Descriptions 2011

Events marked Opera House Sales denote advanced bookings can be made from the Opera House Box Office 0845 127 2190 (or online). Bookings are now open!

Events marked Family Friendly have been suggested by the entrant as generally suitable for family viewing. NB Events in the For Families category tend to be specifically aimed at young people.

Please note that details of performances, including times and dates, may be subject to change, particularly in the months before the end of April when the printed programme goes to press.

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Diary Venue Map

 Comedy

Helen Keen | (Robot) Woman of the Future!

(ROBOT) WOMAN OF THE FUTURE! - Helen Keen
Buxton Award-winning comedian Helen Keen returns with more stand-up science and shadow puppetry. This new hour features Robots! The Future! and a Woman! Work in progress from the creator of BBC Radio 4's It Is Rocket Science! 'This rising star is one to watch'. The Guardian; ***** 'Spellbinding'. The Skinny. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 9 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7)
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Birdy Chick-Chick | credit C.S.Stevens

ALICE! YOUR THYME IS UP - Birdy Chick-Chick
Join time-travelling Victorians, Helena and Sophia, on a quest through history to find their missing sister, Alice. Share their encounters with a bizarre assortment of characters, from Medieval Hoodies to a Future Fox who runs the Wonderland nightclub. Surreal sketches woven into a titillating tapestry of comedic nonsense. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 9-10, 12 Jul 10pm to 10:45pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Amadeus Martin

AMADEUS MARTIN IS TRYING NOT TO BE CLEVER - Amadeus Martin Family Friendly
My elaborate performance will involve make-believe observational storytelling about fictitious elements of everyday life. Pictures displayed will make it less 3D and facilitate audience members who prefer looking at colourful stuff. By the end you will be cold, hungry and asking 'Could a Jedi really do that to his cat?' (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 8 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 9-10 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Barrel Of Laughs

BARREL OF LAUGHS - Underground Venues
Underground's ever-popular comedy club returns with three jam-packed evenings of side-splitting, uncensored and unpredictable stand-up from the best names in the business. Complete sell-out the last five years. All in the atmospheric vaults of the Old Hall (with equally atmospheric bar at hand). Every Friday night of the Fringe.
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 8, 15, 22 Jul 8:45pm to 10:15pm £8 Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Joe Fairbrother | Characters

CHARACTERS - Joe Fairbrother
Brand new character comedy from rising talent Joe Fairbrother. Meet a charming bunch of eccentrics, including Wakefield's only cycling proficiency examiner (and a double Blue Peter badge winner), a Pentecostal pastor, and the organiser of Solihull's Swingers Weekend 2011. 'Very funny and inventive'. **** Remotegoat (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 14 Jul 6:15pm to 7:15pm, 15-16 Jul 9:15pm to 10:15pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Danny Pensive - In York

DANNY PENSIVE'S MAP OF BRITAIN - John Cooper Family Friendly
Hello. I was on telly on ITV's Stand Up Comedy Hero and have done a show what is about travel. I have been called 'unpredictably funny' and did support Milton Jones for one tour date. Funny jokes and talking. 'You could almost imagine Harry Hill doing it'. Ed Byrne.
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 12 Jul 8:30pm to 9:15pm, 13, 15 Jul 10:30pm to 11:15pm, 18 Jul 8:30pm to 9:15pm, 20 Jul 10:30pm to 11:15pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Ed Reardon: A Writer's Burden

ED REARDON: A WRITER'S BURDEN - Angela Browne Ltd
BBC Radio 4's favourite failed author looks back on a life of disappointment, divorce and Chilean Merlot. Consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, Ed rages against a modern world seemingly run by 12 year-old imbeciles while trying to live off the royalties from his 1982 episode of Tenko... (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Auditorium. 21-22 Jul 5:30pm to 6:45pm, 23 Jul 7:15pm to 8:30pm £12 (Child and Conc £9) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Ed Eales-White | credit: Adam Corbett

EDWARD EALES-WHITE - Whitebone Productions
Writer and performer for the award-winning and BBC Radio 4 commissioned sketch group Clever Peter, (Best Comedy, Buxton Fringe 2008) Edward Eales-White comes to Buxton with his own solo show. He'll most likely be doing a character sketch show. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 11-12 Jul 9:15pm to 10pm £7.50 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Victor Barstool - legend in his time

FLAT ON MY BACK SEEING STARS: VICTOR BARSTOOL - Dolls House Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Claims he influenced Lady Gaga, Bowie, U2, Radiohead etc. Songs and story of Victor's iconic life. Insights, Wanda Lutz and special guests. (New Writing)
Grove Hotel, Grove Parade - Restaurant. 23 Jul 8pm to 10pm £5 (Child and Conc £3) Review
Bookings via 01298 214454
Direct Opera House Online Booking

Freda Shittington

FREDA SHITTINGTON - Freda Shittington Productions
Freda Shittington claims to be the UK's No 1 dog and male trainer and guess what? She's bringing her husky northern tones and slippers to Buxton for two nights only. So for an evening of stand up comedy, entertainment and surprises come to Freda's Show. No dogs or children allowed!
Hydro Cafe Tearooms. 15-16 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £5 (Child and Conc n/a), Adult themes, Strong language Review
Bookings via fredashittington@live.co.uk tickets on door

Henning Wehn

HENNING WEHN - NO SURRENDER - Henning Wehn & IMWP
You may well have heard the German Comedy Ambassador on BBC Radio 4's Unbelievable Truth, News Quiz, Now Show or Act Your Age. Now see him in his brand new Edinburgh Show. 'Side-splittingly funny'. The Scotsman *****. 'A vulnerable man grappling with a language that isn't his own'. The Guardian (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Auditorium. 23 Jul 9pm to 10pm £12 (Child and Conc £9) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Max & Ivan

HOLMES AND WATSON - Max and Ivan Family Friendly
The world's greatest detective tackles Chicago's murky underworld in his final thrilling escapade, recently discovered by award-winning comedy duo Max and Ivan. A Prohibition-era tale of revenge, whiskey and javelins. ***** 'Persistently brilliant'. Broadway Baby; **** 'Amazing'. Three Weeks; **** Fringe Guru; **** British Theatre Guide; Time Out Critics' Choice. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 8 Jul 10:45pm to 11:30pm, 9 Jul 6:15pm to 7pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Alfie Moore

I PREDICT A RIOT! - Alfie Moore
Featuring a cast of thousands from Romans to students! Serving cop Alfie Moore entertains with his witty and sometimes gritty views on riots throughout history. He shares his mordantly funny first-hand experiences of rioting from over 18 years in the police and tells why he predicts there's more to come. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 11 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 22-23 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www,undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Lab Monkey Productions | In Pursuit Of Miss Adventure

IN PURSUIT OF MISS ADVENTURE - Lab Monkey Productions Family Friendly
Johnny Façade can't help himself. Trouble follows him and he follows trouble. One day they'll meet, but will they get on? A new comedy show featuring a unique fusion of magic, multimedia and subversive storytelling. From the creator of Fringe 2010's Comedy Award runner-up. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 7 Jul 7:45pm to 8:45pm, 10 Jul 1:45pm to 2:45pm, 16 Jul 7:45pm to 8:45pm, 17, 24 Jul 1:45pm to 2:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

James Sherwood | credit: Ed Moore

JAMES SHERWOOD: I FED MY BEST FRIEND HER FAVOURITE COW - Best Medicine Management Family Friendly
A new show of stand-up and songs from this Buxton Fringe 2010 award-nominee, Sony Award-winning writer and BBC New Comedy Award-winning performer. 'A distinguished gentleman comic if ever there was one... imaginative musical jokes and beautifully crafted original comedy songs... fresh, contemporary and pin-sharp original.' The Guardian. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 21 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 22 Jul 7pm to 8pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

credit: Andy Hollingworth

KOOKY BABOOSHKA SKETCH SHOW - Kooky Babooshka
A world without hope, a planet of insanity, a universe of WTF - you need to make sense of the madness with Kooky Babooshka! A crack team of comedians ready to take you on a satirical, farcical and musical sketch-based comedy journey through all that is ridiculous in the world today! (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 7 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 8 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 10 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Elis James

LETTING YOU DOWN GENTLY - Elis James
Having taken the Edinburgh Fringe by storm over the last two years, Elis James previews his latest stand up comedy show in Buxton. Charming storytelling, but with belly-laughs. 'A complete joy' Time Out; 'Hugely appealing'. The Guardian; 'Excruciatingly funny'. The Scotsman.
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 11 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 13-14 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

The Wizards of Odd | Magic? Really?

MAGIC? REALLY? - The Wizards of Odd Family Friendly
The show is a smorgasbord of physical comedy, manipulation, escapology, mind reading, music - and some pretty impressive magic - all rolled up into the most entertaining show you will have seen since the last time you saw an entertaining show. This award-winning act is not to be missed.
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 7 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 14 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 16 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 21, 23 Jul 7pm to 8pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Gerry Howell | Moonshine & Trumpery

MOONSHINE & TRUMPERY - Gerry Howell Family Friendly
A fantastical journey through the mindscape of Gerry Howell. Following the death of his alter-ego, Gerry Howell thinks he's having an identity crisis. But he's not sure. A show for everyone who has ever wondered who they were, and why and what happens when a zebra crosses the road. (New Writing)
***CANCELLED***

Isy Suttie | Pearl and Dave

PEARL AND DAVE - Isy Suttie
Peep Show (C4) and Whites (BBC2) star Isy Suttie previews her first hour-long show since 2008, in Buxton! Pearl and Dave explores a fictional online romance, with real life songs and stories, as Isy sets out on a one-woman musical odyssey in search of 'the one'.
Arts Centre - Studio. 10 Jul 8:15pm to 9:15pm, Arts Centre - Auditorium. 23 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Rosie Wilby  | Rosie's Pop Diary

ROSIE'S POP DIARY - Rosie Wilby Family Friendly
Mixing storytelling, stand up and songs, musician turned comedian Rosie Wilby brings back to life her years chasing stardom at the height of Britpop through a treasure trove of old photos, fan letters, reviews, and the original Rosie's Pop Diary (her Nineties magazine column). 'Her voice is glorious'. The Guardian (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 17 Jul 9:15pm to 10pm, 18, 20 Jul 5pm to 5:45pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Ian D Montford

