Sarah Marsh-Collings interviews Michael Pickering, who plays Frankie Valli in The Jersey Boys, which appears at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley between 7th and 11th June 2022. Michael talks about the show, his dyslexia, playing in Wicked and Starlight Express, and Frankie Valli and the changing eras of music. The talents of the ladies in the cast - including fast changing backstage - are covered, and the 'slick, smooth show... that can be mayhem' backstage. Michael celebrates the value of the arts, and describes the challenges of packing and unpacking the show, and taking to stages of different sizes and sound characteristics.
Sarah is already a big Jersey Boys fan, having loved the show when she saw it in 2021, and as Michael says, "It is a great night out... you will be shocked and awed!"