Pan and Tink join Rydell High

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Peter Pan to play Doody, Tink as Rizzo, in UK tour of Grease

Kieran Lynch and Rebecca Stenhouse, who starred as Peter Pan and Tink in the 2023/24 panto at the Festival theatre, have been announced as Doody and Rizzo in the UK tour of Grease, coming to the Playhouse in June 2024, with tickets already on sale here.

The two Edinburgh-born actors are joined by Adam Davidson, who also hails from Edinburgh, as Johnny Casino. They are part of a 24-strong cast for the production which is also playing the King’s Theatre, Glasgow in June (tickets) and His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen in July (tickets). The tour opens in Bromley, this April.

Headshots for the Grease cast.

“Better start learning the guitar!” quipped Lynch, announcing the news to his followers on Social Media. His character, Doody, is the youngest of the Burger Palace Boys and dreams of being a rock’n’roll star. He shows off his prowess with the song Those Magic Changes.

Rebecca Stenhouse, who studied at Edinburgh’s MGA Academy and was recently on the UK tour of Legally Blonde, will play Betty Rizzo, the cynical leader of the Pink Ladies who refuses to show her feelings, as she tells Sandy in There Are Worse Things I Could Do.

The final Edinburgh-born actor on the tour is Adam Davidson, who has recently been in Mary Poppins in the West End. He will be playing Johnny Casino, the lead singer of The Gamblers, who play at the Rydell High dance, opening Act II with Shakin’ at the High School Hop.

whirlwind summer romance

This UK tour of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s iconic musical is directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips. It has been seen by over half a million people in its time at the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End.

The show follows leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy who are unexpectedly reunited after a whirlwind summer romance when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more?

The remaining headshots for the Grease cast.

The two main principal roles are taken by Marley Fenton as greaser and leader of the Burger Boys, Danny, with Hope Dawe as the innocent Sandy.

The remaining Burger Boys will be played by George Michaelides (Kenickie), Lewis Day (Roger) and Sario Solomon (Sonny). The remaining Pink Ladies will be played by Alicia Belgarde as Frenchy, Emerald B as Jan and India Chadwick as Marty.

Additional casting includes Jayd’n Tyrone as Eugene, Phoebe Roberts as Patty Simcox, Dominique Planter as Miss Lynch, Joe Gash as Vince Fontaine and Teen Angel and Deena Kapadia as Cha Cha.

They are joined by Zera Aitken, Dylan Gordon-Jones, Sergi Ibanez, Thomas Inge, Lauren Hampton, Imogen Malone, Ben Middleton and Carly Miles in the ensemble. The Grease company recently performed on the National Lottery’s Big Night of Musicals on BBC One, closing the show with a megamix of hits from the show.

Listings

Grease
Glasgow King’s Theatre, 297 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JN
Mon 17 – Sat 22 June 2024
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat matinees: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA.
Tue 25 – Sat 29 June 2024
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat matinees: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL
Tue 2 – Sat 6 July 2024
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat matinees: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

The National Lottery’s Big Night of Musicals 2024.
Available on iPlayer here: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer until January 26 2025.

Rebecca Stenhouse and Kieran Lynch with Robyn Whyte (left) as Wendy and Jordan Young (right) as Smee in Peter Pan. Pic: Douglas Robertson.

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