Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is back touring the UK – and will be live at Crewe Lyceum later this month.

The show has inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals, including Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You.

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

Buddy tells the tale of the musical icon’s 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 months, the Texas-born boy revolutionised the face of contemporary music, influencing everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen.

The multi-talented cast present two hours of music with more than 20 of his greatest hits, including the timeless classics That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy and Rave On.

Buddy’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, says of the show: “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 over 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.”

Writer/Producer Alan Janes added: “Audiences aged 8 to 80 dance in the aisles every night to our enactment of the story of a young man whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period but whose music will be remembered forever.”

Michelle May, marketing officer at Crewe Lyceum, said: “We can’t wait for Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story to bring the Lyceum auditorium to life with the classic hits of the rock and roll icon.

“Featuring a superbly talented cast, the re-telling of this story promises to make for a lively, entertaining and unmissable night of live theatre!”

Tickets for the show which runs from Tuesday to Saturday November 15-19, are on-sale at the Box Office or online at crewelyceum.co.uk

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