Win tickets: Buddy Holly in Bristol

PUBLISHED: 10:30 09 March 2011

Buddy will be staged at Bristol's Hippodrome

Buddy will be staged at Bristol's Hippodrome


THE world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll musical, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story will be performed in Bristol this month.

Fifty years ago, the man who changed the face of popular music tragically died in a plane crash aged just 22.

Buddy tells the story of the three years in which he became the world’s top recording artist with a show that features over 20 of Buddy’s greatest hits including Peggy Sue, That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, Heartbeat and Raining In My Heart.

As well as over 15 years in the West End, Buddy has played 431 weeks, or eight and a half years, on the road in the UK and Ireland.

Seen by more than 21 million people in over 20,000 performances worldwide, this multi award-winning show is truly ‘the show you’ll never forget’.

Now, 40,000 ‘Oh Boys!’ since it first opened in London’s West End, Buddy is about to enter its 22nd year of paying tribute to the musical genius whose untimely death was immortalised in Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ as ‘the day the music died’.

Written and Produced by Alan Janes, the show guarantees two terrific hours of ‘fail-safe family entertainment’.

Janes said: “We’re looking forward to once again playing to all our fans across the UK, especially as Buddy is the perfect antidote for recession depression.”

With the Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace and Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba completing a stellar musical line up, Buddy is still the hottest ticket around, and a not to be missed evening of family entertainment that will have music lovers from 8 to 80 toe tapping, hand clapping and rocking in the aisles.

Buddy will be staged at Bristol’s Hippodrome from Monday until March 19.

Tickets, priced £13.50-28.50, are available via

• The Times has teamed up with The Bristol Hippodrome to offer four lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets each to see the show at 7.30pm on March 15.

To enter the competition, simply answer the following question: Who has written and produced this show?

Send your answer on a postcard, along with your name, address and telephone number, to: Buddy Holly Competition, North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, by 12noon on March 11.

Alternatively follow the link at the top of this page to enter.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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