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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 – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Book: Alan Janes Music and Lyrics: Buddy Holly and others Director: Adrian Rees Reviewer:  Scott Matthewman Alan Janes’ Buddy, the granddaddy of jukebox biography musicals, opened in October 1989. Which means that, at the spritely age of 27, this musical is now five years older than its protagonist was at his death in 1959. And truth be told, that age is beginning ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Writer: Alan Janes Director: Adrian Rees Reviewer: Dominic Corr The Day the Music Died was how musician Don McLean commemorated the passing of fifties Rock & Roller Buddy Holly. Jukebox musicals always honour those with considerable talent, Buddy is no different. Writer Alan Janes seeks not to tell an untold story, but merely present the life of an accomplished artist ...

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Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

LeeOrmsbyDeanElliott-and-MiguelAngel in Buddy

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 Witches of Eastwick – Paul McCartney Auditorium, Liverpool

Book/Lyrics: John Dempsey Music: Dana P Rowe Director: Graham Hubbard Reviewer: John Roberts The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) open its 2015 Autumn/Winter season with the musical The Witches of Eastwick based on the John Updike novel and later hit film of the same name. This big supernaturally sexy musical has been taken on by LIPA’s third year dance ...

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Midnight Tango – The Grand Theatre, Leeds

Director: Karen Bruce Choreographers: Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace Designer: Morgan Large Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [rating:4] Leeds’ Grand Theatre is the last stop on this year’s tour of Midnight Tango the latest venture of Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace. A large scale show based around tango and only tango is a brave undertaking by producers Arlene ...

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Midnight Tango – New Theatre, Cardiff

Choreography: Vincent Simone &Flavia Cacace Director: Karen Bruce Reviewer: Barbara Michaels: [Rating:4.5] Stunning tango routines are no more and no less than one would expect from Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace. And in this the two dance stars of Midnight Tango certainly do not disappoint. Can the same be said for the musical of that name? Because that is what ...

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