Lauren Samuels to leave Grease; New cast to join the show in its final months in London

A new cast will join Grease at the Piccadilly Theatre from 24 January 2011. The hit show, which has run for four years at the Piccadilly Theatre, will end its run on 30 April.

Carina Gillespie and Matthew Goodgame in Grease. Photo: Paul Coltas.

Carina Gillespie and Matthew Goodgame in Grease. Photo: Paul Coltas.

Replacing Over The Rainbow finalist Lauren Samuels as Sandy will be Carina Gillespie, who will make her West End debut in the part alongside Matthew Goodgame as Danny.

Carina Gillespie trained at the Liverpool Theatre School and has appeared in Buddy- The Buddy Holly Story, Bloodbath- The Musical and Jack in the Beanstalk.

Also joining the cast will be Michael Pickering, who recently starred in All The Fun of the Fair at the Garrick Theatre, as Doody, David O’Reilly as Roger, Zoe Doano as Frenchy, Matthew Russell-Jones as Eugene, Nancy Hill as Miss Lynch and Kristina MacMillan as Cha Cha.

Cast continuing in the show include Siubhan Harrison as Rizzo and Jason Capewell as Teen Angel/Vince Fontaine.

Grease is the longest running show at the Piccadilly Theatre.

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