A show which celebrates the music of the late great Buddy Holly is set to take the stage at Norwich Theatre Royal on Sunday, May 8 – and in today’s competition we have two pairs of tickets on offer.
Buddy Holly and The Cricketers has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden. Described by Graham Norton as “Buddy brilliant”, it is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles.
The show stars UK actor-musicians whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock, and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One’s Saturday night live programme The One and Only, hosted by Graham Norton.
Had he not died in a fatal plane crash in 1959 aged just 22 (a crash which also claimed the lives of fellow rockers Ritchie Valens and J.P. ‘The Big Bopper’ Richardson), then singer and guitarist Buddy Holly would have turned 80 on September 7 this year.
Coming from a background of country and western music, the early star of American rock music took a keen interest in recording studio production techniques and is credited with being the first to use overdubbing and double-tracking.
His most enduring songs are That’ll Be The Day and Peggy Sue and his death was the inspiration behind Don McLean’s American Pie and the line “the day the music died”. The show will celebrate his ‘80th year’ by pumping out all his most popular hits - That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! – and much, much more.
For your chance to win a pair of tickets for this show just answer the folliwng question:
In what year did Buddy Holly die in a plane crash?
Put your answer on a postcard or a stuck-down envelope and send to: Buddy Holly competition, Newsdesk, Lynn News, Limes House, Purfleet Street, King’s Lynn PE30 1HL. You can also email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org and please type in “Lynn News Buddy Holly competition” in the subject box.
The closing date for postal or email entries is Thursday, April 28.
Please note, the tickets are for Buddy Holly and the Cricketers on Sunday, May 8, at 7.30pm, at Norwich Theatre Royal. The tickets are for the stated performance only and cannot be exchanged for seats for another performance or show, or for a cash alternative.
For ticket details call the box office on 01603 630000 or book online at www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk