Grease The Musical

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This show is Automatic! It’s systematic! It’s hydromatic!

Don’t delay - book Grease the musical tickets today - they’re going like…Greased Lightning! This iconic stage musical revs its fuel injection cut offs and chrome plated rods onto the stage of the Dominion Theatre an incredible five decades after the first ever London production coasted into town! 

Back, in a thrilling new production directed by Leicester Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, Grease the musical tickets are on sale now! So, whether you’re a Beauty School Dropout, or you’re booking Grease tickets for the whole family to “Go Together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong”, don’t delay - book today! Grease the musical theatre tickets are the perfect gift for every Rock ‘n’ Roll Party Queen.

With choreography by the legendary Arlene Phillips and book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, tickets for Grease in London make the best gift for any musical theatre fan.

Grease is the one that you want!

What’s Grease about?

After an electrifying summer fling, 1950s greaser Danny Zuko and girl-next-door Sandy Dumbrowski are unexpectedly reunited when Sandy is transferred to Rydell High School for their senior year. Keen to play it cool in front of his friends the ‘Burger Palace Boys’ (the T-Birds from the movie), Danny breaks Sandy’s heart when he puts his reputation before her feelings.

Much more than just a slice of American pie, this production of Grease dives into the tough, gritty world of sexual politics and simmering gangs of 1950s Chicago. Still with all the sparkle, energy and attitude that made the movie a timeless classic, the stage version cranks the story up a gear. 

All your favourite characters from the movie are here – Danny, Sandy, Rizzo, Kenickie, Vince Fontaine, Doody, Roger, Sonny, Frenchy, Jan, Marty, Cha Cha and even Patty Simcox!

Can Danny and Sandy’s love survive senior year, or will Rydell High tear them apart? With friendship, heartbreak, pregnancy scares and high-octane dance numbers, Grease is primed and ready to inject some sizzling heat back into those Summer Nights at the Dominion Theatre.

Grease Songs

Grease is the soundtrack to all our teenage summers. Along with songs from the original stage show – Summer Nights, Beauty School Dropout, Mooning, Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee and We Go Together - this version also includes the songs you’ll love from the movie, including: Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Grease is the Word and You’re The One That I Want.

Grease awards

It’s hard to believe now, but the movie version of Grease was only nominated in a single category at the 1978 Academy Awards. Hopelessly Devoted to You narrowly missed out for Best Original Song to “Last Dance” from Thank God It’s Friday.

The stage version recently opened in London, so watch this space next awards season!

Five fascinating Facts about Grease 

How well do you know Danny, Sandy and Rydell High? Here are five fun facts to impress your musical theatre peers:

1. Danny Zuko was brought to life on the big screen by John Travolta…but on stage, he’s been played by some equally famous movie stars – no less than Patrick Swayze (Broadway) and Richard Gere (London).
2. Rumour has it that the movie’s producers wanted to cast the Happy Days actor Henry Winkler as Danny. They also considered Carrie Fisher for the role of Sandy. Imagine how different Summer Nights might have been with ‘The Fonz’ and Sandy wielding light sabres!
3. Grease was a stage show long before it hit the big screens. It opened on Broadway in 1972 – a full six years before making it into cinemas. The movie was originally going to be an animated film – an element that remains in the film’s famous opening credits.
4. Four of the Grease movie stars also appeared on Broadway. John Travolta (Danny) played Doody, Jeff Conaway (Kenickie) played Danny, and Barry Pearl (Doody) played Sonny. Actress Jamie Donnelly was the only person to play the same role on both stage and screen – the role of Jan in the Pink Ladies.
5. Olivia Newton-John was already a star before being cast in the movie version of Grease. In the stage show, Sandy’s full name is Sandy Dumbrowski – this was changed to Sandy Olsen in the film and the script altered to allow Newton-John to keep her Australian accent.

What do critics think of Grease at the Dominion Theatre? 

