6-17 October 2015
Reviewed by Kaylie Clegg
Oh what a night, me and my mother had the pleasure of attending the Lyceum theatre in Sheffield last night to watch Jersey Boys. I’m almost regaining my voice after all the singing along. Before we left for the theatre I visited the Sheffield Theatres website to find out the closest parking available. We used the recommend multi-story on Charles Street as advised on the website, they even provided a post code which led us straight to the car park in the city centre. There was plenty of parking available and it cost us £6.50 for 3 hours, the car park is a 2 minute walk from the theatre. You pass plenty of local and chain restaurants along on the walk so very handy if you want to eat first.
The theatre itself is a lovely looking building inside and out, it has a very grand feeling about it and has retained many historical features.
We arrived 20 minutes before the show started which left us plenty of time to get drinks and find our seats, the staff were helpful in showing us to our seats and the drinks reasonably priced. My mum was very excited to see the show after wanting to see it in West End for a while it was great to get to see it so close to home.
The show tells the story of where it all began for the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and all bumps along the road to stardom, how they made it big, split, reformed as well as personal life outside the band. The show was sold out, I would say it was a mixed aged group really, I’m 27 and still knew pretty much every song in the show however (Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don’t Cry) although I wouldn’t recommend for children as there is swearing. As soon as it started everyone was signing and clapping along, was a great atmosphere. The singing from the performers was incredible especially Matt Corner (Frankie Valli) he hit those famous notes with ease, along with some impressive dancing. The whole cast put in a lot of effort it was high energy, comical, and entertaining from start to finish.
My mum really enjoyed the show and brought back many memories we even had a bit of dance along at the end along with the rest of theatre, I would and have recommend the show to friends. The only disappointment is the tickets are quite pricey for a touring show for that reason I would rate it 4 out of 5.
Tickets cost from £22 to £59 (booking fees may apply).
Jersey Boys is at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield until 17 October 2015. For more information or to book tickets click here or call the box office on 0114 249 6000.
Lyceum Theatre, Norfolk St, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1DA | 0114 249 6000