Review: Grease, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Grease was the word as Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company performed its version of the classic and much loved show.

It was a high energy performance from the talented 43-strong cast, featuring most of the favourite hits from the cult film, made famous by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.

There were plenty of good comedy performances within the show.

The T-Birds were charming and likeable, while the Pink Ladies all impressed with their dance moves and most of all their voices, each one able to hold their own in solos.

Special mention should be made of Holly Stringfellow in the role of Sandy, who delivered a near faultless vocal performance as she tackled some of the show's trickier numbers including Hopelessly Devoted and Summer Loving.

Tom Winfield in the role of Danny Zuko was also charming and confident.

Some of the show's dance routines were of particular note.

One of the highlights of the two hour show was the school dance scene, which featured a quick and lively hand jive that almost had you wanting to rush up on stage and join in.

The routines were slick, well rehearsed and energetic.

The scenery helped create a real 1950s America feel and there was a clever turn around from clapped-out banger to red hot wheels for Greased Lightin'.

There was also added excitement with clever use of strobe lighting and pyrotechnics.

Overall, it was an accomplished performance vocally and in terms of staging, which led to an enjoyable show.

Runs until Saturday.

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