Peter Andre has played both Teen Angel and radio announcer Vince Fontaine in regional productions of Grease in the past, but the singer will now make his West End debut when he returns as Vince Fontaine in certain performances in a new production of the musical at the Dominion Theatre.
Pete said: “I’m beyond excited to be making my West End debut playing Vince Fontaine in Grease at the beautiful Dominion Theatre. Grease is such an iconic musical and we can guarantee audiences will have the most wonderful evening listening to songs we all know and love. We can’t wait to see you there!”
Previews begin on May 3, 2022, with the show officially opening on May 17, 2022.
The new production of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s classic musical is directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips.
The cast also includes Dan Partridge as Danny and Olivia Moore as Sandy, while Jocasta Almgill plays Rizzo and Paul French plays Kenickie.
Rounding out the main performers are Mary Moore (Jan), Jake Reynolds (Doody), Lizzy-Rose Esin-Kelly (Marty), Damon Gould (Sonny), Eloise Davies (Frenchie), Jessica Croll (Patty Simcox), Katie Lee (Cha Cha), Ronan Burns (Johnny Casino) and Corinna Powlesland (Miss Lynch).
Darren Bennett will play Officer Mailie, and at the performances where Peter Andre is unavailable, will also double up as Vince Fontaine.
Vince Fontaine was first played by Mike O’Connor in the original Chicago production of Grease, while Edd Byrnes took on the role in the hit 1978 movie.