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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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The Buddy Holly Story – The Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Alan James Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Ruth Lovett On the 55th anniversary of the death of Buddy Holly, his story rolls back in to town and is welcomed with just as much fervour as ever. Taking place over a three year period from January 1956 until that fateful February night in 1959, we witness Holly’s (Roger Rowley) rapid rise ...

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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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