Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 06 Oct 2019

As a little girl, my dad used to have a record player and vinyl – which even in the time of cassettes and boomboxes felt very old-school. There was something special about listening to music on vinyl though; and I distinctly remember dancing around my parents living room to the likes of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Fats Domino – to name a few.

Music played a big role in my life, growing up. I was lucky to be surrounded by classic and modern musicians and my love for music grew.

Last night, my mum and I went to see the Simon Fielder production of Buddy Holly and the Cricketers at Epsom Playhouse. The Buddy Holly experience was brought to life by Jason Shaw (Buddy), Alex Kew (on guitar and bass), Nick Player (on bass), Alan Grice (on piano) and Brad Brunsdon (on the drums).

The show was fantastic – the cast managed to keep the audience bopping in their seats, clapping along, whooping (Texan style – according to Buddy) and tapping their feet the whole way through; they even managed to persuade the full auditorium to get up and dance for the last songs, which was probably the highlight of the evening for me.

We sang and danced to That’ll be the Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday, Oh Boy and Raining in my Heart; as well as favourites from other well-know rock ‘n roll musicians – Let’s Twist, La Bamba, Great Balls of Fire, Chantilly Lace and Johnny B. Goode.

The cast, who after a phenomenal (and I am sure tiring) performance of music, singing and entertaining; graciously took photos and chatted to the audience in the foyer.

You can follow the Buddy Holly And The Cricketers production on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, to find out when they will be in the area again.

However, if you are looking for something else to see at the Playhouse this month, there is:

Monday, 7th: Alan Gresty & Brian White’s Ragtimers

Wednesday, 9th to Saturday, 12th: Hinchley Manor Operatic Society’s Sound of Music

Tuesday, 15th to Saturday, 19th: Epsom Light Opera Company’s Jesus Christ Superstar

Sunday, 20th: The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams

Monday, 21st: The Dart Valley Stompers

Wednesday, 23rd: Pink Floyd Experience

Thursday, 24th: Fastlove – a George Michael tribute

Friday, 25th: Abbamania

Saturday, 26th: Close-Up Magic Show and Epsom Symphony present Vienna

Sunday, 27th: Superslam Wrestling

Tuesday, 29th: The Music of Carole King

Wednesday, 30th: Islands in the Stream – The Music of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

Thursday, 31st: We Love Little Mix

For details of how to book tickets, visit the Epsom Playhouse website or call 01372 742555 / 742227.

I am sure that you will find something to enjoy.

Kalli xx

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Kalli Pasqualucci
Kalli lives in Epsom with her two boys and husband.

She is passionate about film, theatre, art, music, books and good food. She is a digital marketer and social media manager and teaches yoga.

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