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For the first time ever, one of the world’s most popular and enduring musical films in history, Grease, will be performed live with orchestra on a UK tour in 2020. The unforgettable soundtrack that defined generations will be performed live to picture on a huge HD screen, as the full score for the romantic comedy accompanies the full-length film.
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Beginning in Glasgow at the Royal Concert Hall on the 6th February, the tour will also call at Manchester Bridgewater Hall, Cardiff St David’s Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, London at the Eventim Apollo on Valentine’s Day, and finishing at Dublin Bord Gais.
The film, which was released in 1978, centres around the story of Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and greaser Danny (John Travolta), who fall for each other during a carefree summer fling, and unexpectedly discover they are now in the same high school. Danny is torn between his feelings for good-girl Sandy and his status with the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies.
Directed by Randal Kleiser, Grease has spawned some of the most well-known songs in popular culture which went on to become hits in their own right, including “Greased Lightnin’,” “You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Nights,” and more, leading the film’s soundtrack album to being the second biggest selling film in America in 1978.
Much of the music for the film was written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, however the film also features nods to classic rock and roll tracks written by amongst others Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, whilst the hit title-track was written by Barry Gibb and performed by Frankie Valli.
Empire Magazine said of Grease ‘… It’s every bit the great songfest it’s hailed as, with bucketloads of innuendo thrown in behind some of the most energetic musical numbers ever to grace the indie of a movie theatre.’
It’s automatic, it’s systematic, it’s hydromatic, it’s Grease In Concert with Live Orchestra, in an experience not to be missed!