A production billed as the “world’s most successful rock & roll musical” will be coming to the Ashcroft Playhouse at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls next week.

Buddy, which tells the tale of iconic musician Buddy Holly’s rise to fame through to his final performance at the Surf Ballroom in Iowa before his tragic death aged 22.

The production, now in its 30th anniversary year, will be performed at the theatre off Park Lane from Monday, November 11 to Saturday, November 16.

Audiences will be treated to 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits, including timeless classics That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy and Rave On.

Writer and Producer Alan Janes said: “We are so excited to be back on the road for this special 30th anniversary UK tour of Buddy, with a new cast of hugely talented actors and musicians, who will be aiming to give audiences an unforgettable night at the theatre.”

Although there have been many imitations, Buddy has stood the test of time. The show has inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals, including Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, and Jersey Boys, and remains a true original musical phenomenon.

Since opening at Theatre Royal Plymouth in August 1989, Buddy has enjoyed extraordinary success, having played a record- breaking 4450 performances over 556 weeks on tour in the UK and Ireland, as well as 5822 performances over 728 weeks in London’s West End, winning numerous awards along the way.

To book tickets for Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, visit: www.bhlivetickets.co.uk/fairfieldhalls or call the Box Office 0203 292 0002