Star Studded Cast Bring Grease To Wolverhampton

Grease is the word as the hit 70s musical returns in 2017 for a UK tour, coming to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Monday 27 November.

With a host of star names on board, Tom Parker (The Wanted) makes his musical theatre debut playing Danny Zuko. Danielle Hope (Wizard of Oz, Les Miserables) takes the role of Sandy, and Eastenders star, Louisa Lytton, plays Rizzo.

Grease opened on Broadway in 1972 and spawned a smash hit movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. It was voted the number 1 greatest musical of all time by Channel 4 having seduced the hearts of millions with an unforgettable soundtrack including You’re The One That I WantSummer NightsGreased Lightnin’ and many more.

This award-winning production originally opened in the West End in 1993 where it enjoyed a hugely successful run of 6 years at the Dominion and Cambridge Theatres. The show has since toured throughout the world playing to sell-out audiences and breaking box office records everywhere, having been seen by over 12 million people in the UK alone.

Parker has amassed worldwide success with his band The Wanted, achieving two UK number 1s and 9 top 10 singles as well as 4 Billboard 100 singles, with Glad You Came placing in the top 5 and selling over 900,000 records. The band have had three platinum albums, two sold out arena tours, and 3 million singles sold in America. Tom is also a winner of BBC Radio 1’s Teen Choice Award and US People’s Choice Award with The Wanted.

Hope made her professional debut as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium, after capturing the hearts of the country and winning the BBC's smash hit Over The Rainbow having competed against over 9,000 girls. She went on to star as Eponine in the West End production of Les Miserables (Queen's Theatre) - a role to which she most recently returned, Cathy in The Last Five Years (Greenwich Theatre & Warren Theatre, Brighton), Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (National Tour) and Maria Rainer in The Sound of Music (National Tour).

Lytton trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and secured her first professional role as the innocent schoolgirl Ruby Allen in EastEnders. Following this Louisa joined The Bill, playing the inexperienced police officer Beth Green. She has since enjoyed a host of varied roles, from parts in the internationally successful American Pie franchise, to the British Shakespeare Company's productions of both A Midsummer Night's Dream and Much Ado About Nothing.

Tickets will be on sale to Friends Of The Grand from 11am on Monday 12th December and general sales open 11am Friday 16th December 2016. Grease plays at Wolverhampton Grand between Monday 27th November and Saturday 2nd December 2017


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