Director Morehu Solomon pictured centre second row from the top with his cast

Grease, with a twist

by Mike Isle

It’s a perpetual favourite with theatre-goers and theatre groups worldwide, and now it is coming to Darfield, but with a twist.

The Darfield High School production of Grease, which opens on Tuesday, June 11, includes two matinee performances of a special family-friendly adaption suitable for primary school children.

The show’s director Morehu Solomon said he wanted to open the musical to a wider audience and make the magic of musical theatre available for all ages.

“It meant taking out a couple of the songs from the show, but in all other respects the matinees are complete,” he said.

Solomon said there was a rich history of theatre and talent in Darfield, particularly with dancing. Many of the dancers who figure in Grease were the winners of last year’s Showquest choreography section.

“It’s really important that we showcase that talent and allow people of all ages to enjoy it,” he said.

Grease will be performed in the Darfield High School Hall runs from Tuesday, June 11 to Friday, June 14, including 10am matinee performances on June 12 and 13. Tickets for all shows are $20 adults; $15 students.

Bookings on darfield.school.nz or at the school’s office.