Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, which returned to the West End stage in August 2007, has announced an extension to its current run. The musical tale of the tragically short career of pop singer Holly will rave on at the Duchess theatre until 30 August 2008.
The hit rock ‘n’ roll musical, which has been seen by more than 20 million people worldwide, follows the three years in which Holly became a star and a household name across the globe. The talented singer/songwriter and guitarist shot to fame with songs including Peggy Sue, That’ll Be The Day, Heartbeat and Raining In My Heart before being killed in a plane crash at the age of 22.
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story was first seen at the Victoria Palace on 21 October 1989. It transferred to the Strand (now Novello) in 1995, where it stayed until leaving the West End in 2002. After national and international tours the show returned to London last summer.
Commenting on the extension, co-writer and producer Alan Janes said: “Buddy has found a new West End home at the Duchess theatre and we now look forward to delighting Londoners and tourists alike all through the summer of 2008.” em>MA