New Production of Grease to Tour UK in 2020

Grease will tour the UK in 2020 offering a great works team night out

New production and big names

Following a highly acclaimed UK and Ireland tour in 2019, the first new production in 25 years of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE will tour the UK again in 2020, directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips.

Dan Partridge (Rum Tum Tugger in the International Tour of Cats, Link in the UK Tour of Hairspray and Pepper in Mamma Mia! in the West End) will reprise the role of Danny Zuko, with further casting to be announced.

A hit since 1971

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.

Famous film and beloved songs

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.

Producer thrilled

 Producer Colin Ingram said that he is delighted that this new production of GREASE will be returning to tour the UK in May 2020.

The production has been thrilling audiences and critics up and down the country with standing ovations every night.

This fresh take on one of the most popular musicals of all time has gone down brilliantly with the theatre going public who are loving this version.

It brings back the reality and grit from the original 1972 Broadway production, yet the characters and story chime so well with a modern audience. All the songs from the film are there, but it feels like a new GREASE for a new generation.”

Great night work out

Grease is a film, and a theatrical musical hit with memorable songs that there can’t be many people who haven’t heard and sung along to.

This makes it an obvious choice if you are looking for a night out with your work colleagues.

Grease 2020 tour

The tour will criss-cross the country from late May until the end of November 2020

Further venues to be announced.

GREASE is choreographed by Arlene Phillips, with designs by Colin Richmond, orchestrations and musical supervision by Sarah Travis, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Tom Marshall.

This new production of GREASE is produced by Colin Ingram, InTheatre Productions and Curve.

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