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This sensational multi award-winning West End show first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. Now it triumphantly visits Lighthouse as part of its landmark 30th Anniversary Tour.

Forget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is FEEL GREAT! Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.  

Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B. Goode, Raining In My Heart, Everyday, Shout and many many more, this show is just Peggy Sue-perb!  

Book now for the most successful rock and roll show of all time!


“Perfectly crafted... this super-slick production boasts a brilliant multi-talented cast... guaranteed to leave you with a big smile on your face”
Southern Daily Echo (Southampton)

“As fresh and entertaining as ever... you leave the theatre dancing on air”
The Express & Star (Wolverhampton)

“Remains one of the greatest feel-good stage shows ever” 
Edinburgh Evening News

“A fun-packed, tragic, uplifting... tour-de-force”
The Yorkshire Times

“A nostalgic trip down memory lane for Buddy’s generation, or a fast-paced, thrilling discovery of the early days of rock & roll for the next”
Edinburgh Guide

“Classics... really brought to life in a hugely entertaining and crowd-pleasing show”
Crawley & Horley Observer

“This production was completely absorbing... I cannot recommend it enough”
Ulster Tatler

“Terrifically talented cast... light up the stage with pure rock & roll energy”
Weekend Notes (Birmingham)


The smash hit rock & roll musical Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story has announced its new cast for its forthcoming 30th anniversary tour.

The production will bring with it a multi-talented group of actor-instrumentalists, featuring Tom Berkeley and AJ Jenks (who alternate the role of Buddy Holly) Jordan Alexander, Miguel Angel, Joshua Barton, Harry Boyd, Joe Butcher, Cartier Fraser, Josh Haberfield, Rhiannon Hopkins, Sasha Latoya, Hannah Price and Ben Pryer.

Together they will present a sensational two hours of live musical theatre (“an unashamed, rabble-rousing fiesta” – The Sunday Times), featuring over 20 of iconic rocker Buddy Holly’s greatest hits, including such timeless classics That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy and Rave On.

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