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London’s West End comes to the West
By Royal Theatre
14, Nov 2008 - 00:48

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Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story is the multi award winning, world-wide smash hit musical celebration of the life and tragic death of Buddy Holly. Buddy has been seen by over 20 million people around the world.


It’s had audiences on their feet in both London’s West End and New York’s Broadway and now Buddy, the World’s most successful Rock ‘n’ Roll musical, is coming to the Royal Castlebar Theatre and Event Centre. This toe-tapping, hand-clapping live music extravaganza starts on Tuesday 18th November and runs until Sunday 23rd November.

Charles Hardin Holley became Buddy Holly when his surname was misspelt in a contract and that spelling was then adopted for his professional career. The sensational singer, songwriter and musician shot to stardom in 1957, only to die aged 22 on February 3rd 1959. The man who changed the face of popular music tragically perished on ‘the day the music died’ in a plane crash alongside 17 year-old Richie Valens and Mr. J. P. Richardson, a.k.a. The Big Bopper.

Experience the ups and downs of Holly’s musical career as he strives to fulfil his potential genius. This heart-warming tale of a small town American boy is told with care, detail and a great deal of humour. The Buddy Holly Story finally explodes with a celebration of youth and a lust for life in a re-creation of his last concert at Clear Lake.

The show features such timeless hits as “Peggy Sue”, “That’ll Be The Day”, “Oh Boy” and “Everyday”,” from Buddy Holly, alongside Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace”. This immaculately staged production gives some of the best musical talent around the chance to perform the music of this era as it will always be remembered and always should be performed; with youth, joy and boundless enthusiasm.

The impressive Royal Castlebar Theatre & Event Centre, which was officially opened in September, has firmly established itself as a premium venue for elite world-class events with an audience capacity of up to 5,000 people. It’s impressive programme for the coming months is jam-packed with a number of Irish and internationally renowned artists and productions including Shakin’ Stevens on Fri 5th Dec, Daniel O’Donnell’s Christmas Show on Thurs 11th Dec, The Saw Doctors New Years Eve Party, Here & Now Show – featuring stars from the 80’s including Paul Young, Bananarama & Belinda Carlisle on Friday 2nd January and Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance from 3rd to 9th January to list but a few.

Tickets can be booked through,, any ticketmaster outlet nationwide or, for the price of a local call, the box office of The Royal Castlebar at 0818 300 000; this number is operational 24/7.

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