Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s Grease will return to the West End's Dominion Theatre with slicked hair and poodle skirts June 2. Again directed by Nikolai Foster with choreography by Arlene Phillips, performances are slated through October 28.
Singer-songwriter and TV presenter Louise Redknapp will star as Teen Angel through July 29, joined by returning members of the 2022 cast: Dan Partridge as Danny, Olivia Moore as Sandy, and Jocasta Almgill as Rizzo. Further casting will be announced at a later date.
Redknapp made her West End debut in 2019 as Violet Newstead in 9 to 5 The Musical. She reprised the role when the production went on tour in 2021 and 2022.
This production will feature designs by Colin Richmond, orchestrations and musical supervision by Sarah Travis, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall and Richard Brooker, video and projection design by Douglas O’Connell, and casting by David Grindrod.
Last year's production at the Dominion Theatre was the theatre's most successful summer run since We Will Rock You. Following the passing of Olivia Newton-John last August, all remaining performances were dedicated to her memory. Dominion also dedicates this year's production to the late actor who starred in the 1978 film adaptation.
Grease opened on Broadway in 1972 and received seven Tony nominations including Best Musical. The score includes such classics as "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightnin’," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," and "You’re The One That I Want."
The musical was first performed at the Dominion Theatre in 1993.