SPIRIT COMEDIUM - Ian D Montfort
Ian D Montfort is a spookily skilful, wonderfully observed and hysterically funny character who contacts dead celebrities with incredible results. 'Top-quality entertainment with practically universal appeal'. The Guardian. 'Gloriously dead-pan'. The Telegraph. 'A spectacular tour-de-force'. Fringe Review. 'A monster hit at the Edinburgh Fringe'. ***** TimeOut London (New Writing)
***CANCELLED***

Teakshow's Twisted Sketches

TEAKSHOW'S TWISTED SKETCHES - TeakShow
A two-handed, fast-paced, razor-edged blend of sketch and character comedy, performed by comedy veterans Jackie Stirling and Johnny Hansler. Darkly surreal... with frothy sauce. TeakShow will leave you scared, breathless and crying for your mum, but in a good way. 'Marvellous, manic performances... expertly realised' Chortle; 'Recommended'. TimeOut. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 15-16 Jul 10:45pm to 11:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

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 Dance

Credit: Keith Savage

BUXTON DAY OF DANCE - Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men Family Friendly
Morris sides from all over the country will be dancing at various spots around the town during the day. Many Morris traditions such as Cotswold, Northwest, Border and Sword should be with us again this year. Winners of Fringe Dance award 2010.
Around the Town. 23 Jul 10:30am to 4:30pm Free Review

Richard

RICHARD - Makoto Inoue Ind.
Based on Richard III by William Shakespeare. A breathtaking new approach to this classic text, in the style of Neo Japanesque Mime Art. Solo and Nonverbal! 'Who am...? Where...here? What...forgot? I'm Richard'. Winner of the 'Inspiration Award', Prague Fringe 2010; ***** Amsterdam Fringe Review 2010. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 20-21 Jul 3:45pm to 4:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081440070. Other prices/discounts available.

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 Film

Jim Broadbent

ANOTHER YEAR (12) - FEATURE FILM - Buxton Film Festival
Another Year (2010) may well be Mike Leigh's best film yet. Jim Broadbent and Lesley Manville star in this wonderfully observed account of a happily-married couple and the people - both friends and family - who in various ways depend upon them to cope with life's difficulties.
The Railway. 15 Jul 8:30pm to 10:30pm £4 (Child £2, Conc £3) Review
Bookings via www.buxtonfilm.org.uk

Fiona Paul as Jackie photo by Claire Glasscoe

THE DVD OF THE LAST LAUGH, THE 2010 FRINGE PLAY - High Peak Writers
Judged by the Mental Health Helplines Partnership to be both 'powerful' and 'moving', The Last Laugh was adapted for stage for the 2010 Buxton Fringe by Caroline Small. This dvd by local film-maker Jim Lampard promises to be equally successful. Fiona Paul puts in a towering performance as Jackie.
The Railway. 10 Jul 8pm to 9pm £4.50 (Child and Conc £3.50), Ages 13+, Mental health, milder swear words, disturbing content Review
Bookings via 01298 77623 or glasscoe@tiscali.co.uk

Everlasting Moments

EVERLASTING MOMENTS (15) & ICE CREAM: MANCHESTER'S LITTLE ITALY - Buxton Film Festival
Everlasting Moments (2008) is an inspirational account of a woman's struggle for independence as she becomes a photographer. Set in Sweden in the early 20th century this is beautifully filmed. Ice Cream is a delicious short film set in Manchester. Italian ice cream-making families and their customers tell the story.
The Railway. 17 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £4 (Child £2, Conc £3) Review
Bookings via www.buxtonfilm.org.uk

The Illusionist

THE ILLUSIONIST (U) - FEATURE FILM - Buxton Film Festival
The Illusionist (2010) is a wonderfully crafted and sensitive animated film about how a magician in the 1960s tries to rebuild his career after the arrival of rock and roll. His travels take him to London, Edinburgh and the Scottish islands where he meets a young woman at an inn...
The Railway. 15 Jul 7pm to 8:15pm £4 (Child £2, Conc £3)
Bookings via www.buxtonfilm.org.uk

Of Gods and Men

OF GODS AND MEN (15 ) & BOXING CLEVER - Buxton Film Festival
Of Gods and Men is a profound and immaculately acted exploration of eternal questions of faith and human strengths and weaknesses. Based on the story of the French Cistercian monks abducted and held hostage in Algeria in 1996. Boxing Clever is a short documentary about a multi-racial gym for young boxers.
The Railway. 13 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £4 (Child £2, Conc £3)
Bookings via www.buxtonfilm.org.uk

OPEN SHORTS 2011 - Buxton Film Festival
This is the third annual Buxton short film competition - Open Shorts. From the films entered, see those selected for screening by the judges from Buxton Film in this celebration of creative talent. Expect a range of approaches and genre. Also expect a high standard - or your money back!
The Railway. 16 Jul 6pm to 7:45pm Free Review
Further information: www.buxtonfilm.org.uk

Skeletons

SKELETONS (15) & LADY OF LEISURE - Buxton Film Festival
Skeletons - a witty, heartfelt black comedy - won the Michael Powell award at 2010's Edinburgh Film Festival. Filmed around Bonsall in the Peak District, it follows two men in ill-fitting black suits exorcising painful memories. Lady of Leisure is a documentary about the path of the River Derwent - rare, Fifties archive.
The Railway. 16 Jul 8pm to 10pm £4 (Child £2, Conc £3) Review
Bookings via www.buxtonfilm.org.uk

Aamir Khan & Kareena Kapoor

THREE IDIOTS (12A) - FEATURE FILM - Buxton Film Festival
Three Idiots (2009) is the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time. Three engineering students at the India Imperial College of Engineering strive to achieve their academic, career and personal ambitions. Starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor (pictured). You'll be laughing, singing and dancing in the aisles! (Programme includes interval).
The Railway. 20 Jul 7:30pm to 10:30pm £4 (Child £2, Conc £3) Review
Bookings via www.buxtonfilm.org.uk

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 For Families

The Maiden of the Moon

THE BURIED MOON @ THE METHODIST - Babbling Vagabonds Storytelling Theatre Opera House Sales Family Friendly
In the darkest corners of the Lincolnshire Fens boggarts and boggles dwell. But fear not, the Moon Maiden looks after everyone, guiding them brightly through the night. But who looks after the moon? What would we do if she disappeared? Then one dark night the light is out.
Buxton Methodist Church - Church Hall. 10 Jul 2pm to 3pm £5 (Child and Conc £4.50), Ages 4+ Review
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Mark Hornsey in "The Buried Moon"

THE BURIED MOON @ THE UNITED REFORMED - Babbling Vagabonds Storytelling Theatre Opera House Sales Family Friendly
In the darkest corners, of the Lincolnshire Fens boggarts and boggles dwell. But fear not, the Moon Maiden looks after everyone, guiding them brightly through the night. But who looks after the moon? What would we do if she disappeared? Then one dark night the light is out.
United Reformed Church - Purple Room: Church. 9 Jul 11am to noon £5 (Child and Conc £4.50), Ages 4+
Direct Opera House Online Booking

credit: Shelley Knowles-Dixon

THE CLOCK MASTER by Louisa Ashton - Sparkle and Dark's Travelling Players Family Friendly
When a stubborn young girl enters a shop of clockwork wonders, she soon finds herself lost amongst the Clock Master's stories of magic and music boxes! Of clockwork girls and paper birds! Enchanting show performed with music, animation and moments of puppet-peril! Buxton's Best New Writing Winner 2010!
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 8 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm, 9-10 Jul noon to 1:15pm £8 (Child £4.50, Conc £7), Ages 5+ Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Credit: Sue Heap, by permission of Walker Books Ltd

COWBOY BABY - Catfoot Theatre Company Family Friendly
Howdy pardners! It's time for lassos, prickly cacti, fun and adventure, with music, songs and puppetry around the campfire. Yes Sirree! A gold award winner of the Smarties Book Prize, Cowboy Baby is not only a great western yarn for children, but a beautiful story about love and friendship. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 11 Jul 2pm to 2:45pm, 16-17 Jul 12:30pm to 1:15pm £7 (Child £4.50, Conc £6), Ages 7 and under Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

The Enormous Turnip

THE ENORMOUS TURNIP AND OTHER STORIES - little GIANT productions Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Come to Farleywood Farm and meet Farmer Jack and his wife Jill and their family of animals in this delightful, entertaining extravaganza of comedy, songs and one GIGANTIC story. Interactive show for all the family.
Bath Road Church Centre. 9 Jul 11am to 11:45am, 1pm to 1:45pm, 3pm to 3:45pm, 16 Jul 11am to 11:45am, 1pm to 1:45pm, 23 Jul 11am to 11:45am, 1pm to 1:45pm, 3pm to 3:45pm £4 (Conc n/a), Ages 7 and under Review
Bookings via 01663 740993
Direct Opera House Online Booking

Granny's Big Top Tale! Little Pixie Productions

GRANNY'S BIG TOP TALE! @ THE METHODIST - Little Pixie Productions Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Winners of For Families Fringe awards in 2009 and 2010, Little Pixie Productions are back again with Granny Flo and Ruby for the third tale in their trilogy. Roll up, roll up! Come and visit Granny's Big Top for a spectacular circus tale with dance, songs, clowning and chaos! (New Writing)
Buxton Methodist Church - Church Hall. 23 Jul 2:30pm to 3:15pm, 4:30pm to 5:15pm £5 (Child £4, Conc £4.50), Ages 3+ Review
Bookings via 07932 941 576 / vicky@littlepixieproductions.co.uk
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Granny's Big Top Tale! Little Pixie Productions

