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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Alan Janes Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Beth Steer Pitted as the ‘world’s most successful Rock ‘n’ Roll musical, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story has come to Cardiff’s New Theatre. Seen by more than 22 million people in over 25,000 shows worldwide, the show has been running for 27 years since it first opened in London, and charts the ‘golden ...

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Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Richmond Theatre, London

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Writer: Alan Janes Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Ann Bawtree Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is the musical biography of a key figure in 20th Century popular music. Buddy Holly’s career, tragically short as it was, took the musical world from the cataclysmic arrivals of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley to the universal acceptance of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. ...

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The Buddy Holly Story – The Palace Theatre, Mancheste

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Writer: Alan Janes Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen “It’s not that I want to be rich. I just want the world to remember the name Buddy Holly”. Little did a passionate and determined teenage Buddy Holly know quite how much his words and wishes would come true, his music inspiring renowned artists such as The Beatles, Eric Clapton and ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Director: Matt Salisbury Writer: Alan Janes Choreographer: Miguel Angel Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story relives the short but legendary career of Buddy Holly, from his humble beginnings on country radio to his meteoric rise to the top of the charts and his tragic death in 1959. Buddy is a real test of endurance; Act I runs painfully ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Book: Alan Janes Music and Lyrics: Buddy Holly and others Director: Adrian Rees Reviewer:  John Kennedy This Buddy Holly Story – a love letter to the more innocent times of Kodachrome snaps, Bobby-sox, pig-tails and ridiculous finned automobiles (being white helped enormously) rarely fails to engage its audience. A Lubbock, Texas, born son of the latter Depression years, Holly’s torch burned ...

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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 – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Matt Salisbury Musical Director: Richard Anderson Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald In just 18 months, Buddy Holly revolutionised music, helping to create what we know today as rock and roll. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, now in its 25th year, follows Holly’s rise to fame to become one of the most successful recording artists of the 50’s before his tragic death ...

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