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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

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Writer: Alan Janes Director: Matt Salisbury Choreographer: Miguel Angel Reviewer: Dan English One of the original jukebox musicals, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, makes its rock and roll stop in Dartford, retelling the life of 50s musical superstar Buddy Holly. Buddy, written by Alan Janes, debuted in 1989, although Holly's legion of loyal fans are still flocking to see the ...

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Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Book: Alan Janes Music and Lyrics: Buddy Holly and others Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story can reasonably claim to be the first jukebox musical, opening as it did in 1989 in London and subsequently on Broadway and touring internationally. Having been playing almost constantly for almost 30 years, how does it stand up now? As the ...

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The Buddy Holly Story – New Theatre, Oxford

Director: Matt Salisbury Writer: Alan Janes Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer Before The Beatles and The Stones there was Buddy Holly, a young singer/songwriter from Lubbock Texas who knew what he wanted to be and exactly what sound he wanted to make. Within a very short period of time, Buddy and his iconic thick rimmed spectacles revolutionised music for the better, and, ...

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Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story – The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Alan Janes Musical Supervisor : John Banister Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Janet Jepson The Buddy Holly Story has been entertaining audiences around the world for 25 years, longer than its star actually lived, because as any fan knows, Buddy was tragically killed at the age of 22. This young man’s incredible rise to fame from his early life in ...

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Buddy – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Book: Alan Janes Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Pete Benson Buddy Holly is a member of a tragic elite along with the likes of Glenn Miller, John Denver, Ricky Nelson, Otis Redding and others, all of them pop stars killed in air crashes at the height of their fame. Today a band with two guitars, bass and drums and the creators ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Alan Janes Music: Buddy Holly Lyrics: Buddy Holly Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story rocked into Darlington town this week. This two act show walked us through Buddy Holly's meteoric three-year career and tragic death by way of radio D.J's announcing pivotal plot points. Each transition is followed by music-induced scenes with all the ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Alan Janes Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer [Rating: 4] Rock ‘n’ Roll icon Buddy Holly introduced the world of music to a sound it’d never heard before. Even though record labels remained cautious, the bespectacled, fresh faced singer/songwriter never gave up trying to prove that being somewhat different was a good thing, and when sitting through this musical ...

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