News: Full cast announced for Jersey Boys UK and Ireland tour

October 21, 2021
News: Full cast announced for Jersey Boys UK and Ireland tour
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Full cast and new dates have been announced for the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The production begins visiting venues from 24 November.

The production is also playing at Trafalgar Theatre in the West End.

Michael Pickering returns as Frankie Valli, and Lewis Griffiths returns as Nick Massi, with Blair Gibson as Bob Gaudio and Dalton Wood as Tommy DeVito. Luke Suri will play Frankie Valli at certain performances.

Further cast includes Dougie Carter as Hank Majewski, Ryan Carter-Wilson (Swing), Emma Crossley as Mary Delgado, Jordan James as Gyp DeCarlo, Norton James as Norm Waxman, Michael Levi as Bob Crewe, Tom O’Brien (Swing), Nathan Routledge (Swing), George Salmon as Joe Pesci, Ellie Seaton as Lorraine, Daisy Steere as Francine, Amy West (Swing) and Damien Winchester as Barry Belson.

The tour opens at New Wimbledon Theatre on 24 November.

Jersey Boys is penned by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. The musical takes audiences behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. They were just four guys from New Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard and the radio just couldn’t get enough of.

But while their harmonies were perfect onstage, off stage it was a very different story—a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s too good to be true.

The show is packed with their hit songs, including “Beggin'”, “Sherry”, “Walk Like A Man”, “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “My Eyes Adored You”, “Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got)”, “Bye Bye Baby”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, “Working My Way Back to You”, “Fallen Angel”, “Rag Doll”, “Who Loves You” and many more.

The production is staged by the entire original Broadway creative team, including director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo, with scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy and projections design by Michael Clark. Orchestrations are by Steve Orich and music supervision and vocal arrangements are by Ron Melrose. Casting is by Jill Green.

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