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King's Hall and Winter Garden, Ilkley
Station Road, LS29 8 Ilkley, West Yorkshire
After the amazing sell out success of Starlight Express in 2017, Upstagers are excited to be returning to summer show action this July with the blockbuster musical, GREASE at The King's Hall in Ilkley.
It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “T-Birds” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be provocative and rebellious. At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance in summer, but now back in the context of school, peer-pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still get make demure Sandy his girl? The whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy’s romance, through such hit songs as «Greased Lightnin'», «We Go Together”, and “Mooning”, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.
Performing from Wednesday 11th July to Saturday 14th July at 7.15pm with a matinee on the Saturday at 2.15pm.
Tickets are on sale now at upstagers.org.uk/boxoffice