Descriptions 2012

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

Rewriting History... For Comedy

20TH CENTURY BOYS - Seymour and Sykes
A grand, epic and quite frankly ridiculous ride through the 20th century with one purpose - re-writing history for comedy. See history as never before: with Hitler and Chaplin in a battle rap, Lenin's live cooking recipe for revolution, plus sketches, puppetry and videos - there's something for everyone! (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 5-6 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Bill Woolland | 30/50 Somthing

30/50 SOMTHING - Bill Woolland Family Friendly
Five-year Buxton Buzz compere Bill Woolland explores the 'act your age' myth. At 53, with seven children aged three to 30, he's confused, getting letters from both SAGA and Toys R Us! Whatever your age, you'll relate to his hysterical, original look at how age really is a state of mind. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 8 Jul 10:15pm to 11:15pm, 19 Jul 9pm to 10pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Lab Monkey Productions | 6% Superhuman

6% SUPERHUMAN - Lab Monkey Productions Family Friendly
Can you wrestle tigers, read minds, see through walls and burn people with your laser eyes? That's the twisted (and somewhat unrealistic) dream of Dr Matt Pritchard. Family-friendly comedy and magic show exploring the sneaky science behind superhero powers. What's fact, what's fiction and what's feasible in the future? (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio. 13 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm, 14 Jul 9:15pm to 10:15pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

ToBeContinued | Absolute Improv

ABSOLUTE IMPROV - ToBeContinued Family Friendly
Fast-paced, hilarious improv, guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. International improvisers create witty sketches based on your suggestions. Arrive ready to shout ideas and see them transformed into fabulous scenes! Edinburgh Fringe smash-hit. Family friendly. 'Had me laughing uncontrollably' ****. Edinburgh Spotlight. 'Go and see their next show!' Impulse Magazine
Underground Venues. 13 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 14-15 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Absolute Improv Comedy Workshop

ABSOLUTE IMPROV COMEDY WORKSHOP - ToBeContinued Family Friendly
This workshop is great fun and ideal for a wide range of individuals: from those merely interested in trying 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' to actors or comedians looking to advance their skill set. From beginner to expert, all are welcome! We have years of experience of running improv workshops.
United Reformed Church - Green Room: Hall. 14 Jul 10:30am to 12:30pm £20, Ages 12+ Review
Bookings via workshops@tbcimprov.co.uk

Dubus / Lucont

ALEXIS DUBUS: CARS AND GIRLS / MARCEL LUCONT: GALLIC SYMBOL - Alexis Dubus/ Marcel Lucont
At 5.30pm, Alexis Dubus (Three Weeks award-winner, Top 10 Edinburgh Fringe Experiences) presents his favourite travel tales. With jokes. 'A huge amount of gags... The hour whips by'. **** Chortle. At 8:45pm, Marcel Lucont (Buxton Fringe award-winner) returns with his 'wonderful French wit' (Time Out) and 'brilliantly brusque routines' (Chortle). 'Hilarious'. Guardian (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 7 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 8:45pm to 9:45pm £9 (Child and Conc £8), See both shows for £16 (Conc £14) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Amadeus Martin

AMADEUS MARTIN IS KEEPING IT SURREAL - Amadeus Martin Family Friendly
Award-winning comedian and Paramount Comedy Best New Act finalist, Amadeus, returns with more farce-paced storytelling, observations and new pictures for patrons who still prefer looking at colourful stuff. He likes Muttley and hates Lassie. Time Out Critic's Choice. 'Comedy Pick'. Evening Standard. 'Definitely worth seeing', **** Fringe Review. 'Genius'. Metro (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 6 Jul 10:45pm to 11:45pm, 21 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Tam Hinton

AND ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS WILL EXPLODE TOMORROW - Tam Hinton
More mind-bending storytelling from the award-winning creator of The Truth Is I Can't Stop Telling Lies and The Naked Soul Of Kirk Godless. Hinton will use powerful words to tell of the things he knows. Combining bonkers claymation movies and a wicked way with our mother tongue, he brings joy. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 7 Jul 9pm to 10pm, 8, 11 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 20 Jul 9pm to 10pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Andrew O'Neill | Steve Ullathorne

