Fans Can Rave On As Buddy Holly Story Returns To Cardiff

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story returns to Cardiff for the first time in three years next week.

The musical tells the enduring tale of the musical icon’s meteoric 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 1959. In 18 short months, the Texas-born boy revolutionized the face of contemporary music influencing everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen.

The production features Glen Joseph and Alex Fobbester (who alternate the role of Buddy Holly), and over two hours of music featuring 20 of Holly’s greatest hits, including the timeless classics That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy and Rave On.

Seen by over 22 million music fans since it opened in London’s West End in 1989, Buddy speaks an international language to all generations. Writer/Producer Alan Janes says, “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”.

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story plays at Cardiff’s New Theatre from July 4 – 8 July 2017. For further details and to book tickets visit or call the Box Office on (029) 2087 8889.

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