Eden Court – One Touch Theatre
11-13 Dec 2014
Buddy Holly and the Cricketers provided some festive fun and entertainment and certainly got the crowd rocking at Eden Court’s One Touch Theatre. Even though the music was from well before my time, I found I knew most the words and like most people in the audience was singing along and even had a dance in the second half.
The couple next to me said they saw the show last year, so it seems it has become a Christmas tradition for some. As expected they played plenty of Buddy Holly hits such as Peggy Sue, Heartbeat and Oh Boy along with some other classics of the era such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Frankie Valli to name a few.
With a talented line up line of actor musicians, who have featured in West End shows such as Buddy and Lennon there was a good mixture of music and comedy and I was quite impressed at the ease that some of the band where able to both sing and play several instruments (sometimes during the same song). They finished off with an exciting & triumphant extended encore, a medley of songs which really got the blood thumping. All in all, a lively fast paced rock and roll show that will really get you into the Christmas spirit. THREE STARS
Reviewer : Zoe Gwynne