FIRST SHOW SOLD OUT AND
SECOND SHOW ADDED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND!
REECE SHEARSMITH TO STAR
AS MR STUART
THE CULT MUSICAL SEQUEL IN CONCERT
AT THE LYRIC THEATRE FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
ON MONDAY 27 JANUARY 2014
Perhaps the greatest sequel ever told, COOL RIDER (formerly entitled Grease 2 in Concert) has added a second performance at 11.00pm on Monday 27 January 2014 due to phenomenal demand. Reece Shearsmith will also star as biology teacher Mr Stuart, it was announced today. Second performance on sale now.
Reece Shearsmith is best known for his television work in The League of Gentleman and Psychoville, both for the BBC, and has appeared in films including The World’s End and Shaun of the Dead. Recent stage work includes Gilvert Chilvers in Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello Theatre, Leo Bloom in The Producers at Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Professor Philip Goodman in Ghost Stories at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
The film told the heady and daring love story of two unlikely lovers and their road to romance from bowling alley to burger joint, sing-a-long-a-sex education class to talent show, and long (and beautifully lit) romantic motorcycle rides to a slightly incongruous luau ending. Now, this concert of the songs from the much loved and even more maligned 1982 cult musical will come to the West End for one night only, featuring the hit songs Who’s That Guy?, Score Tonight, Cool Rider (which will be sung precariously atop a step ladder without the aid of wires for safety), Girl for all Seasons and the haunting melody of Rock-a-Hula Luau (Summer Is Coming).
Celebrating the infamous styles, moves and wheels of the greatest high school of all time, Cool Rider will pay homage to the film’s sheer brilliance (and shortcomings) with many surprises along the way. So grab your jackets, book your tickets, hide those hickeys and head to the Lyric Theatre!
Further casting to be announced.