Grease is the word as iconic musical heads to Aberdeen's HMT this July

The hit production will soon be entertaining audiences in Aberdeen
-Credit: (Image: Marc Brenner)

Aberdeen audiences will be treated to some Summer Lovin' next month as the iconic musical Grease arrives at His Majesty's Theatre.

Running from July 2 to 6, the hit production has enjoyed a recent run of performances that drew over 500,000 people to the West End, making it the Dominion Theatre’s most successful summer run since We Will Rock You.

It received four WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival, Best Choreography for Arlene Phillips and Best Supporting Performer in a Musical for original cast members Jocasta Almgill and Paul French.

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Aberdeen Performing Arts Director of Programming and Creative Projects, Ben Torrie, said: "This is such a well-known musical and a popular show among our audiences – Grease is definitely The One That We Want for these beautiful Aberdeen Summer Nights!

"It is a production that is both glamorous as it is edgy and will surely be a hit when it visits His Majesty’s Theatre."

Grease originally opened in Chicago in 1971, followed by a move to Broadway in 1972, where it received seven Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Musical.

During the show's eight-year run at the time, actors including Peter Gallagher, Patrick Swayze and John Travolta all appeared in the production, with Richard Gere understudying many roles before going on to star as Danny Zuko in the 1973 London premiere.

The 1978 film adaptation starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is the fourth highest-grossing live action musical of all time.

The musical features beloved songs, including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted To You and You’re The One That I Want.

Tickets are on sale now from, phone (01224) 641122 or visit the box office at His Majesty’s Theatre or the Music Hall.