WORLD DEBUT – Fringe World 2017
THE BLUE ROOM THEATRE
Dates: 14 – 18 FEB, 8:00pm
SPECIAL CITY OF GOSNELLS PERFORMANCE Feb 19 TICKETS/INFO
February 2, 1959. Clear Lake, Iowa. Four Musicians. This is Buddy Holly’s final chapter.
What if you could go back in time and be part of a story but couldn’t affect it, even knowing the outcome? From the award-winning theatre companies behind ★★★★★ Fringe hits Vicious Circles and The Ballad Of Frank Allen comes another monumental moment in music history. Them Good Ol’ Boys brings us back to the last moments of Buddy Holly as he struggles to regain control of his life, his music and his career, all in the middle of frozen Midwest nowhere, USA. Join Waylon Jennings in this chronologically impaired journey as we spy through his eyes and memories on Buddy’s last night, with a faint Echo of love, loss, nostalgia and survivor guilt.
This is rock and roll. This is the day the music died.
This show marks the second collaboration between two independent companies; Canada’s Stadium Tour (Vicious Circles, Zeppelin Was A Cover Band) and Perth’s Weeping Spoon Productions (The Ballad OF Frank Allen, Trampoline, Zack Adams). Them Good Ol’ Boys is an exciting new work featuring an Australian and Canadian cast making it’s debut at The Blue Room Theatre as part of Fringe World 2017.
After receiving critical acclaim for his role as Sex Pistol’s front-man Johnny Rotten in Vicious Circles, local performer/producer Shane Adamczak (Trampoline, The Ballad Of Frank Allen) is looking forward to bringing another iconic musician to life on stage. He will be joined by Canadians Patrick Rogers and Kathleen Aubert (Vicious Circles) and local talent St John Cowcher (The Adventures Of Alvin Sputnik, Man On The Moon) and Paul Grabovac (Selkie, The Tribe).
Rehearsal images by Thea Fitz-James.
Shane Adamczak as Buddy Holly
Patrick Rogers as Waylon Jennings
St John Cowcher as Tommy Allsup
Kathleen Aubert as Echo
and Paul Grabovac as Ritchie Valens
Written by Ben Kalman Directed by Stefan Cedilot
Video Preview – The West Australian (ONLINE, Feb 2017)
Interview – RTR FM (Feb 2017)
Review – From The Turnstiles (Feb 2017)
Review – The West Australian (Feb 2017)