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Piccadilly Theatre - Londres - Angleterre


The late Roy Orbison’s life story is told t his son Wesley by his father’s best friend, Bobbie Blackburn. His real-life story was a dramatic one: young wife killed in a motorcycle accident, infant children die in fire, fame, followed by 20 years in the Wilderness, then back on top again, only to suffer a heart attack. During his career he appeared alongside artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Dusty Springfield, Bob Dylan, Patsy Cline and the Beatles - and various cast members shared these roles, creating a gripping life-story and
some great music.


Première Preview: mardi 27 septembre 1994
Première: mardi 27 septembre 1994
Dernière: dimanche 15 octobre 1995



Mise en scène:
Bill Kenwright • Ian Kellgren
Larry Branson (Roy Orbison), James Carroll Jordan (Bobbie Blackburn), Stephen Tremblay (Wesley Orbison), Martin Glyn-Murray (Bruce Springsteen), Catherine Porter (Claudette, Mrs Orbison) Sophy Ackroyd , Paul Besterman, Shelley Blond, Rob Jarvis, Kevin Jones, Dave Mayberry, Anne Smith



Larry Branson bore an uncanny resemblance to Roy Orbison and had toured the USA for several years in a tribute show. In May 1995 the cast was joined by P. J. Proby with his own 15 minute spot, and the show underwent a few changes, being re-named “The Roy Orbison Story”. The show transferred to the Whitehall Theatre in October 1995 and finally closed on March 10th 1996.

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