Piccadilly Theatre, London
Jersey Boys - Piccadilly Theatre, London
Age Restriction: 12
Important Information: Recommended for 12+ due to strong language. Children under 5 years and babes in arms will strictly not be admitted.
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A journey to the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End means stepping back in time to witness the career of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons in the 1950s and 1960s. It will be a compelling ride, one that will see audiences witnessing the highs and lows of a band that managed to score a Top 100 Billboard hit in every decade from the 1950s to 1990s, with songs that included Sherry and Big Girls Don’t Cry.
The show is Jersey Boys, a West End Smash hit that continues to bring in huge crowds after opening at the Prince Edward Theatre in February 2008, a location that it called its home until March 2014 upon its transfer to the Piccadilly Theatre.
The story of Jersey Boys is penned by the team of Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, taking The Audience on a trip down memory lane as they revisit some classic songs of the past decades, appealing to fans of The Four Seasons and newcomers alike.
The band named themselves after a bowling alley in New Jersey, with Franki Vallie beginning his career as a solo artist before teaming up with Tommy DeVito to lay the foundations of a group that was span many years. Once they were joined by Bob Gaudio and Nick Massi there was no looking back.
There was no plain sailing for The Four Seasons and whilst they had numerous successes, their lows were often devastating. However, their career began with a memorable high, with the release of their first single Bermuda/Spanish Lace in the early 1960s. It was a huge success and they were soon snatched up by a record label, eager to nurture the band and see what other tricks they had up their sleeves. The results were further songs that would stand the test of time, including their signature track Sherry, cementing their status at the top. But this good fortune would be short lived and eventually they would have to find a new home before releasing further well known songs in the 1970s.
The Four Seasons would release many more hits, many of which make it into Jersey Boys, such as Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got), December, 1963 (Oh What A Night), My Eyes Adored You and Walk Like A Man, among others.
The current West End production has the seal of approval from Jersey Boy himself Bob Gaudio, with critics and audiences agreeing that it is a force to be reckoned with. One thing is for certain, it will continue to wow audiences for some time to come.
Show & Venue InformationPiccadilly Theatre
16 Denman Street
Friday, 02 January 2015
Saturday, 25 March 2017
2h 30 minutes incl. interval.