SEEN by over over 22 million people globally, the world's most successful rock n roll musical returns to Southampton later this month. 

This sensational multi award-winning West End and Broadway show Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since.

It returns to Mayflower Theatre from June 20 to 24.

Daily Echo: Joe Butcher, Christopher Weeks, Josh Haberfield

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A multi-talented cast tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his Texas rockabilly beginnings to international stardom and his legendary final performance before his tragic death at just 22.

It features two terrific hours of songs, including La Bamba, Raining In My Heart, That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Johnny B. Goode, Everyday, Shout and more.

Chris Weeks, who plays Buddy, said: "I saw the show when I was seven and thought it was the coolest thing I’d ever seen. I listened to the soundtrack obsessively growing up and knew the songs inside out, but I always thought I’d just remain a fan. Even when I became an actor, I never dared to dream!"