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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 – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Musical Director: John Banister Writer and Producer: Alan James Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Mel Duncan The story of Buddy Holly's rise to fame, through hard work, determination and good luck is a fascinating one. The story of an international music career spanning a mere three years: a story of Romeo and Juliet proportions when one considers the legacy left in ...

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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 – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer/Producer: Alan James Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Buddy Holly is undoubtedly one of the musical greats, inspiring the likes of The Beatles to create what we know today as rock and roll. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, now in its 25th year, follows how Holly became one of the most successful recording artists of the 50's be-fore his ...

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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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The Canterbury Tales – Exeter Northcott Theatre

Writer: Tom Daplyn &Tacit Theatre (adapted from the original by Geoffrey Chaucer) Music &Lyrics: Anthony Sebastian and Annabelle Brown Director: Anthony Sebastian Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4] Go to the Exeter Northcott Theatre for a rollicking evening of bawdy tales, lusty stories, live folk music and a sing-a-long included. Tacit Theatre’s adaptation of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales has the audience buzzing before ...

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The Canterbury Tales – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Tom Daplyn (from the book by Geoffrey Chaucer) Music: Anthony Sebastian and Annabelle Brown Director: Anthony Sebastian Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3.5] The Canterbury Tales were written in the mid 14th century by Geoffrey Chaucer. The background is of a group of pilgrims setting off from Southwark to Canterbury, competing to tell the best story with the prize of a ...

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