Rave On at The Belgrade

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Buddy - Belgrade Theatre, Coventry - Review by Amanda Chalmers

Now in its 25th amazing year, the sensational multi-award winning West End show has burst onto the Coventry scene! And, judging by last night’s enthusiastic audience, it’s still pulling in the crowds.

The Buddy Holly Story continues to be entertaining for 20 big reasons – and a few more besides.

Those big reasons are the 20 Holly hits featured in the show, songs which, astonishingly, Holly recorded in the 18 months before his tragic death in February 1959 aged just 22.

From Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, That’ll Be The Day and It Doesn’t Matter Anymore to Raining In My Heart, True Love Ways and Heartbeat, the hits come thick and fast for more than two-and-a-half hours.

Not that the audience needs any encouragement to sing along to the songs, as they do so throughout the show. Many probably turn out each time it tours. But you’ll have to be quick off the mark to catch it this time around as there are only two more shows today before it moves on to the next leg of its tour, in Liverpool.

It is a solidly good cast throughout and, besides all the fun, Buddy is an at times poignant show that delights an audience who will always holler for more.

To book tickets contact the box office on 024 7655 3055 or visit boxoffice@belgrade.co.uk.