Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

Two hours of the best rock 'n' roll songs ever written

2021 Performance Dates:

Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 7.30pm
Thursday, 23rd September 2021 7.30pm
Friday, 24th September 2021 7.30pm
Saturday, 25th September 2021 7.30pm
Sunday, 26th September 2021 4.00pm
Tuesday, 28th September 2021 7.30pm
Wednesday, 29th September 2021 7.30pm
Thursday, 30th September 2021 7.30pm
Friday, 1st October 2021 7.30pm
Saturday, 2nd October 2021 7.30pm

Creative Team

Writer: Alan Janes

Producer: Showbiz Christchurch

Director & Choreographer: Sara Brodie

Musical Director: Richard Marrett

By Arrangement with Alan Janes


Isaac Theatre Royal
145 Gloucester St, Christchurch Central City

Ticket Information:

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

22nd September - 2nd October 2021

Buddy has had audiences on their feet in every corner of the globe and now "The World's Most Successful Rock 'n' Roll Musical" is back and ready to explode onto the stage in a toe-tapping, hand-clapping extravaganza!

In 1959, the man who changed the face of popular music tragically died in a plane crash aged just 22. Now Buddy tells the story of the three years in which he became the world's top recording artist with a show that features over 20 of Buddy Holly's greatest hits including 'Peggy Sue', 'That'll Be The Day', 'Oh Boy', 'Everyday', 'Not Fade Away', 'Rave On' and 'Raining In My Heart'.

Buddy follows Buddy Holly from his first recording contract through to his move to New York, to his final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.

Seen by over 22 million people worldwide, this show is not to be missed as Buddy sings his way through two hours of the best rock 'n' roll songs ever written.