Having seen Jersey Boys when it first came to London in 2008 I was looking forward to seeing it again. The theatre was a lot emptier than I expected it to be, however, I did not feel that this hindered the performance one bit; the energy from the performers was just as high as if it was a full house.
I was impressed with the new staging in the Piccadilly Theatre (as it was previously at the Prince Edward Theatre) but I felt that a lot of the scene changes were clunky and unnecessary, especially for shorter scenes; actors were constantly moving props and set and it didn’t feel… right.
The music in Jersey Boys is some of my all-time favourite and it did not disappoint this time. The cast worked well together and their characters felt effortless (in a good way). The highlights for me were Chris Stoddart’s take on Bob Gaudio and Sandy Moffat’s on Frankie Valli, both felt really comfortable and I enjoyed it immensely.