GRANNY'S BIG TOP TALE! @ THE UNITED REFORMED - Little Pixie Productions Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Winners of For Families Fringe awards in 2009 and 2010, Little Pixie Productions are back again with Granny Flo and Ruby for the third tale in their trilogy. Roll up, roll up! Come and visit Granny's Big Top for a spectacular circus tale with dance, songs, clowning and chaos! (New Writing)
United Reformed Church - Green Room: Hall. 17 Jul 2:30pm to 3:15pm, 4:30pm to 5:15pm £5 (Child £4, Conc £4.50), Ages 3+
Bookings via 07932 941 576 or vicky@littlepixieproductions.co.uk
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LUNAR TICS by Martin Beard - Young REC Drama School Opera House Sales Family Friendly
In the final instalment of the trilogy, the Clan McLallan adventure into space to save the world from evil Plutonians who are starting another ice age whilst invading Earth. The Clan steal a Plutonian spaceship and head for the moon where the dastardly doomsday machine is focussed on planet Earth! (New Writing)
The Marquee - Poole's Cavern Grounds. 14-17 Jul 7pm to 8:15pm £8 (Child £4, Conc £7), Ages 6+ Review
Bookings via 07725 919 178
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Kids in Buckets

OUR LITTLE GREEN BOOK OF CHILDREN'S VERSE - jwpoetry Family Friendly
Jenny and Grace take the children on an imaginary journey through their garden and beyond. Combining humour with the beauty of poetry, this is a performance to be laughed at and occasionally sung along to. Entry free. Poetry/activity book £3.
United Reformed Church - Purple Room: Church. 6-13 Jul 4:30pm to 5:10pm Free, Ages 1-11 Review

Roman soldier in Buxton Museum & Art Gallery (credit: Derbyshire County Council)

TIME TRAIL - Buxton Museum & Art Gallery Family Friendly
Follow the time trail through the museum - can you complete the different challenges to gain a special prize? Lots of fun family activities. A Festival of British Archaeology event.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. 23 Jul 10am to 4pm Free, Ages 5-16 Review

TINY PIRATES! A MINIATURE ADVENTURE - stone & water Family Friendly
Make some very small pirates and send them exploring with Tiny pirate ships, looking for Tiny treasures, watching Tiny lantern-lighthouses, meeting Tiny mermaids and strange small creatures. Workshops in the afternoon to make our Tiny! cast, then return in the evening for the Tiny Pirate Adventure!
Pavilion Gardens. 22-23 Jul 2pm to 5pm, 6pm to 7pm Free, Ages 4+
Further information: 07825 177355

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 Music

The Band at Butlins

BURBAGE BAND ANNIVERSARY CONCERT - Burbage Band Family Friendly
Burbage Brass Band was formed in 1861. In 1914 the band decided to join up en masse and became the band of the Cheshire Regiment. They marched through the town before setting off to Macclesfield. This concert commemorates that event and celebrates 150 years of the band's proud history.
The Crescent. 17 Jul noon to 2pm Free Review

Perry and Hilary

CAN'T BE FOLKED - Perry Huntsman and Hilary Felstead Family Friendly
Perry plays an eclectic bundle of songs, accompanied by a finger-picking guitar style. He has been described by none other than John Renbourn as 'that bloke from Buxton'. Hilary, a relative newcomer to singing in public, has written many songs and her voice finds a direct route to your heart!
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 9, 11 Jul 7pm to 7:45pm £6 (Child and Conc £5) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

CHAMBER MUSIC FOR BASSET CLARINET AND STRINGS - Liz Jordan with the Deconet String Quartet Family Friendly
Clarinettist Liz Jordan will join the Deconet Quartet (Louise Latham and Nicola Bright, violins, Mary Anderson, viola and Mary Dainton, cello) to perform Mozart's sublime quintet on the basset clarinet (for which it was originally composed). Dvorak's mighty last string quartet, Op 106, completes the programme.
United Reformed Church - Purple Room: Church. 24 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Child £3, Conc £5) Review
Bookings via 07870 500 775 or 0161 445 3140

CHAMBER MUSIC FOR OBOE AND STRINGS - Bright String Trio Plus Family Friendly
This popular local group, Nicola Bright (violin), Mary Anderson (viola) and Mary Dainton (cello), returns to this ideal setting and acoustic to perform Beethoven's first string trio, Op 3, and Gordon Jacob's lyrical and lively quartet for oboe and strings with oboeist, Simon Beesley.
United Reformed Church - Purple Room: Church. 12 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Child £3, Conc £5) Review
Bookings via 07870 500 775 or 0161 445 3149

CHORUS NATUS EST - Performing Arts Etc Family Friendly
Chorus natus est is a North Yorkshire-based chamber choir featuring graduates from some of the country's leading music universities. They perform intimate concerts across the country. Directed by award-winning Fringe-favourite Sam Dunkley, this is the choir's first visit to Buxton.
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 17 Jul 6:15pm to 7:15pm, 23 Jul 1:45pm to 2:45pm, 23-24 Jul 6:15pm to 7:15pm £9 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Edward Billingham

CLASSICAL GUITAR MUSIC FOR A SUMMER EVENING - Edward Billingham Opera House Sales
Virtuoso guitarist Edward Billingham will perform a recital of varied pieces ranging from Baroque to Spanish and Latin music, perfect for a summer evening. He will perform works by Vivaldi, Bach, Barrios, Giuliani, Rodrigo and Albeniz. For more info see www.edwardbillingham.com
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton, SK17 6UL. 17 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £8.50 (Child £4, Conc £6) Review
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Chapel Youth Club - Jam Night

THE COSMIC JUKEBOX - Chapel Youth Club - Jam Night Opera House Sales Family Friendly
The award-winning jam night - Chapel Youth Club return to the stage with a brand new performance. Would the world be lost without music? This production will offer a light-hearted musical interpretation of such an event. Devised and produced by the young people of Chapel's Youth Club. (New Writing)
***CANCELLED***

DERBYSHIRE CCYO SUMMER CONCERT - Derbyshire City and County Youth Orchestra Family Friendly
Our summer concert is the final event of a five-day residential course for the Derbyshire City and County Youth Orchestra. Peter Stark will be conducting and the programme will include Double Concerto for Violin and Cello Op 102 by Brahms.
Pavilion Gardens - Octagon. 22 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £5 (Child £3, Conc n/a) Review

EARLY MUSIC CONCERT - Partita Opera House Sales
Italian and Latin American Baroque and more with voice, harp, harpsichord, lute, theorbo, baroque guitar, recorder and viol. Including music by Caccini, Sartorio and Pachelbel.
St John's Church. 13 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child and Conc £8) Review
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EARLY MUSIC CONCERTS - Partita Opera House Sales
Thursday 7 July - Lute songs with Sasha Johnson Manning, Holly Marland and Roger Child. Including music by Dowland, Campian, Monteverdi and Merula. Wednesday 20 July - Renaissance and Baroque music for lute, harp, and harpsichord. Including music by Dalza, Dowland, Scarlatti and Handel.
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 7, 20 Jul 1pm to 2pm £5 (Child and Conc £4) Review
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At the Royal Albert Hall

AN EVENING WITH AFRICA'S LADY OF SONG - Margaret Ferguson accompanied by Jonathan Ellis Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A nominee for Fringe Individual Vocal Performer awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010, Margaret presents another unique and varied programme. It will include opera, oratorio, lieder and musicals in various languages. Come and enjoy an entertaining evening with humour and surprises. Check her website at www.AfricanSoprano.com
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 22 Jul 7:30pm to 9:15pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8) Review
Bookings via 07757 783 277
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Local Vocals in full flow!

GO WITH THE FLOW - Local Vocals Family Friendly
Join Buxton's Community Choir and share their enjoyment of songs and harmonies from around the world. They will show how they learn songs together without needing to read music! Their enthusiasm is infectious and you will be encouraged to join the singing in this informal session!
St John's Church. 18 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £5 (Child Free, Conc £3) Review

GREAT THINGS - A CELEBRATION IN SONG OF THE GREAT THINGS IN LIFE - Jonathan Hall (bass-baritone) & Piotr Wisniewski (piano) Family Friendly
Songs by Bach, Handel, Purcell, Gurney, Warlock, Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Ireland, Schubert, Copland. Admission is free - but a retiring collection will take place after the recital, and donations will be welcome.
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 9 Jul 12:15pm to 1pm Free Review

RichardTaylor

HARMONY TOUR - Richard Taylor Family Friendly
Richard Taylor is a passionate guitarist, playing his own music written for acoustic guitar. Performing at various venues this is called the Harmony Tour and the music (in alternate tuning, using such effects as tapping and harmonics) has an ambient and emotional feel, the style of a whole new genre. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 9 Jul 3:45pm to 5pm, 12 Jul 7pm to 8:15pm, 16, 22 Jul 3:45pm to 5pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Keith Smith

JAKE THACKRAY RIDES AGAIN - Keith E Smith Family Friendly
Jake Thackray's wonderful songs come to life in Keith's affectionate homage. 2010 Award nominee, this new and improved show catalogues the cultural underbelly of British life. Cross-dressing nuns, devilish doings from the ladies of Castleford and over-amorous poultry guaranteed! Keith's shows sold out last year. Early booking advised.
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 16 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 7pm to 8pm, 17 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 7pm to 8pm, 19 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 23 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

LAST NIGHT OF THE FRINGE! - Nicholas Bennett and Christopher Ellis Opera House Sales
Join two of the North West's most exciting talents as we bring a close to this year's Fringe. From West End standards to operatic masterworks; from jazz fantasies to piano classics, this is an event not to be missed.
St John's Church. 24 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £12.50 (Child and Conc £10) Review
Bookings via 0161 456 9118, ndbconcerts@gmail.com
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Jonathan Ellis at the piano

LEGENDS OF THE PIANO - Jonathan Ellis Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Last year's Fringe Solo Instrumentalist award winner Jonathan Ellis returns by popular demand, with a recital of piano music by Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel, Liszt and others! Especially celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Liszt.
St John's Church. 15 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8) Review
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MAGICAL OPERA MOMENTS - City of Manchester Opera Opera House Sales Family Friendly
An evening of magical moments taken from popular operas by the award-winning City of Manchester Opera fresh from their sell-out production of La Traviata.
St John's Church. 23 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £12 (Child and Conc £10) Review
Bookings via 07772 666 278
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Mart's Band playing in Norway in January

MART'S TRAD JAZZ EVENING - Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz & Mart's ManJazz4 or 5 Family Friendly
Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz play the hottest of hot and bluest of blue Traditional/Dixieland jazz. The bags-of-variety programme will include classic jazz tunes and inspiration from Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, The Ink Spots, evergreens, ballads and even some band originals.
The Railway. 8, 22 Jul 8pm to 10:30pm £7.50
Bookings via 01663 763532 or jazzmart@manchesterjazz.co.uk

