Danny and Sandy are back as the gang from Grease the musical comes to a theatre near you in 2021. The Grease UK Tour is the first new production of Grease in 25 years.
Delayed due to COVID-related theatre closures, the Grease UK Tour is now rescheduled and will open at Leicester Curve on 30 July 2021. Full tour dates are shown below.
GREASE THE MUSICAL – A BRIEF HISTORY
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 UK TOUR CAST 2021
Producers have announced 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 of Grease 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. 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.
WATCH THE GREASE UK TOUR TRAILER
GREASE UK TOUR CREATIVE TEAM
The Grease UK tour 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.
GREASE THE MUSICAL UK TOUR DATES 2022
This schedule was updated on 31 May 2021
30 -31 July 2021
LEICESTER – Curve Theatre
3 – 7 August 2021
PLYMOUTH- Theatre Royal
9 – 14 August 2021
CANTERBURY – Marlowe Theatre
17 – 21 August 2021
NOTTINGHAM -Theatre Royal
23 – 28 August 2021
MILTON KEYNES – Milton Keynes Theatre
30 August – 4 September 2021
STOKE – Regent Theatre
7 – 11 September 2021
WOKING – New Victoria Theatre
21 – 25 September 2021
BRISTOL – Bristol Hippodrome
27 September – 2 October 2021
EDINBURGH – Festival Theatre
5 – 9 October 2021
SHEFFIELD – Lyceum Theatre
11 – 23 October 2021
MANCHESTER – Opera House
2 – 6 November 2021
BIRMINGHAM – The Alexandra
15 – 20 November 2021
LIVERPOOL – Liverpool Empire
22 – 27 November 2021
CARDIFF – Wales Millennium Centre