The new production directed by Nikolai Foster will open at Leeds Grand Theatre from 19th June – 20th July before embarking on a UK tour.
This first new production of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s musical in twenty five years is set to star Peter Andre as Teen Angel at certain performances in Leeds, Southend, Sunderland, Birmingham, Leicester, Dublin, Oxford and Bromley.
The UK tour dates for the production are as follows: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend from 23 – 27 July, Sunderland Empire from 30 July – 3 August, Birmingham Hippodrome from 13 – 24 August King’s Theatre, Glasgow from 27 – 31 August, Curve, Leicester from 3 – 14 September, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin from 17 – 28 September, New Theatre, Oxford from 1 – 5 October and Churchill Theatre, Bromley from 8 – 12 October.
The production is directed by Nikolai Foster, whose recent credits include An Officer and a Gentleman – The Musical, Scrooge, Sunset Boulevard (also UK tour), , Legally Blonde (also Opera Garnier, Monaco & Daegu Opera Festival, South Korea) and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Peter Andre is best known for his musical career, having been the sixth highest selling artist in the UK in the 1990s with hits such as Mysterious Girl, Flava and I Feel You. His numerous television 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.
This new production of Grease is set to feature choreography by Arlene Philips with designs by Colin Richmond, orchestrations and musical supervision by Sarah Travis, lighting design by Guy Hoare and sound design by Sebastian Frost.
For more information about the production visit: http://greasethemusicalontour.com/