actor playing Sonny was Danny because he had the hairstyle and seemed to be like him. The girls seemed to sing well but we couldn’t hear half the words they were saying either because the music was louder than them or they were too high pitched. The only reason we didn’t walk out at the interval was because the actor playing Sandy was excellent; her back must be hurting from carrying the show. Only paid £35 for two seats and I wish we went out for dinner instead. Don’t waste your money.
Written 9 October 2022
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SunnyDay
Lincoln, UK91 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
I don't think I've ever felt the need to write slating a West End show before because I can usually find something in them entertaining even if they aren't perfect, however, the same can't be said for this.

As many people have already said, this show is such a mess I don't know where to actually start.

The producers of this show have clearly never seen Grease or if they have it must have been so long ago that they've forgotten the plot (or lost the plot entirely!)
The show doesn't run in sequence, neither do the songs. Popular songs are missed out and new ones you've never heard of are put in. Sandy is a brunette with a sassy personality (wrong on so many levels) and Danny is fair haired, can't sing and spends all his time with Patty. Perhaps the two lead cast members don't like each other? It's the only reason I can think of as to why they are hardly on stage together. Whoever cast this show needs to rethink their career.

Peter Andre cheered things up a little but judging by his body language I got the impression that even he was embarrassed to be there.

Don't waste your money on this show, it really is appalling as all of those who walked out at the interval and never came back proves.
Written 20 September 2022
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LisaM1961
Adelaide, Australia16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I’m extremely disappointed to leave a bad review of Grease, but the show falls well behind even the modest of expectations. I bought tickets was after seeing Jason Donovan promoting it on TV. Very disappointed to find out he is only occasionally in the cast!
There are some solid song performances but the story line and relationship between Sandy and Danny, (whom you couldn’t pick in a line up), is almost an afterthought, having little interaction and no chemistry.
The Pink Ladies high pitched screeching voices had me covering my ears several times, it was unbearable. There were several very awkward silences, almost as if the actors had forgotten their lines.

Given the sheer energy of the dancers, in what must have been trying conditions given the hot weather, the finale was uplifting with singing and dancing in the audience.

Olivia Newton John’s desperately sad passing this week was gratefully acknowledged, but in my opinion, the tribute would have been better placed at the beginning of the show. Most of the audience were in tears leaving, including my self and my husband and others in complete shock as they hadn’t heard the news.

Unfortunately the show didn’t do Olivia justice, we are both Aussies with a deep fondness for her and all she achieved, both professionally, personally, as an ambassador for Breast Cancer and Australia.

My husband and I discussed whether it was the worst musical we had seen, and the answer was yes, we also discussed whether we would recommend it to our friends. The simple answer is no.
Written 13 August 2022
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Smileysunshinegirl
Leigh-on Sea, UK25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Ten minutes in and I was already confused. The screeching American accents made my ears bleed and the horrendous acting didn’t help. The story line must have been written by someone who was on crack.
Yes some of the dancing was so so but the overall experience meant that we departed way before the end. This was helped by the morons who sat behind us absolutely steaming drunk, talking through the whole thing and laughing so loudly. Oh and the fact that you freeze to death under the air con.
Would only recommend buying as a gift for someone you don’t actually like.
Written 18 September 2022
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924david
Hertford, UK230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We had seats in the circle for the evening performance and the view of the stage was excellent. The show was good if not a bit fragmented from the film and we did struggle to see how some scenes followed the previous. However, the cast was excellent and the vocals and chorography very good.

Having read some other reviews going by the performance we saw they appear quite harsh and over the top. It’s not meant to be Shakespeare or Chekov, it’s just a fun musical and in these times just what's needed!!

You can have pre-show or interval drinks served to your seat if pre-ordered. This is a must in the Circle as the bars are quite small with big queues.

One thing I would comment on is asking people to get there early then making them queue outside waiting for the doors to open. Not too bad in September but later in the year could be quite cold and I can’t really see why its done it the first place as it just leads to even bigger queues at the bar and toilets after entry.

All in all, a good fun show that is worth a visit.
Written 1 October 2022
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Ana333
Bangor, UK129 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
If I could give a zero, I would

What a disappointment. The cast of Grease The Musical were some of the the least musical people I’ve heard. How this got to a London theatre is beyond me.

Acting - delivery of lines was rushed, so jokes were missed. Pauses were so long at times, you’d be forgiven for thinking some cast members had forgotten their lines.

Singing - out of tune and weak voice (Danny); screeching (Rizzo); complete lack of dynamics and presence (Sandy).

The flattest production I’ve seen. I only paid £25 for a last minute ticket but can understand why the theatre was only a third full. I wish I’d read the reviews before booking, but I thought wrongly that Grease would be impossible to get wrong.

Avoid, avoid, avoid.
Written 22 July 2023
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Sarah U
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
This is the worst thing I've ever heard and seen in my life, I'm an avid theatre goer, (at least once a month) I couldn't believe the rubbish I was watching.
Didn't even know who Danny was, left out iconic moments and couldn't wait til the end.
No chemistry, no laughs, no one even sung along at the end.
We ended up having the best night with the thrill of how perfectly awful this was.
I hate to shame the arts, but don't bother eating your time or money to see this embarrassment of a 'WEST END' show!!!!
Written 27 August 2022
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chloe94
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I rarely leave reviews but felt this needed one. My fiancé & I were both massively disappointed. We came out feeling like we’d seen an amateur production in our hometown, not a West End show. Tickets are pricey for these kind of things but this was not worth the money. We’ve seen better theatre shows where we love & in other towns.

You’re not allowed to sing either for the duration until the end of the show when they tell you to join in. There’s signs stating this & they announced it before it started. Never have I been to a musical or concert where you’re told to not sing! Wow!

The casting was very poor. Rizzo seemed to appear more than Sandy did. We struggled sometimes to know who was who as the casting was that poor. Some of the ensemble would’ve suited the main characters more.

Storyline was just ruined & all over the place, as were the songs. Some songs weren’t even in the film & were made up. Others that were in the film were done at completely the wrong time. We go together for example was done just before the interval, what?! Then again at the end. We found this very bizarre. Rizzo sang Sandra Dee on her own. No girls there & not in the bedroom. Weird!

The stage setup/props weren’t as good as they could’ve been. The famous carnival/fair scene at the end & you’re the one that I want we’re poorly done as well. No funfair things to be seen. Instead was a diner with stools & a bar. I understand it’s a stage however I’m sure something better could’ve been done!

We were happy to leave at the interval however as we’d paid a fair portion of money we thought we’d stay to see if it got better. Which it didn’t really.
Written 30 October 2022
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Beeput
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
I was so disappointed. Please listen to the reviews. I wish I had a saved my money. This is the first time I've written a bad review about a musical. The accents are terrible, sounding British and Caribbean. The musical is all over the place adding scenes and songs that are not in the movie. Sandy and Danny hardly have any scenes together. So weird and the last song the famous "You're the One I Want" was a huge let down, rushed, poor acting and poor props. I saw this 18 years ago with Debbie Gibson and it was amazing. The producers need to read the reviews and axe this production. 5 mins in I knew it was going to be bad. Rizzo's grating voice had to be the worst and none of the characters mirror the movie! So dissapointed and a waste of money. If you do want to go, get the cheap tickets you'll be glad after that you didn't spend over a £100 for one of the worst shows in the West End!
Written 22 September 2022
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