News: Full cast & extra performances announced for Grease UK & Ireland Tour

Lead producer Colin Ingram is delighted to announce the full cast for the UK and Ireland tour of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s iconic musical Grease, directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips. Additional performances have been added in Dublin, Manchester, Newcastle etc.

Marley Fenton (Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, Gielgud Theatre) will play Danny, Hope Dawe (Mountview graduate) will play Sandy, Rebecca Stenhouse (Legally Blonde, UK Tour) will play Rizzo, George Michaelides (Disney’s Newsies, Wembley Park Troubadour Theatre) will play Kenickie, Kieran Lynch (The Adventures of Peter Pan, Edinburgh Festival Theatre) as Doody, Lewis Day (Beauty and the Beast, Cast Theatre Doncaster) as Roger, Sario Solomon (Pacific Overtures, Menier Chocolate Factory) as Sonny, Alicia Belgarde (Bugsy Malone, UK Tour) as Frenchy, Emerald B (National Lottery New Years Eve Bash) as Jan, India Chadwick (P.S I’m A Terrible Person, Cockpit Theatre) as Marty, Jayd’n Tyrone (Grease, Dominion Theatre) as Eugene, Phoebe Roberts (Mamma Mia!, International & UK Tour) as Patty Simcox, Dominique Planter (The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre) as Miss Lynch, Joe Gash (Rock of Ages, UK Tour) as Vince Fontaine and Teen Angel, Deena Kapadia (Death Note, London Palladium & Lyric Theatre) as Cha Cha and Adam Davidson (Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre) as Johnny Casino.

They are joined by Zera Aitken, Dylan Gordon-Jones, Sergi Ibanez, Thomas Inge, Lauren Hampton, Imogen Malone, Ben Middleton and Carly Miles.

The 2024 tour will begin at Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 12 April 2024 running through to 16 November 2024 at Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield.

Grease has been seen by over 500,000 people in the West End, making it the Dominion Theatre’s most successful summer run since We Will Rock You. GREASE received 4 WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival, Best Choreography for Arlene Phillips and Best Supporting Performer in a Musical for original cast members Jocasta Almgill and Paul French.

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. Grease was first performed at the Dominion Theatre in 1993 before transferring to the Cambridge Theatre in 1996. It returned to the West End, opening at the Piccadilly Theatre in 2007.

The 1978 film adaptation starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is the fourth highest-grossing live action musical of all time. The musical features beloved songs, including Summer NightsGreased Lightnin’Hopelessly Devoted To You and You’re The One That I Want.

Grease has designs by Colin Richmond, orchestrations and musical supervision by Sarah Travis, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall and Richard Brooker, video and projection design by Douglas O’Connell and casting by David Grindrod CDG.

This production of Grease is produced by Colin Ingram for InTheatre Productions, Frankel/Viertel/Baruch/Routh Group, Playing Field and Curve.

2024 Tour Schedule

12 – 20 April Bromley Churchill Theatre 
23 April – 4 May                                 Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre  
7 – 11 May                                         Hull New Theatre         
13 – 18 May                                       Royal & Derngate Northampton     
21 – 25 May                                       Ipswich Regent Theatre
27 May – 1 June                                Liverpool Empire Theatre
3 – 8 June                                          Norwich Theatre Royal              
10 – 15 June                                      Newcastle Theatre Royal        
17 – 22 June                                      Glasgow Kings Theatre
25 – 29 June                                      Edinburgh Playhouse        
2 – 6 July                                           Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre         
15 – 20 July                                       Birmingham Alexandra
23 – 27 July                                       Truro Hall for Cornwall               
29 July – 3 August                             Bradford Alhambra Theatre       
5 – 10 August                                    Milton Keynes Theatre
12 – 17 August                                  Eastbourne Congress              
19 – 24 August                                  Blackpool Opera House                
27 – 31 August                                  Royal Concert Hall Nottingham  
2 – 7 September                                Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre   
16 – 21 September                            Bristol Hippodrome               
24 – 28 September                            Oxford New Theatre           
30 September – 5 October                Dartford Orchard Theatre   
8 – 12 October                                   Manchester Palace Theatre    
21 – 26 October                                 High Wycombe Swan Theatre            
29 October – 2 November                 Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre       
5 – 9 November                                 Southend Cliffs Pavilion                       
11 – 16 November                             Sheffield Lyceum                                    

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