Susie Self and Michael Christie (credit: Philip Gray)

MUSIC AND THE MUSE: THE POET'S WAY - Selfmade Music Family Friendly
Lecture/recital about English playwright John Drinkwater's travels, in verse and music. Photos of Drinkwater with Joyce, Elgar, Hardy, Shaw, Wells. Music by Elgar, Strauss, Ireland, Gershwin. Winner of Fringe 2010 Vocalist Award, singer Susie Self joins cellist Michael Christie to present a delightful literary snapshot of England under George V. (New Writing)
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 6-8 Jul 3pm to 4pm £7 (Child £4, Conc £5), Ages 8+ Review
Bookings via selfmademusic@aol.com

Angela Rowley

MUSIC FOR A WHILE - Angela Rowley & James Pelham
An hour of songs from Purcell down the centuries to beguile your cares and lift your spirits. Angela and James' performance Moonlight & Music in 2009 was well received. You'll be sorry if you miss this one. You'll get strawberries and cream too!
United Reformed Church - Green Room: Hall. 9 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £7.50 (Child Free, Conc £5) Review
Bookings via 0161 440 9091 or angelarowley@ntlworld.com

Sinead Hayes conducts the Amaretti Chamber Orchestra

MUSIC FOR STRINGS - Amaretti Chamber Orchestra Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Amaretti Chamber Orchestra has established a reputation for highly enjoyable performances and is pleased to present an excellent Fringe programme - Elgar: Introduction and Allegro; Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (arranged for strings); Bach: Concerto for two violins; and Harrison: A Suite for Timothy. Conductor Sinead Hayes. Not to be missed!
St John's Church. 17 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £9 (Child Free, Conc n/a) Review
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The Sheffield Chorale

MUSIC TO HEAR - Sheffield Chorale Opera House Sales
Modern classical songs - with a jazz twist! Music by Rutter, Delius, Shearing and Kern.
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 9 Jul 4pm to 5:45pm £10 (Child £6, Conc £8) Review
Bookings via info@sheffieldchorale.co.uk
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Sam & Peter | Image: Brother Brother Studios

THE MUSICAL TRAVELLING SHOW OF PIERRE A LA PERDRIX - Sam Partridge & Peter Calder Family Friendly
A sparkling new local duo performing their own-brand medley of melodic mastery, fused with original tales of morals and lions, daydreams and nightmares, and the goddess Jennifer Yellow-Hat. Cursed by a sacrificial-damsel-witch, the pair roam greater Derbyshire forever playing the music of Padfield. Which is a bit like reggae... folk-euro-rap-pop-reggae. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 7 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 9 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 20 Jul 7pm to 8pm £6 (Child and Conc £5) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

*Award winning High Peak Orchestra promises another popular evening

ORCHESTRA CONCERT - High Peak Orchestra Opera House Sales
Borodin: Polotsvian Dances. Walton: Viola Concerto. Sibelius: Symphony No 1.
St John's Church. 16 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £9 (Child Free, Conc £7) Review
Bookings via 01625 876226
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saxes

PIECES FOR EIGHT - Sovereign Saxophone Octet Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A wide selection of music from Baroque to the present day including classical and jazz, all arranged for eight saxophones. For more infomation see www.sovereignsaxoctet.co.uk
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 8 Jul 8pm to 9pm £7 (Child and Conc £5) Review
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Project Adorno | credit: Tim Riches

POP SONGS & PIE CHARTS - Project Adorno Family Friendly
Quirky thesis on popular culture by electro-pop cabaret duo Project Adorno. Songs, poems, and observations on eight-bit computer games, library date-stamps and the rise of the satnav generation. Words you can dance to and pie charts that are good enough to eat. 'Nerd Heaven'. **** (4/5) Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 9 Jul 1pm to 1:45pm, 10 Jul 7pm to 7:45pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Fordante

POPULAR FILM AND LIGHT CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT - Fordante Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Award-winning and critically acclaimed ensemble Fordante enchant audiences with popular film music (Schindler's List, Gabriel's Oboe) along with their own worldly, inspired, rhythmical, beautiful, exciting and melodic music. Enjoyable, easy listening suitable for all music lovers including those new to classical music. 2010 Buxton Fringe Award Winners. www.fordante.com (New Writing)
United Reformed Church - Purple Room: Church. 16 Jul 3:30pm to 5:30pm, 8pm to 10pm £9.50 (Child £5, Conc n/a), Ages 6+ Review
Bookings via 07977 587 369
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The River Story Trio | credit Irune

THE RIVER STORY - Emlyn Vaughan Family Friendly
Trio playing original and classics looking at the tradition of jazz and incorporating Indian and world musics. Eddie Hick is a member of Gilad Atzmon's Orient House Ensemble. Graham Garside has studied Indian classical music and jazz; Emlyn plays double and electric bass; both have performed with Gilad in 2009. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 21 Jul 10pm to midnight £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

The Ragdolls | Photo: Brother Brother Studios

ROSIE & THE RAGDOLLS - Rosina Al-Shaater Family Friendly
A bohemian band of talented young musicians come together for a timeless cocktail of classic blues, contemporary folk, and experimental originals. Ska to swing, samba to soul, lounge-and-jam-in-a-sunny-field type music. A refreshing, eclectic repertoire of multi-instrumental acoustic numbers, overlaid with Rosina's beautiful versatile voice. With Josh Pugh, Peter Calder, and Sam Partridge. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 8 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 19 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 23 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £6 (Child and Conc £5) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Rebecca De Winter (photo by Cat Lane at dismantlerepair.co.uk)

SAD SONGS AND STORYTELLING - Rebecca De Winter Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Rebecca De Winter's sound fuses alternative pop with pure piano balladry. Named after Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, she has a debut album due for release June 2011. This intimate event combines acoustic music with some spoken extracts from the book. Whimsical storytelling at its best! (New Writing)
Scrivener's Bookshop. 9 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £6 (Child and Conc £3) Review
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Salmagundi (credit: Nathan Barratt)

SALMAGUNDI AT THE RAILWAY - Salmagundi Opera House Sales
No pigeon holes just pure free flying music! Seven exciting musicians revelling in influences of many world styles present an evening to make you move and be moved! All-female frontline of saxes, clarinet, violin, trombone, accordion and unforgettable vocals, driven on by irresistible rhythms of the backline. Come dance with Salmagundi! (New Writing)
The Railway. 9 Jul 8pm to midnight £5 (Child and Conc £4) Review
Bookings via www.salmagundilive.co.uk.
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Sam Dunkley at Opera North 2010

SAM DUNKLEY - Performing Arts Etc Family Friendly
Sam Dunkley sings, talks and entertains. He is a firm Buxton Fringe favourite, having performed at Underground for the last five years. Sam returns with a mixture of folk songs and his own compositions - and lots of new material for current fans. 'Hugely entertaining'. Buxton Fringe Review
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 10, 17, 23 Jul 4pm to 5pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

The Tallyman's Dark Omnibus | Sex, Darkness And Fear... Here & Now

SEX, DARKNESS AND FEAR... HERE & NOW - The Tallyman's Dark Omnibus
A masked one-man cabaret-noir, featuring a central story that explores dark relationships, love, sex and an ever-present danger. All supported by small songs that are somewhere between a carnivale sideshow and Brechtian theatre. Comic, tragic and evasive. 'A fantastic storyteller... definitely not a cliched performance'. Buxton Fringe Review (New Writing)
***CANCELLED***

SINGING FROM THE HEART - Ordsall Acapella Singers Opera House Sales Family Friendly
The Ordsall Acapella Singers bring you an hour of voices in harmony from their extensive repertoire. Music is good for you. We love performing for you. Come and listen - you won't regret it!
St Mary's Church. 16 Jul 3pm to 4pm £3 (Child and Conc £2) Review
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Timothy Kennedy

SONGS OF ROMANCE - Timothy Kennedy & Catherine Hall-Smith Family Friendly
A lunchtime filled with sumptuous romantic songs. Timothy Kennedy (tenor) and Catherine Hall-Smith (piano) present a delightfully serene programme that includes Schumann's beautiful song cycle Liederkreis, Op 39 and some English song.
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 22 Jul 1pm to 1:45pm £5 (Child and Conc n/a) Review

SUMMER CONCERT - Manchester Recorder Orchestra Family Friendly
This ever-popular group of 50 recorder players returns for the 12th occasion with a varied and enjoyable programme of well-known and new works - including Elgar and Grieg.
Buxton Community Church. 16 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Child Free, Conc £6), Ages 8+ Review
Bookings via 01298 71368

Winning Choir at Hazel Grove Music Festival 2011

SUMMER SERENADE - Ladybrook Singers with Ailsa Hoyle and Miriam Brown Opera House Sales
Enjoy an evening of delightful music when you come and hear this award-winning choir, conducted by Buxton-born Alison Bletcher. Joined by talented local musicians, violinist Ailsa Hoyle and cellist Miriam Brown, they will perform music to suit all tastes from Panis Angelicus to Fields of Gold.
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 9 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Child Free, Conc £6) Review
Bookings via 01663 766410
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The Ryebank Trio, June 2010

THREE'S A CROWD - The Ryebank Trio Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A recital of piano trios by the Ryebank Trio, with Duncan Reid (violin), Doug Badger (cello) and Jonathan Ellis (piano).
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 20 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8) Review
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TIDESWELL AND CHAPEL MALE VOICE CHOIRS IN CONCERT - Tideswell Male Voice Choir Opera House Sales Family Friendly
An evening of quality choral singing and fun for all the family. The concessionary rate of £5 applies to students only.
St John's Church. 20 Jul 7:30pm to 9:15pm £7.50 (Child Free, Conc £5) Review
Bookings via 01298 77947
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Soprano Laura Monaghan (credit: Steve Allen)

WOMEN IN LOVE: AN EVENING OF SONG AND OPERA - Laura Monaghan & Mark Cartwright Family Friendly
Be captivated as you are taken on a journey through the most beautiful love stories in classical music. From art song to grand opera, share the heartbreak, ecstasy and power of women in love. 'Laura Monaghan's singing gladdened my heart. Wonderful.'
St John's Church. 19 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £8 (Child £6, Conc £7) Review
Bookings via 07745 133 321 or hello@lauramonaghan.co.uk

