Buddy–The Buddy Holly to Tour the U.K.; Itinerary Announced

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07 Dec 2010

A U.K. tour of the hit musical Buddy – The Buddy Holly will launch in Dartford on Feb. 1, 2011, to coincide with the anniversary of the singer's untimely death on Feb. 3, 1959.



The tour of the musical, featuring a book by Alan Janes and Ron Bettison, will continue through June 2011.

Directed by Matt Sailsbury, the cast includes Glen Joseph, Roger Rowley, Chris Redmond, Dan Graham, Felicity Chilvet, Steve Dorsett, Miguel Angel, Gary Trainor, Kyle Riley, Katia Sartini, Melissa Keyes and Alex Marshall.

The creative team also features set and costume designer Adrian Rees, musical director John Banister, sound designer Peter Cox for Thames Audio and lighting designer Joe Atkins.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story boasts over 20 of Holly's greatest hits, including "That'll Be The Day," "Every Day," "Peggy Sue," "Words of Love," "Oh Boy," "Well Alright," "It's So Easy," "Maybe Baby," and "Heart Beat." The Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace" and Richie Valens' "La Bamba" are also included.

Tour dates follow:

Feb. 1-5, 2011
Dartford Orchard Theatre
01322 220 000
www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

Feb. 7-12
Croydon Ashcroft Theatre
020 8688 9291
www.fairfield.co.uk

Feb. 14-19
Swindon Wyvern Theatre
01793 524 481
www.wyverntheatre.org.uk

Feb. 21-26
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
0844 871 7606
aylesburywatersidetheatre.co.uk

Feb. 28-March 5
Richmond Theatre
0844 871 7651
ambassadortickets.com/Richmond

March 14-19
Bristol Hippodrome
0844 847 2325
www.bristolhippodrome.org.uk

March 21-26
Cardiff New Theatre
029 2087 8889
www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

March 28-April 2
Manchester Palace Theatre
0844 372 7272
www.manchesterpalace.org.uk

April 4-9
New Brighton Floral Pavilion
0151 666 0000
www.floralpavilion.com

April 11-16
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
01902 573 300
www.grandtheatre.co.uk

April 18-23
Sunderland Empire Theatre
0844 847 2499
www.sunderlandempire.org.uk

April 25-30
Dundee Caird Hall
01382 434 451
www.cairdhall.co.uk

May 2-7
Lincoln Theatre Royal
01522 519 999
www.theatreroyallincoln.com

May 9-14
Hayes Beck Theatre
020 8561 8371
www.becktheatre.org.uk

May 16-21
Bromley Churchill Theatre
0844 871 7627
ambassadortickets.com/bromley

May 23-28
Leicester De Montfort Hall
0116 233 3111
www.demontforthall.co.uk

May 30-June 4
Belfast Grand Opera House
(028) 9024 1919
www.goh.co.uk

June 13-18
Norwich Theatre Royal
01603 63 00 00
www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

June 20-25
Southend Cliffs Pavilion
01702 351 135
www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk