The original and best is back! ‘Fail-safe family entertainment’ Daily Express
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story has had audiences on their feet in every corner of the globe, and has been seen by more than 20 million people in over 16,000 performances worldwide. Opening at Dartford on 1 February 2011, to coincide with the anniversary of the singer’s tragic and untimely death on 3 February 1959, the show tours the UK through to June.
The music of the 22 year old, who changed the face of popular music, has been an inspiration to legendary performers
“I play Buddy Holly every night before going onstage. It keeps me honest” – Bruce Springsteen
“You could learn from Buddy Holly how to write songs, the way he put them together. He was a beautiful writer” – Mick Jagger
“Of all the music heroes of the time, Buddy Holly was the most accessible, and he was the real thing… He was one of us” – Eric Clapton
Buddy introduced the concept of the rock’n’ roll musical to the West End, setting the benchmark and heralding the success of such shows as Mama Mia and We Will Rock You. Now in its 21st amazing year and with over a dozen major nominations and awards – including 2 Oliviers and a Tony – productions of Buddy continue to tour the world offering a unique theatrical experience.
“It’s the show you’ll never forget” Daily Mail
A phenomenally multi-talented cast come together to tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Together they present two terrific hours of music with more than 20 of his greatest hits, including the timeless classics That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy and Rave On, Everyday
With the Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace and Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba completing a stellar musical line up, Buddy is a not to be missed evening of family entertainment which will have music lovers from 8 to 80 toe tapping, hand clapping and rocking in the aisles!
14 – 19 February – Swindon Wyvern Theatre
For tickets call 01793 524 481