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Seen by over over 22 million people worldwide

This sensational multi award-winning West End show first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. Now it triumphantly returns to Mayflower Theatre as part of its 2023 UK Tour.

Forget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is FEEL GREAT! Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a multi-talented cast of actor-musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his Texas rockabilly beginnings to international stardom and his legendary final performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic death at the age of just 22.

Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including La Bamba, Raining In My Heart, That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B. Goode, Everyday, Shout and many many more, this show is just Peggy Sue-perb!  

Book now for the most successful Rock & Roll Musical of all time!

‘It's Buddy Brilliant’

The Sun

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 25 minutes including an interval.


Contains haze effects.

Standard Pricing
Tue - Thu 7.30pm £17.50 to £36.50
Thu 2pm £17.50 to £36.50
Fri & Sat 7.30pm £21.50 to £42.50
Sat 2pm £21.50 to £42.50
Wed* 2pm £19.50

*Dementia Friendly Performance


Discounts do not apply to lowest price unless otherwise stated.

Executive Membership [Find Out More] £6.00 off top two prices at all performances or 20% off two tickets on Tue 20 June.
Groups (10+) £5.00 off. Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
Groups (20+) £6.00 off plus one free ticket with every 20 purchased.
Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
Access Membership [What's This?] £5.00 off. Companion seats half price at all performances.

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Accessible Performances

Dementia Friendly Performance: Wednesday 21 June 2023 at 2.00pm

Dementia Friendly Performances are tailored to support audience members living with Dementia, their families and carers who wish to attend the theatre. Some adaptations will be made to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable environment for everyone. There will be a relaxed attitude to movement and noise in the auditorium during the show.