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ANN ATKINSON & THE PACKHORSE POETS - Packhorse Poets Family Friendly
Ann Atkinson, Poet Laureate of Derbyshire, will be sharing poetry with the Packhorse Poets - plus opportunity for contributions from the audience.
The Packhorse Inn, Crowdecote, SK17 0DB. 20 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £3 (Child Free, Conc £2) Review
Bookings via 01298 83282 or walker@dovevalleycentre.co.uk

Not quite the Mona Lisa

THE ART OF THE FAKE - ICV Newton Opera House Sales
How do you fake a Picasso, a Vermeer or Rembrandt masterpiece? It's easy when you know how! This talk looks at some of the greatest art fakes and scams, from the Bolton family of forgers to master faker van Meegeren. Also what to look for when buying online or auction. (New Writing)
Old Hall Hotel - Talbot Room. 17 Jul 3pm to 4pm £5 (Child and Conc £3), Ages 16+ Review
Bookings via 0161 428 3949
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AN EVENING WITH IAN MCMILLAN AND ROY FISHER - Packhorse Poets Opera House Sales Family Friendly
The Packhorse Poets present: the internationally renowned poet Roy Fisher in a rare guest appearance, plus Yorkshire poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan and cartoonist Tony Husband with The Illustrated Talking Myself Home.
The Packhorse Inn, Crowdecote, SK17 0DB. 6 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £7) Review
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FRINGE READINGS - Festival Fringe Readings
An opportunity to relax in the Old Hall Hotel and spend half an hour listening to an informal reading chosen by the reader on any topic under the sun. Admission free.
Old Hall Hotel. 9, 15, 17, 22-23 Jul 2pm to 2:30pm, 3pm to 3:30pm Free Review

Psychicbread (credit: Kevin Reynolds)

GLASSBALL PRESENTS - A LYRIC IN LIMESTONE - Mark Gwynne Jones and the Psychicbread Opera House Sales
A startling show of new lyrical works in the echoing chambers of Peak Cavern. From the B29 exploding in the High Peak, to the story of the last gibbet in Derbyshire, four-times Fringe award-winners Psychicbread ('Inspired...' The Guardian) reveal the unheard voice of some outstanding landmarks. www.lyric-in-limestone.org (New Writing)
The Devil's Arse, Peak Cavern, Castleton, S33 8WS. 16 Jul 8pm to 9pm £9 (Child £6, Conc £8) Review
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IT`S POETRY .. BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT

GO FORTH AND RECITATE! - Word Wizards
The fourth Fringe Open Poetry Slam sees another plethora of performance poets battle over three-minute rounds. An evening of word weaving. Expect the unexpected. Audience participation actively encouraged. It's always a roller-coaster ride with comedy, pathos, doom, destruction, delight and the simply delicious. Slam virgins welcome. (New Writing)
Grove Hotel, Grove Parade - Restaurant. 19 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £5 (Child and Conc £4), Ages 14+, performers are advised to moderate content but are uncensored. Review
Bookings via 01298 77362 or PoetryslamUK@aol.com

from imagined lands | Photo by Heppie Curtis

LOVE AND LOSS: TALES FROM IMAGINED LANDS by Kat Quatermass - Dreamfired Productions
Can the weaving girl hold on to love when she has witnessed worlds of sorrow? Let the world slip away as Kat stitches together ancient tales in a simple, poetic exploration of the happiness and howling we find in love. Dynamic and captivating storytelling from a bright new voice. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 9-10 Jul 2:15pm to 3:15pm, 12 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 22 Jul 2:15pm to 3:15pm £7 (Child and Conc £6), Contains some gory and sensuous material Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Richard Tyrone Jones Has a Big Heart | Andrew Crowe

RICHARD TYRONE JONES HAS A BIG HEART - Utter! Spoken Word
The long-awaited, understandably-delayed debut solo show from the poet, 'Utter!' director and 'Ringmaster of Spoken Word'. Three Weeks. Strangely uplifting narratives of near-near death, convoluted convalescence and living with heart failure which might kill you, through anecdotery, cardiomyopoetry and bisoproLOLs. 'Raw, at times graphic, and very funny.' BBC Ouch! www.utterspokenword.com (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 15-16 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 17 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

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Fringe Sunday 2010 (credit: Donald Judge)

FRINGE SUNDAY - Buxton Festival Fringe Family Friendly
Catch the fun of the Fringe at this free outdoor event based around the bandstand in the park and featuring music, drama, street theatre, face-painting, balloon modelling and tasters of Fringe shows. Bring the family plus picnic and enjoy the Fringe atmosphere - fingers crossed for sun!
Pavilion Gardens - Bandstand. 10 Jul 2pm to 4:30pm Free Review
Further information: www.buxtonfringe.org.uk

Landau Forte Youth Theatre

MUSIC THEATRE ON THE STREET - Landau Forte Youth Theatre Family Friendly
Landau Forte Youth Theatre play, sing, dance and act their way through a programme of short tales, entertaining all within range of this vibrant, non-stop, music street theatre experience. Building on last year's success, Buxton Gold, we can guarantee fun, family entertainment. (New Writing)
***CANCELLED***

Shakespeare Jukebox

THE SHAKESPEARE JUKEBOX - Buxton Drama League Family Friendly
Scenes from Shakespeare, selected by the audience (in return for a donation) and performed al fresco to entertain you - whatever the weather! Join the hundreds of people who have enjoyed the show that won the 2010 Street Theatre Fringe Award. Stay for ten minutes, or the whole hour. Proceeds to charity.
Buxton Opera House Forecourt. 9-11, 17-19, 21, 23 Jul 6pm to 7pm Free Review
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credit: Jhennia Leipert

15% OF THE SEAGULL - Mayer & Martin
One serious actor, one flippant amateur, one classic Chekhovian drama and a very naughty seagull equals one hilarious and touching new comedy. Follow Liberty's attempt to put on a show accompanied by her only remaining cast member. Can this stumbling production of The Seagull fly? '100% highly entertaining show'. Theatre Wales (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 19, 21-23 Jul 5pm to 5:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

4.48 Psychosis

4.48 PSYCHOSIS by Sarah Kane - Craft Theatre Company
Nominated for Best Young Drama Production in 2010, Craft Theatre Company return to the Fringe with their stylish and flamboyant version of Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis. The play contains their wittiest and most cynical material which oozes with personality and visual delights.
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 7, 9-10 Jul 10:30pm to 11:15pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Tilly Mint Theatre Company | All Tomorrow's Parties

ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES by Nick Brelsford - Tilly Mint Theatre Company
Michael is 40... and drunk. Liz is tidying up the mess of his birthday party. When the guests have gone and they have only each other to turn to, how will they cope with their secrets? From the writer of Beginnings ('very original and intelligently written' Buxton Fringe Review). (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 10, 13-14 Jul 5pm to 5:45pm, 20 Jul 9:15pm to 10pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Bane | credit: Adam Corbett

BANE / BANE 2 / BANE 3 - Whitebone Productions
The multi award-winning, world record-holding Bane and Bane 2 return to Buxton, along with the premiere of Bane 3 - finally completing this epic trilogy. Joe Bone tells this thrilling noirish tale with just his body, his voice and a live guitar soundtrack from Ben Roe. 'Epic'. The Scotsman. Individual times at www.undergroundvenues.co.uk/bane (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 11-12 Jul 7:45pm to 8:45pm, 10:30pm to 11:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Rowan scarborough as Alison, Math Sams as Geoff and Prudence Edwards as Emily (credit: Guy Evans)

BEING NICE by Mark Niel - Ashrow Theatre Co. Opera House Sales
Being Nice is a one-act comedy that lifts the roof off a three-bedroomed terraced house and follows the emotional twists and turns of a landlord and his two female lodgers. Subterfuge, high emotions and cunning plans are all afoot but who's the one really making the puppets dance? (New Writing)
Milton's Head. 19-22 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 23 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm, 8pm to 9pm £7 (Child and Conc £6), Adult themes, strong language Review
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British Heavyweight Champion Comedy | Photographer: Louise Clarkson

BIG DADDY VS. GIANT HAYSTACKS - The Foundry Group (with The Ornate Johnsons)
At 4pm every Saturday from 1976 to 1988, millions of Britons were in the grip of an extraordinary sports phenomenon: watching two fat men pretend to fight each other. This is their story. An award-winning cast presents this heavyweight comedy from the acclaimed writers of the hit Those Magnificent Men. (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio. 13 Jul 10pm to 11:15pm, 14 Jul 6:30pm to 7:45pm, 15 Jul 10pm to 11:15pm, 16 Jul 6:30pm to 7:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

An orange a day keeps.. a wedding away?

