L-R Declan Egan%2C Michael Watson%2C Simon Bailey%2C and Lewis Griffiths. Credit Matt Martin

The popular musical, Jersey Boys, is embarking on its second UK and Ireland tour, and has added new dates and announced its lead casting.

The tour will kick off on 16th December at Birmingham New Alexandra theatre. Due to its past success, a further 12 dates have been added to the tour, which will now take the tour into March 2019. 

Lead cast

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 their roles in Jersey Boys to great acclaim: 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. 

Synopsis: Jersey Boys

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. These 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 includes hits such as 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

New tour dates

The Marlowe Canterbury: 2nd– 13th October 2018

New Victoria Theatre Woking: 16th – 27th October 2018

Bristol Hippodrome: 30th October – 17th November 2018

Leeds Grand Theatre: 20th November – 1st December 2018

New Theatre Oxford: 18th December 2018 – 5th January 2019

Wales Millennium Centre: 16th– 26th January 2019

Palace Theatre Manchester: 29th January – 16th February 2019

Edinburgh Playhouse: 19th February – 2nd March 2019

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin: 5th – 16th March 2019

Mayflower Theatre Southampton: 19th – 30th March 2019

Tickets for these dates are not yet on sale but will be shortly.

For further details, visit www.jerseyboysuktour.com.