Buddy Holly and The Cricketers hit Richmond Theatre

Buddy Holly and The Cricketers with The English Rock and Roll Orchestra take to the stage to mark the 60th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s only ever tour to the UK on Sunday, March 11.

In March 1958, the great entertainer and his band, The Crickets, headlined a variety bill compered by Des O’Connor.

On a 25 back-to-back date tour, they performed two, and sometimes three, shows a night in venues all across the country.

To celebrate this diamond anniversary, Buddy Holly and The Cricketers, revisit some of the same venues on the same dates with a very special show backed by The English Rock and Roll Orchestra.

Buddy Holly and The Cricketers has delighted audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden for the past 25 years.

The show stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK 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.

The English Rock and Roll Orchestra has assembled some of the finest classical musicians in the country, many of whom are multi-instrumentalists. They relish the opportunity to depart from their usual repertoire, let their hair down and indulge in their love of rock ’n’ roll.

Buddy Holly and The Cricketers has always presented Buddy in the style of show we feel he would perform today.

Authentic arrangements, driving rhythms, energetic performances and wonderful musicianship, all deliv-ered with charm and humour.

Buddy himself acknowledged that he followed in the footsteps of Elvis.

Now, for this special anniversary, inspired by the huge worldwide success of the recent Elvis Presley recording backed by the LSO, we present Buddy Holly as you have never heard him before.

This truly remarkable evening of classic rock ’n’ roll will have you dancing in the aisles.

Buddy Holly and The Cricketers with The English Rock and Roll Orchestra Little Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ, Sunday, March 11. For more details visit atgtickets.com

Richmond and Twickenham Times | Theatre