leather and frills
Grease is the word and with memories of Travolta, T-bird adorning
his biker jacket and Olivia, oh Olivia, black leather thigh boots and an
oh so skinny waist line, greeting the two lead roles in the original performance,
how could they even attempt this on the live stage?
Well much to my surprise they could and bring the magic that has crossed
generations to life right in front of our very eyes. South African, Craig
Urbani filled the role of Danny, that so many actors have done so before
him, that although couldnt look exactly like Travolta, in his vocal
performance was the spit and with your eyes closed might well
fool. Halley Flaherty, a boney lass, took on the equally challenging role
that was Sandy and with her inocence in-tact made us believe
that she was the nieve Austrailian set down in the middle of 50s Chicago.
With not only the orchestra playing a starring role, but also scenes being
rolled into view at a moments notice (particlarly Grease Lightening,
a scene I remembered with such vividness that I recall thinking how
the hell are they going to pull that off), done with ease. This was the
stage-show, brought up from the West-end, to Leicester that
hit the spot in everyway. Another crowning glory for De Montfort Hall, bringing
the fare paying public of middle England the best in entertainment.