West End phenomenon The Jersey Boys arrived at the Waterside last night and will be in residence for almost a fortnight.
And this is a show for everyone, not just fans of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
I had no idea that so many familiar songs that get my feet tapping were recorded by the band, until I went to see the show at New Theatre, Oxford earlier this year. Every song was familiar, even though I thought I knew nothing about the band.
The show tells the behind the scenes story of the four members rise to stardom. And it is absolutely packed with brilliant songs including Walk Like A Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Sherry, Working My Way Back To You and My Eyes Adored You.
This feast of song is sensationally reproduced by a talented cast who recreate the sound and sight of The Four Seasons.
Just announced as the lead for the ongoing UK tour is Matt Corner in the role of Frankie Valli. Continuing in their roles as the rest of the members of The Four Seasons are Sam Ferriday as Bob Gaudio, Lewis Griffiths as Nick Massi and Stephen Webb as Tommy DeVito.
Griffiths has been to the Waterside before, when he performed with Legally Blonde in 2011. And Amelia Adams-Pearce, in one of the lead roles, as Mary Delgado, regards Aylesbury as her local theatre as she has family living in the area.