News: Full Cast Announced for the UK Tour of Grease

The producers of the first new production in 25 years of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE are delighted to announce that Dan Partridge will be reprising the role of Danny, having played the role on the UK and Ireland tour in 2019. Georgia Louise will play Sandy, with Paul French as Kenickie and Tendai Rinomhota as Rizzo. They are joined by Alex Christian as Doody, Josh Barnett as Roger, Inez Budd as Marty, Maeve Byrne as Jan, Marianna Neofitou as Frenchy, Corinna Powlesland as Miss Lynch and Cristian Zaccarini as Sonny.

Also in the cast are Alishia-Marie Blake, Thea Bunting, Kevin O’Dwyer, Laura-Jane Fenney, Jacob Fisher, Elliot Gooch, Dom Hutcheson, Haroun al Jeddal, Kalisha Johnson, Hannah-Faith Marram, Matt Trevorrow and Jacob Young.

They join the previously announced Peter Andre as Teen Angel and Vince Fontaine at certain venues.

The musical was due to tour in 2020 but had to be postponed due to COVID-19. Directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, the 2021 tour will now begin at Curve, Leicester from 30 – 31 July.

Peter Andre is currently scheduled to perform at certain performances in Leicester, Plymouth, Canterbury, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Woking, Dartford, Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton, Liverpool and Cardiff. Customers are advised to check their local websites for specific dates.

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, little known 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 and celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. The musical features beloved songs, including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted To You and You’re The One That I Want.

GREASE is directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, with designs by Colin Richmond, orchestrations and musical supervision by Sarah Travis, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall and 2021 tour casting by Kay Magson CDG, with original tour casting by David Grindrod CDG.

This production of GREASE is produced by Colin Ingram, InTheatre Productions, Donovan Mannato, Playing Field, William Sinclair, Hunter Arnold, Araca and Curve.

2021 Tour Schedule 

30 – 31 July                          Curve, Leicester                                                      0116 242 3595

                                             www.curveonline.co.uk                                           

3 – 7 August                         Theatre Royal Plymouth                                           01752 267222

                                             theatreroyal.com

9 – 14 August                       The Marlowe, Canterbury                                        01227 787787

                                             www.themarlowetheatre.com                                  

17 – 21 August                     Theatre Royal, Nottingham                                       0115 989 5555      

                                             www.trch.co.uk

23 – 28 August                     Milton Keynes Theatre                                             0844 871 7615*

                                             www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre

30 August – 4 September     Stoke Regent Theatre                                              08448717615*                                             

                                              www.atgtickets.com/stoke

7 – 11 September                 New Victoria Theatre, Woking                                  0844 871 7615*

                                             www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre                        

13 – 18 September               The Orchard Theatre, Dartford                                01322 220000

                                             www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

21 – 25 September               Bristol Hippodrome                                                  0844 871 7615*

                                             www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome

27 September – 2 October   Edinburgh Festival Theatre                                      0131 529 6000

                                             www.capitaltheatres.com

5 – 9 October                       Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield                                        

                                             www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

11 – 23 October                   Manchester Opera House                                        0844 871 7615*

https://www.atgtickets.com/venues/opera-house-manchester/

26 – 30 October                   Grand Opera House, Belfast                                    028 9024 1919

                                             www.goh.co.uk   

2 – 6 November                    The Alexandra, Birmingham                                     0844 871 7615*

                                             www.atgtickets.com/venues/the-alexandra-theatre-birmingham

9 – 13 November                  Mayflower Theatre, Southampton                            02380 711811

                                             www.mayflower.org.uk

15 – 20 November                Liverpool Empire                                                      0844 871 7615*                 

                                             www.atgtickets.com/liverpool  

22 – 27 November                Wales Millennium Centre                                        

                                             www.wmc.org.uk

*calls cost 7p per min plus your phone company’s access charge 

Photo credit: Manuel Harlan

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