BILLY LIAR - Looking Glass Theatre Company
Two engagements, one girlfriend, a family, a best friend and a few lies thrown in for good measure - what could possibly go wrong? 'There are some things I want to tell you...' This well-known period comedy is as relevant now as it was on its release in 1960.
Buxton Community School - Drama Studio. 8-9 Jul 7pm to 9:30pm £6 (Child £4, Conc £4.50), Some strong language Review
Bookings via 07747 493 360

Blitz Bride (photo courtesy of A. Hanrahan)

BLITZ BRIDE by Claire Spratt - Planet Rabbit Productions Ltd
It's wartime Britain and ATS girl Ruby is set to wed Henry, although sooner than planned to avoid a posting abroad! With Ruby stationed away from home it's left to her mother and her heavily pregnant best friend to organise it. Based on true anecdotes, full of nostalgia and laughs. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church - Purple Room: Church. 18-20 Jul 2:30pm to 3:45pm, 20 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm £7 (Child £5, Conc £6) Review
Bookings via 07986 122 300 or 01422 648069, www.planetrabbit.co.uk or info@planetrabbit.co.uk

The Carroll Myth | credit: Pete Whiting

THE CARROLL MYTH by Nathan Shreeve - Schmucks Theatre Company Family Friendly
A unique, visceral exploration of the genius behind Alice In Wonderland creator Lewis Carroll. Witness Carroll's descent into the mad world of his curious creations whilst, in the real world, he becomes dependent on his muse - the 'real' Alice Liddell... the inspiration for the Alice whom we all know. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 19, 21 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm, 22-24 Jul 3:15pm to 4:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Awkward Cough Theatre Company | Criminy

CRIMINY - Awkward Cough Theatre Company Family Friendly
Criminy: a mild oath, used to express anger or surprise. Step one: Find bank. Step two: Rob bank. Step three: Flee bank. Witness the slapstick escapades of three down-on-their-luck stooges, as they attempt to make ends meet by resorting to nefarious means. A classic silent comedy, reinvented with modern flavour.
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 18 Jul 9:15pm to 10pm, 19 Jul 6:15pm to 7pm, 20 Jul 10:30pm to 11:15pm, 21-22 Jul 6:15pm to 7pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Elysion Productions | Dev's Army

DEV'S ARMY by Stuart D Lee - Elysion Productions
A rich, dark comedy in the grand Irish tradition: instantly recognisable characters and oozing charm. This play peeks into the classic subtleties of Irish allegiances through local defence volunteers and 'a body on the beach'. Nothing is as black and white as we think when it's coloured green! (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 8 Jul 3:15pm to 4:15pm, 9 Jul 4:45pm to 5:45pm, 14 Jul 3:15pm to 4:15pm, 16 Jul 4:45pm to 5:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

credit: Andy Brining

DOUBLE BOOKED - Ginny Davis Productions
Ruth Rich, 'sandwich generation' mother of three, battles with badly behaved teenagers, a bewildered granny, surgically-enhanced friend and luscious school teacher in a hilarious play about modern family life. Total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2010. 'Highly Recommended'. www.fringereview.com. 'Observant, sharp comedy'. Three Weeks. 'Clever and witty'. The Scotsman.
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 10 Jul 3:15pm to 4:20pm, 7:30pm to 8:35pm, 11 Jul 3:15pm to 4:20pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Fiona Trying to Please...

EXCUSE ME, I'M TRYING TO PLEASE YOU - Fiona and Friends Opera House Sales
A tantalisingly broad range of newly written character monologues, blended with devilish interpretations of well-known songs, and topped off with a performance from local adult dance troupe, Rumble! In the style of the late, great Joyce Grenfell, local actor Fiona Paul presents this insightful, entertaining, original, theatrical feast. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church - Green Room: Hall. 8-9 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £7 (Child £5, Conc £6), Ages 14+, Mild adult themes Review
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Stephen Wymark | Fragments

FRAGMENTS - Stephen Wymark
Who is Harry Rouen? Why are we here? What does he want from us? Fragments is an intimate and challenging play, pushing the boundaries of where performance ends and our own realities begin. At times funny, emotional throughout and chillingly intense. This is an edgy, provocative and different theatre experience. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Barrel Room. 7, 11 Jul 5:15pm to 6:30pm, 18 Jul 6:45pm to 8pm, 20 Jul 5:15pm to 6:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Fugee - Shadow Syndicate

FUGEE by Abi Morgan - Shadow Syndicate
A unique and contemporary, hard-hitting play. Flashing forward and back, this play blends fiction with verified facts, commenting with painful honesty on the downfalls of the UK's social system regarding child refugees. Highlights the injustices of the characters' lives and the failings of those supposed to take care of them.
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 15, 17-18 Jul 3:15pm to 4:20pm, 19 Jul 10:30pm to 11:35pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Gold Flower's Story

GOLD FLOWER'S STORY - Arden Theatre
Shocking, moving and inspiring by turns, this is the real life story of one young woman's struggle to free herself from the dark forces of the past during the most heroic and terrible years of the Chinese revolution. Specially adapted for stage, a physical theatre spectacle not to be missed. (New Writing)
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton, SK17 6UL. 23 Jul 4pm to 5:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £5) Review
Bookings via 0161 920 4868

The Lantern Theatre Company | The Haunting

THE HAUNTING by Liam Scott - The Lantern Theatre Company
The story of a young couple's weekend break to a secluded cottage in Wales, blending realism with breathtaking soundscapes, comedy and spine-tingling horror. What is intended to be a relaxing trip quickly transcends into a night of terror, as the newlyweds discover they are not alone... (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio. 17-18 Jul 8:15pm to 9:30pm, 19-20 Jul 10pm to 11:15pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Paul White

HOW TO CLIMB MOUNT EVEREST by Sam Gibbs - Autojeu Theatre Family Friendly
One man's epic rise from sofa-dwelling pizza eater to Mount Everest conqueror! Mixing puppetry, live action, mime, and some audience interaction, Mount Everest is brought to your doorstep... and we'd like you to climb it! Autojeu invite the audience into their wacky world dripping in fun and play!
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 8, 12 Jul 4:45pm to 5:45pm, 13 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 15 Jul 4:45pm to 5:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

They are coming. But when?

HUNGRY GENERATIONS by RE Crawley - Buxton Drama League Opera House Sales
They are coming. But when? Some are ready. Some not. When they arrive, the Mastersons are affected, each in their own way. 'The ground has shifted. It's new ground ready for new seed'. Your chance to see the winning play from Buxton Drama League's Act One playwriting competition. (New Writing)
Buxton Methodist Church - Church Hall. 21-22 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £6 (Child and Conc £5) Review
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The palest forms are most intensely black | credit: Mark Arrowsmith

HYDE by Polis Loizou - Thunder Road Theatre
M.E.N. Award Winner and Fringe 2010's Best Actor Alex Moran is back in a new adaptation of Stevenson's classic. Jekyll returns to Edinburgh a respectable physician, but poor health and a dubious assistant give old friend Utterson cause for concern. It doesn't take long before hidden devils are eventually unleashed... (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 17 Jul 4:45pm to 5:45pm, 20 Jul 7:45pm to 8:45pm, 21 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 22-23 Jul 7:45pm to 8:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Chekhov & Olga

I TAKE YOUR HAND IN MINE - Library Theatre Touring Company Opera House Sales
A play suggested by the love letters of Anton Chekhov and Olga Knipper. They knew each other for six years - his ill-health kept him in Yalta whilst she was in Moscow establishing the Moscow Art Theatre. Rocomora's selection shines a bright light on the characters of two fascinating people.
United Reformed Church - Green Room: Hall. 15-16, 22-23 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm £9 (Child and Conc £7) Review
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Who is Frank? | Image: Rosina Al-Shaater+Brother Brother Studios

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING FRANK by Tom Crawshaw and Oscar Wilde - Three's Company Family Friendly
The world is due to end. A time-travelling adventurer journeys to the 19th century, to save history from its perilous course. But Victorian London is a strange and dangerous world of cucumber sandwiches, hand-bags and 'Bunburying'. The five-times Buxton Fringe Award-winners take a walk on the Wilde side. (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio. 12 Jul 8:15pm to 9:15pm, 13 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 14 Jul 8:15pm to 9:15pm, 15 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 16 Jul 8:15pm to 9:15pm £8 (Child and Conc £7), Warning: Contains walking Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Different Device Theatre | Jack: A Rippers Tale

JACK: A RIPPER'S TALE - Different Device Theatre
Murder lurks at every corner, terror rises with every nightfall. With the police no closer to catching the culprit and no sign of the depravity ceasing, the question is... who can we trust? A disturbing legend of horror and misery. Witness the Ripper's autumn of terror! (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 13 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm, 14 Jul 10:30pm to 11:45pm, 15 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm, 17 Jul 10:30pm to 11:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

JOE - Genieoutthe bottle
We join Joe, the husband of Shirley Valentine, a couple of nights after she has left him. What did he do that made his wife disobey his wishes and go on holiday without him? They were the young generation, capable of achieving... but ended up just like the generation before. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 7 Jul 5pm to 5:45pm, 8, 10 Jul 6:15pm to 7pm, 11 Jul 5pm to 5:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Nick Danan and Aileen Gonsalves as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth (credit: Torquil Macleod)

MACBETH UNDERGROUND IN POOLE'S CAVERN - Butterfly Opera House Sales
A thrilling hour-long promenade production of Shakespeare's Macbeth in the extraordinary setting of Poole's Cavern. Witches haunt the rocks; evil lurks underground, seducing a king in his lust for power. 'The best version of Macbeth I have been lucky enough to see, even beating The RSC hands down.' Herald Express
Poole's Cavern. 11-15 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 7:15pm to 8:15pm, 8:30pm to 9:30pm £10, The cavern is cold - 8 degrees; dress warmly! Review
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The Maharajah And The Kohinoor

THE MAHARAJAH AND THE KOHINOOR by Hardial Singh Rai - ZeroSeefr and the Drum Arts Centre Family Friendly
The Kohinoor diamond has had many keepers, many kings and emperors but there was one who was very special... Maharajah Duleep Singh, close friend of Queen Victoria. Their interwoven histories come to life in this vibrant true tale of how the legendary diamond became part of the British crown jewels.
Arts Centre - Studio. 13 Jul 8:40pm to 9:30pm, 14 Jul 10pm to 10:50pm, 15 Jul 8:40pm to 9:30pm, 16 Jul 10pm to 10:50pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Sophia Leggett as Magrat, Lucy Jones as Granny Weatherwax and Natalie Bell as Nanny Ogg

MASKERADE - Imagine Family Friendly
Imagine presents an amateur performance of Terry Pratchett's Maskerade, adapted by Stephen Briggs. Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg investigate ghostly happenings at the Ankh-Morpork Opera House and are soon involved in all kinds of skulduggery, mayhem and ear-splitting singing.
Buxton Community School - Drama Studio. 15 Jul 7pm to 9:30pm, 16 Jul 2pm to 4:30pm, 7pm to 9:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £4) Review
Bookings via 07843 591 795

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare - Young REC Theatre Company Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Shakespeare's funniest and best-loved comedy, performed with energy and enthusiasm by the multi Fringe award-winning Young REC. Directed by Martin Beard whose previous staging of this play won the Fringe Award for Best Overall Production. This new version brings even more magic and laughter to Fringe 2011.
The Marquee - Poole's Cavern Grounds. 6-8 Jul 7pm to 8:45pm, 9 Jul 3pm to 4:45pm, 7pm to 8:45pm £8 (Child £4, Conc £7), Ages 8+ Review
Bookings via 07725 919 178
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Teatro Entre Escombros | The Mole And The Worm: An Underground Tale

