Peter Andre will star in the 2020 UK tour of the first new production in 25 years of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE (at certain venues).
As well as reprising the role of Teen Angel, Peter Andre will also play Vince Fontaine and the Sergeant, joining the previously announced Dan Partridge as Danny Zuko. Further casting to be announced including who will be playing the role of Teen Angel, Vince Fontaine and the Sergeant when Peter Andre is not performing.
Peter Andre is currently scheduled to perform at certain performances in Northampton, Eastbourne, Liverpool, Nottingham, Manchester, Canterbury, Norwich, Blackpool, Dartford, Wolverhampton, Aylesbury, Ipswich and Stoke. Customers are advised to check their local websites for specific dates.
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 beloved songs, including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted To You and You’re The One That I Want.
22 – 30 May Royal & Derngate Northampton
1 – 6 June Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
8 – 13 June New Victoria Theatre, Woking
22 – 27 June Wycombe Swan
29 June – 4 July Liverpool Empire
6 – 11 July Theatre Royal, Nottingham
20 July – 1 August Palace Theatre Manchester
10 – 16 August The Marlowe, Canterbury
17 – 22 August Theatre Royal Norwich
24 – 29 August Theatre Royal Plymouth
31 August – 5 September Blackpool Opera House
8 – 13 September Darlington Hippodrome
15 – 19 September Belgrade Theatre Coventry
21 – 26 September Grand Opera House York
29 September – 3 October The Sands Centre, Carlisle
5 – 10 October The Orchard Theatre, Dartford
12 – 17 October Rhyl Pavilion
20 – 24 October Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
26 – 31 October Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
2 – 7 November Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
17 – 21 November Ipswich Regent Theatre
23 – 28 November Stoke Regent Theatre
Photo: Manuel Harlan