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 John Lloyd Young, playing Frankie, who has come over from playing the role in the States, is outstanding – but I guess no more than you would expect from a smash-hit musical on the West End stage!
Jersey Boys has extended booking at the Piccadilly to March 2015, with Michael Watson taking over as Frankie Valli.
Theatre: Piccadilly Theatre, Denman Street, W1D 4HS, London
Evenings: Monday- Saturday 19.30pm
Matinees: Tuesday & Saturday 14.30pm
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
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 nearby- from the 5 star Le Merdien and Courthouse hotels (even the Ritz is only a 5 minute stroll away) to the three star St Giles with its excellent fitness facilities.
Other nearby Hotels include the Thistle Piccadilly, the Le Meridien and the Radisson Blu Edwardian Leicester Square.
For pre theatre meals check out the Italian just three doors down but Jamie’s Italian has opened just opposite or if you fancy a steak MASH should be your destination.
Just a short note to say thanks for the recommendation of Jersey Boys at the Prince Edwards Theatre. We finally went to see it on Saturday 1st March, before it moves to a new theatre. Amazing time was had, singing was very good.
Now looking forward to see Lion King in the Summer.
Keep up the good work.
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!