The producers and creative team are delighted to announce that in addition to the smash-hit West End production currently playing to packed houses at the newly refurbished Trafalgar Theatre, a second company of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS will head out on a new tour of the UK and Ireland.
Previous tour alumni Michael Pickering and Lewis Griffiths return as Frankie Valli and Nick Massi respectively, with Blair Gibson as Bob Gaudio and Dalton Wood as Tommy DeVito. Luke Suri will play Frankie Valli at certain performances.
Also in the cast are Dougie Carter (Hank Majewski), Ryan Carter-Wilson (Swing), Emma Crossley (Mary Delgado), Jordan James (Gyp DeCarlo), Norton James (Norm Waxman), Michael Levi (Bob Crewe), Tom O’Brien (Swing), Nathan Routledge (Swing), George Salmon (Joe Pesci), Ellie Seaton (Lorraine), Daisy Steere (Francine), Amy West (Swing), and Damien Winchester (Barry Belson).
The tour will open at New Wimbledon Theatre on 24 November 2021 booking through to 1 April 2023 with several new dates added. Further dates are to be announced.
JERSEY BOYS is written by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.
Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Olivier Award-winning, true-life phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. They were just four guys from New Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect onstage, off stage it was a very different story—a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s too good to be true. The show is packed with their 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.
Recipient of Broadway’s Tony, London’s Olivier and Australia’s Helpmann Awards for Best New Musical, JERSEY BOYS is the winner of 65 major awards and has been seen by over 27 million people worldwide.
JERSEY BOYS originally opened in New York on 6 November 2005 and, by the time it closed on 15 January 2017, it was the 12th longest running show in Broadway history. It returned to New York with a new production in November 2017. The JERSEY BOYS US National Tour is still breaking house records in cities across North America.
JERSEY BOYS first ran in London’s West End from 18 March 2008 to 26 March 2017 – nine amazing years – and, at the time, was the sixth longest musical running in the West End. This year, the musical returned to the West End, opening the new multi-million pound reinstated Trafalgar Theatre on 10 August 2021. JERSEY BOYS previously played two record-breaking UK and Ireland Tours from 2014 to 2016 and from 2017 to 2019.
The JERSEY BOYS UK and Ireland Tour will be staged by the entire original Broadway creative team, led by the Tony Award-winning team of director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo, with scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy and projections design by Michael Clark. The orchestrations are by Steve Orich and the music supervision and vocal arrangements by Ron Melrose. Casting is by Jill Green.
4 – 27 November 2021 New Wimbledon Theatre
30 November – 4 December New Theatre Oxford
7 December 2021 – 1 January 2022 The Alexandra, Birmingham
18 – 22 January The Orchard Theatre, Dartford
26 January – 5 February Liverpool Empire Theatre
8 – 19 February Stoke Regent Theatre
23 February – 5 March Milton Keynes Theatre
8 – 19 March The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
22 March – 2 April Sunderland Empire
19 April – 7 May Glasgow King’s Theatre
16 – 28 May Hull New Theatre
31 May – 11 June Venue Cymru, Llandudno
14 – 25 June Grand Opera House, Belfast
28 June – 2 July Eden Court, Inverness
5 – 16 July Mayflower Theatre Southampton
26 July – 6 August Leeds Grand Theatre
16 – 27 August Blackpool Opera House
30 August – 10 September Newcastle Theatre Royal
14 – 24 September Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
27 September – 8 October New Victoria Theatre, Woking
18 – 29 October Manchester Opera House
1 – 12 November Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
15 – 19 November Eastbourne Congress Theatre
24 January – 4 February Edinburgh Playhouse
7 – 11 February His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
7 – 18 March Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
21 March – 1 April Royal & Derngate, Northampton 1
Further venues to be announced.
Photo: Darren Bell.