Rave On back to the fabulous 1950s once again with the rocking return of the smash-hit musical sensation Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story.  

It’s a real rock ‘n’ roll spectacle at Blackpool Grand Theatre from Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 April 2023! Don’t miss out on the best seats. Book Now!

Forget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is FEEL GREAT!

Loved by critics and audiences alike, Buddy tells the unforgettable story of the music icon’s meteoric rise from his Southern rockabilly beginnings to international stardom and his legendary final performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic and untimely death at the age of just 22. In 18 short months the bespectacled boy from Lubbock, Texas, revolutionised the face of contemporary music, and would influence everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones.

This magnificent multi award-winning West End show features two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, with over 20 of Buddy Holly’s biggest hits - including the timeless classics That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Everyday and Rave On. Add to that the Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace, Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba, and rip-roaring versions of Shout, Johnny B. Goode and many, many more performed by a multi-talented cast of actor-musicians and this show is just Peggy Sue-perb! 

  • Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story first opened in 1989
  • It has been thrilling audiences ever since, having played 5,822 performances over an incredible 728 weeks in London’s West End
  • Plus, a record-breaking 4,668 performances over 580 weeks on tour in the UK and Ireland
  • That’s a hot rockin’ total of 10,490 performances in the UK alone!

Five More Fabulous Facts About Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story:

•Buddy ran in the West End for over 14 years – playing the Victoria Palace, Novello, and Duchess Theatres – making it one of the longest-running shows in London theatre history!

•In total, the onstage Buddy Hollys have sung 17 songs 266,794 times

•Since Buddy first began there have been 27 actors playing the title role of Buddy in the West End, on tour and on Broadway

•3,326 pairs of trousers have had to be replaced – due to lots of Buddy knee sliding across stages throughout the world – and 414 pairs of Buddy glasses

•Throughout the world 13 couples have met and married while working in the company and there have been 26 bouncing Buddy babies!

Book your seats now for Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story and say That’ll Be The Day to jiving in the aisles once again!

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Musical is at Blackpool Grand Theatre from Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 April 2023. Matinee and evening performances.

Tickets from £18.50. Concessions and group rates available.

Book now by visiting blackpoolgrand.co.uk or call the box office on 01253 290 190.


Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story – Tue 25 to Sat 29 Aug at 7.30pm

Matinees – Wed & Sat at 2.30pm

Grand Theatre, 33 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HT

Box Office 01253 290 190


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