Seen by over 22 million people worldwide, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, celebrates a staggering 25 years on stage when it rocks into the Lyceum Theatre stage between June 9-14.
The world’s most successful rock and roll musical, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, has inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals including Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You, but remains the true original.
With a phenomenally multi-talented cast, the show celebrates over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits including the timeless classics That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy and Rave On.
Loved by critics and audiences alike, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, 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 22. In 18 short months the Texas-born boy revolutionised the face of contemporary music influencing everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen. 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’s latest milestone: “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 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. Buddy was certainly a one-off, as the show demonstrates. It’s incredible to witness subsequent generations getting carried away in Buddy’s music - proof that his spirit lives on through all of us. Buddy is one of those shows that an audience trusts; and once someone has bought their ticket they know they are in for a fantastic night out.”
Tickets are on sale now, priced from £19–£32 and can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office in person, by calling 0114 249 6000, and online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk. A transaction fee of £1.50 (£1 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office, excluding cash.