Jersey Boys – the multi-award-winning story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – sets out on a new UK tour in November with dates that include Liverpool Empire (January 26-February 5); Bradford Alhambra (March 8-19); Venue Cymru, Llandudno (May 31-June 11); Leeds Grand (July 26-August 6); Blackpool Opera House (August 16-27) and Manchester Opera House (October 18-29).
Stars of previous tours Michael Pickering and Lewis Griffiths return as Frankie Valli and Nick Massi, with Blair Gibson as Bob Gaudio and Dalton Wood as Tommy DeVito.
The show goes behind the music: while their harmonies were perfect onstage, off-stage it was a very different story – one that has helped to make this re-telling so successful. But mostly the music is the thing, and this show is packed with the group's hits – including Beggin’, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, December, 1963 (Oh What a Night), Big Girls Don’t Cry, My Eyes Adored You, Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got), Bye Bye Baby, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back to You, Fallen Angel, Rag Doll and Who Loves You.
Winner of Tony, Olivier and Australia’s Helpmann Awards for best new musical, the show has won a total of 65 major trophies around the world and been seen by over 27 million people.
Jersey Boys originally opened in New York in November 2005 and, by the time it closed in January 2017, was the twelfth longest-running show in Broadway history.
The musical ran in London for nine years from March 2008, and at the time was the sixth-longest musical running in the West End. There have been two previous record-breaking UK and Ireland tours, from 2014-2016 and 2017-2019.