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The smash-hit musical GREASE is now in its third great year at London's Piccadilly Theatre - the longest running show in the venue’s history!
GREASE THEATRE TICKETS LONDON - GROUP DISCOUNT RATES
Groups of 10+: Best available seats at £34.50, Monday-Friday evenings, Friday matinees
Groups of 20+: Best available seats at £32.50, Monday-Friday evenings, Friday matinees
Groups of 40+: Best available seats at £30.00, Monday-Friday evenings, Friday matinees
School groups of 10+: Best available Grand Circle seats at £24.50, Monday-Thursday evenings, Friday matinees
GREASE THEATRE REVIEW
Why Grease is still the word at the Piccadilly Theatre
Since the West End musical Grease recently celebrated its 1,000th performance at London's Piccadilly Theatre, it could be time for anyone who has not yet had the chance to check the musical out to head down to theatreland and enjoy it.
Since it returned to London in July 2007, almost 900,000 people have watched the classic show and it has been extended numerous times to cope with demand for theatre tickets.
So what is it that gives Grease its lasting appeal? The show began life as a musical in 1972, but really shot into the public eye with the release of the 1978 film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.
It tells the story of a group of students at Rydell High, who are about to graduate in 1959. New girl Sandy joins the ranks and is thrilled to see that Danny, her holiday romance, is also a student there.
However, when he brushes her off to retain his cool image, she is devastated. Danny eventually realises that he loves Sandy and that she is more important than his public persona, and when the prim schoolgirl also reinvents herself as a catsuit-wearing vamp, he falls at her feet and the couple finally get back together.
Why no-one can resist Sandy and Danny's love story - and those great songs
The feel-good storyline and the presence of hits like Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin' and of course You're The One That I Want, made the film a smash hit and renewed an interest in the stage version that has never waned.
In fact, it is now the Piccadilly Theatre's longest running show and Broadway's 12th most popular musical ever.
Audiences of all ages love Grease's mixture of pop culture - with those who remember the 1950s recognising some of the things that shaped their youth - and its willingness to deal with important issues. For example, the abrasive Rizzo undergoes a pregnancy scare, while Sandy is picked on for being a 'goody two-shoes'.
However, audiences and critics also adore the lighter side of the musical, with the Mirror calling Grease "fast, furious and thrilling, an injection of raw energy ... and fun, fun, fun".
Director David Gilmore explained: "Grease … gives a flavour of being a teenager in the '50s when rock'n'roll and putting Grease on your hair were the most important things in life and this is the level that we should take it on."
This could be the perfect time to book theatre tickets for Grease and enjoy an all-singing, all-dancing show that is sure to have you leaving the West End with a spring in your step!
Access description: 1 shallow step up from the pavement through the central and right-hand doors into the foyer (no step at the left-hand doorway). Box Office counter on the left. No steps to Royal Circle from Sherwood Street entrance (see Wheelchair Access), or up 6 steps from the foyer. Stalls are down 15 steps, Royal Circle up 28 steps (2 steps between rows), Grand Circle up 70. Staircases have handrails on both sides.
Sound Amplification: Induction loop at Box Office and infra-red system in the auditorium.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are not permitted inside the auditorium. Staff are happy to look after 2 guide dogs per performance.
Disabled Access: Via side entrance in Sherwood Street into a box (entrance is 65cm wide) which has space for 2 wheelchair users and their companions. 2 more wheelchairs can be accommodated in row A of the Royal Circle. The view of the left-hand side of the stage is slightly restricted. Stage left is slightly restricted. Access to transfer seating at A25-28 in the Royal Circle is through the same EXIT door in the Sherwood Street yard up one 8cm step. Scooters users allowed in the venue, but must move to transfer seats. 4 wheelchairs or 2 scooters can be stored next to the Royal Box. If you need help with transferring you should bring a companion.
Toilets: Women’s 8 steps down from the Stalls and a men’s off the Stalls bar; another women’s 15 steps down from Royal Circle and 7 up, and a men’s 8 steps up from the Royal Circle bar. Further toilets at Grand Circle level.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet available