Review: Buddy: The Musical

Harlow Playhouse / Thu 1st Sep 2016 pm30 06:27pm

Buddy 2NOT for the first time, Buddy The Musical has chosen Harlow as the first leg for a nationwide tour that will take them deep into 2017.

If they chose Harlow for the right reaction, then they chose well because on Wednesday night at the Harlow Playhouse, they were dancing in the aisles and calling for more.

Yes, that is the usual line of fulsome praise for a production but it does not make it any less true.

Buddy Holly’s music always seem quite easy to do but alway feels as if it is hard to do well.

Boy, does the sound envelope the Playhouse and the best numbers really did create quite a stir.

Th numbers were great, whatever way, they produced and presented them. Whether it was in the recording studio (Peggy Sue Got Married) or straight rendition (Heartbeat) but what really appealed to the audience was the level of interaction with the audience. It was perhaps that, that triggered such a positive buzz.

Needless to say, Richie Valens’ La Bamba was tremendous as was Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace. Infact the numbers kept on coming (Oh Boy, Maybe Baby).

It may seem to be a cop out but this was a real ensemble piece. Yes, Buddy Holly was tremendous ad was the guy that kept the piece together.

Buddy Holly runs until Saturday September 3rd.


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