Buddy Holly and the Cricketers Page

For nearly twenty years Buddy Holly and the Cricketers have been a hit all over the world, delighting audiences in every corner of the British Isles and entertaining folk as far afield as the USA, the West Indies, Europe, the Middle East and Thailand – and now, for one night only, a select audience at the Market Theatre in Hitchin.

But why would a show that normally sells out venues of 2500+ people be coming to play a 68 seater? The reason is to help raise money for the local comedy duo Doggett and Ephgrave to take their show “The Balloon Debate” to this year's Edinburgh festival.

The show has more than a little local interest, as the part of rock 'n' roll icon Buddy Holly is played by local actor David Ephgrave. David – who is a Market Theatre regular, as well as one half of the comedy double act - has been a part of the Buddy show on and off for the last four years.

David is very excited about bringing the show to Hitchin, not least as everyone involved is donating their services for free to help raise money. He said:

“We have been very lucky that the show's producer Simon Fielder has given us permission to stage the show for nothing. All the cast are donating their services for free and the Artistic Director of the Market Theatre, Kirk Foster, has also given us the theatre for the night. Normally we play big venues, but the Market Theatre should have a great atmosphere as it's such an intimate space”.

This fast, furious and funny rock 'n' roll roller-coaster of a concert always has audiences up on their feet and dancing in the aisles. It features all of Buddy's greatest hits – 'That'll Be The Day', 'Heartbeat', 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore', 'Raining in my Heart', 'Oh Boy!' - and much, much more.

So don't miss out on getting a ticket for the show that has thousands of fans all over the world saying: “I can't believe it's not Buddy!”.

Venue: The Market Theatre, Sun Street, Hitchin.
Time: 8.00 pm
Tickets: £15.00 (No Concessions)
Box Office: 01462 433553

Duration: Two acts of 50 minutes with a 15 minute interval.


Buddy Holly and the Cricketers
Rob Maskell in Buddy Holly and the Cricketers
Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly and Rob Maskell