Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s iconic musical Grease will return once again to the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End following a successful run at the same venue last summer.
The show was seen by more than 500,000 people last year, including Group Leisure & Travel, making it the Dominion Theatre’s most successful summer run since We Will Rock You.
English singer, song writer and presenter Louise Redknapp will play the role of Teen Angel, a part shared by pop stars Peter Andre and Jason Donovan last summer, while Andre also donned a leopard print suit as Vince Fontaine.
Dan Partridge, Olivia Moore and Jocasta Almgill will all return to the show in their roles of Danny, Sandy and Rizzo respectively.
Nikolai Foster will be in the director’s chair once again and there will be choreography from Arlene Phillips. The show will run from 2nd June until 28th October 2023.
Lead producer Colin Ingram said that he is delighted to see the show return to the Dominion Theatre, which will also be dedicated to the memory of Olivia Newton-John, who passed away in August 2022.
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Grease is the word…
The production 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 performances, 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, featuring iconic hits such as Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted To You and You’re The One That I Want.
For tickets and more information go to www.greasemusical.co.uk.