Grease Preview – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Grease
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Show: Grease
Location: Empire Theatre, Liverpool
Dates: Monday November 15 2021-Saturday November 20 2021
Times: 14.30 & 19.30
Running Time: 150 Minutes
Age Rating: 10+
Performers: Peter Andre (Further cast members TBC)
Production Company: Colin Ingram Limited
Writers: Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey
Director: Nikolai Foster

The days are counting down to Grease returning to Liverpool‘s Empire Theatre. The show comes to Liverpool from Monday November 15 to Saturday November 20 2021. And tickets are still available for this exciting show. Now, this will be one of the more exciting theatre shows of 2021 at the Empire Theatre. So, let’s take a look at Grease!

Grease

Background

After a whirlwind summer romance, we meet the leather-clad greaser Danny and the girl next door Sandy. From there, they unexpectedly have a reunion when Sandy heads to Rydell High for her senior year. But can their love survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and rekindle their romance? As you can see, then, the world’s most popular musical is back! Furthermore, it’s grittier and more glamorous than ever. The show has a phenomenal score that is full of hits. And these include Summer Nights, You’re The One That I Want, Greased Lightnin’ and Hopelessly Devoted To You.

Creatives

The director of this show is Nikolai Foster, with choreography coming from Arlene Phillips. Also, the book, music and lyrics come courtesy of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Furthermore, the show has Colin Richmond as designer, Sarah Travis as musical supervisor and arranger, and Ben Cracknell as lighting director. Not forgetting Tom Marshall as sound designer, Dan Glover as musical director and Richard Roe as associate choreographer. Finally, this UK and Ireland tour comes courtesy of Colin Ingram Limited.

Cast

Peter Andre will make some special appearances during the tour. Now, Peter’s fame comes down to his striking musical talents, his charming personality and his handsome looks! Andre would burst onto the scene with Mysterious Girl in the mid-1990s. But to UK attendees, his appearance on I’m A Celebrity! Get Me Out Of Here would pave the way for further success in music and television. And now he plays a key role in bringing Grease to life, with his performance set to wow audiences all night long. We must point out that Andre will not be part of the show on Monday or Tuesday evening.

Venue

Liverpool’s Empire Theatre is a true mainstay of the city, ever since the venue’s initial opening in 1866. But a demolition of the original Empire would lead to the modern Empire opening in 1924. From there, the Empire would become a focal point for the UK’s top touring theatre shows. Indeed, so many iconic productions regularly come to Liverpool’s Empire Theatre. Furthermore, the list of performers to grace the Empire stage over the years reads like a who’s who. In addition, the Empire’s location is pivotal, with its positioning directly in front of Lime Street Station. The Empire has a total capacity of 2,381, with frequent sell-outs throughout the annual theatre calendar. Simply put, the Empire Theatre is amongst the UK’s top entertainment venues and an ideal backdrop for a classic night of theatre.

Tour

The musical opens at Leicester’s Curve Theatre from July 30-31 2021. Then, it moves into Plymouth Theatre Royal, The Marlowe in Canterbury, Nottingham Theatre Royal and Milton Keynes Theatre. From there, the show covers Regent Theatre in Stoke-On-Trent, New Victoria Theatre in Woking and The Orchard Theatre in Dartford. Next up, Grease visits Bristol Hippodrome, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Sheffield Lyceum Theatre, Manchester Opera House and Belfast Grand Opera House. After touring The Alexandra Birmingham and Southampton Mayflower Theatre, Grease tours Liverpool’s Empire Theatre from November 15-20 2021. Finally, the tour ends at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff from November 22-27 2021.

Grease Further Links

Grease runs at the Empire Theatre from Monday November 15 to Saturday November 20 2021. So, to purchase tickets, please click here.

For more information about this show, click here.

Read our previous review of this show by clicking here.

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