THE MOLE AND THE WORM: AN UNDERGROUND TALE - Teatro Entre Escombros
Through cavernous dusk, damp and darkness, a lonesome Spanish pot-holer discovers an antique English girl buried, forgotten in time. Despite their wild differences, they must somehow get on. A web of cruelty and unlikely kinship is wound in this darkly innocent tragicomedy. Show on 22nd will be performed in Spanish. (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 19, 21-23 Jul 9:15pm to 10pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

George Telfer is Not The Messiah. Image: Brother Brother Studios

NOT THE MESSIAH by Tom Crawshaw - Three's Company with George Telfer Family Friendly
The remarkable tale of Graham Chapman: keen mountaineer, qualified doctor, chronic alcoholic, unwitting champion of the gay liberation movement... and star of the rule-breaking, generation-defining Monty Python. Fringe-favourites George Telfer and Three's Company join forces to celebrate the bright side of the life of a very naughty boy. www.threescompany.co.uk (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio. 19-22 Jul 8:15pm to 9:20pm, Arts Centre - Auditorium. 23 Jul 5:30pm to 6:35pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Handheld Arts | Paper Tom

PAPER TOM - Handheld Arts
A First World War soldier back from the front line faces his hardest battle yet. Almost 100 years later another British soldier returns from Afghanistan. The devastating effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are explored through these parallel stories in an imaginative and powerful new production. www.handheldarts.co.uk (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio. 18-19 Jul 6:30pm to 7:45pm, 21-22 Jul 10pm to 11:15pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Organised Chaos | Peacefully At Home

PEACEFULLY AT HOME by Nicola Schofield - Organised Chaos
Dad drifts away upstairs, and Bridget and her grown up children gather for their last respects. As long held secrets threaten to be revealed, and new ones vie to be created, tensions crackle below the surface. Dad might be leaving peacefully, but will he be taking peace away with him? (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 16, 18 Jul 6:15pm to 7:15pm, 19 Jul 3:30pm to 4:30pm, 20 Jul 6:15pm to 7:15pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

What happens once we find a cure for death?

QUESTION NO. ONE - Blue Dragonfly Productions
Have you ever wondered what happens once we find a cure for death? What is the hardest phone call you'll ever make? What are the hardest words you'll ever say? We invite you to the last funeral there will ever be - will you accept? Another dark comedy, another question. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church. 22-23 Jul 9pm to 10pm £5 (Child n/a, Conc £4), Contains strong language. Review
Bookings via 02076 241 461 or www.bluedragonflyproductions.co.uk

The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company | The Sexes

THE SEXES by Polis Loizou - The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company
After years of playing lovers on stage, Lars and Jaquée's off-stage marriage is tested when they find they are both vying for the same, gender-unspecified film role. The Sexes studies a man and a woman's manipulation of their audiences and each other. 'A captivating two-hander...dark, but also beautiful.' SoSoGay
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 14, 17 Jul 7:45pm to 8:45pm, 18 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Small Portions (Planet Rabbit)

SMALL PORTIONS by Claire Spratt - Planet Rabbit Productions Ltd
Six short comedy plays on one bill performed by five actors. Fancy Pants, Foot Day, Nightwatch, The Joy of Painting, Star Gazing, Tea Towels & Tiaras. For information on each short play please see www.planetrabbit.co.uk (New Writing)
United Reformed Church - Purple Room: Church. 11-13 Jul 2:30pm to 3:45pm, 13 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm £7 (Child £5, Conc £6) Review
Bookings via 07986 122 300 or 01422 648069 or info@planetrabbit.co.uk

Sarah Weston as Sofia.

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN SIX AND SEVEN - Blue Dragonfly Productions
Sofia is standing on the roof. Katie runs up the stairs looking for her sister... Joanne sits at her desk, oblivious. We explore the extraordinary lives of the ordinary, somewhere between six and seven. Three-times award nominated, this dark comedy returns for your second chance to see this show!
United Reformed Church. 20-23 Jul 6pm to 7pm £6 (Child n/a, Conc £5), Contains strong language. Review
Bookings via 02076 241 461 or www.bluedragonflyproductions.co.uk

UWC, Mahindra College - February 2011

SPACE - Nose2Nose Family Friendly
A highly interactive, physical one-man show, featuring multiple characters and using physical theatre and improvisation with the audience to tell a wild and imaginative story. Space straddles the brink between comedy and tragedy, to keep the audience always guessing, laughing and crying, on the edge of their seats.
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 7 Jul 6:15pm to 7:15pm, 8-9 Jul 1:45pm to 2:45pm, 11-12 Jul 6:15pm to 7:15pm, 16 Jul 1:45pm to 2:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

Strangers ('ETRANGERS') | CHAMELON THEATRE

STRANGERS / ETRANGERS by Sheryl Clowes - Chameleon Theatre
As Woman's love affair with a stranger re-surfaces from their past, Man and Woman have to choose between their inexplicable bond or the possibility of intimacy with others. This is a brutal dissection of a lover's discourse; will they be drunk enough to say 'I love you'? (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 8 Jul 9:15pm to 10:15pm, 9, 16 Jul 3:15pm to 4:15pm, 18 Jul 7:45pm to 8:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

CINEMA LIMBO

THE TELEGRAM & CINEMA LIMBO - A DOUBLE BILL - Chinley Amateur Dramatic Society Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Cinema Limbo: What is going on under Stuart's nose between Vicky and Joshua in the box office? The Telegram: Grandma Viv recalls one morning two days after D Day when she has a premonition which disturbs her and affects family relations. Then the postman, delivers a surprise. (New Writing)
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 19 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Child £3.50, Conc £5), Ages 11+ Review
Bookings via Tickets for sale on the door
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Images courtesy of Greater Manchester County Record Office

TELLING LIVES - Cul-de-sac theatre
A Brechtian account, in words and music, of the lives and loves of the people in Prestwich County Lunatic Asylum, circa 1914. (New Writing)
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. 15 Jul 7pm to 8:15pm, United Reformed Church - Blue Room. 16 Jul 7pm to 8:15pm £7.50 (Child n/a, Conc £5), Adult themes, some strong language Review
Bookings via 0161 431 9131

The Tempest

THE TEMPEST - Theatre By Numbers Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Love, magic, treachery, comical characters, lovers and villains all packed into an hour and half! Join this amazing performance from five actors (using only a staff and a suitcase of goodies) as they tell you the story of Prospero's revenge using the magic of theatre!
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton, SK17 6UL. 16, 23 Jul 7pm to 9pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £6.50)
Bookings via theatrebynumbers@yahoo.co.uk
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The Tempest

THE TEMPEST - OPEN AIR PERFORMANCES - Theatre By Numbers Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Love, magic, treachery, comical characters, lovers and villains all packed into an hour and half! Join this amazing performance from five actors (using only a staff and a suitcase of goodies) as they tell you the story of Prospero's revenge using the magic of theatre!
Buxton Cricket Ground. 15, 22 Jul 6pm to 8pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £6.50) Review
Bookings via theatrebynumbers@yahoo.co.uk
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A Loving Marriage

THAT'S NOT THE WAY TO DO IT by Sharon Lancaster - Wooden Spoons Theatre
Peter and Judith are married and have worked together on their travelling puppet show since they met at Butlins! During one memorable performance tensions are stretched as their professional and personal life unravels before an audience of unsuspecting children. 'Comical timing to perfection'. Lassfest, Manchester, 2010.
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 7, 10, 13-14 Jul 9:15pm to 10pm, 15 Jul 6:15pm to 7pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

"Unhand me, sir!" "Cease your pleading nonsense, woman!"

THREE HISSES FOR VILLAINY! by Brian J Burton - MADS Touring Players Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Music hall and Melodrama! The Hisses are short plays with loads of audience participation - come for one or stay for them all! See wicked moustache-twirling villains (boo!) and poor but virtuous maidens (hooray!). Will Good vanquish Evil? Will the villain's moustache fall off? Victorian melodrama at its most... dramatic!
St Mary's Church. 15-16 Jul 7:30pm to 8:15pm, 8:30pm to 9pm, 9:15pm to 10pm £6 (Child £2, Conc £4), Ages 8+ Review
Bookings via 01625 524 265 or peter.wilson365@o2.co.uk
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Player King

TIRESIAS/PLAYER KING - Performance Exchange Opera House Sales
1: The blind prophet Tiresias returns to Thebes and recounts his past meetings with Hercules, Pentheus, Dionysus, Creon and Oedipus. 2: The Player King from Shakespeare's Hamlet is abandoned by his acting troupe. He sits by the roadside contemplating his future. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church - Blue Room. 14-15 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm £6 (Child and Conc £3), Ages 12+ Review
Bookings via performance_exch@hotmail.com
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Lesley Emery as Janis Barlow

WHAT WOULD SHARRON DAVIES DO? - closer theatre company Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Preview of a one woman show about Janis Barlow's Olympic journey. In a poignant comedy, Lesley Emery of closer theatre company, introduces you to the characters who have influenced Janis and set her on the road to her dreams. (New Writing)
Milton's Head. 21-22 Jul 9pm to 10pm, 23 Jul 3pm to 4pm £5 (Child and Conc £4) Review
Bookings via jane.harvey3@virgin.net
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GC Morgan

WITZELSUCHT & MORIA - GC Morgan
A tall tale of sweet disaster from the 20th century's pre-eminent headshrinker. Join our congenial/dangerous narrator for a deeply unsettling journey through nearly a century of fantastical malpractice, unrequited love, and worryingly unorthodox methods. This new, self-penned play is GC Morgan's Fringe debut. 'Hugely likeable geek'. snipe.at (New Writing)
Underground Venues - Pauper's Pit. 9 Jul 9:15pm to 10pm, 22-23 Jul 10:30pm to 11:15pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

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100 Dreaming Spaces: Adrienne Brown

100 DREAMING SPACES/ MARKING TIME - Adrienne Brown & Langley Brown Family Friendly
Two Buxton artists gaining reputations for work that embraces pathos and humour with a delight in texture, colour and shape. Paintings, collages, objects, photographs, photomontages, textiles. Adrienne, winner Best Visual Artist Award, Buxton Festival Fringe 2010 and joint winner (with Langley), Best Exhibition Award 2009 for Planet Domestos and Beyond.
18 White Knowle Rd, Buxton. 7-10, 14-17 Jul 11am to 5pm Free Review
Further information: Open other times by arrangement: 01298 78637.

