Jersey Boys opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in 2008, before transferring to the Piccadilly Theatre in March 2014

Jersey Boys tracks the remarkable rise to fame of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, who are notably one of the most successful bands in music history.

Jersey Boys erupted onstage in spectacular fashion before the lights even went off. Jersey Boys consisted of a harmonious cast showcasing live music at its finest, with outstanding cast members Michael Watson as famed Frankie Valli and Jon Boydon as traitorous Tommy De Vito.

Jersey Boys gets its name from the four New Jersey boys featured, who battle to become The Four Seasons. The Four Seasons get their name from the Four Seasons bowling alley where the troupe used to perform. The show is cleverly split up into four seasons and with a cute comic book background, Jersey Boys really captured the essence of the time.

Jersey Boys is initially set in the 1950s/60s when redheads were all the rage.

I was especially surprised at how many songs I actually recognised – it was just hit after hit – including December 1963 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye) and Big Girls Don’t Cry.

December 1963 (Oh What A Night) proved the anthem of the show during the epic finale, which saw audience members up and out of their seats.

There was very little dialogue in Jersey Boys compared to many other musical productions. Emotion was instead expressed through the medium of song, with each leads vocals undeniably impressive.

Jersey Boys ended with the bands induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, with each cast member exiting the stage on an anecdote. Jersey Boys ended far too quickly and I would book to see it again in a heartbeat.

The Piccadilly Theatre boasts a central London location, conveniently close to Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden. Once inside, a complimentary seat service was available, handy for those wishing to avoid the crowds. GTW enjoyed a visit as part of an itinerary including afternoon tea at The Waldorf Hilton in Aldwych.

GTW attended a matinee performance of Jersey Boys on July 26 at 1700hrs. The matinee performance saw our group bump into key cast members outside the stage door (pictured).

Jersey Boys has seen an extended booking period to February 2016, recently celebrating eight successful years in the West End.

Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 plus. Coincidentally, the real-life Frankie Valli continues to tour whilst the production of Jersey Boys at the West End continues to fill seats at the Piccadilly Theatre.

Jersey Boys is currently touring the UK. For more information visit www.jerseyboyslondon.com.