UK Tour Of Grease Coming To The Empire

FORMER Eastenders actress Louisa Lytton will be playing Rizzo in the UK tour of the hit 70s musical, Grease, joining the previously announced Tom Parker (The Wanted) who plays Danny and Darren Day in the role of Teen Angel. Grease comes to the Liverpool Empire Theatre from Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th April 2017. Louisa trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and secured her first professional role as the innocent schoolgirl Ruby Allen in EastEnders. Following this Louisa joined The Bill, playing the inexperienced and shy police officer Beth Green. She has since enjoyed a host of varied roles, from parts in the internationally successful American Pie franchise, to the British Shakespeare Company’s productions of both A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing. Most recently she has appeared in the new prime-time ITV comedy drama The Edge of Heaven, filmed a thriller due to be released in Oct 2017 called Fractured, appeared in the Canadian period drama Murdoch Mysteries and starred in the touring production of Swap!. Aside from acting, Louisa reached the quarter-finals in the fourth series of Strictly Come Dancing, and subsequently toured the country as part of the sold-out Strictly Come Dancing arena tour. She also represented the UK in the 2008 Eurovision Dance Contest. Louisa recently took park in Channel 4’s The Jump. Voted the “No 1 Greatest Musical”*, Grease has proved that a musical love story, bursting with denim, cheerleaders, slick hairstyles, rock’n’roll, 1950’s pop culture and an irresistible mix of teenage angst and young romance is timeless and universal. This award-winning production originally opened in the West End in 1993 where it enjoyed a hugely successful run of 6 years at the Dominion and Cambridge Theatres.  The show has since toured throughout the world playing to sell-out audiences and breaking box office records everywhere, having been seen by over 12 million people in the UK alone. Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, directed by David Gilmore (Daisy Pulls It Off, Happy Days, Song & Dance, Footloose) and choreographed by Arlene Phillips (Starlight Express, Saturday Night Fever, Flashdance The Musical & BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing), designed by Terry Parsons, with costumes by Andreane Neofitou. Grease is presented by Paul Nicholas and David Ian. Further casting for the UK tour is to be announced. For more information, visit www.greasethemusical.co.uk Performance Information: Grease Liverpool Empire Theatre Monday 3rd – Saturday 8th April 2017 Mon – Thu evenings 7.30pm, Friday 5.30pm & 8.30pm, Sat 5.00pm & 8.00pm Tickets from £12 Empire Theatre Box Office ¦ 0844 871 3017 ¦ atgtickets.com/Liverpool (Fees may apply to online/phone bookings. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge)