Re-cast Jersey Boys adds dates ahead of second UK Tour

L to R Declan Egan, Michael Watson, Simon Bailey & Lewis Griffiths in Jersey Boys. Image Matt Martin


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. 


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

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