Review: Grease, The Kings Theatre

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I was just a little bit too grown up, or so I thought at 14 going on 25, when Grease hit the screens in 1978.

The characters are corny and the songs often forgettable, but Grease has a timeless appeal that stands out from other shows

So I was interested to see this Portsmouth Players production, directed by West End performer Jack Edwards.

The classic American high school love story centres around a summer fling between Sandy Dumbrowski and bad boy Danny Zuko.

Jenny Edwards is sweet as Sandy, but it’s her transformation from ingénue to sexy siren that really shines through and James Bradbury performs well as Danny.

A real stand-out is feisty Rizzo (Charlene Hammer). Her There Are Worse Things You Could Do is a vocal delight, while Kimberley Salter’s portrayal of silly cheerleader Patty Simcox really made me laugh.

With its colourful set, Grease is a lively show that will have audiences bopping. Until Saturday.