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‘All you want to do is sit back & enjoy’: The Jersey Boys are back in the West End

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If it weren’t for Covid-19, we probably wouldn’t have Jersey Boys back in the West End. The return of the blockbuster Broadway bio-musical about The Four Seasons closed in the West End in 2017 after nine years, first at the 1727-seat Prince Edward Theatre followed by the 1232-seat Piccadilly Theatre.

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As more West End shows have to cancel shows, industry figures respond to ‘inadequate’ Government insurance scheme

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Though theatres are now operating at full capacity (if they choose to) — and audiences are wearing masks only if they choose to, as well — there is a great deal of uncertainty, as performances are being routinely suspended at the very last minute if a cast member proves positive or has come into contact with someone who has.

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NEWS: Trafalgar Entertainment announces plans for a major new theatre to be built in London

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Yoo Capital and Deutsche Finance International (DFI) – developers of the £1.3 billion regeneration of Olympia – have announced a major agreement with Trafalgar Entertainment to run the site’s new 1,575-seat theatre. The theatre will be the largest new permanent theatre build of its kind to open in London since the National Theatre in 1976.

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Mark Shenton’s weekly chart of forthcoming theatrical comings & goings has some new entries

In Edinburgh Festival, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre, Scotland, Touring by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

This weekly column keeps track of the shows that are coming back, or are newly being announced, as theatres prepare to re-open from next month onwards. It will be updated weekly until such time as it becomes a reality, and from then on will provide a weekly update to that week’s openings and future ones.

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Returning & new productions heading for the West End & beyond post-lockdown: Are you up to date?

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Meanwhile, I want to start keeping track of the shows that are coming back, or are newly being announced, in a new feature here that will be updated weekly until such time as it becomes a reality, and from then on will provide a weekly update to that week’s openings and future ones.

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NEWS: Jersey Boys is set to open London’s new Trafalgar Theatre in April 2021

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The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical Jersey Boys returns to London’s West End, opening at the new multi-million pound reinstated Trafalgar Theatre, with a new, larger auditorium and stage (formerly known as Trafalgar Studios) on 21 April 2021, following previews from 14 April. Casting is to be announced.

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‘A West End experience on your own doorstep’: JERSEY BOYS – Touring ★★★★★

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My regular readers will know that I’m a huge fan of the West End show Jersey Boys. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen it, but I know it’s in triple figures. This week my favourite four red-jacketed boys returned to Southampton, which is sadly their last venue on this tour.