• Music, Book & Lyrics by: Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey

November 2015LATA Grease Poster

Lowther Pavilion, Lytham


  • Danny Zuko: Matthew McGivern
  • Sandy: Elyssia Cockshot
  • Kenickie: Lloyd Mitchell
  • Sonny: Tom Campbell
  • Roger: Ben David
  • Doody: Rowan Keane
  • Rizzo: Emma Campbell
  • Frenchy: Natalya Stone
  • Marty: Sophie Morrison
  • Jan: Ellie Ormerod
  • Cha-Cha: Charlotte Blackburn
  • Miss. Lynch: Sally Robson
  • Patty Simcox: Iona Flegg
  • Eugene: Adam Palmer
  • Vince Fontaine: Adam Dancocks
  • Teen Angel: Chris Eaves
  • Johnny Casino: Chris Higgins

The Ensemble:

Martha Allitt, Princess Baluyut, Amy Campbell, Jamie Ford, Kelsey Horridge, Conor James, Josef Houldsworth, Erin James, Charlotte Lewis, Celine Mattibag, Alex Middlehurst, Aniqah Rawnat, Megan Sevens, Ella Townsend, Hannah Villarino, Robyn Whittaker, Charlotte Wheeler, Giorgia Zinna.


The Production Team:

  • Directed By: Lynda Clarkson
  • Choreography by: Deborah O’Dea
  • Musical Director: Chris Higgins
  • Set & Lighting Design by: Phil Sykes


LATA have once again shown their versatility and enthusiasm in their latest production “Grease”. Director Lynda Clarkson and Musical Director, Chris Higgins have obviously worked tirelessly to encourage and inspire all members of this group. Many of the older students have moved on but it is great to see the younger members stepping into their shoes and still retaining the high standard of performance. The experienced Deborah O’Dea, Choreographer and her assistant Oliver Dunlop had certainly worked hard to produce slick and complex routines. Phil Sykes set and lighting designer completed the excellent production team.

This iconic show appeals to both young and old and many members of the audience were reminded of the 1950’s through the references to American teen idols. The costumes were appropriate to the era and in fact many styles have reappeared and are currently fashionable in 2015. Well done to Lyn Millar and her team for recreating the hairstyles and make up.

All the cast worked well together and I hesitate to mention anyone in particular but I was really impressed with the two leads Elyssia Cockshott,  who though struggling with a cold gave a moving performance as Sandy and Mathew McGivern’s Danny Zuko  who sang and danced well. Emma Campbell as Betty Rizzo gave a splendid performance. She moved so well and her characterization never faltered. I also liked Christopher Eaves as Teen Angel, his diction and singing were outstanding.

I came away on a high, as the production took me back to my youth. The production team must feel very satisfied when they see the results of all their hard work in encouraging these youngsters to fulfill their potential.

Many thanks for, once again, giving us the audience, a night to remember.

Eddie Regan


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