The cast for smash hit rock & roll musical “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” has been announced, ahead of the show’s 30th anniversary tour.
The production, which visits Darlington Hippodrome in September, will bring with it a multi-talented group of actor-instrumentalists, including Tom Berkeley and AJ Jenks, who will alternate the role of Buddy Holly.
They will be joined by Jordan Alexander, Miguel Angel, Joshua Barton, Harry Boyd, Joe Butcher, Cartier Fraser, Josh Haberfield, Rhiannon Hopkins, Sasha Latoya, Hannah Price and Ben Pryer.
Alan Janes, the show’s writer and producer, said: “We can’t wait to get back on the road for this special 30th anniversary UK tour of Buddy, with a new cast of hugely talented actors and musicians, who will be aiming to give audiences an unforgettable night at the theatre.”
“Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” tells the enduring tale of the musical icon’s meteoric rise to fame through to 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 bespectacled young man from Lubbock, Texas, revolutionised the face of popular music, influencing everyone from Bob Dylan and The Beatles to Elton John and Bruce Springsteen.
Audiences will be taken on a journey through Buddy’s short yet spectacular career, and 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 – The Buddy Holly Story is at Darlington Hippodrome from Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 to Saturday, September 21st, 2019.
Tickets are on sale now from the box office on 01325 405405 or from the Darlington Hippodrome website.
Source: Darlington Hippodrome