Following a sold-out eight-week run at Curve Theatre in Leicester, iconic musical Grease will tour the UK and Ireland in 2019, stopping off at Leeds Grand Theatre from Wednesday 19th June to Saturday 20th July.
The first new production in 25 years is directed by Nikolai Foster, choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Arlene Phillips and is set to star Peter Andre as Teen Angel (played by Frankie Avalon in the 1978 film) at certain performances.
Peter Andre is known for his successful music and television career and became the sixth highest selling artist in the UK in the 1990s with hits such as Mysterious Girl, Flava and I Feel You. He had numerous number one hit singles, two number one albums and has toured all over the world, collecting a multitude of national and international awards. Peter’s many TV shows and appearances, include his reality show Peter Andre: My Life, 60 Minute Makeover and the third series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here in 2004.
Director Nikolai Foster said: “We are looking forward to working alongside Jim Jacobs, Colin Ingram and Arlene Philips on the return of our critically acclaimed, Made at Curve production of Grease. Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s musical is an electrifying celebration of the birth of cool and teenage culture. It provides a gripping snapshot of a country on the cusp of social change, all set to one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll scores ever written. Curve audiences love Grease and we are immensely proud to be sharing our production with audiences across the UK.”
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.
Grease is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Wednesday 19th June to Saturday 20th July 2019. Tickets are on sale to Leeds Grand Theatre Priority Members from 10am on Friday 14th September 2018 priced from £19. General On Sale 10am on Friday 21st September 2018.
Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700