The smash hit rock’roll’ musical Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story will play the Ashcroft Playhouse at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls as part of its 30th anniversary tour from November 11-16.
The production will bring with it a multi-talented group of actor-instrumentalists, featuring Christopher Weeks and AJ Jenks, who alternate the role of Buddy Holly.
They will present two hours of live musical theatre featuring more than 20 of iconic rocker Buddy Holly’s greatest hits, including such timeless classics That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy and Rave On.
Writer and producer, Alan Janes, said: “We can’t wait to get back on the road for this special 30th anniversary UK tour of Buddy, with a new cast of hugely talented actors and musicians, who will be aiming to give audiences an unforgettable night at the theatre.”
Although there have been many imitations, Buddy has stood the test of time.
The show has inspired a generation of multi-million selling jukebox musicals, including Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You and Jersey Boys.
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the enduring tale of the musical icon’s meteoric rise to fame through to his final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic and untimely death at the age of 22.
In 18 short months the bespectacled young man from Lubbock, Texas revolutionised the face of popular music, influencing everyone from Bob Dylan and The Beatles to Elton John and Bruce Springsteen.
Audiences will be taken on a journey through Buddy’s short yet spectacular career, and with the Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace and Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba completing a stellar musical line-up, Buddy is a not-to-be-missed evening of family entertainment.