Win tickets to see Buddy Holly and The Cricketers

PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 August 2012

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly

The Playhouse

BUDDY Holly remains one of the world’s best-loved and most well-known musicians, despite the briefness of his meteoric career.

And next month The Playhouse Theatre in Weston will feature Britain’s longest-running tribute to the bespectacled guitar legend.

Buddy Holly and The Cricketers’ Rock n’ Roll Jukebox will feature a range of hits from legends of the 1950s and 1960s, as well as all of Holly’s classics at the 20th anniversary show.

Featuring some of the finest actor-musicians in the business, the show has been rocking stages across the world for the past 20 years.

Its cast include actors from such West End favourites as Jailhouse Rock, Buddy, Lennon and Return to the Forbidden Planet.

Buddy Holly wrote such enduring rock n’ roll classics as That’ll Be The Day, True Love Ways, Peggy Sue, Rave On and more.

One of the first musical megastars, his career was cut tragically short by a plane crash which killed him at the age of only 22 – but his legacy has survived.

As well as featuring songs from Holly’s catalogue, the show will also feature the work of other legendary acts such as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard and The Beatles.

Tickets for the show on September 19 at 7.30pm are priced £15-16.50, and are available from the box office on 01934 645544 or at

n The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

To enter, simply answer the following question: What anniversary are Buddy Holly and The Cricketers celebrating?

Send your answer, along with your name, address and daytime telephone number to Buddy Holly and the Cricketers competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, by August 31.

Alternatively, click on the link to the top-right of this article to enter.

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