Tim Driesen leads the Jersey Boys

June 12, 2014 | By More

Driesen to play Frankie Valli at Playhouse

By Thom Dibdin

Tim Driesen has been announced as lead in the first UK tour of Jersey Boys, which plays the Edinburgh Playhouse in October for a two and a half-week run.

Tim Driesen plays Frankie Valli. Photo credit Phil Tragen

Tim Driesen plays Frankie Valli. Photo credit Phil Tragen

The Belgian actor is currently playing the role of Frankie Valli in the Dutch production of the show, which charts the rise to fame of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. He took a break to play the part for a short season earlier this year at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End.

Driesen has played Joey Primo in Rock of Ages in the West End but is more noted for his creation of the role of Adrian Banks (the character based on Mark Owen) in the Take That musical, Never Forget – both on tour and in the West End.

Crammed with Four Seasons hits, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning show tells the story of the band’s rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks. By the time they turned 30, the four boys from New Jersey had become one of the most successful bands in pop history, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and had sold 175 million records worldwide.

The show opens in Manchester in September and is staged by the team who created the original Broadway hit. The show now has confirmed bookings through to March 2015 when it visits Aberdeen, and is expected to tour at least until October 2015.

Jersey Boys
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
Wed 2 – Sat 25 October 2014
Daily 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat 2.30pm.
Full details and tickets on the Playhouse website: www.atgtickets.com
Tour website: www.jerseyboysuktour.com

Jersey Boys on tour:

4 Sep – 4 Oct 2014 Manchester
Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019 Book online
8 Oct – 25 Oct 2014 Edinburgh
Playhouse
0844 871 3014 Book online
28 Oct – 8 Nov 2014 Stoke
Regent
0844 871 7649 Book online
11 Nov – 22 Nov 2014 Hull
New Theatre
01482 300300 Book online
25 Nov – 6 Dec 2014 Sunderland
Empire
0844 871 3022 Book online
9 Dec 2014 – 4 Jan 2015 Birmingham
New Alexandra
0844 871 3011 Book online
20 Jan – 31 Jan 2015 Canterbury
Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787 Book online
3 Mar – 14 Mar 2015 Aberdeen
His Majesty’s Theatre
01224 641122 Book online

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