Jersey Boys may be currently celebrating its sixth year in the West End, but fans of the production will be pleased to know that the best selling musical has now extended its run until October 2015. The production tells the story of Frankie Valli, the legendary singer in the band The Four Seasons, and how they became one of the most successful groups in the world of pop music. Anyone visiting London between now and October 2015, should look into buying tickets for this amazing production.
What to Expect
Jersey Boys is a show that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Even if you’re not aware of the popular 60’s band, the production will walk you through the story of how they were formed, and you will leave the theatre imagining you lived through the times. With popular songs like Rag Doll, Walk Like a Man, and Big Girls Don’t Cry, even younger members of the family may recognise a song or two.
Unlike many other bands from the 60’s, The Four Seasons were one of the few bands to break through into the British music scene. They didn’t enter into the rock and roll genre like many bands at the time, such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, instead they remained true to their routes and sang pop songs that made sense to the working class at the time.
The cast includes big stars such as Matt Nalton, Jon Boydon, and Edd Post, and is directed by the amazing Des McAnuff.
How to Get There
Jersey Boys started its run at the Prince Edward Theatre in 2008, however in March 2014 the production moved to the Piccadilly Theatre. Located on Denman Street, the theatre is easy to reach whether you travel by car or taxi, or public transport. The easiest way to reach the theatre is via the Underground – the nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus, which is located on the Piccadilly line. Alternatively, if you would prefer to take a bus, look out for the numbers 24, 29 and 176. If driving, the nearest car park is on Brewer Street, and a four hour ticket costs £26.00.
Tickets for Jersey Boys can be booked in person or online. If you are travelling to London for the production, check out the Theatre Breaks website for hotel and ticket deals. Performances are held from Tuesday – Saturday at 3pm and 7.30pm, and on Sunday at 5pm. Tickets vary in price depending on where you sit, and the time of the show you attend. Discounts are not available for children or concessions, however theatre breaks consisting of a hotel and theatre tickets are cheaper during the week (Tues-Thurs) than at weekends.
Because the show contains some strong language; parental guidance is advised and the producers recommend Jersey Boys for ages 12 and over.
Jersey Boys is a fantastic theatre production that has received rave reviews since it was released, which is one of the reasons why its run has been extended by another year. If you are planning a trip to London, take the time to go to a West End show like this one. You certainly won’t be disappointed!