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Extension for Jersey Boys as Hand To God Announces a New Closing Date

Tuesday, 19th Apr 2016  

Once again we announce changes to the booking periods of two west end shows, with one of the capital’s most famous musicals adding new dates to the spring of next year and another more recent addition announcing an early closure.

Jersey Boys has been running at the Piccadilly Theatre since March 2014, though it previously played at the Prince Edward Theatre so it has been in the West End for almost a decade. The famous show has earned praise on both sides of the Atlantic and continues to be a popular choice for audiences in the capital.

One of the West End’s many jukebox musicals, Jersey Boys follows the rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, from there early years in New Jersey to their emergence in the American pop charts with songs like Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What A Night) and My Eyes Adored You, amongst others.

Audiences have clearly responded well to this story and these songs as the show has been a staple of the capital for some time, standing up alongside shows like Mamma Mia! and Thriller Live as a toe-tapping show with plenty to recommend.

The production will be with us for some time to come as well with the latest booking extension taking it to Sunday 16th April 2017.

Meanwhile, the show announcing its early closure is Hand To God, a show that was covered in the last of these articles earlier in the week. Whilst they had previously announced a June 2016 closing date for the production at the Vaudeville Theatre, London theatre Guide now reveals that it will close in April instead.

Hand To God features Harry Melling and Jane Dee, amongst others, in a story of a school puppet project coming to life and putting people in their place. It opened at its West End home earlier this year and also stars Jemima Rooper, Kevin Mains and Neil Pearson.

Audiences now have less than two weeks to catch the production at the Vaudeville Theatre as it is set to close there on Saturday 30th April 2016.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.