ANDREW O'NEILL IS EASILY DISTRACTED - Best Medicine Management
Fringe favourite, and borderline ADD sufferer, Andrew O'Neill tries to stop watching Slayer videos on YouTube long enough to write another very funny, very odd show. 'Unmissable'. Buxton Fringe Review. 'Probably the best actual jokes I've heard on the Fringe this year'. Guardian. As seen on Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 6-7 Jul 7pm to 8pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Credit: Yaz Al-Shaater

BARREL OF LAUGHS - Underground Events
It's back! Underground's ever-popular comedy club and its three jam-packed evenings of side-splitting, uncensored and unpredictable comedy, from the best acts across the country. All in the atmospheric vaults of the Old Hall (with equally atmospheric bar at hand). Complete sell-out 2006-2011. Line-up and tickets from www.underthefringe.com/laughs
Underground Venues. 6, 13, 20 Jul 8:45pm to 10:15pm £8 Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

The Beta Males: The Space Race | Luc Pallot

THE BETA MALES IN... THE SPACE RACE - The Beta Males
Critically acclaimed sketch-storytellers and Chortle award-nominees return after two sell-out Edinburgh Fringes with the secret history of the British Space Programme and why you've never heard of it. A sketch-comedy blasting off in T-minus... 1969. ***** Three Weeks/Spoonfed/Fringe Guru. 'Slick, hilarious... genius'. Sunday Times. 'Gloriously funny'. Time Out (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 14 Jul 3pm to 4pm, 14-15 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Caimh McDonnell | Caimh McDonnell: The Art Of Conversation

CAIMH MCDONNELL: THE ART OF CONVERSATION - Caimh McDonnell
Join Irish comedian Caimh on a whistle-stop tour of his social ineptitudes. If small talk is your kryptonite, then this is the show for you. BAFTA-nominee and writer on The Sarah Millican Television Programme. 'Superb'. MEN. 'A stand-out act'. Telegraph. 'McDonnell's warm, inclusive delivery naturally charms the audience'. Chortle (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 11 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm, 17 Jul 8:45pm to 9:45pm, 20 Jul 10:45pm to 11:45pm, 21 Jul 10pm to 11pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Chris Corcoran and Elis James

THE COMMITTEE MEETING - STARRING CHRIS CORCORAN & ELIS JAMES - Elis James
Chris Corcoran (Radio Wales's Rhod Gilbert Show) and Elis James (BBC2's 8 Out of 10 Cats) bring the best of their 21st-century take on working men's clubs to Buxton. 'Brilliant night out. A ***** show. And that's five stars, not a swear word'. Lee Mack (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 10 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Whitebone Productions | Ed Eales-White: Champions

ED EALES-WHITE: CHAMPIONS - Whitebone Productions
Writer and performer in sketch group Clever Peter (BBC Radio 4) presents a collection of characters in his debut one-man character sketch show. Returning with a new and improved version of last year's appearance at Buxton Fringe, on his way to the Edinburgh Festival. Come and see the Champions! (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 6 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 7 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 8 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Danny Buckler

EDINBURGH FRINGE PREVIEWS - DANNY BUCKLER AND JIM SMALLMAN - Best Medicine Management
At 7.15pm, top-notch stand-up comedy from Jim Smallman (BBC 5Live's Fighting Talk. 'Wonderfully gritty'. The Guardian) previewing his brand new show Let's Be Friends. At 8.45pm, Danny Buckler (as seen on tour with Jon Richardson, 'Had the whole audience cheering'. The Stage) presenting his debut solo hour, The Phantom. £7 each (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 15-16 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm, 8:45pm to 9:45pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Credit: Ed Moore

FILTHY - Chris Boyd
Esoteric northern stand-up and general purveyor of shambolic daftness, Chris Boyd attempts to purge the shackles of cosy indie comedy with 50 minutes of mostly new, slightly blue jokes about the ins and outs of his declining health. 'Glorious'. Chortle. 'Brilliant'. Leicester Mercury (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 8 Jul 8:45pm to 9:45pm, 9 Jul 10:15pm to 11:15pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Gary Colman | Marcus Yorke