“UNFAZED DELIGHT! JUST RIGHT FOR THE SUMMER!” – The Telegraph
“IT’S GOT STYLE, IT’S GOT MEANING!” – Time Out
“A THUNDEROUSLY GOOD EVENING OUT!” – WhatsOnStage
“ENERGETIC AND FULL OF LIFE” – Broadway World

Times

Tuesday 3rd of May - Saturday 29th of October

Cast

Book, Music and Lyrics – Jim Jacobs
Book, Music and Lyrics – Warren Casey
Director – Nikolai Foster
Choreographer – Arlene Phillips
Associate Choreographer – Richard Roe
Musical Supervisor and Arranger – Sarah Travis
Scenic and Costume Design – Colin Richmond
Lighting Designer – Ben Cracknell
Video and Projection Designer – Douglas O’Connell
Musical Director – Dan Glover

Grease – Jason Donovan Performances*

w/c 27th June 2022

· Wednesday 29th June 19:30

· Thursday 30th June 14:30

· Thursday 30th June 19:30

· Friday 1st July 19:30

· Saturday 2nd July 14:30

· Saturday 2nd July 19:30

w/c 4th July 2022

· Monday 4th July 2022 19:30

· Tuesday 5th July 2022 19:30

· Wednesday 6th July 2022 19:30

· Thursday 7th July 2022 14:30

· Thursday 7th July 2022 19:30

· Friday 8th July 2022 19:30

· Saturday 9th July 2022 14:30

· Saturday 9th July 2022 19:30

w/c 12th September 2022

· Monday 12th September 2022 19:30

· Tuesday 13th September 2022 19:30

· Wednesday 14th September 2022 19:30

· Thursday 15th September 2022 14:30

· Thursday 15th September 2022 19:30

· Friday 16th September 2022 19:30

· Saturday 17th September 2022 14:30

· Saturday 17th September 2022 19:30

w/c 19th September 2022

· Monday 19th September 2022 19:30

· Tuesday 20th September 2022 19:30

· Wednesday 21st September 2022 19:30

· Thursday 22nd September 2022 14:30

· Thursday 22nd September 2022 19:30

· Friday 23rd September 2022 19:30

w/c 3rd October 2022

· Monday 3rd October 2022 19:30

· Tuesday 4th October 2022 19:30

· Wednesday 5th October 2022 19:30

· Thursday 6th October 2022 14:30

· Thursday 6th October 2022 19:30

· Friday 7th October 2022 19:30

· Saturday 8th October 2022 14:30

· Saturday 8th October 2022 19:30

w/c 10th October 2022

· Monday 10th October 2022 19:30

· Tuesday 11th October 2022 19:30

· Wednesday 12th October 2022 19:30

· Thursday 13th October 2022 14:30

· Thursday 13th October 2022 19:30

· Friday 14th October 2022 19:30

· Saturday 15th October 2022 14:30

· Saturday 15th October 2022 19:30

*The appearance of any member of cast is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control.

Booking Information

The production is recommended for ages 7+. Children under the age of 5 cannot be admitted to the auditorium.

For full COVID-19 requirements, click here.

Please note no star is guaranteed to perform, current dates Peter Andre will not perform are here. Click here to see Jason Donovan's performance schedule.

Location

Dominion Theatre

268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

For more information on accessibility, please contact dominion.access@nederlander.co.uk.

Suitable For Children

The production is recommended for ages 7+. Children under the age of 5 cannot be admitted to the auditorium. All patrons, regardless of age must have a valid ticket. Smoking depicted on stage / occasional strong language.

Cancellation Policy

No refund or exchanges are available after purchase.

Reviews

4.0(50 reviews)
  • J

    September 30, 2022

    You evidently can’t take an iconic film and put it on the stage! Enjoyed the show, but it mullered the film. ‘You’re The One That I Want’ was lame.

  • K-Fonsi

    September 27, 2022

    I didn’t like it. I know there’s a lot of work behind but I didn’t enjoy it. 2 kids (around9-10) were sitting behind us with their mother and granny, noise and pooling the chairs all the time. But what kids were doing there barely understand or paying attention. Sound wasn’t the best specially when girls were singing, that was screaming or it was from the mics. 22 ppl on the stage, fast movings were very good but apart of that not too much.

  • Carole

    September 26, 2022

    Absolutely stunning, brilliant performances by all the cast

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