New dates as Grease revs up for 2021 tour

Published: 8 April 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Peter Andre as Teen Angel in Grease Credit: Hugo Glendinning

Producers of a new tour of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's musical Grease have rescheduled its 2021 dates which will start at Leicester’s Curve in July.

Peter Andre, who took part in the UK and Ireland tour in 2019, will appear on the 2021 tour at certain venues. He is scheduled to perform in Leicester, Plymouth, Canterbury, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Woking, Dartford, Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton, Liverpool and Cardiff.

As well as reprising the role of Teen Angel, Andre will also play Vince Fontaine.

He said, "I was so thrilled to have been returning to Grease this year as I had the most wonderful time on the last tour working with our incredible cast and creative team. I can't wait to get back out there performing with them.

Grease is joyous and will truly allow you to escape to a different time. It's a show about solidarity and it celebrates friendship, which is even more important now with how the last 12 months have been.”

Further casting will be announced later. Curve’s artistic director Nikolai Foster directs and choreographer is Arlene Phillips. Design is by Colin Richmond, orchestrations and musical supervision are by Sarah Travis, lighting design is by Ben Cracknell and sound design is by Tom Marshall.

The 2021 tour will begin at Curve on 30 and 31 July. It will continue at Theatre Royal Plymouth from 3 until 7 August, The Marlowe, Canterbury from 9 until 14 August, Theatre Royal Nottingham from 17 until 21 August, Milton Keynes Theatre from 23 until 28 August, Stoke Regent Theatre from 30 August until 4 September, New Victoria Theatre, Woking from 7 until 11 September, The Orchard Theatre, Dartford from 13 until 18 September, Bristol Hippodrome from 21 until 25 September, Edinburgh Festival Theatre from 27 September until 2 October, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield from 5 until 9 October, Manchester Opera House from 11 until 23 October, Grand Opera House, Belfast from 26 until 30 October, The Alexandra, Birmingham from 2 until 6 November, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton from 9 until 13 November, Liverpool Empire from 15 until 20 November and Wales Millennium Centre from 22 until 27 November.