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Jersey Boys follows the remarkable and uplifting tale of Frankie Vallie's rise to prominence in the harsh environment of 1950s and 60s New Jersey. Mean streets, mob links and blue collar anti-aspirations threaten the advancement of the Jersey Boys, yet talent and determination sees them through to success, as do a handful of some excellent tunes.
Showing at the Prince Edward Theatre in London's Old Compton Street, Jersey Boys is a refreshingly hip and youthful addition to the West End's musical scene. This biographical account of Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons's rise to stardom is expertly recreated by the talented cast, who tread the narrow space between RnB and doo-wap.
This roller-coaster tale touching on crime, punishment, violence, love and lust, culminates in a powerful finale. The young cast add slickness to a production that has benefited from expert direction and some innovative staging.
Lovers of 60s doo-wop and early rock n' roll will no doubt enjoy Jersey Boys, while viewers of all ages will recognise the fears, hopes and dreams displayed bin this uplifting and engaging tale.
Theatre: Prince Edward Theatre.
Closing Date: Now booking until March 2014.
Times: Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 5pm. Matinees performances every Tuesday & Saturday at 3pm.
Tickets: £24.50 - £69.50.
Duration: 2 hours 35 minutes.
Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton Road, Leicester-Square, W1D 4HSView Larger Map