Stars share a milkshake at Oxford diner
"Maxwell’s, in Queen Street, opened in 1975 and has been serving it’s American style menu to crowds of people ever since."
Tom Parker and Danielle Hope, who play Danny and Sandy in Grease, which is at the New Theatre Oxford until Saturday 1st April, channelled their inner 1950s teenager when they visited Maxwell’s.
Tom, who is best known as a member of The Wanted, said the audiences in Oxford had made the cast feel incredibly welcome.
“This is my first time doing theatre and I feel like everywhere we go I am learning something new,” he said.
“With a pop audience they come to see you as a member of the group, whereas with a show like this, people come to see the production and the whole cast. It’s a new experience and I’m really enjoying playing the role of Danny.
“Oxford is a beautiful city and we’re all enjoying performing at the New Theatre.”
Since opening on Broadway in 1972 and the smash hit movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, Grease’s place has been firmly established in the cultural hall of fame, having seduced the hearts of millions with its back-to-back sizzling tunes such as ‘Summer Nights’ and ‘You’re The One That I Want’.
Over The Rainbow winner Danielle, who has previously played the leads in The Wizard Of Oz and The Sound Of Music, said she was thrilled to be in the city of dreaming spires.
“I love being here in Oxford as I’m a massive Harry Potter fan. I’ve never been here on tour before so it’s great to come to the city and get a chance to explore,” she said.
Maxwell’s, in Queen Street, opened in 1975 and has been serving it’s American style menu to crowds of people ever since.
Altin Klejemdi, manager, said: “It has been nice to have them in the restaurant. We were excited when we heard they were coming.
“Lots of customers have been in saying they were going to see the show after their meal, it seems to be really popular.”