Sunday, March 7

The Buddy Holly Story at the Gatehouse

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story  is being staged at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate Village, North London. . It opens on 16 March (previews from 12th March) and runs until 18th April.

It features a cast of 12 actor-musicians, led by newcomer Roger Rowley as Buddy, and Jos Slovick (Spring Awakening), Henry Barrett (Crazy For You), Andrew Ashford, Emily Altneu, Jason Blackwater, Deanna Farnell, Sean Green, Richie Hart, Patrick Rowe, Nicky Swift and Alex Wadham.

The show is a tribute to rock 'n' roll singer Buddy Holly who died in a plane crash in 1959. it features some great  numbers including That’ll Be The Day, Rave On, Peggy Sue, Chantilly Lace and La Bamba.

Buddy premiered at the Victoria Palace in 1989, before transferring  to the Strand Theatre (now the Novello) in 1995. It  closed there in 2002, returning to the Duchess five years later  in 2007 and has continued to tour nationally and internationally since then.

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