Jersey Boys musical set for second UK and Ireland tour

The producers of Jersey Boys have announced a second UK and Ireland tour, “due to overwhelming public demand”.

The production will open at the New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, on December 16.

After Birmingham, the tour will move on to Liverpool in 2018, then Milton Keynes, Stoke, Hull, Sunderland and Glasgow, with further dates to be announced.

Jersey Boys first opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre in 2008 and moved to the Piccadilly Theatre in 2014.

The West End production will close on March 26, following nine years in London.

The first UK and Ireland tour ran for 18 months, from September 2014 to March 2016.

The show tells the true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and features the band’s hits, including 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.

Jersey Boys is the winner of 57 major awards worldwide and has been seen by more than 24 million people.

Pictured from left: Sam Ferriday, Matt Corner, Stephen Webb and Lewis Griffiths in the 2015 UK and Ireland Jersey Boys tour. Credit: Helen Maybanks.