REVIEW: Jersey Boys | Edinburgh Playhouse
“Oh What A Night...at Edinburgh Playhouse!”
The multi-award winning and internationally acclaimed jukebox musical Jersey Boys follows the journey of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons from hardship, debts and sadness to joy, success and, ultimately, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The show’s documentary style narrative provides a candid behind-the-scenes insight into the Four Seasons’ lives as each of them take turns as ‘seasons’ to tell their story.
The costumes and choreography were eye-catching as they transported us back to the “Swinging 60s”. The simple set design allowed the tight choreography and flawless harmonies to dominate the stage.
Dalton Wood’s swagger-filled performance as Tommy DeVito was mesmerising, Christopher Short with his dulcet tones brought the suaveness as Nick Massi, and Blair Gibson played the singer/songwriter Bob Gaudio so effortlessly, whilst Ryan Heenan superbly channelled Frankie Valli and his famous and instantly recognisable falsetto.
Hits included Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like a Man and Bye Bye Baby, but the band’s first two number one singles Sherry and Big Girls Don’t Cry performed back-to-back were the real showstoppers.
Jersey Boys is a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-a-long show for all the family – fans and newbies alike, and is at Edinburgh Playhouse until Saturday 4th February.
📸 Production Images by Birgit + Ralf Brinkhoff
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