Full casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Grease, the first new production of the musical in 25 years.
It has been confirmed that the UK and Ireland tour of Grease will star Dan Partridge, Martha Kirby, Louis Gaunt and Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky as Danny, Sandy, Kenickie and Rizzo respectively. They join the previously announced Peter Andre playing Teen Angel at most performances.
I guess dreams do come true.
I’m going to be playing Danny Zuko in the Grease UK tour, directed by Nikolai Foster!
Some unbelievable talent in this cast, you don’t want to miss it!
It was my first ever show playing Danny when I was 12. Now for the bigger stage! https://t.co/2D089oBGvL
— Dan Partridge (@danpartridge1) April 11, 2019
Also in the cast are Jordan Abey as Doody, Kevin O’Dwyer as Chad, Ryan Anderson as Roger, Damian Buhagiar as Sonny, Eloise Davies as Frenchy, Natalie Woods as Jan, Tara Sweeting as Marty, Dale White as Eugene, Jessica Croll as Patty Simcox, Corinna Powlesland as Miss Lynch, Abigail Climer as Cha Cha, Darren Bennett as Vince Fontaine and Will Haswell as Johnny Casino. Completing the cast are Thea Bunting as Cynthia, Emily Beth Harrington as Carly, Jonathan Hermosa Lopez as Bobby, Dom Hutcheson as Mickey, Ruby May Martinwood as Sofia and Lindsay McAllister as Donna Sue.
The show’s director, Nikolai Foster, told Encore Radio, “This cast are going to blow audiences’ minds with their edge, life-force and sheer exuberance. Just as the 1950s kids who heralded the birth of the teenage movement, these talented young people will breathe new life into this terrific musical.”
Choreographer Arlene Philips added, “I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to choreograph a new production of GREASE. This new production is going to be edgy, vibrant and certainly takes a new look at this very exciting musical. The cast are incredible, many of them fresh out of college and ready to burst onto the stage.”
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For a full list of tour venues, visit the official website here.