Grease gets cleaned up so everyone can sing along at Letchworth production

Young Arcadians present Grease: Sam Barrett as Danny and Jess Smith as Sandy

Young Arcadians present Grease: Sam Barrett as Danny and Jess Smith as Sandy - Credit: Archant

The rock’n’roll sounds of Rydell High will be rocking up in Letchworth next week with a production of Grease performed by the town’s Young Arcadians.

The curtain goes up at St. Christopher School next Wednesday, February 18, with evening performances continuing at the Barrington Road venue until Saturday, when there is also an afternoon matinee.

It’s an abridged version of the popular show which retains the fun-loving spirit and the immortal songs that make Grease one of the most popular musicals of all time but cuts out all references and uses of cigarettes and alcohol as well as any swearing or bad language, so it’s suitable for all ages.

The production is directed by David Walker, with Chris Gardiner as musical director and Lucy Walker and Emily Vivian as choreographers.

David said: “We have really have had fun during rehearsals, the guys have really enjoyed singing all the iconic songs that we all know and love so well.

“As we are performing a version that has been rewritten especially for young people with some of the more controversial subjects removed, it means it is suitable for everyone to enjoy!”

To reserve tickets – £12 for adults, £10 concessions – call 01462 453801.

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