Jason played the role of Joe Grant in this new musical in the UK Tour (2002). He was also Associate Choreographer for the tour. A thrilling new play with music and tap inspired by the life of Sammy Davis Jr ,the show received it’s world premiere as the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
The show was produced by Tiata Fahodzi Theatre Company in association with The Sammy Davis Jr Foundation, New York.
” Jason Pennycooke’s cocky smooth mover is irresistable. “The Rhythm of Life” is a show stopping bit of choreography.”- Time Out
“Sammy … is going down a storm with audiences. Each character has their own individual talent whether it is brilliant singing ability or impressive tap dancing routines. “This play has the credentials to make it to the West End.” – Newham Recorder
“Jason Pennycooke is superb as a wannabe Sammy , with his acting and singing.” – Romford Recorder
“An engaging high-spirited evening. The younger performers display lots of skill and pizazz.” – Sunday Telegraph