Nikolai Foster’s production of Grease the musical is to embark on a second UK tour, opening at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate theatre on May 22, 2020.
Other venues on the tour include the Liverpool Empire, Nottingham’s Theatre Royal, Darlington Hippodrome and Stoke’s Regent Theatre in November. More dates are to be announced.
Dan Partridge will reprise the role of Danny Zuko, with further casting to be announced.
Producer Colin Ingram said “I am 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.”
He added: “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.”
This production of the musical originally toured in 2019 and 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.
It is produced by Colin Ingram, InTheatre Productions and Curve.