BUDDY —The Buddy Holly Story returns to the Theatre Royal Plymouth from Monday, June 19 to Saturday, June 24.
The show tells the enduring tale of the musical icon’s meteoric rise to fame and his final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic and untimely death at the age of 22.
In 18 short months the Texas-born boy revolutionized the face of contemporary music influencing everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen.
The production boasts a phenomenally multi-talented cast comprising of Glen Joseph and Alex Fobbester (who alternate the role of Buddy Holly), Miguel Angel, Joe Butcher, Celia Cruwys-Finnigan, Jordan Cunningham, Josh Haberfield, Kerry Low, Thomas Mitchells, Matthew Quinn, Tom Sowinski and Alex Tosh.
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.
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.
Although there have been many imitations Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story has stood the test of time.
The show has inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals, including Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You, and still remains a true original and a musical phenomenon.
Seen by more than 22 million music fans since it opened in London’s West End in 1989, Buddy speaks an international language and continues to have audiences from aged eight to 80 years old rockin’ in the aisles across the globe!
Buddy’s widow, Maria Elena Holly said of the show: ‘When we opened the show we never imagined Buddy’s music and story would still be rocking stages and entertaining audiences around the world week-in week-out more than 25 years later.
‘I believe this is testament to a great show — the first of its kind — and to the enduring appeal of Buddy Holly and what he represents; a youthful energy, huge talent and creativity, combined with a determination to make a lasting impression in this world.’