Robin Cousins cast as Teen Angel in Grease from 29 March
Skating star Robin Cousins, joins the cast of Grease as ‘Teen Angel’ for a limited season from 29 March to 19 June 2010 at the Piccadilly Theatre. (Toby Anstis currently plays Teen Angel to 20 March)
Robin Cousins won the World Free Skating Championship Gold medal for three consecutive years from 1978 and rose to the top in 1980, winning World Championship Silver and capping his amateur career with the European Championship and Olympic Gold medals. His theatre credits include Cats, and The Rocky Horror Show (in the West End). He is currently commentating for the BBC on figure skating at the Winter Olympics 2010. After this, Robin will return to the ice panel of ITV1’s show Dancing on Ice where he will reside as head judge for the series before joining the cast of Grease on 29 March.
Robin says: “I am very excited to return to the West End and in such a fun and vibrant show as 'Grease'. I am really looking forward to playing 'Teen Angel' and joining this young and energetic cast.”
Grease currently features Noel Sullivan as Danny & Siobhan Dillon as Sandy.
Grease, opened at the Piccadilly Theatre on 8 Aug 2007, following previews from 25 July 2007, and is currently taking bookings to 4 Sep 2010. Grease is now the longest running show at the Piccadilly Theatre, having reached this point on 20 June 2009 (after 800 performances).
It 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.