BUDDY VS THE KILLER

Buddy vs The Killer World Premiere

He’s taken on the UK, Canada and Australia and earned rapturous acclaim in London’s West End, and this time, Billy Geraghty took Singapore by storm.

British Theatre Playhouse’s world premiere of “Buddy vs The Killer” in Singapore which opened on the 4th – 8th May, 2011 at Raffles Hotel’s Jubilee Hall Theatre proves that great music from the early days of Rock ‘n’ Roll supported by a strong, all-British cast of eight actor-musicians led by Billy Geraghty – who plays both Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis – produces an electrifying result. The show simply ‘went a bomb’ everywhere it was performed — in Indonesia (at an exclusive preview at Turi Beach Resort in Nongsa, Batam), Singapore (at the Raffles Hotel, Jubilee Hall Theatre) and Malaysia (at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur).

Billy Geraghty was the West End star of the award-winning musical, “Buddy” (he played the part of Buddy Holly at The Victoria Palace in London’s West End) and he took on the formidable role of Jerry Lee Lewis in “Great Balls of Fire” at the Cambridge Theatre in the West End.

“Buddy vs The Killer” has eight, multi-talented actor-musicians each taking on multiple roles, in addition to playing their own instruments. It tells the story of two great rock ‘n’ roll legends, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis and their music. The show also pays tribute to other outstanding musicians who changed the face of rock ‘n’ roll like Ritchie Valens, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

2nd May, 2011

Meet-The-Cast Party at Eden Hall

He’s taken on the UK, Canada and Australia and earned rapturous acclaim in London’s West End, and this time, Billy Geraghty took Singapore by storm.

British Theatre Playhouse’s world premiere of “Buddy vs The Killer” in Singapore which opened on the 4th – 8th May, 2011 at Raffles Hotel’s Jubilee Hall Theatre proves that great music from the early days of Rock ‘n’ Roll supported by a strong, all-British cast of eight actor-musicians led by Billy Geraghty – who plays both Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis – produces an electrifying result. The show simply ‘went a bomb’ everywhere it was performed — in Indonesia (at an exclusive preview at Turi Beach Resort in Nongsa, Batam), Singapore (at the Raffles Hotel, Jubilee Hall Theatre) and Malaysia (at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur).

Billy Geraghty was the West End star of the award-winning musical, “Buddy” (he played the part of Buddy Holly at The Victoria Palace in London’s West End) and he took on the formidable role of Jerry Lee Lewis in “Great Balls of Fire” at the Cambridge Theatre in the West End.

“Buddy vs The Killer” has eight, multi-talented actor-musicians each taking on multiple roles, in addition to playing their own instruments. It tells the story of two great rock ‘n’ roll legends, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis and their music. The show also pays tribute to other outstanding musicians who changed the face of rock ‘n’ roll like Ritchie Valens, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

4th May, 2011

Charity Gala Performance and Dinner

Guests showed up in their cool, fashionable attire to attend the opening night’s charity gala performance of “Buddy vs The Killer” in aid of Viva Foundation for Children with Cancer, presented by the European Chamber of Commerce and British Theatre Playhouse.

Champagne and canapes were served on arrival. Spirited discussion followed after the show and during dinner – with live charity auctions of exotic Eastern carpets and memorabilia – that carried on well into the night.

From Bulgari, each guest took home a gift of beauty cream including an invitation to experience a Bulgari pampering facial treatment.

A total of $130,000 was raised for Viva Foundation for Children with Cancer from the 4th May and 6th May charity nights.

6th May, 2011

"British Night" Charity Gala

Dressed in style, guests were treated to champagne and canapés on arrival at Raffles before they were ushered into the theatre to see the show. The enjoyment of the show was for all to see when the entire house stood up and danced to the energizing music on stage. Clearly it was one helluva night out!

In addition, one very lucky guest walked away with a fabulous two-night stay at the Amanpuri Resort through a lucky-draw conducted on stage after the show, courtesy of Aman Resorts.

After the show, guests adjourned to dinner in the Raffles Ballroom and were joined by the cast of Buddy vs The Killer.

From Bulgari, each guest took home a gift of beauty cream including an invitation to experience a Bulgari pampering facial treatment.

A total of $130,000 was raised for Viva Foundation for Children with Cancer from the 4th May and 6th May charity evenings.

April 2011

Rehearsals in Pimlico, London

Photographed by Tim Parker

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