MULTI award-winning West End show Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since.

Now it visits Darlington Hippodrome as part of its landmark 30th Anniversary Tour, and we have two pairs of tickets to give away.

The show is a chance to experience the drama, passion and excitement of Buddy Holly’s story, told by a cast of talented actors and musicians.

It covers his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, and features two hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B. Goode, Raining In My Heart, Everyday, Shout and many more.

To be in with a chance of winning two tickets for Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, answer the following question:

Buddy Holly was known for wearing what instantly recognisable item?

Send your entries including a telephone number and (if possible) email address to: Buddy Competition, The Northern Echo, Priestgate, Darlington DL1 1NF or email your entries to with Buddy in the subject line, to reach us by 5pm on Thursday, September 12.

  • The prize of two tickets is valid for the 7.30pm performance of Buddy on Tuesday, September 17 at Darlington Hippodrome. The prize is non transferable, no cash alternative is available and only valid for the above performance. Winners will be informed by telephone / email.
  • Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is at Darlington Hippodrome from Tuesday, September 17 to Saturday, September 21. Tickets are available from the Darlington Hippodrome box office on 01325 405405 or through the website