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Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T1502220138. Details of all Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1611646266

Archive Listings

25 Nov 08
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29 Nov 08
Marina Theatre
Lowestoft, Suffolk
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18 Nov 08
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23 Nov 08
Royal Theatre and Event Centre
Castlebar, County Mayo
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10 Nov 08
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15 Nov 08
Grove Theatre
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
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10 Nov 08
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15 Nov 08
Grove Theatre
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
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3 Nov 08
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8 Nov 08
Malvern Theatres
Malvern, Worcestershire
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27 Oct 08
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1 Nov 08
St George's Hall
Bradford, West Yorkshire
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20 Oct 08
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25 Oct 08
Hull New Theatre
Hull, Humberside
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13 Oct 08
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18 Oct 08
Empire Theatre
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
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6 Oct 08
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11 Oct 08
Grand Opera House
York, North Yorkshire
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29 Sep 08
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4 Oct 08
Pavilion Theatre
Rhyl, Denbighshire
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22 Sep 08
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27 Sep 08
Guild Hall and Charter Theatre
Preston, Lancashire
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5 Sep 08
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20 Sep 08
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry, West Midlands
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7 Mar 08Theatre Royal
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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20 Nov 07
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24 Nov 07
Sheffield Theatres
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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3 Jul 07
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28 Jul 07
Jersey Opera House
St Helier, Channel Islands
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28 May 07
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9 Jun 07
Everyman Theatre
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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30 Apr 07
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5 May 07
Buxton Opera House
Buxton, Derbyshire
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10 Apr 07
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14 Apr 07
Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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4 Apr 07
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7 Apr 07
New Wimbledon Theatre
Outer London, Greater London
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30 Oct 06
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4 Nov 06
Theatre Royal
Norwich, Norfolk
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23 Oct 06
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28 Oct 06
Ipswich Regent
Ipswich, Suffolk
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16 Oct 06
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21 Oct 06
Mayflower Theatre
Southampton, Hampshire
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9 Oct 06
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14 Oct 06
Hall for Cornwall
Truro, Cornwall
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2 Oct 06
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7 Oct 06
Perth Theatre
Perth, Perth and Kinross
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25 Sep 06
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30 Sep 06
Wycombe Swan
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
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18 Sep 06
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23 Sep 06
The Orchard
Dartford, Kent
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11 Sep 06
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16 Sep 06
Alhambra Theatre
Bradford, West Yorkshire
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4 Sep 06
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9 Sep 06
Assembly Rooms
Derby, Derbyshire
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28 Aug 06
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2 Sep 06
King's Theatre
Glasgow
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21 Aug 06
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26 Aug 06
Venue Cymru (formerly - North Wales Theatre)
Llandudno, Gwynedd
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14 Aug 06
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19 Aug 06
Malvern Theatres
Malvern, Worcestershire
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7 Aug 06
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12 Aug 06
Grand Opera House
York, North Yorkshire
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31 Jul 06
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5 Aug 06
New Victoria Theatre
Woking, Surrey
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24 Jul 06
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29 Jul 06
Regent Theatre
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
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17 Jul 06
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22 Jul 06
Pavilion Theatre
Bournemouth, Dorset
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10 Jul 06
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15 Jul 06
Milton Keynes Theatre
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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3 Jul 06
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8 Jul 06
Theatre Royal
Brighton, East Sussex
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26 Jun 06
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1 Jul 06
Bristol Hippodrome
Bristol, City of Bristol
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19 Jun 06
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24 Jun 06
Alban Arena
St Albans, Hertfordshire
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19 Jun 06
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24 Jun 06
Arena Theatre
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
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12 Jun 06
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17 Jun 06
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Plymouth, Devon
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5 Jun 06
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10 Jun 06
Festival Theatre
Edinburgh
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29 May 06
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3 Jun 06
New Theatre
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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22 May 06
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27 May 06
Alexandra Theatre
Birmingham, West Midlands
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15 May 06
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20 May 06
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Liverpool, Merseyside
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8 May 06
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13 May 06
New Theatre
Cardiff, Glamorgan
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1 May 06
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6 May 06
Cliffs Pavilion
Southend-on-Sea, Essex
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24 Apr 06
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29 Apr 06
The Lowry
Salford, Greater Manchester
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17 Apr 06
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22 Apr 06
Churchill Theatre
Bromley, Kent
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11 Apr 06
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15 Apr 06
Empire Theatre
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
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3 Apr 06
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8 Apr 06
Devonshire Park Theatre
Eastbourne, East Sussex
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27 Mar 06
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1 Apr 06
Grand Opera House
Belfast
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6 Mar 06
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11 Mar 06
Theatre Royal
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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2 Mar 06
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4 Mar 06
New Wimbledon Theatre
Outer London, Greater London
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Details

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story archiveThe story of the legendary father of rock and roll, Buddy Holly, who died tragically young in a plane crash - this show has got everything needed for a fantastic family night out - laughter, tears and a finale that will have everyone from eight to eighty dancing in the aisles! After 30 years back on the road. Running time 2hrs Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story website.

