Before you read my review of 'Grease' at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, let me start off by saying two important things. Firstly, 'Grease' is one of my all-time favourite musicals on this earth. Secondly, I once played Rizzo in my school's production of 'Grease' in 2004.

Both of these things are important because I need you to know that I know this musical inside out. I still know every line from every single character, every note from every song and every single key change. When I get together with my school pals, we still sing the songs. So you might say, I'm a hard one to please when it comes to performances of 'Grease'.

Story Overview

I'm sure you know this already but just incase - after some intense summer loving, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. What follows is an insight into the trials and tribulations of teenage life - from gang wars to pregnancy scares - all fabulously cocooned by a brilliant score of unforgettable hit songs.

Grease at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre

You'll hear your favouritessuch as 'Summer Nights', 'Greased Lightnin’', 'Hopelessly Devoted to You' and 'You’re the One That I Want', plus a few new and exciting numbers. 

Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and starring very special guest artists Peter Andre or Samantha Mumba* as Teen Angel, this brand new version of 'Grease' is grittier and more glamorous than ever before.

Review

Following a couple of last-minute cast changes, the show got off to a roaring start, just a couple of minutes behind schedule. The visual effects during the opening numbers were truly sensational, and that standard continues throughout. I really felt like we had been transported into the '50s.

The vocal performances from the lead performers were stellar. A highlight for me includes the somewhat underrated and underappreciated song 'Those Magic Changes', sung by the character Doody. It was really beautiful.

Grease at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Another highlight for me (and yes I might be a little bit biased) was the performance of Rizzo by Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky. She was absolutely fantastic and her version of 'There Are Worst Things I Could Do' almost brought me to tears. 

Samantha Mumba as Teen Angel was also a real treat! She gave a fantastic performance and the crowd went wild for her. 

All in all, this 'Grease' fanatic was very impressed and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

*Please Note: Samantha Mumba will appear 17 – 23 Sep only. Peter Andre will appear in performances from 24 - 28 Sep only.

Grab your Pink Ladies and your T-Birds and head to Grease at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Get your tickets here.