SUMMER Nights have never been such a blast as the first new production in 25 years of Grease rock ‘n’ rolls in to Leeds.

The Grand Theatre is hosting the new version following its highly-acclaimed, sold-out eight-week run at Curve Theatre in Leicester.

This is the first new production of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s iconic musical Grease, choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Arlene Phillips.

The role of Teen Angel, played by Frankie Avalon in the 1978 film, is shared by Peter Andre and Ore Oduba.

Leading players are Dan Partridge as Danny, Martha Kirby as Sandy, Louis Gaunt as Kenickie and Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky as Rizzo.

Director Nikolai Foster said: “Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s musical is an electrifying celebration of the birth of cool and teenage culture. It provides a gripping snapshot of a country on the cusp of social change, all set to one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll scores ever written.

“This cast are going to blow audiences’ minds with their edge, life-force and sheer exuberance. Just as the 1950s kids who heralded the birth of the teenage movement, these talented young people will breathe new life into this terrific musical.”

The 1978 film adaptation starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John is the fourth highest-grossing live action musical of all time and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018.

The musical features beloved songs, including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted To You and You’re The One That I Want.

Choreographer Arlene Philips said: “This production is going to be edgy, vibrant and certainly takes a new look at this very exciting musical.”

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