Tom Parker, best known for being one fifth of boyband The Wanted, is set to make his theatre debut in a UK tour of Grease.
Since the band took a hiatus, Tom has released solo music as a DJ and also competed on The Jump, in which he came third. Now, he’s taking on musical theatre after being cast in the legendary role of Danny Zuko. Further casting has yet to be announced, however, the production will be directed by David Gilmore (Happy Days, Footloose) and choreographed by former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips.
The tour will kick off in Manchester on March 10. So far, it has been announced that the tour will also visit Oxford, Liverpool, Southend-on-Sea, Birmingham, Southampton, Cardiff and Llandudno. Further dates will be announced.
10 March – 25 March 2017 – Palace Theatre, Manchester
28 March – 1 April 2017 – New Theatre, Oxford
3 April – 8 April 2017 – Liverpool Empire, Liverpool
11 April – 15 April 2017 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea
29 May – 3 June 2017 – Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham
27 June – 8 July 2017 – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
17 July – 29 July 2017 – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
14 August – 19 August 2017 – Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Grease is one of the best known and most loved musicals of all time. It’s the ultimate feel-good show, featuring iconic songs such as ‘You’re The One That I Want’, ‘Summer Nights’ and ‘Greased Lightnin”. The musical originally opened in the West End in 1993, and is based on the film made famous by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
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