GARY COLMAN... STILL RARELY RONG - Gary Colman
'All men are created equal... then some of us have kids'. Acclaimed comedian Gary Colman ('Quality Geordie stand-up'. TNT Magazine) presents a cute, heart-warming show about the eviscerating horror of family life. 'The best deadpan act since Jack Dee'. GQ. 'Highly inventive and very funny'. Frank Skinner (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 20-21 Jul 7:15pm to 8pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Helen Arney - Voice of an Angle | Idil Sukan/Draw HQ

HELEN ARNEY: VOICE OF AN ANGLE - Helen Arney Family Friendly
Le Geek, c'est chic! Comedy songstress and Festival of the Spoken Nerd-ette brings her new show of science, songs and silliness to Buxton. 'Classy stuff ****'. Chortle. 'Charming, witty, warm, great one-liners'. List. 'Champion of musical whims'. Evening Standard. Dave TV's 'Top 10 stand-ups'. www.helenarney.com Twitter @helenarney (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 6 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 7 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 8 Jul 6pm to 7pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

James Sherwood | Ed Moore

JAMES SHERWOOD - Best Medicine Management
James Sherwood (nominated for Fringe Comedy awards 2010 and 2011) returns to Buxton. In this 'Best Of' show he pulls together the very best of his decade-long comedy career. As heard on Radio 4, Radio 5Live and seen on Sky News. 'Beautifully-crafted original comedy... Fresh, contemporary and pin-sharp original'. Guardian
Underground Venues. 13 Jul 10:45pm to 11:45pm, 14 Jul 8:45pm to 9:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Joe Fairbrother | Joe Fairbrother: O Fairbrother, Where Art Thou?

JOE FAIRBROTHER: O FAIRBROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? - Joe Fairbrother
He's back! After wowing audiences in Buxton and Edinburgh in 2011, Joe's got a brand new bag of characters for 2012. Get ready for some weird and wonderful creations in this brilliant one-man show that's guaranteed to leave you laughing. 'Fiendishly Subtle'. The List. 'A bloody good character comic'. ComedyReviewer (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 20-21 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Juliet Meyers was Raised by Fridge Magnets | Claes Gellerbrink

JULIET MEYERS: RAISED BY FRIDGE MAGNETS - Juliet Meyers
Like her favourite flour, Juliet is self-raised. But is she prepared for life's dramas? In this stand-up show about pessimism, optimism, redundancy and resilience, Juliet examines the source of strength and 'wisdom' via friends, dysfunctional family, faux spirituality and winking at dogs. 'Smart and very funny'. Sarah Millican (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 12 Jul 8:45pm to 9:30pm, 13 Jul 5:45pm to 6:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Jurassic Bark

JURASSIC BARK - Piff the Magic Dragon
It's 2012: The Year of the Dragon, and Piff's back! But more importantly, so is Mr Piffles! The World's First Cannonball Chihuahua™. As seen on BBC, ITV, C4 and C5. 'A great act'. Jonathan Ross. 'A stunningly good magician'. Penn & Teller. 'Cute, inspired and very funny'. Time Out (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 9 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 10 Jul 9pm to 10pm, 11 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 12 Jul 9pm to 10pm £8 (Child and Conc £7)
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Joanna

LIGHTS! CAMERA! IMPROVISE! - The Scat Pack Family Friendly
The improvised movie live on stage. Oscar has every movie ever made... every film you could imagine. You choose what the film's about, its setting and what it's called. Oscar finds the DVD rewinding, pausing and cutting to hilarious DVD extras throughout. '***** laugh'. Edinburgh Reporter. ***** Broadway Baby
Underground Venues. 20 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 21 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm, 10:30pm to 11:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

(c) Max and Ivan

MAX AND IVAN ARE... CON ARTISTS - Max and Ivan
Fresh from their all-conquering Fringe 2011 run, Edinburgh Comedy Award-winners Max and Ivan come back to Buxton with a brand new show. It's a razor-sharp narrative sketch comedy heist blockbuster. 'Hugely ambitious and impressive'. The Guardian. ****** Broadway Baby. ***** British Theatre Guide, Three Weeks, One4Review and The New Current (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio. 20 Jul 10:45pm to 11:45pm, 21 Jul 9:15pm to 10:15pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Rob Heeney

