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Cinderella – City Varieties, Leeds

Director: Matt Aston Writer: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Tired of hearing Princesses sing Let It Go, or This is Me? Want a bit more rock and roll with your Pantomime? But still after that traditional feel? Cinderella The Rock n' Roll Panto in Leeds is definitely the show for you! The story has been tweaked slightly – Cinderella (Grace ...

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Aladdin – City Varieties, Leeds

Writer: Peter Rowe Director: Matt Aston Musical Director: Greg Palmer Reviewer: Holly Spanner The City Varieties Rock n’ Roll Panto is one that should be in everyone’s calendar. This seemingly modest production which has graced the Victorian stage since reopening after the £9.9m refurbishment in 2011, has quickly worked its way into the hearts of Loiners and the general public ...

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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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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 – 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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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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