Audiences will rave on when Buddy comes to Bristol

PUBLISHED: 11:00 15 May 2014

Bopper, Buddy and Richie in The Buddy Holly Story.

Bopper, Buddy and Richie in The Buddy Holly Story.


CELEBRATING a staggering 25 years on stage, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story will be stopping off at Bristol's Hippodrome during a brand new tour.

You could also win tickets to the show, which has inspired a 
generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals, such as Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You.

Buddy tells the enduring tale of the musical icon’s meteoric rise to fame and his final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his untimely death at the age of 22.

In 18 short months the Texas-born boy revolutionised the face of 
contemporary music, influencing everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen.

The show not only boasts a talented cast, but more than 20 of his greatest hits, including the timeless classics That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy and Rave On.

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story will be at the theatre from June 2-7 at 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinees on June 4 and 7.

Tickets, priced £12.90-36.40, are available from the box office on 08448 713012.

n We have teamed up with the 
Hippodrome to offer three lucky 
readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show on June 3 at 7.30pm.

To enter the competition all you have to do is answer this question: How old was Buddy Holly when he died?

Send your answer, plus your name, address, email address and a daytime telephone number, to: Buddy Holly competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on 
May 23.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s 
decision is final. By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant.

You can also enter online by visiting

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