Cast/Performers

Edward Handoll (Buddy some dates), Elliot Harper (Buddy some dates)

Creatives/Company

Author: Alan Janes
Producer: Alan Janes
Director: Rob Bettinson
Design: Andy Walmsley
Costume: Bill Butler
Lighting: Graham McLusky
Sound: Rick Price

Reviews

Reviews


UK Theatre Web: 27Oct06: Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
This musical is amazing!!


UK Theatre Web: 23May06: Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, Monday 22 May 2006 Yes it’s that nostalgic 1950s show, on the go for approaching 20 years, 13 years in the West End and touring for many years and still filling theatres everywhere it plays. Last night a good sized and enthusiastic audience rocked and rolled to Elliot Harper as Buddy Holly. I liked the format of the show and as this was the first time I’ve seen the musical found the biography style of Act 1 and concert presentation of Act 2 exactly right and judging by the audience reaction they thought so too. The musical follows the short lived career of the bespectacled star who took the pop music world by storm in 1957 but who sadly died in 1959 in a plane crash alongside fellow performers Ritchie Valens (La Bamba) and The Big Bopper (Chantilly Lace) who were portrayed larger than life by Ricky Glowacki and William Kenning. All the well known numbers such as “Everyday”, “Peggy Sue”, "Oh Boy", "True Love Ways", “Heartbeat” and “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” are sung with flare by Elliot Harper and backed by a talented group of musicians under the direction of John Banister. The Act 1 closer “Oh Boy” got just that reaction and the finale “Johnny B Goode” brought the house down. Carina Gillespie was well cast as Buddy’s sweetheart and the whole cast worked brilliantly together producing a great atmosphere on stage and in the auditorium particularly during Act 2. Of note too were Debbralee and Ann- Marie Roberts as the Apollo Theatre (Harlem) singers with their vocals, fun and powerful presence. The sets are functional, ideal for a touring production and in the same way that those for “Grease” set the time span Buddy too had adverts from the 1950s and the added use of some back projection to punctuate the journey through his short career worked very effectively. There was also moodiness to the sets through some clever lighting but some of the individual spot lighting needed to be faster. Written and directed by Rob Bettinson this is a show that will please all ages and clearly still has a great deal of energy. Catch it at the Alex until Saturday May 27th 2006 it is well worth seeing. Clive Fuller


UK Theatre Web: 19Apr06: Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
The most amazing performance I have ever seen. Elliot Harper rocked!!!! I felt as though I was watching buddy for real.


UK Theatre Web: 03Feb06: Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Best show ever, great music and dancing

User Reviews

USER (27Oct06): This musical is amazing!!
USER (23May06): Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, Monday 22 May 2006 Yes it’s that nostalgic 1950s show, on the go for approaching 20 years, 13 years in the West End and touring for many years and still filling theatres everywhere it plays. Last night a good sized and enthusiastic audience rocked and rolled to Elliot Harper as Buddy Holly. I liked the format of the show and as this was the first time I’ve seen the musical found the biography style of Act 1 and concert presentation of Act 2 exactly right and judging by the audience reaction they thought so too. The musical follows the short lived career of the bespectacled star who took the pop music world by storm in 1957 but who sadly died in 1959 in a plane crash alongside fellow performers Ritchie Valens (La Bamba) and The Big Bopper (Chantilly Lace) who were portrayed larger than life by Ricky Glowacki and William Kenning. All the well known numbers such as “Everyday”, “Peggy Sue”, "Oh Boy", "True Love Ways", “Heartbeat” and “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” are sung with flare by Elliot Harper and backed by a talented group of musicians under the direction of John Banister. The Act 1 closer “Oh Boy” got just that reaction and the finale “Johnny B Goode” brought the house down. Carina Gillespie was well cast as Buddy’s sweetheart and the whole cast worked brilliantly together producing a great atmosphere on stage and in the auditorium particularly during Act 2. Of note too were Debbralee and Ann- Marie Roberts as the Apollo Theatre (Harlem) singers with their vocals, fun and powerful presence. The sets are functional, ideal for a touring production and in the same way that those for “Grease” set the time span Buddy too had adverts from the 1950s and the added use of some back projection to punctuate the journey through his short career worked very effectively. There was also moodiness to the sets through some clever lighting but some of the individual spot lighting needed to be faster. Written and directed by Rob Bettinson this is a show that will please all ages and clearly still has a great deal of energy. Catch it at the Alex until Saturday May 27th 2006 it is well worth seeing. Clive Fuller
USER (19Apr06): The most amazing performance I have ever seen. Elliot Harper rocked!!!! I felt as though I was watching buddy for real.
USER (03Feb06): Best show ever, great music and dancing
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