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Siobhan Dillon will play 'Sandy' in Grease, at the Piccadilly Theatre from 25 Jan 2010 to 24 July 2010.
Joining the cast at the same time are Matthew Goodgame (Kenickie), Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (Rizzo), Lucas Rush (Roger), Hayley Gallivan (Jan), Michael Vinsen (Eugene), Susannah Allman (Patty), Kerry Winter (Miss Lynch) and Stephanie Powell (Cha Cha).
Continuing in the show are Noel Sullivan (Danny to 24 July 2010), Benjamin Ibbott (Doody), Faye Brookes (Frenchy), Bennett Andrews (Sonny), Robyn Mellor (Marty), Jason Capewell (Vince/Teen Angel).
Siobhan Dillon was discovered through BBC1’s How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?, the first series in which Andrew Lloyd Webber searched for a West End star. She was one of the final three and after finishing the programme went on to co-write and record her debut album. Siobhan subsequently landed a role in Grease and made her West End debut as ‘Patty Simcox’ in 2007. Since then she has appeared in the UK tour of Can’t Smile Without You as ‘Mandy’ and more recently has starred in the Uk tour of Cabaret in the lead role of ‘Sally Bowles’.
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. 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.