Hit West End musical Jersey Boys is to close after nine years in London.

The show, currently the sixth longest running musical in the West End, will end its run at the Piccadilly Theatre in March next year before embarking on a national tour.

The musical, which documents the true story of the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons, first opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre in March 2008 before moving to the Piccadilly two years ago.

A national tour beginning in December 2017 will open in Birmingham at the New Alexandra Theatre following a successful run across the UK and Ireland last year.

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Producer Michael David said: “When we brought Jersey Boys here nine years ago, we hoped it was a good idea and that West End audiences would embrace it, but you never imagine it’ll multiply and resonate as much as it has.”

“We couldn’t be more proud of the cast and crew who gave their all every night, and are profoundly grateful to the audiences who returned that energy without fail.

“Our time in London has been extraordinary, and we hope audiences around the UK will continue to embrace Jersey Boys as we bring the show to their home towns.”