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There are cast changes in Grease, at the Piccadilly Theatre. from 24 Jan 2011.
Joining the cast are: Carina Gillespie, making her West End debut as Sandy, David O’Reilly (Roger), Michael Pickering (Doody), Zoe Doano (Frenchy), Matthew Russell-Jones (Eugene), Nancy Hill (Miss Lynch), Kristina MacMillan (Cha Cha).
Other cast members who will continue in their roles include Matthew Goodgame (Danny), Jamie Capewell (Kenickie), Siubhan Harrison (Rizzo), Bennett Andrews (Sonny), Robyn Mellor (Marty), Susannah Allman (Patty), Jason Capewell (Teen Angel/Vince Fontaine) ,Kerry Winter (taking over role of Jan).
Grease opened at the Piccadilly Theatre on 8 Aug 2007, following previews from 25 July 2007 - and will close on 30 April 2011, when the show will go on a UK tour.
Grease is now the longest running show at the Piccadilly Theatre, having reached this point on 20 June 2009 (after 800 performances). It has now played over 1,400 performances and has been seen by over 1¼million theatregoers at the Piccadilly Theatre.
Grease is written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, with additional songs B Gibb, J Farrar, L St Louis & S Simon. It is directed by David Gilmore, choreography by Arlene Phillips, and produced by Paul Nicholas and David Ian by arrangement with Robert Stigwood.
Songs from the show include 'Grease (Is The Word)'; 'You're The One That I Want'; 'Greased Lightning'; 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' and 'Sandy'.
This production originally opened in the West End in 1993 (co-produced with Robert Stigwood) at the Dominion Theatre, before transferring to the Cambridge Theatre in Oct 1996 to Sep 1999. The show then continued to tour the UK and briefly returned to the Dominion Theatre for a few weeks in Oct 2001, and then had a year run at the Victoria Palace from Sep 2002. Grease finally returned to the West End in July 2007 at the Piccadilly Theatre.