PREVIEW – Grease, Newcastle Theatre Royal

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PREPARE to dust off your leather jacket and take a trip back to the flirty 50s for the West End spectacular Grease.

Starring Mary Byrne and Russell Grant who alternately play Teen Angel, the show will roll into Newcastle Theatre Royal next month.

Following its electrifyin’ four year London run, and back again on tour, it’s visiting Newcastle with celebrity guests Mary and Russell in support of West End stars Danny Bayne (Danny) and Carina Gillespie (Sandy).

Mary Byrne rocketed to fame in 2010 after becoming a finalist in the seventh series of the X Factor.

Following her elimination in the semi-final, she signed a record deal with Sony Music Ireland and her debut single was released in 2011.

It spent two weeks at the number one spot and has since spent eight weeks in the top five of the Irish music charts.

Russell Grant found international fame through becoming the Astrologer Royal but before Her Majesty, the late Queen Mother patronised him he had a successful career in theatre, television and film.

He captured the attention of the nation as an unlikely contender in the BBC’s 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing and has just completed a season as The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production at the London Palladium.

Grease the musical features all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted to You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more.

Tickets are £12-£36.50 and can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 112 121 or book online at www.theatreroyal.co.uk