“Buddy”

“Buddy” is performed in Duchess theatre. Director of the performance is Rob Bettinson. “Buddy” has been seen by over 18 million people to date, this multi award winning show follows the tragically short life of Buddy Holly from his first recording contract through to his move to New York and concluding with the fatal tour of Mid-West America.

The director of the play is Noel Coward. Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate, has just moved to this neighbourhood as he desperately tries to follow his dreams and discover his ever-elusive purpose in life.
A tiny bank balance, the distraction of a busty blonde and a variety of weird and wonderful friends and neighbours lead Princeton on a hilarious story of self-discovery. Life may suck on Avenue Q but being jobless, homeless, politically incorrect, having sex (whether hetero, homo or porno… and that’s just the puppets) are just some of the topics featured in the terrific songs of this show.

Award-winning director Deborah Warner returns to ENO for the Company’s first-ever staging of Britten’s last opera, Death in Venice, a moving summation of the composer’s life work that was inspired by Thomas Mann’s famous novella.

Death in Venice is the compelling tale of Aschenbach, a disillusioned writer who falls dangerously in love with a Polish youth while on holiday in sensuous Venice.
Making his debut in the lead role is the popular British tenor Ian Bostridge, while Peter Coleman-Wright takes on the multiple baritone roles. Britten’s seductive score, a musical tour de force, is conducted by Edward Gardner in his much-anticipated debut as ENO’s new Music Director.

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