Take a trip back to when rock ‘n roll was born with a Showtime break to see The Buddy Holly Story.
Now in its 26th year, Buddy tells the true story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, featuring classic songs such as “That’ll Be The Day”, “Peggy Sue”, “Shout”, “Raining In My Heart”, “Heartbeat” and “Chantilly Lace”.
Witness his story explode onto the stage in a toe-tapping, hand-clapping extravaganza, which is guaranteed to get you up and dancing in the aisles.
The Buddy Holly Story captures his whirlwind career right from the formation of The Crickets and his first recording contract, through to his time in New York.
It follows Buddy from the recording studio in Nashville, Tennessee to Harlem's Apollo Theatre, climaxing in a live rock'n'roll extravaganza at the 'Winter Dance Party” as his new brand of music takes the world by storm.
Tragically his show at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper proved to be his final one. Just hours after his performance, in the early hours of 3 February 1959 he was tragically killed in a plane crash, "the day the music died" – as Don McLean called it in American Pie.
Although it’s a tragic tale, The Buddy Holly Story is an uplifting stage production which evokes the short yet inspirational career of one of music’s most influential artists of all time.
Of course Buddy’s songs are what makes this show so special with the likes of “Oh Boy”, “Rave On”, “Peggy Sue, “Maybe Baby”, “Everyday”, “True Love Ways” and “That’ll Be The Day” performed live by a superb cast ensuring his legacy raves on.
The acclaimed show has been watched by over 22million people in over 23,000 performances since opening in the West End in 1989. Join them today and savour the songwriting talents of one of music’s biggest icons by booking with National Holidays using the holiday search options above.