Buddy good to be back!

Published: 23 January 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Buddy cast

Rated "the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll show", The Buddy Holly Story is back in the UK and visits Blackpool Grand Theatre April 25–29.

Buddy is one of a small number of iconic musicals including Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Miss Saigon, Evita and Cats in reaching three decades on stage.

It tells the story of the musical icon’s meteoric rise from his Southern rockabilly beginnings to international stardom and his legendary final performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic and untimely death at the age of just 22.

Since its inception, Buddy has inspired a generation of multi-million selling jukebox musicals including Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You.