Tom Parker, Danielle Hope, Louisa Lytton and Darren Day to star in GREASE UK Tour

Grease is the word! The hit 70s musical returns in 2017 for a UK tour, opening in Manchester on 10 March 2017. Casting for the tour includes Tom Parker (The Wanted) who makes his musical theatre debut playing Danny Zuko, Danielle Hope (Over the Rainbow winner) who plays Sandy, Louisa Lytton (Strictly Come Dancing, EastEnders) who plays Rizzo and Darren Day* (Celebrity Big Brother) who returns to Grease to play Teen Angel seventeen years after playing Danny in the West End.

Since opening on Broadway in 1972 and the smash hit movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Netown-John, Grease’s place has been firmly established in the cultural Hall of Fame, having seduced the hearts of millions with its back-to-back sizzling tunes. It’s the original high-school musical featuring everyone’s favourite characters – Sandy, Danny, the groovy T Birds, the sassy Pink Ladies and the whole gang at Rydell High – and all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted to You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more.

Voted the “No 1 Greatest Musical”**, Grease has proved that a musical love story, bursting with denim, cheerleaders, slick hairstyles, rock’n’roll, 1950’s pop culture and an irresistible mix of teenage angst and young romance is timeless and universal. Grease is the ultimate feel-good, pick-me-up musical – an electrifying extravaganza, packed with fun, energy and vibrant physicality. The show is guaranteed to thrill audiences and leave everyone hand-jiving the night away with “A-wop-bop-a-loo- bop, a wop-bam-boom!”

This award-winning production originally opened in the West End in 1993 where it enjoyed a hugely successful run of 6 years at the Dominion and Cambridge Theatres. The show has since toured throughout the world playing to sell-out audiences and breaking box office records everywhere, having been seen by over 12 million people in the UK alone.

TOUR DETAILS

Palace Theatre, Manchester
10 March – 25 March 2017
Website: www.atgtickets.com

New Theatre, Oxford
28 March – 1 April 2017
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Liverpool Empire, Liverpool
3 April – 8 April 2017
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Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea
11 April – 15 April 2017
Website: www.southendtheatres.org.uk

New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon
24 April – 29 April 2017
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Sunderland Empire, Sunderland
1 May – 6 May 2017
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King’s Theatre, Glasgow
9 May – 20 May 2017
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Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
22 May – 27 May 2017
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Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham
29 May – 3 June 2017
Website: www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol
5 June – 10 June 2017
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Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
27 June – 8 July 2017
Website: www.mayflower.org.uk

New Victoria Theatre, Woking
10 July – 15 July 2017
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Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
17 July – 29 July 2017
Website: www.wmc.org.uk

Bord Gáis Energey Theatre, Dublin
1 August – 12 August 2017
Website: www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

Venue Cymru, Llandudno
14 August – 19 August 2017
Website: www.venuecymru.co.uk

Princess Theatre, Torquay
21 August – 26 August 2017
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Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes
28 August – 2 September 2017
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Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh
11 September – 16 September 2017
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Regent Theatre, Ipswich
2 October – 7 October 2017
Website: www.apps.ipswich.gov.uk

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
13 November – 18 November 2017
Website: www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

Further tour dates to be announced.

*Darren will be playing all venues up until 29 April 2017.

** (100 Greatest Musicals, Channel 4)

Photo: Paul Coltas