Oh Boy! "Buddy" does it again!

March 2019

In March, The Duchess Theatre in Long Eaton, once again played host to a sell-out week of 'Buddy -The Buddy Holly Story'.

Staged by Amici Productions, an amateur group made up of talented individuals brought together by Church Wilne Rotary Club member Adrian Perkins with the express purpose of raising funds for both local and international causes. Amici Productions first produced the show back in 2017 which was so successful that there was a demand for the group to repeat the show.

The 2019 production raised more than £10,000 for Rotary which will go towards the Duchess Theatre Orchestra Pit Project. This will improve the overall theatre experience for future audiences. The Church Wilne Inner Wheel club held a raffle each night and raised a further £920 towards their own chosen charity.

Adrian stated that with the two productions and a concert held last February over £22,000 has now been given to Church Wilne Rotary Club for good causes.
Musical Director Martin Lewis went on to say "Thanks to all of the cast and crew for their continued hard work and commitment to keeping Buddy's music alive".

The Big Bopper, Buddy and Ricky Valens in full flow.

The cast in concert.

For more information on Rotary, our speaker evenings, events and the main activities organised by our club please contact our Secretary, Mick White at: rccw1220@gmail.com

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