Book Jersey Boys Theatre Breaks to see the legendary story of a group of working class boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest pop music phenomenons of all time – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
Jersey Boys follows the rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom and is the perfect highlight to a London weekend break.
Jersey Boys features all the classic hits: “SHERRY”, “BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY”, “CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU”,“BYE BYE BABY (BABY, GOODBYE)”, WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU”, WALK LIKE A MAN”, DECEMBER 1963 (OH WHAT A NIGHT)” and more.
Over the past twenty years there have been a lot of tribute shows, so when you hear about a show telling the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons that is what we all expected. But this is not a tribute show although no tribute show could do a better job of re-creating the sound of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
This is owed, in part, to the honestly interesting and action-packed life of the four Jersey Boys – both before, during and after their heyday – although, thanks to their music, that has never truly passed. PLUS it is also a story that not many people know, making it a rare thing indeed in the West End – a show you come out of knowing more than when you went in!
Of course, Jersey Boys’ music speaks for itself. And the quality of the performances from the four guys – especially Ryan Molloy, playing Frankie, is outstanding (and praise too to Jon Lee who who plays the lead role at certain performances)- but I guess no more than you would expect from a smash-hit musical on the West End stage!
Genre: Musical – Show Songs: Jersey Boys Playlist
Theatre: Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton Street, W1D 4HS, London
Evenings: Mon- Sat 7.30pm
Matinees: Tues & Sat 2.30pm
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
Soho has so much going on that it doesn’t really have a lot of room for hotels! But around it there is quite a choice – from the 5 star Le Merdien and Courthouse hotels (even the Ritz is only a 10 minute stroll away) to the three star St Giles with its excellent fitness facilities.
May 2012 Update: Theatre breaks for Jersey Boys with accommodation at Thistle hotels are now not generally available. We are however now able to offer all Hilton’s London hotels. These are in addition to the Radisson Edwardian Hotels of which the Raddisson Edwardian Mercer Street hotel is a great base for a Jersey Boys Theatre Break as it is just the other side of Cambrixdge Circus. The Radisson Edwardian Leicester Square is not far either and up by the British museum there is the Bloomsbury Street and Kenilworth Hotels: so lots of choice within 10 minutes walk.
With Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road Tube stations up and down Charing Cross Road respectively access to the Prince Edward Theatre is easy from almost anywhere in London.
Coming from Czech Republic had not really heard of Frankie Valli & Four Seasons and first of all I didn't recognise any of the songs, but after they sang "Sherry", "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Walk Like A Man" I realsied I knew most of their hits.
Jon Lee who played Frankie Valli had an amazing voice. I was so in love with him by the end of the show!
Well deserved standing ovation for the whole cast and a good bop with last number.
Highly recommend it!
Still on a bit of a high from last night after seeing Jersey Boys again - this time with ex-S Club 7 member Jon Lee in leading role of Frankie Valli and this morning learned that the actual Mr Valli himself was sitting in the audience watching. How cool is that?
How good a singer do you have to be to do that role 4 or 5 times a week? No wonder the actors need to have rests which is why they have 2 able to take on the role. I've seen Ryan Malloy and now Jon Lee - they are both brilliant. Their voices are amazing.
Even though I've seen it before, I was still surprised at how many hits The Four Seasons had. The songwriter - Bob Gaudio - is a genius!
Can't recommend this show highly enough to you - probably not for younger kids as the language is some times a little on the adult side, but for 11 yrs + there are no words used that they haven't heard in the playground already!
This was the second time we have seen this wonderful show!The acting is superb and the songs are a knock-out.just shut your eyes and IT IS the Jersey Boys re-incarnated.What an uplifting exciting experience.Those in the audience that knew the lyrics joined in and by the time came for the last song everyone was raring to go and got up singing ,clapping and moving to the music.I shall definitely be going again and again!A real feel good factor!!!!