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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story to tour UK again in 2016

The popular long-running musical will be back next year.

Buddy Holly
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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story will tour the UK again in 2016 it has been announced.

Following its 25th anniversary tour, the popular show will open at the Harlow Playhouse on 31st August 2016 ahead of a 14-week tour. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story has been seen by over 22 million fans since it opened in London’s West End in 1989.

Buddy tells the enduring tale of the musical icon’s meteoric rise to fame and 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 Texas-born boy revolutionized the face of contemporary music influencing everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen.

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.

Writer/Producer Alan Janes says “Audiences aged 8 to 80 dance in the aisles every night to our enactment of the story of a young man whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period but whose music will be remembered forever”.

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