ROCK ‘N ROLLING WITH BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETERS @ THE EPSOM PLAYHOUSE
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.
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
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.