Published: 08/07/2014 11:31 - Updated: 08/07/2014 11:51

Buddy's a Stars In Their Eyes winner

BUDDY Holly – A Legend Reborn, featuring the hits of the eponymous star and fellow legends Elvis Presley and Eddie Cochran, will have audiences rocking and rolling in the aisles at the Music Hall in Aberdeen in October.

Marc Robinson as Buddy Holly.
Marc Robinson as Buddy Holly.

And His Majesty’s Theatre will also be getting into blue suede shoes mode in September when it hosts its own musical extravaganza celebrating the sounds of Holly, Cochran, Presley, Roy Orbison and Ricky Nelson.

The all-new show about the ill-fated pioneer of rock ’n’ roll will see Stars In Their Eyes’ winner Marc Robinson bring Holly to life, backed by Steve Halliday’s recreation of Presley, while Gavin Stanley plays Cochran. The show is set to be a must  for fans of classic 1950s rock and roll.

A month earlier, on Monday, September 1, Bill Kenwright’s production, Rock ’n’ Roll Heaven, starts a week-long run at His Majesty’s Theatre.

The extravaganza features a non-stop parade of hits, including Del Shannon’s legendary recordings of Runaway, Hats Off To Larry, Swiss Maid, So Long Baby, Keep Searchin’ and many more million-sellers.

Ricky Nelson, the only real contender for Elvis’ throne in America, will be also represented, with hits like Poor Little Fool, It’s Late, Fools Rush In, Hello Mary-Lou, Travelling Man and Garden Party.

Tickets are on sale now for both shows at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

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