The Jersey Boys

The new Trafalgar Theatre will play host to one of London's most successful musicals when it opens in July 2021. Peter Gray reports.

Jukebox musical The Jersey Boys will christen a redesigned Trafalgar Theatre (previously the Trafalgar Studios) when it reopens later this summer. The musical, which tells the story of the rise to fame of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, will debut at the theatre on the 28th of July 2021.

Featuring such memorable tunes as Big Girls Don’t Cry and Walk Like A Man, The Jersey Boys was a massive hit during its last stint in the West End. Opening at the Prince Edward Theatre in March 2008, the show became the sixth longest running musical in the West End by the time it moved to the Piccadilly Theatre in March 2014.

The new Trafalgar Theatre will radically differ from its previous incarnation in a couple of significant ways. While the old studios boasted two auditoriums, the far grander Trafalgar Theatre will have just one (much larger) performance space.

Moreover, while Trafalgar Studios had seating on several levels, the redesigned Trafalgar Theatre will have only two levels of seating, albeit with far more seats on those two levels.

The quality of the seats will be a key difference, too. The Trafalgar Studios was infamous for the poor quality of its seating; however, the Trafalgar Theatre will feature larger, and much more comfortable seats.

The venue is also going to great lengths to ensure that it is Covid secure, too, with measures including contactless tickets, social distancing measures and hand sanitiser stations.

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-London's Best Events-
What: new theatre
When: 28 Jul - 2 Jan 2022
Where: Whitehall