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Peter Andre to star in Grease at Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham | Theatre & Comedy | Published:

Peter Andre will star in the first new production in 25 years of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s iconic musical Grease in Birmingham.

Peter Andre as Teen Angel. Picture by: Hugo Glendinning

The 46-year-old English-Australian singer, songwriter and television personality will play Teen Angel in the production coming to the Hippodrome.

He will be joined by Dan Partridge, Martha Kirby, Louis Gaunt and Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky, who will play Danny, Sandy, Kenickie and Rizzo respectively.

Full casting includes Jordan Abey as Doody, Ryan Anderson as Roger, Damian Buhagiar as Sonny, Eloise Davies as Frenchy, Natalie Woods as Jan, Tara Sweeting as Marty, Dale White as Eugene, Jessica Croll as Patty Simcox, Corinna Powlesland as Miss Lynch, Abigail Climer as Cha Cha, Darren Bennett as Vince Fontaine and Will Haswell as Johnny Casino.

Completing the cast are Thea Bunting as Cynthia, Emily Beth Harrington as Carly, Jonathan Hermosa Lopez as Bobby, Dom Hutcheson as Mickey, Ruby May Martinwood as Sofia and Lindsay McAllister as Donna Sue.

Nikolai Foster, the director of Grease, said: “This cast are going to blow audiences’ minds with their edge, life-force and sheer exuberance.

"Just as the 1950s kids who heralded the birth of the teenage movement, these talented young people will breathe new life into this terrific musical.”

Producer Colin Ingram said: “At last a new production of Grease with a cast who look and dance like they are in high school.

"It’s time to come back to one of the most popular musicals of all time with this new production with grit, energy and sass.”

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The 1978 film adaptation starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, when adjusted for inflation, is the highest-grossing live action musical of all time and celebrated its 40th anniversary last year.

The musical arrives at Birmingham Hippodrome from August 13 to 24.

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