ROB HEENEY IN VINCIBLE - Rob Heeney
Turning 40 and in the throes of a mid-life crisis, Rob muses on sporting strife, staying young and the upsides of house arrest! 'The saviour of the show... Our tip for the top.' BBC Comedy. 'This eminently likeable Manxman will liven up any bill... a definite must-see.' Chortle (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 13-14 Jul 7pm to 8pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Joseph Ross-Williams and Michael Love | David Wilson-Clarke

SHYNESS IS NICE - Sad Little Flyer/Joseph Ross-Williams
'Shyness is nice' crooned Morrissey in 1986, 'and shyness can stop you from doing all the things in life you'd like to'. Dramatist Joseph Ross-Williams and musician Michael Love seek to overcome the common social phobia with confidence, bravery, stupidity and honesty in this comedic hour of diverse performance. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 10 Jul 7:30pm to 8:15pm, 11, 18-19 Jul 6pm to 6:45pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Silky | Andy Hollingworth

SILKY WILL BREAK YOUR HEART - The Midnight Chain Gang Ltd/Silky
As seen on BBC1, C4, Paramount Comedy and in the Co-op, re-arranging the herbs into swearwords. 'A very, very funny fella. Just brilliant'. John Bishop. 'Funny and clever'. Tim Minchin. 'Always brilliant'. Metro. 'Amazing'. Liverpool Daily Post. www.silkythecomedian.com. If I hadn't written this, I'd have come in 12 words under. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 7 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 10:15pm to 11:15pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Carly Tarett (credit: Brainne Edge)

SINFUL: 7 COMEDY SHORTS FOR 7 DEADLY SINS - Carly Tarett /eye of the storm productions Opera House Sales
From the exasperated instructor of a doughnut-gobbling fitness group to a classroom assistant with a breathtaking turn of phrase, seven shorts written and performed by Carly Tarett (player for Comedysportz Manchester). 'Very funny... all-round excellent show... a performer to watch out for'. UKTheatreNet. Further information: www.eyofthestormproductions.co.uk (New Writing)
Milton's Head. 6-7 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 8 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm, 13-14 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 15 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm £6 (Child n/a, Conc £4), Very strong language: 18+ Review
Bookings via Opera House or Tickets on door
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Come fly with Dolls House Productions

SINGING IN THE PLANE - Dolls House Players Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Join our weird and wonderful flight to see if stewardess Sandy saves a planeload of passengers when Captain Pete goes berserk at the controls. Original theatre, comedy and music with singing stewardesses from Spirit of the Fringe 2011 winners, Dolls House. (New Writing)
Old Clubhouse, Water St. 14 Jul 8pm to 10:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £3) Review
Direct Opera House Online Booking

Sid & James

SLAP & GIGGLE: RETRIAL - Thunder Road
Despite sell-out shows and amassing over ten fans, award-winning comedy double-act Slap & Giggle cannot escape the penetrating fist of the law. You are the jury in a trial packed with false alibis, guest witnesses, objectionable songs, and NATO-certified crimes against humanity. Innocent or guilty? You decide!
Underground Venues. 5, 7, 10 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 12 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Elis James

SPEAKING AS A MOTHER... - Elis James
Star of 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), The Rob Brydon Show (BBC2), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3) and Dave's One Night Stand, returns to Buxton for the fourth year in a row. Work in progress - catch this show before it hits the Edinburgh Festival! 'A complete joy'. Time Out (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 11 Jul 10:15pm to 11:15pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

The TinaMarinas | The TinaMarinas: Being Gorgeous!

THE TINAMARINAS: BEING GORGEOUS! - The TinaMarinas
An uplifting, thought-provoking and hilarious cabaret, exploring being gorgeous in an image-obsessed society. With witty wordplay and rhythmic banter, this acclaimed spoken-word-cabaret-comedy duo are sassy, loud, opinionated and won't let middle age get the better of them. Their mission: to make the world a much more gorgeous place! (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 4 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm, 5, 10 Jul 8:45pm to 9:45pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

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 Dance

ANTHOLOGY - Buxton Community School Family Friendly
What do we mean by 'poetry in motion'? Is it in a glance? A glide? How can we put words into actions and still make it beautiful? Over 25 of Buxton Community School's most creative dancers come together to find out for themselves; we'd love it if you could join us. (New Writing)
Buxton Community School - Library. 18 Jul 7pm to 8pm £2 (Child and Conc £1), One strong word!, Ages 11+ Review
Bookings via Tickets on door

