Five years ago Matthew Kelly made his Curve debut as the cantankerous patriarch in a dark play about family secrets. Now he’s preparing to return as the, erm, cantankerous patriarch in a classic romantic comedy. It’s the kind of role he loves, but he’s missing his sofa, he tells Lizz Brain.
Let’s cut to the chase: amid a season of pantomime and festive shows, can the original stage version of a blockbuster cult musical film be a Christmas smash hit? First let’s manage expectations for audiences: all the favourite songs are there, just not necessarily in the same order. And there are ones you may not know unless you know the Grease stage show: Freddy My Love, Mooning and Shakin’ At The High School Hop to name a few.writes Lizz Brain.