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Book Buddy Tickets at the Duchess Theatre, London

About Buddy

A foot tapping delight. It’s still a Buddy Brilliant show. - Bill Hagerty, The Sun August 2007

An Utter Joy. You will leave with a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Exhilarating. - Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph August 2007

It's Back - Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

Buddy the Musical has had audiences on their feet in every corner of the globe and now Buddy the Musical - hailed as "the world's most successful Rock'n'Roll musical" is back and ready to explode on to the stage of The Duchess Theatre in London in a toe-tapping, hand-clapping extravaganza!

"If you haven't seen the brilliant musical Buddy yet, buy your tickets now!" The Sun

Buddy the Musical follows the tragically short life of Buddy Holly from his first recording contract through to his move to New York and concludes with his fatal tour of Midwest America with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper when - on 3 February 1959 he was tragically killed aged just 22. The musical shows Buddy as he sings his way from the recording studio in Nashville, Tennessee to Harlem's Apollo Theatre, culminating in a live rock'n'roll extravaganza at the 'Winter Dance Party' finale and features some of Buddy Holly's greatest hits including That'll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Rave On, Heartbeat, Raining In My Heart and many more.

"A finale in which the audience go absolutely crazy" The Daily Mail

The cast for Buddy the Musical in London is to be announced.

"Buddy has 'em bopping in the aisles" The Sunday Express

Buddy the Musical Cast
Hipockets Duncan/Ensemble - Mike Lloyd
Buddy Holly (at certain performances)/4th Cricket - Dean Elliott
Buddy Holly (at certain performances)/4th Cricket - Matthew Wycliffe
Joe B Mauldin/Ensemble - Greg Last
Jerry Allison/Ensemble - Nick Sayce
Norman Petty/Ensemble - Sean Needham
Vi Petty/Ensemble - Kerry James
DJ at Apollo Theatre/Ensemble - Tarl Caple
Performer at Apollo Theatre/Ensemble - Hayley Berkley
Maria Elena/Ensemble - Lucia Rovardi
Murray Deutch/MC at Clear Lake/Ensemble - Gavin Barnes
The Big Bopper/Ensemble - Lee Ormsby
Ritchie Valens/Ensemble - Miguel Angel
Mary Lou Sokoloff/Ensemble - Wendy Paver

tags: Musical

Buddy at
Duchess Theatre,

Catherine Street

Seating plan


Buddy information

Running time:

Running time: 2h30mins

Please note the show will be closing on the 7th February 2009

Group Rates

Buddy group rates

Group size: 40+
SPECIAL OFFER FOR GRPS OF 40+: Valid Monday to Friday Best available seats reduced to £21.50

Group size: 10+
Standard Group Rate: Valid Monday to Friday Best available seats reduced to £25.00, Sat Matinee reduced to £30.00

Full ticket prices: £60, £45, £40, £25

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