Marking the grand reopening of the newly named Trafalgar Theatre (formerly Trafalgar Studios) following its multi-million pound refurbishment, the much loved West End favourite Jersey Boys makes a triumphant return to the capital telling the true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - a group of working class boys hailing from the wrong side of the tracks who went on to become one of the pop industry's biggest successes and follows their meteoric rise to stardom through the thrilling early years of rock 'n' roll.
Jersey Boys follows the rags-to-riches tale of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons as they work their way from the mean streets of Newark to the soaring heights of superstardom, and features such classic hits as 'Sherry,' 'Big Girls Don't Cry,' 'Can't Take My Eyes Off of You,' 'Oh, What a Night' and many many more.
Directed by Des McAnuff, with a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Bob Crewe and The Four Seasons' own Bob Gaudio, Jersey Boys has won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Musical and Best Lighting Design of a Musical. McAnuff is on board for the London version of the show, as are the Broadway creative team: choreographer Sergio Trujillo, production designer Klara Zieglerova, lighting designer Binkley and costume designer Jess Goldstein.
What Is The Performance Schedule For Jersey Boys?
The show has evening performances on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7.30pm. There are also matinees on Thursday & Saturday at 2.30pm and on Sunday at 4pm.
When Did Jersey Boys First Open In The West End?
The Prince Edward Theatre was the first venue for the West End production of Jersey Boys which opened back in February 2008. The original cast included Glen Carter, Ryan Molloy, Phillip Bulcock and Stephen Ashfield taking on the main roles. The show then moved into the Piccadilly Theatre in 2014 with John Lloyd Young taking on the role of lead singer Frankie Valli.
Is Jersey Boys Appropriate For Children?
While the show is not billed as a 'family' show and does feature some profanity, the songs are undoubtedly timeless classics that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Has Jersey Boys Won Any Awards?
Jersey Boys has been showcased all over the globe and has been seen by over 27 million people worldwide. The original production of the show ran for 11 years in New York becoming the 12th longest running show ever to appear on Broadway and won the much coveted Tony Award for Best Musical. The original London production of Jersey Boys ran from 2008 until 2017 and won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical
How Long Does Jersey Boys Last?
The duration of the show is 2 hours 20 minutes which includes an interval.
Is Jersey Boys Just A Medley Of Songs By The Four Seasons Or Is There A Story To It?
The show follows the true and fascinating story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and has the songs entwined into it so there is plenty of acting and dialogue involved as well as featuring all of the most popular singalong songs.
Is The Trafalgar Theatre The Same As 'Trafalgar Studios?'
The newly named Trafalgar Theatre is the end result of a multi-million pound refurbishment program on the site of the venue formally known as both Trafalgar Studios and the Whitehall Theatre. The finished result is a new single venue that features the original heritage and seating. There have also been Covid-19 secure safety measures put in place such as temperature checking, hand sanitation stations and contactless tickets and more for safety and security.
Address14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Directions from nearest tube
(5mins) Head left on the main road Strand. Follow Trafalgar Square around onto Whitehall and the theatre’s on your right.
(Whitehall) 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 88, 91, 159, 453; (Strand) 6, 9, 13, 15, 23, 29, 87, 139, 176
Night Bus Numbers
(Whitehall) 12, 24, 53, 88, 159, 453, N2, N3, N5, N11, N18, N20, N44, N52, N87, N91, N97, N109, N136, N155, N381 (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N13, N15, N21, N26, N29, N41, N47, N89, N279, N343, N551
Some people may still know Trafalgar Studios as the Whitehall Theatre. Use both names if asking for directions.
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