The iconic production will take to the road once more on a national tour following a successful run throughout this year.

The cast of the GREASE 2019 tour

Source: Manuel Harlan

The new tour will open in May 2020.

This year’s tour has seen a string of sold out shows at different venues throughout the country which has prompted another run next year.

The tour will open at Royal & Derngate in Northampton from 22nd until 30th May 2020, travelling to the likes of Liverpool, Nottingham, Manchester, Aylesbury and Coventry, with more venues still to be announced.

Dan Partridge (Rum Tum Tugger in the international tour of Cats, Link in the UK tour of Hairspray and Pepper in Mamma Mia! in the West End) will reprise the role of Danny Zuko.

The show will be directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips with more casting to be revealed at a later date.

Producer Colin Ingram, said: “I am delighted that this new production of Grease will be returning to tour the UK in May 2020.

“The production has been thrilling audiences and critics up and down the country with standing ovations every night. This fresh take on one of the most popular musicals of all time has gone down brilliantly with the theatre going public who are loving this version.

Dan Partridge as Danny in the UK and Ireland tour of GREASE

Source: Manuel Harlan

Dan Partridge will reprise the role of Danny Zuko. 

“It brings back the reality and grit from the original 1972 Broadway production, yet the characters and story chime so well with a modern audience. All the songs from the film are there, but it feels like a new Grease for a new generation.”

About the show

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 much-loved hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted To You and You’re The One That I Want.

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