Show celebrating Buddy Holly making its way to Canterbury

PUBLISHED: 11:07 22 May 2017

Dean Elliot as Buddy Holly

Dean Elliot as Buddy Holly


The show tells the story of his rise to fame before his death 18-months later

A rock and roll show depicting the life of musical icon Buddy Holly, is coming to Canterbury next month.

The Buddy Holly Story tells of the singer’s rise to fame and his final performance at the Surf Ballroom, before his death at age 22.

The show has been seen by more than 22 million music fans since it opened in London’s West End in 1989.

Buddy’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, said: “When we opened, we never imagined Buddy’s music and story would still be rocking stages and entertaining audiences worldwide, week-in week-out, more than 25 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.”

The cast comprises Glen Joseph and Alex Fobbester (who alternate the role of Buddy Holly), Miguel Angel, Joe Butcher, Celia Cruwys-Finnigan, Jordan Cunningham, Josh Haberfield, Kerry Low, Thomas Mitchells, Matthew Quinn, Tom Sowinski and Alex Tosh.

Together they present two hours of music with more than 20 of Buddy’s greatest hits, including That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy and Rave On.

The Buddy Holly Story will be at the Marlowe Theatre from June 13-17.

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