Oh What A Night! Jersey Boys tour reaches Milton Keynes Theatre

Jersey Boys. Image by Helen Maybanks
Jersey Boys. Image by Helen Maybanks

The UK tour of the award-winning West End show, Jersey Boys, reaches Milton Keynes Theatre on Feb 3 with Tim Driesen confirmed as Frankie Valli.

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.

The four boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 175 million records worldwide, all before they turned 30.

The show is packed with their hits, 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 and Who Loves You.

Driesen is currently playing the role in the Dutch production of Jersey Boys, and previously played Frankie Valli for a short season at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End.

He also played Joey Primo in Rock of Ages in the West End and created the role of Adrian Banks (the character based on Mark Owen) in Never Forget, both on tour and in the West End.

Stephen Webb, Sam Ferriday and Lewis Griffiths star as the remaining band members Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio and Nick Massi respectively.

Matt Corner will play the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances.

The cast also includes: Sean Kingsley, Matt Gillett, Nathaniel Morrison, Dominic Smith, Damian Buhagiar, Henry Davis, Leanne Garretty, Amelia Adams-Pearce, Sinead Long, Dan Krikler, Dayle Hodge, Luke Morton and Charlie Allen.

Jersey Boys is the winner of 55 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

As well as still running on Broadway and in the West End, Jersey Boys can be seen in Las Vegas, across the United States on its US National Tour and in the Netherlands.

Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, it has music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.

Jersey Boys runs at Milton Keynes Theatre from February 3-14.

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