Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story is touring with their sensational multi award-winning West End show during their 30th anniversary year and they are here at Eden Court in February.
Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.
Take a look back at 30 years in numbers:
- Since opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, in August 1989, BUDDY has played 556 weeks (4,450 performances) on tour in the U.K., and 728 weeks (5822 performances) in London’s West End – for a total of 10,272 U.K. performances!
- In total our Buddy Hollys have sung 17 songs 264,346 times
- 186,000 guitar strings have been replaced (92 miles) and over 212,000 plectrums used
- 3,320 pairs of trousers have had to be replaced – due to Buddy knee sliding across stages throughout the world – and 410 pairs of glasses
- Over 33 tons of washing powder has been used by our Wardrobe Mistresses/Masters, as well as more than 2,750 gallons of fabric conditioner
- 150,000 feet (28.41 miles) of guitar cable have been used and 3,038,785 radio mic batteries replaced.
- The trucks that are used to transport the show from venue to venue have now travelled approximately five-and-three-quarter times around the world!
- The performers have drunk over 104,000 gallons of bottled water. The beer intake has never been monitored!
- Throughout the world twelve couples have met and married while working in the company and there have been 26 Buddy babies!
- Extended runs and tours have included London, UK tours, Broadway, US tours, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Reno, Canada, Toronto, British Columbia, Australia, Sydney, New Zealand, Germany, Hamburg, South Africa, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Ireland, Japan, and Singapore
- Buddy ran in the West End for over 14 years – playing the Victoria Palace, Strand (now Novello), and Duchess Theatres – making it one of the longest-running shows in London theatre history!
Book online or call the Box Office on 01463 234 234 to get your tickets.