Credit: Rachel Slaney

2011 ART EXHIBITION - Burbage Art Group Family Friendly
Burbage Art Group has never been bigger or busier. See its latest artworks at this bumper, four-hour show featuring everything from complex collages to delicate watercolours with subject matter ranging from animal portraiture to bold abstracts. Free cakes, teas, coffees and children's quiz are provided at this popular exhibition.
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton, SK17 6UL. 9 Jul 11am to 3pm Free Review
Further information: 01538 266220

Branching Out logo

BRANCHING OUT - High Peak Artists Family Friendly
Branching out can mean new beginnings, interesting diversions, rapid expansion or gradual development, a gentle meander, a different direction, or just simply going off the beaten track. See how over 30 artists and craftspeople have interpreted these ideas through paint, print, textiles, precious metals, glass, ceramics and wood.
Pavilion Gardens - The Art Cafe. 6-24 Jul 9:30am to 5pm Free Review

CONFECTION - ArtsXstra Family Friendly
An eclectic mix of 2D and 3D relief works 12 inches x 12 inches approximately.
Charlotte's Chocolates, Unit 1, Cavendish Arcade. 6-9 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 10 Jul 11am to 5pm, 11-16 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 17 Jul 11am to 5pm, 18-23 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 24 Jul 11am to 5pm Free Review

Derbyshire Open 2010 winner: 'Far Below the Echo Resounded' by Claire de Ruiter

THE DERBYSHIRE OPEN 2011 - Buxton Museum & Art Gallery Family Friendly
This exhibition is an annual Buxton highlight. Works on a Derbyshire theme by professional and amateur artists of all ages are selected for display and awards by a panel of independent judges. The overall winning artwork amongst the fabulous variety of pieces is usually acquired for the museum collections.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. 6-8 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 9 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 10 Jul 10:30am to 5pm, 12-15 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 16 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 17 Jul 10:30am to 5pm, 19-22 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 23 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 24 Jul 10:30am to 5pm Free, Ages 5+ Review

The Great Dome Art Fair

THE GREAT DOME ART FAIR - Peak District Artisans Family Friendly
Peak District Artisans celebrate their 20th anniversary with their prestigious annual award-winning event, gathering together all 65 members under one roof in a visually stunning show of outstanding quality and variety. A programme of free talks and demonstrations will run through the weekend.
University of Derby Buxton - Dome. 23-24 Jul 10am to 4:30pm Free Review

Glass Work

INSPIRE - Buxton Community School, Year 11 Btec Art Group Family Friendly
For the first time, Buxton Community School's year 11 Btec Art students will be exhibiting a collection of inspiring artwork including glass, ceramics, metal, hand-made paper and wood work. The class have collaborated to create Inspire, which promises to be an exhibition to remember.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. 6-8 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 9 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 10 Jul 10:30am to 5pm, 12-15 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 16 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 17 Jul 10:30am to 5pm, 19-22 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 23 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 24 Jul 10:30am to 5pm Free Review

Alan Bailey

LANDSCAPE AND FLOWERS: PAINTINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS - Alan Bailey and Judith Kelly
Approximately 60 paintings and photographs of the Peak District and Outer Hebrides. Also recent flower paintings. Alan is winner of Derbyshire Open Watercolour prize (1984 and 2006) and 2007 winner of the Fringe Visual Arts Award. Alan's daughter Judith shares the exhibition with her wonderful photographs of Scotland.
The Knoll, 134 Green Lane. 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 Jul 11am to 5pm Free Review
Further information: Open at other times by arrangement - 01298 22039

Textile Mosaic

MAKING TEXTILE MOSAICS - Kate Aimson Contemporary Piecing
Be inspired by Kate's design and pattern library, and make your own textile mosaic picture to take home. All materials and equipment provided. Lunch, tea/coffee also included. There are limited places, so for further details and to book, phone Kate on 01298 24897.
4 Wyatville Ave, Buxton, SK17 6WJ. 15-16 Jul 10am to 4pm £25 (Child and Conc n/a) Review

OPEN STUDIO - Dawn Featherstone-Kent
Artist at home displaying her work. Dawn's work mainly - including prints and paintings with a strong local landscape influence.
13 Ecclesbourne Dr, Buxton, SK17 9BX. 16-17 Jul 11am to 4pm Free Review

Norman Elliott

PLAYING WITH PATTERN - Three Artists Family Friendly
Three artists play with pattern. Norman Elliot plays with mathematical transpositions, Kate Aimson's work hums with rhythmic tessellations and Louise Jannetta tries to order natural chaos. Open evening with refreshments July 6th - 7pm till 10pm. Everyone welcome.
The Back of the Chair Shop - 24 Dale Rd. 6 Jul 10am to 5pm, 7pm to 10pm, 7-18 Jul 10am to 5pm Free Review

'The Sky is Crying' by Andrea Joseph

STRICTLY BALLPOINT - Andrea Joseph Family Friendly
Andrea Joseph creates illustrations that explore her fascination with the everyday, with objects and collections, with souvenirs and memorabilia. Using ballpoint pens in shades of browns and blues with a hint of other colours thrown in, she brings a magical realism to the mundane, extolling the beauty in the ordinary.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. 6-8 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 9 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 10 Jul 10:30am to 5pm, 12-15 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 16 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 17 Jul 10:30am to 5pm, 19-22 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 23 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 24 Jul 10:30am to 5pm Free, Ages 5+ Review

Sue Mortin

TIME, SPACE AND GALACTIC CONSCIOUSNESS - Sue Mortin
Tune into transpersonal realities: the vast stellar forces beyond our solar system! Selling exhibition of colourful contemporary paintings on display at Nat's Kitchen during opening hours, throughout the Fringe. Not to be missed.
Nat's Kitchen, 9-11 Market St. 6-7 Jul 10am to 9pm, 8-9 Jul 10am to 10pm, 10 Jul noon to 4pm, 12-14 Jul 10am to 9pm, 15-16 Jul 10am to 10pm, 17 Jul noon to 4pm, 19-21 Jul 10am to 9pm, 22-23 Jul 10am to 10pm, 24 Jul noon to 4pm Free
Further information: 01298 214642 or www.natskitchen.co.uk

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Book selection

BOOKS IN THE PARK - Books in the Peak
Always wanted to start a book club but didn't know how? Join us in our teepee for a sample meeting where we will discuss the first chapter of Crimson China by Betsy Tobin. Be inspired! Find out more at www.booksinthepeak.wordpress.com
Pavilion Gardens - Old Bowling Green. 23 Jul 11am to 12:30pm, 1pm to 2:30pm Free Review

Fringe at the front

BUXTON CARNIVAL FLOAT - Buxton Festival Fringe Family Friendly
The Fringe will be taking to the streets of Buxton in its own inimitable style as part of this year's Buxton Carnival procession. Look out for the orange and white float and parading performers!
Around the Town. 16 Jul 2pm to 4pm Free Review

Buxton Military Tattoo 2010

BUXTON MILITARY TATTOO - ABF The Soldiers' Charity Opera House Sales Family Friendly
2011's Tattoo includes five marching bands, the Sound of the Bagpipes, the Beat of the Drums, a Display of Precision Drill (with a twist!) and the thrill of a Gun Race which all promise to provide an exciting show. Matinee: full £15, under 16 £10. Evening: full £19.50, under 16 £13.50.
University of Derby Buxton - Dome. 9 Jul 2pm to 4pm, 6pm to 8:30pm £19.50 (Child £13.50, Conc n/a) Review
Bookings via 01298 25568
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EVENING OF CLOSE UP MAGIC - High Peak Magicians Society Opera House Sales
Your table will be the stage for the amazing close up magic of the High Peak Magicians Society members. Cards, coins, rings, ropes all feature in the magic, and hold on to your watches as these guys move from table to table performing mystifying sleight of hand miracles.
Barceló Buxton Palace Hotel - Chatsworth Room. 20-21 Jul 7:30pm to 10:30pm £10 (Child and Conc n/a) Review
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Orange is the colour (credit: Haroun Al-Shaater)

FRINGE AWARDS CEREMONY - Buxton Festival Fringe
The prestigious Fringe Awards Ceremony hosted by Fringe sponsor, the University of Derby Buxton.
University of Derby Buxton - Room DO/110. 24 Jul 1:30pm to 3pm Free, Open to entrants, Fringe Friends and by invitation

credit: John Beecher

FRINGE LAUNCH PARTY - Underground Venues Family Friendly
Join us for the official launch of Buxton Fringe 2011 - down in the atmospheric vaults of the Old Hall Hotel. Catch preview performances from across the Fringe, mingle with the stars behind it all and help us toast the 32nd Fringe Festival! No booking required - just come along!
Underground Venues - Fringe Club. 6 Jul 8pm to midnight Free
Further information: www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Info: 02081 440 070.

GUIDED WALK - VERA BRITTAIN'S BUXTON - Jennie Ainsworth
A leisurely walk to follow the story of Vera Brittain's life in Buxton from 1904-1915 and to see some of the locations mentioned in her book Testament of Youth. Distance approximately one mile, duration two hours. Start from Pavilion Gardens at Vera Brittain plaque - near entrance to the Octagon.
Pavilion Gardens - Foyer. 9-10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22-23 Jul 2pm to 4pm £2.50 (Child £2, Conc n/a) Review
Bookings via Jennie at the start of the walk.

St Ann's Well

HISTORY OF WATER AND WELL DRESSING IN BUXTON - WALK - Buxton Well Dressing Festival Opera House Sales
Guided walk around Buxton town centre with two members of the Well Dressing Festival Committee. Highlighting the links between the development of Buxton and the thermal water. Also, visit a Well Dressing and see how it is made. For more information on the Buxton Well Dressing see www.buxtonwelldressing.co.uk
Buxton Opera House Forecourt. 14-15 Jul 10:30am to noon £2.50 (Conc n/a) Review
Bookings via 01298 70156
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