A further 12 dates have been announced for the second UK & Ireland Tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning musical Jersey Boys due to phenomenal public demand.
Michael Watson will be playing Frankie Valli, Simon Bailey will be Tommy De Vito, Declan Egan will be Bob Gaudio and Lewis Griffiths will be Nick Massi.
Michael, Simon, Declan and Lewis have all previously performed the roles in the hit show – Michael and Simon in the West End, Declan in the West End and Australia, and Lewis in the first UK and Ireland tour.
Dayle Hodge will return to the production to play Frankie Valli at certain performances.
Michael Watson made his West End debut in We Will Rock You and was also in the original London casts of Imagine This, Sister Act and Shrek the Musical.
A founder member of theatre super-group Teatro, Simon Bailey also played Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera.
His other West End credits include I Can’t Sing: The X Factor Musical and We Will Rock You.
Declan Egan played the role of Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys in his native Australia and has toured the USA in The Book Of Mormon.
Lewis Griffiths played Johnny Castle in the recent tour of Dirty Dancing. He also appeared in the original UK touring productions of Ghost – The Musical and Legally Blonde – The Musical.
The cast also includes Joel Elferink, James Alexander Gibbs, Mark Heenehan, Karl James-Wilson, Arnold Mabhena, Phoebe May Newman, Olive Robinson, James Winter, and Tara Young.
Completing the cast will be Peter Nash, Dan O’Brien, Stephen O’Riain and Amy Thiroff.
Jersey Boys is the true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks.
2017/8 TOUR SCHEDULE
16 Dec 2017 – 6 Jan 2018, Birmingham New Alexandra 10 – 20 January, Liverpool Empire 23 January – 3 February, Milton KeynesTheatre 6 – 17 February, Regent Theatre, Stoke 20 February – 3 March, New Theatre, Hull 20 – 31 March, Sunderland Empire 3 – 14 April, Glasgow King’s Theatre 17 – 28 April, Theatre Royal Plymouth 9 – 19 May, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 22 May – 2 June, Alhambra Theatre, Bradford 5 – 16 June, Norwich Theatre Royal 19 – 30 June, Sheffield Lyceum Theatre 3 – 14 July, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre 17 – 28 July, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend 31 July – 11 August, Newcastle Theatre Royal 14 – 25 August, His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen 28 August – 8 September, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre 11 – 22 September, Belfast Opera House 2 – 13 October, The Marlowe, Canterbury 16 – 27 October, New Victoria Theatre, Woking 30 October – 17, Bristol Hippodrome 20 November – 1 December, Leeds Grand Theatre.
2018/9 Tour Dates
18 December – 5 January 2019, New Theatre Oxford 16 – 26 January, Wales Millennium Centre 29 January – 16 February, Palace Theatre Manchester 19 February – 2 March, Edinburgh Playhouse 5 – 16 March, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin 19 – 30 March, Mayflower Theatre Southampton