London’s West End is one of the world’s top theatre districts and the best place in the UK to see acclaimed musicals performed by immensely talented artists. Unsurprisingly, it is one of the biggest tourist attractions in town and we like to keep prospective visitors informed about what they can see during their stay. Which is why, each month, we profile a big West End show here on our blog.
This month… Jersey Boys
About the show
The Four Seasons were a popular rock music group in the 1960s who rocketed to fame from humble beginnings in New Jersey. Jersey Boys charts their career path during this decade and the emotional rollercoaster experienced by the band members. Fans of the group will be glad to hear that classics like December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Bye Bye (Baby Goodbye) are all featured.
Playing the lead character of Frankie Valli is Michael Watson, who has performed in other top-tier musicals such as Sister Act and Hair. His understudy is Sandy Moffatt, who has starred in Rock of Ages and Dirty Dancing, while Tony Award-winning Des MacAnuff directs. The show has won several awards, taking the Best New Musical title at the 2009 Olivier and Whatsonstage awards.
Insider show tips
If you want to stay in a hotel near Piccadilly Theatre, choose Strand Palace. We are just 15 minutes’ walk away. If you don’t fancy going there on foot, just take the Bakerloo line from Charing Cross to Piccadilly Circus or the Piccadilly line from Leicester Square to the same stop to make your journey a little quicker.
Here is some other useful information about going to see Jersey Boys:
Strand Palace Hotel has a concierge who can assist with acquiring tickets and help ensure you get a prime spot in the audience.
For a more luxurious theatre experience, book in for a private booth in the Ambassador Lounge, where you can enjoy a drink before the performance and at the interval.
Take time before or after the show to revel in the hubbub of bustling Piccadilly Circus, one of the busiest junctions in central London.
There is no dress code at this theatre, so there’s no need to spend ages getting ready.
Before and after
Strand Palace Hotel is close to the theatre, so you may want start your night off with a pre-theatre meal at our Indian restaurant, Daawat, or at Strand Carvery. If you prefer something lighter, our Lounge Bar serves afternoon tea. Top off your night with a post-show cocktail in our Gin Palace.
For a hotel near Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre, choose Strand Palace. With great food, great theatre and a great location, it’s sure to be a night to remember.