Pop star, presenter and actress Louise Redknapp is set to play Teen Angel in the forthcoming production of Grease at the Dominion Theatre in London.
Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s iconic musical is back at the Dominion Theatre from 2 June, booking to 28 October 2023.
The cast will also see the return of Dan Partridge as Danny, Olivia Moore as Sandy and Jocasta Almgill as Rizzo, with further casting to be announced.
The show is directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Dame Arlene Phillips. Designs are by Colin Richmond, with orchestrations and musical supervision by Sarah Travis, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall and Richard Brooker, video and projection design by Douglas O’Connell and casting by David Grindrod CDG.
Louise Redknapp will star in the show from 2 June until 29 July 2023, excluding Mondays. She rose to fame in girl band Eternal before embarking on a successful solo career. Louise made her West End debut in 2019 as the lead role of Violet Newstead in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical at The Savoy Theatre and on tour.
Louise said in a press statement: “As the biggest fan of Grease growing up I was thrilled to be asked to join the cast in the role of Teen Angel. Traditionally seen as a male role, I’m excited to be given the opportunity to shake it up and play it from a new perspective under the direction of Nikolai Foster.”
Grease was a hit last year in the West End, seen by over half a million people and becoming the Dominion’s most successful summer run since We Will Rock You. Both Jason Donovan and Peter Andre starred in the show at various points in its run.
The show recently scooped 4 WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival, Best Choreography for Arlene Phillips and Best Supporting Performer in a Musical for original cast members Jocasta Almgill and Paul French.
The musical features hit songs including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted To You and You’re The One That I Want.
The 1978 film adaptation starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is the fourth highest-grossing live action musical of all time. Olivia Newton-John died last year, and the show is dedicated to her memory.