The West End and Broadway smash-hit musical Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story announces the full cast for its 2023 UK tour, currently booking until October 2023! ***THE WEST END AND BROADWAY SMASH-HIT MUSICAL
BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
2023 UK TOUR
FULL CAST ANNOUNCED!***
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
“PURE UNADULTERATED FUN”
“THE SHOW YOU’LL NEVER FORGET”
AJ Jenks and Christopher Weeks reprise the role of Buddy Holly on alternate performances, along with Joe Butcher as Joe B. Mauldin, Josh Haberfield as Jerry Allison and Miguel Angel as Ritchie Valens/Tyrone Jones.
They are joined by new cast members: Daniella Agredo Piper, Christopher Chandler, Stephanie Cremona, Samuelle Durojaiye, Jacob Leeson, Ewan Ling, Thomas Mitchells and Laura-Dene Perryman.
The show opens at Basildon’s Towngate Theatre on Wednesday 22nd February for six performances, ahead of a UK tour covering the length and breadth of the country. From Plymouth to Inverness, Canterbury to Sheffield, Manchester to Glasgow and Newcastle to Belfast, plus many more locations in between! Tickets on sale now and booking until 7th October.
Writer and Producer Alan Janes says: “We’re thrilled to be back for our 2023 UK tour, which feels extra special as we re-connect with our audiences and fans. Our cast of hugely talented actors and musicians will ensure everyone has an unforgettable night at the theatre.”
Loved by critics and audiences alike, Buddy
tells the enduring story of the musical icon’s meteoric rise from his Southern rockabilly beginnings to international stardom and his legendary final performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic and untimely death at the age of just 22. In just 18 months the bespectacled boy from Lubbock, Texas, revolutionised the face of contemporary music, and would influence everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones.
Boasting a multi-talented cast of actor-musicians, Buddy
presents two terrific hours of music with over 20 of his greatest hits, including the timeless classics 'That’ll Be The Day', 'Peggy Sue', 'Oh Boy', 'Everyday' and 'Rave On'. With the Big Bopper’s 'Chantilly Lace' and Ritchie Valens’ 'La Bamba', and rip-roaring versions of 'Shout' and 'Johnny B. Goode' completing a stellar musical line-up, Buddy
is a not to be missed evening of family entertainment.Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story
has enjoyed phenomenal success, having played a record-breaking 4668 performances over 580 weeks on tour in the UK and Ireland, as well as 5822 performances over 728 weeks in London’s West End. Buddy
is one of a small number of iconic musicals including Les Misérables
, Phantom of the Opera
, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
, Miss Saigon
in reaching a phenomenal three decades on stage.
Although there have been many imitations, Buddy
has stood the test of time. The show has inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals, including Mamma Mia
, We Will Rock You
, and Jersey Boys
, yet remains a true original and musical phenomenon.
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