West End hit Be Bop A Lula to come to Swindon

By Jessica Durston - 4 January 2022

Arts and Culture

The rock n roll hit show will visit Swindon's Wyvern theatre this weekend.

West End smash hit theatre show Be Bop a Lula presents a slice of Rock ‘n’ Roll history - starring music from icons of the era, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, and Buddy Holly.

The show will visit the Wyvern Theatre on Sunday, 9 December. 

Producer Pete Tobit said: “In 1960, American rockers Eddie and Gene flew in from the States and were joined by British heartthrob Billy Fury for the UK’s very first multi-artist Rock ‘n’ Roll tour.

“Reviewers were appalled by the on stage antics. Audiences screamed their approval. British youth culture was born!”

Theatregoers are invited to relive these seminal concerts in the company of singers and a band said to be ‘tighter than a pair of your tightest drainpipe trousers.’

“And there’s more,” adds Pete. “Buddy Holly’s live tours were equally responsible for introducing Rock ‘n’ Roll to the UK.

"Cochran’s legendary guitar riffs, Vincent’s menacingly moody stage presence, Fury’s smouldering looks and soaring vocals, and Holly’s good-time Rock ‘n’ Roll are promised."

Tickets for Be Bop A Lula can be booked at swindontheatres.co.uk

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