Skating star takes to stage in Grease

Robin Cousins as the Teen Angel in Grease.
Robin Cousins as the Teen Angel in Grease.

Skating legend Robin Cousins will swap the ice rink for the stage to guest star as Teen Angel in the smash hit musical Grease for its limited one-week season in Nottingham.

The former Olympic champion and Dancing on Ice judge will leave audiences hopelessly devoted to his charms when Grease rocks into the Royal Concert Hall from April 10-14.

Following its electrifying four-year London run, and for the first time in over five years, the hit West End show began a new tour last spring.

Back by popular demand, Grease premiered at the Edinburgh Playhouse on May 6, 2011 and has since played venues throughout the UK and Ireland. Grease will continue to rock ‘n’ roll around the UK in 2012.

Danny Bayne stars as Danny with Carina Gillespie as his sweetheart Sandy, as the couple follow in the footsteps of John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, who famously played the roles in the hit 1978 movie.

Bristol-born Robin Cousins is one of Britain’s most famous and best-loved individual ice skaters. He retired from the ice rink in 2000, after 30 years on the ice and 20 years of professional skating.

During his highly successful career, Robin won the World Free Skating Championship Gold medal three times (‘78, ‘79, ‘80) and rose to the top in 1980, winning World Championship Silver and capping his amateur career with the European Championship and Olympic Gold medals. He was awarded the M.B.E. that year for his services to sport and skating, and more recently was made an Official Team GB Ambassador for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

This production originally opened in the West End in 1993 (co-produced with Robert Stigwood) where it enjoyed a fantastic run of six years. The last international tour of Grease was a phenomenal success, playing to sell-out audiences and smashing records at many venues. Since 1993 the show has been seen by audiences totalling over 12 million people in the UK alone.

Ticket prices to see Grease at the Royal Concert Hall are £12.50-£32.50. Call the box office for more details on 0115 989 5555.