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.
Never mind your eyes, your ears will adore the tour of Jersey Boys which has arrived at the Edinburgh Playhouse for a fortnight turn.
Jersey Boys is a perfect night’s entertainment performed by a superbly talented cast which will leave you wanting more.
This musical was adored by a late, great friend of mine so watching Jersey Boys for the first time, at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, was an emotional performance even before curtain up.
Due to popular demand, twelve additional dates have been added to the second UK tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys. Full casting – including four West End alumni in the lead roles – is also now announced.
There have been a number of reincarnations of the show which always garner solid box office sales but sadly I feel this is purely because of the cult popularity as opposed to the quality of production. There’s nothing I can precisely pinpoint that’s bad about this production but I just feel that it doesn’t transfer particularly well to stage.
With enormous shoes to fill for the cast, Johnny (Lewis Griffiths) and Baby (Katie Eccles) especially, the show won over the audience. Whilst honouring the story many know so well, ambitious and successful, they manage to make it their own.
The new UK production of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage will mambo back onto the road after a sensational Christmas season in the West End followed by international dates in Bremen and Cannes.
Dirty Dancing will play a season in the West End this Christmas, mambo-ing into the Phoenix Theatre for thirty performances only from 6 to 31 December 2016.
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. So imagine my excitement on hearing the news that it’s arriving in my local theatre. Will the touring production have this “Big Girl” crying for joy or disappointment?