Portsmouth Players will be rockin’ and rollin’ at the Kings Theatre

The Portsmouth Players performing the Grease Medley at The News Guide Awards.''Picture: Sarah Standing (14166-8139)
The Portsmouth Players performing the Grease Medley at The News Guide Awards.''Picture: Sarah Standing (14166-8139)
The Kings Theatre, Southsea

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Local theatre company the Portsmouth Players are ready to set feet tapping with their latest production.

The Guide Award-winning performers will bring sing-along classic Grease to the Kings Theatre, Southsea from tomorrow.

Hot off the stage from their crowd-pleasing performance at last month’s Guide Awards, the energetic troupe will be slicking back their dos and donning their pink jackets to tell the timeless tale of high school love and American muscle cars.

Grease follows the love story of Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko, students attending Rydell High School in 1959.

After a brief summer romance the pair tell their friends very different stories about the relationship and it’s not long before both realise they’ve been left wanting more – but will it all end happily ever after?

Featuring instantly recognisable tunes such as You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, and Greased Lightnin’ the audience will find it impossible not to sing along.

First time director for Portsmouth Players Jack Edwards is excited to present his debut production.

Jack says: ‘We have tried to make the show our own, we have kept the basic elements the same as the movie and just had fun with it.

‘It’s been a long process, three months of rehearsals, but everyone is loving it.

‘It’s a big cast for Portsmouth Players with more than 50 actors.

‘The camaraderie is strong, the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies go out together after rehearsals and come back more connected.

‘Grease is one of those productions that definitely involves the audience. It’s a family-oriented show with songs everybody knows. We hope to see people in the audience dressed up!’

Grease is at the Kings Theatre from February 11–15 with shows at 7.30pm and 2.30pm matinees. Tickets: £7.50–£15. Call (023) 9282 8282.