I’m stuck in bed whilst my hamstrings act like I’m in my sixties, so I’m sending my fella back to the 60s to cover this jukebox musical for me πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

Well this week sure isn’t going to plan.

And whilst I could easily be talking about the quite frankly, frightening media warnings that WWIII could erupt at any moment, in this instance I am actually talking about my stoooopid hamstring.

I’m currently laid out, the only position I can maintain for a period of time without screaming out in pain, yep, that dramatic! Doc/physio think I have a hamstring tear, but whatever it is, I can definitely agree on the tear(s) part! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜¬πŸ˜­

And without being able to mobilise to the Milton Keynes Theatre for the Jersey Boys press night, there was nearly even more tears. But never fear, the incomparable Mr LouBou was there in a heartbeat, attending on my behalf and ready to experience Jersey Boys and report back on what he thought! Thank you! πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜

So here is Mr LouBou’s lowdown on the jukebox musical that promises to take you behind the music and inside the story that was Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.

Mr LB: TONIGHT was the first night that I’ve walked up to Milton Keynes Theatre and not had to queue to get inside. Last week when we came here for Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! the queues were pretty intense. We had to queue at the end of TGI Friday’s at 7.25pm for a 7.30pm show. A dash of culture, a dash to our seats!

Whilst covid guidelines are (or were) very important for our safety, they definitely came with their own stresses.

But last night there was no more queues, no more checking of covid passes (the passport things) on the outside doors to the theatre and after a quick ticket check, I was inside.

First I had a quick pitstop to the press gala bar to say hello to everyone. The theatre staff were very kind sending their best for Lou to get well soon. (πŸ₯°πŸ₯°) I grabbed a drink and a programme for the show and went off to find my seat inside the auditorium.

I was sat in the stalls in row G. Usually we enter by door 1 on the right side of the theatre but tonight it was the opposite side, on the left and using door 4.

Heres the stage view from my seat (G17/18) as you can see, it has a great view of the stage.

The musical tells the story of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. It’s based on their true story and each band member gets to narrate. With all the story twists and the recognisable music that keeps on coming, it makes for a very interesting show.

In the second half was a huge wow moment when Can’t Take My Eyes Off You is performed. A real standout moment with huge applause and the actor who played Frankie looked visibly emotional from the audience response.

The set is simple but smart and highly effective. Incredible vocals, incredible music and live band. It is always surprising but great to hear origins of songs you take for granted as notable covers take over through the years. I recognised so many songs!

Jersey Boys was a complete journey from the start to the end and even included what they’re doing now – a really nice moment is that each original band member had their chance to talk about themselves before waving and walking.

The band had a much deserved moment to rock out at the end, jamming really hard. Excellent. A great performance, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Now if only Spurs could’ve performed as well last night(!).

JERSEY BOYS is at Milton Keynes Theatre from the 23 Feb – 5 March 2022

Tickets were kindly gifted by Milton Keynes Theatre but they have zero control over what I post, or say about the performance – that’s all me (and now Mr LouBou)! Thank youΒ for your support. πŸ–€