Thursday, 12 June 2014

TIM DRIESEN to star in Jersey Boys UK Tour

Tim Driesen will lead the cast of the upcoming UK tour of Jersey Boys, which opens in September at the Manchester Palace Theatre.
Jersey Boys, based on the story and songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is the winner of 55 major awards worldwide. The show originally opened on Broadway in 2006, receiving the Tony Award for Best Musical.
Tim Driesen is currently starring in the Dutch production of Jersey Boys, and has previously played Frankie Valli in the West End. Previously he was in the West End cast of Rock of Ages playing Joey Primo, alternating Drew and understudying Stacee Jaxx. His other credits include: Young Ken Barlow in Coronation Street Of Dreams (MEN Arena), Galileo in We Will Rock You (Antwerp), Adrian Banks/Mark Owen in Never Forget (Savoy/UK tour), Mark in Rent in Concert (Garrick), Starlight Express (UK tour), The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour), Bat Boy- the musical (Shaftesbury Theatre), Mamma Mia (Prince Edward Theatre) and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour).

The UK tour will be staged by the entire original Broadway creative team, led by director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo, with scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy and projections design by Michael Clark.
The orchestrations are by Steve Orich and the music supervision and vocal arrangements by Ron Melrose.

The tour opens at the Manchester Palace Theatre on 4th September 2014 where it runs until 4th October 2014. Further dates have been added, they include: 

Edinburgh Playhouse | 8th-25th October
Stoke Regent Theatre | 28th October-8th November
Hull New Theatre | 11th-22nd November
Sunderland Empire | 25th November-6th December
Birmingham Alexandra Theatre | 9th December 2014-3rd January 2015
Canterbury Marlowe Theatre | 20th-31st January
Milton Keynes Theatre | 3rd-14th February
Southend Cliffs Pavilion | 17th-28th February
Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre | 3rd-14th March
Woking New Victoria | 17th-28th March
Oxford New Theatre | 12th-23rd May
Bristol Hippodrome | 26th May -13th June
Liverpool Empire | 23rd June-4th July
Norwich Theatre Royal | 7th-18th July
Southampton Mayflower Theatre | 4th-15th August
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