GREASE was definitely the word at His Majesty’s Theatre last week.
This slick production incorporated all the hits from the well-known film in a two-hour show which was packed with superb dancing, singing and comedy.
Danny Bayne, the overall winner of ITV’s Grease Is The Word, played the lead role of Danny Zuko to a ‘T’ and evoked more than a few laughs with his comic timing and his iconic John Travolta walk. He was joined by the superb Carina Gillespie as Sandy, and a terrific supporting cast who were led by the fantastic Kate Somerset How as Rizzo, who was a finalist in Grease Is The Word.
The audience was soon clapping and foot-tapping along to the sounds of the 1950s and the live orchestra added to the whole 50s feel.
The dancing was sensational, with intricate manoeuvres carried out with ease during such numbers as the Born to Hand Jive and We Go Together.
The evening was further enhanced with the appearance of former X-Factor contestant Mary Byrne who played Frenchie’s Teen Angel.
Admittedly she did look a bit like Pat Butcher from Eastenders ready for a night out, but there’s no denying the woman has a fantastic voice and got the biggest cheer of the night as she sang ‘Beauty School Dropout’.
The show ended with a superb medley of the show’s biggest hits while the cast took their applause.
If you haven’t booked to see Grease yet, then don’t delay.
The show runs at His Majesty’s until February 11 and is a fantastic night out for anyone who loved the 1970s film and always dreamt of being a Pink Lady or a member of the T-Birds. Get your tickets now! ML