Theatre Review: Jersey Boys - Trafalgar Theatre, London ✭✭✭✭

 Jersey Boys

Trafalgar Theatre

18 August 2021: It's been a long time since I stepped into a theatre to see a show due to COVID, over eighteen months or there abouts, so it was lovely to be back in an auditorium to see theatre re-opening to audiences again. The Trafalgar Theatre has been refurbished since my  last visit, I remember it as a couple of studio spaces, and the new refurb is a welcome addition to the West End.

I last saw Jersey Boys around nine years ago at the Prince Edward Theatre, and back then I loved the show, so I was looking forward to seeing it again after so many years, and I wasn't disappointed.

The first thing that hits you is the industrial looking set design from Klara Zieglerova, it works well interjecting various video throughout along with many flown pieces for the different scenes. Beautifully lit by Howell Binkley with a sound design to match from Steve Canyon Kennedy, the music arrangements whether they are underscoring or being performed as a big number sound just right, not too loud or quiet and the vocals can be heard nicely in the venue.

Speaking of vocals, my word can this cast belt out a tune or two! The falsetto of Ben Joyce's Frankie Valli is quite remarkable, the energy and passion of his performance is outstanding. The same can be said for Adam Bailey as Bob Guardio, Karl James Wilson (Nick Massi) and Benjamin Yates (Tommy De Vito). When all the Four Lovers/Seasons sing together it is truly magnificent. 

The rest of the hard working cast are playing so many characters its hard to keep up with who's who, they all do a grand job indeed. Musical Director Katy Richardson and her wonderful band sound delightful, like I said earlier, the arrangements are great. My Eyes Adored You filling the space sumptuously and Can't Take My Eyes Off You showcases all the brass and performers superbly.

Hats off to all the cast and technical staff for bringing this piece of musical theatre back to the West End, it is a very welcome return and Let's hang On (to What We've Got). Oh What A Night, I'm Beggin' you to get a ticket, maybe grab a Sherry in the interval and ask yourself one question... Who Loves You? Jersey Boys, that's who!

4 stars ✭✭✭✭


Trafalgar Theatre

14 Whitehall

London SW1A 2DY



Between 28 July – 11 September:

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm

Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm*

*no matinee 29 July & 5 August 


13 September onwards:

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm with no performance on Tuesday evening 

Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm

Sunday 4pm


Christmas 2021/22 Schedule 


Monday 20 December 2021                       7.30pm

Tuesday 21 December 2021                      7.30pm                  

Wednesday 22 December 2021                 7.30pm

Thursday 23 December 2021                     2.30pm & 7.30pm              

Friday 24 December 2021                         NO PERFORMANCE 

Saturday 25 December 2021                     NO PERFORMANCE

Sunday 26 December 2021                       4pm

Monday 27 December 2021                       2.30pm & 7.30pm              

Tuesday 28 December 2021                      7.30pm

Wednesday 29 December 2021                 2.30pm & 7.30pm              

Thursday 30 December 2021                     2.30pm & 7.30pm              

Friday 31 December 2021                         NO PERFORMANCE

Saturday 1 January 2022                           2.30pm & 7.30pm              

Sunday 2 January 2022                             4pm

Tickets: from £19.50

Box Office: 0844 871 7632  


Current booking period:  28 July 2021 to 2 January 2022



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