Jersey Boys are officially in town, and two nights of fabulous performances have already taken place. Edinburgh Playhouse is hosting the smash-hit West End musical between January 24 and February 4, telling the true stories of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons.
The true-life depiction of the famous group is an enthrallingly captivating experience throughout, following the ins and outs of the dis-harmonies of the personal relationships between the four bandmates leading them from New Jersey all the way to The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
What is more, Scottish actor Blair Gibson plays Bob Gaudio, as well as newly joined by Christopher Short as Nick Massi. Other current Seasons playing this tour will be Michael Pickering as Frankie Valli and Dalton Wood as Tommy DeVito. Ryan Heenan is also set to play Frankie Valli at certain performances.
Over the years, Jersey Boys was the laureate of 65 major awards, including Broadway’s Tony, London’s Olivier and Australia’s Helpmann Awards for Best New Musical, and has been seen by a whopping 30 million people worldwide.
Jersey Boys originally opened in New York in 2005 and, by the time it closed in January 2017, it was the 12th longest running show in all of Broadway history. What is more, the Jersey Boys US National Tour continues to break house records in cities across North America, and the musical can also be witnessed on board the Norwegian Bliss cruise ship (where Blair Gibson played Bob Gaudio before the UK tour, by the way).
The Jersey Boys UK and Ireland Tour is staged by the original Broadway creative team, led by the Tony Award-winning team of director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo. The spectators of Edinburgh Playhouse are getting the real deal this coming week and a bit, and after getting the chance to see it, we can say that it’s a show full of explosive splendour.
Expect all the hits such as Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Oh What A Night, Walk Like A Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Working My Way Back To You, as well as feelings you never knew you had within you.
If you can’t catch the show until February 4, Jersey Boys is also in Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre between February 7 and 11.
You can book your Edinburgh Playhouse tickets here.