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The Verdict Reviews: What Did Critics Think of the West End's Grease Revival?

The Nikolai Foster-directed production of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s '50s musical opened May 17 at the Dominion Theatre.

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The West End revival of international hit Grease officially opened at London's Dominion Theatre May 17. Previews for the Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey musical began May 3.

The cast features Olivia Moore as Sandy, Dan Partridge as Danny, Jocasta Almgill as Rizzo, Paul French as Kenickie, Mary Moore as Jan, Jake Reynolds as Doody, Lizzy-Rose Esin-Kelly as Marty, Damon Gould as Sonny, Eloise Davies as Frenchie, Jessica Croll as Patty Simcox, Katie Lee as Cha Cha, Ronan Burns as Johnny Casino, and Corinna Powlesland as Miss Lynch. At certain performances, the production will also feature Peter Andre as Vince Fontaine, Jason Donovan as Teen Angel, and Darren Bennett as Officer Mailie and Vince Fontaine.

Read the reviews here.

British Theatre Guide (Howard Loxton)

Evening Standard (Nick Curtis)

The Guardian (Lyndsey Winship)

iNews (Sam Marlowe)

London Theatre (Marianka Swain)

London Theatre Reviews (Henry Longstaff)

Metro (John Nathan)

The Stage (Anya Ryan)

Theatre Weekly (Greg Stewart)

Time Out (Andrzej Lukowski)

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Rounding out the ensemble are Jack Harrison-Cooper, Pearce Barron, Ben Culleton, Rishard-Kyro Nelson, Ellie Kingdon, Kamilla Fernandes, Remi Ferdinand, Kalisha Johnson, Zack Guest, Imogen Bailey, Kevin O’Dwyer, and Carly Miles.

The new production of the '50s musical features designs by Colin Richmond, orchestrations and musical supervision by Tony winner Sarah Travis (Sweeney Todd), lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall and Richard Brooker, and video and projection design by Douglas O'Connell.

The production is cast by David Grindrod and produced by Colin Ingram for InTheatre Productions, Donovan Mannato, Playing Field, Gavin Kalin, and Curve.


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