ENJOY the world’s most successful Rock n Roll musical, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, is coming to The Octagon Theatre in Yeovil.

This musical has astounded audiences in the West End, Broadway and around the world for 30 years.

In the early hours of 3rd Feb 1959 three young rock and roll stars, Buddy Holly (22 years old), J.P Richardson, “The Big Bopper” (28) and Ritchie Valens (just 17 years old), boarded a four seater Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft following their show at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.

They were on their way to Moorhead, Minnesota for a sell-out concert that night. The plane took off in a blinding snow storm and crashed shortly after killing all three as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson.

That crash has become legend in the history of Rock n Roll. Immortalised by Don Mclean in his 1971 hit American Pie, the February 3 is now simply known around the world as ‘The Day the Music Died’.

Many older people, who were teenagers on that fateful day, will remember the disbelief they felt when three of their young heroes died while at the height of their creativity and influence.

For many British people this was a major loss, as just a year before Buddy had made a short tour of England and was one of the first American exponents of Rock n Roll to do so.

In August 1989 at The Theatre Royal in Plymouth, a new show opened which has changed the face of popular musical theatre. Thirty years later BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story is widely regarded as the world’s most successful Rock n Roll musical. The show’s continued success is a fitting tribute to Buddy himself and the incredible musical legacy he left behind.

In celebration of the shows 30th anniversary, The Octagon Theatre is offering 60 tickets for selected performances at a very special rate of just £19.89. Book tickets online by visiting www.octagon-theatre.co.uk or by calling The Octagon Theatre Box Office on 01935 422884.