Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Comes to The Grand Theatre!
On the back of an incredibly successful 25th anniversary worldwide tour, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is back in the UK and coming to Blackpool.
Although there have been many imitations Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story has stood the test of time. The show has inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals, including Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You, still remains a true original and a musical phenomenon.
Seen by over 22 million music fans since it opened in London’s West End in 1989, Buddy speaks an
international language and continues to have audiences from aged eight to eighty years old rockin’ in the aisles across the globe!
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 twenty-two. In just eighteen months, the Texas-born boy revolutionized the face of contemporary music influencing everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen.
Boasting a phenomenally multi-talented cast, together they present two terrific hours of music with over twenty of his greatest hits, including the timeless classics ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘Oh Boy’ and ‘Rave On’.
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.
Buddy’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, says of the show: “When we opened the show we never imagined Buddy’s music and story would still be rocking stages and entertaining audiences around the world week-in week-out over twenty-five years later. I believe this is testament to a great show – the first of its kind – and to the enduring appeal of Buddy Holly and what he represents; a youthful energy, huge talent and creativity, combined with a determination to make a lasting impression in this world.”
Dates and Times:
Monday, 20th – Saturday, 25th February 2017 (Evenings 19:30 and Wednesday/Saturday Matinees 14:30)
- Opening Night £22.00
- Evenings £23.50 to £34.00
- Matinees £23.50
- Concessions £3.00 off (excluding Monday)
- Friends of The Grand £3.00 off (excluding Monday)
- Students £3.00 off (excluding Monday)
- Groups 10+ £4 off, 20+ £5 off (excluding Monday)
- Under 26s £12.50 (first 50 tickets per performance Tuesday – Thursday evenings; subject to availability)
The booking fee is included in all stated ticket prices. Booking fees are not payable on group or school bookings of ten or more.