Jason Donovan makes his West End return in the highly anticipated Grease revival - playing at the Dominion Theatre this summer! Starring as the Teen Angel, he'll be joining fellow Aussie hunk Peter Andre who'll be playing Vince Fontaine.
No stranger to the UK stage, Donovan has been steadily working in musical theatre for the past three decades, starring in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Priscilla Queen of the Desert among many others. We think his cheeky smile and crooning chops will be perfect for the Teen Angel!
What is the story?
Teen romance never looked so cool! It's the mid-50s and chasing girls, cars, and leather jackets are the order of the day as high school senior Danny Zuko and pals (The T-birds), prepare to take on their final year of lessons. But Danny's carefree plans are scuppered by the appearance of innocent new girl Sandy - the very same girl he was romancing all summer. Poor Sandy's squeaky clean image won't fly with the T-Birds, so Danny cruelly ignores her. But don't worry for Sandra-Dee, because the ultra-cool Pink Ladies come to the rescue! When these popular girls take Sandy under their wing, so begins a transformation that has Danny in a spin. Throw in the odd underage pregnancy storyline, a Beauty School dropout, and a televised dance competition and you've got the iconic hormonal chaos that is Grease!