Midsummer dance - Coombs

BUXTON DAY OF DANCE - Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men
Morris dancing around the town. Sides from all over the country dancing in a variety of Morris traditions - including Cotswold, Northwest, Border and Sword.
Around the Town. 21 Jul 10:30am to 4:30pm Free Review

CONTEMPORARY DANCE PIECE - Critical Dance Collective Family Friendly
We are a graduate dance group from Derby University. The piece is inspired by a poem called The Riverbed which describes the different ages we pass through during our lifetime and speaks about living and being in the present moment. The piece is performed to a soundscape of both music and the spoken poem.
Pavilion Gardens - Bandstand. 8 Jul 1:15pm to 1:45pm Free Review
Further information: andrea.haley2@btinternet.com

CONTEMPORARY DANCE TRIPLE BILL - Aquinas Dance Company Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Introducing the work of two new contemporary choreographers, performed by students of the Aquinas Dance Company. Accessible for anyone, from first time viewers of contemporary dance to long time patrons!
The Railway. 6-7 Jul 2pm to 3pm, 7pm to 8pm £4 (Child and Conc £2.50), Ages 8+ Review
Bookings via Opera House or khistaff@aquinas.ac.uk
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Makoto Inoue Ind. | Dojo-ji

DOJO-JI - Makoto Inoue Ind.
The inspiring winner of the Dance award at the 2011 Buxton Fringe returns. Dojo-ji is based on one of the most famous Kabuki stories. On a pilgrimage, a young monk stayed at the house where a young lady lived. The young lady fell in love with the young monk. And...
Underground Venues. 17-19 Jul 7:30pm to 8:15pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

THE KEY PHYSICAL THEATRE ,Photo by Sandy Ouyang

RAMBLING IN AN EMPTY ROOM - The Key Physical Theatre Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Dreams are mysterious - they're real while they last but an illusion once you wake. A performance by Chien Tzu-Ting and Huang Ching-Yu from Taiwan. See http://www.facebook.com/TheKeyPhysicalTheatre. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church - Green Room: Hall. 22 Jul 2pm to 2:45pm £6 (Child £3, Conc £4) Review
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 Film

credit: Jess Savage

OPEN SHORTS 2012 - Buxton Film
Open Shorts is a competition for all amateur filmmakers. Entrants are invited to submit a new film of up to 20 minutes in length. The best of this year's entries - as judged by a Buxton Film panel - will be screened and prizes will be presented. www.buxtonfilm.org.uk (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio. 15 Jul 6:45pm to 8:15pm £2 (Child and Conc £1) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

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 For Families

REC Theatre Company | The Chronicles Of Arnica

THE CHRONICLES OF ARNICA by Tom Crawshaw - REC Theatre Company Family Friendly
A thrilling comedy adventure story for all the family. Four ordinary children find themselves tasked with saving a mysterious world caught somewhere between Narnia, Oz and Wonderland. With witches, lions, elves, dodos and a host of surprises! An exciting collaboration between Buxton favourites REC Theatre and award-winning playwright Tom Crawshaw. (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio. 9-10 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 11 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm £8 (Child £4.50, Conc £7), Ages All Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Farleywood Farm is Going for Gold

GOING FOR GOLD, DEREK THE DOG'S OLYMPIC DREAM - little GIANT Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Farleywood Farm is back! Farmer Jack, his wife Jill and their family of animals are Going for Gold in this delightful, entertaining theatre extravaganza of comedy, songs and a champion story. Interactive show for all the family aged three upwards. 'Restores your faith in live theatre'. Buxton Fringe Review 2011 (New Writing)
Bath Road Church Centre. 7, 14, 21 Jul 10:30am to 11:30am, noon to 1pm £5, Ages 3+ Review
Bookings via Opera House or 01663 740993
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One Windy Day...

ONE WINDY DAY... - Theatre By Numbers Opera House Sales Family Friendly
TBN brings vibrant characters, storytelling and adventure to one of the most popular woodland walks at Poole's Cavern. Join Leonie and her giant, cuddly, mossy friend, Zionah, on their journey together. TBN collaborated with local children to create a unique and inspirational piece of theatre we hope you enjoy! (New Writing)
Poole's Cavern. 7, 14-15, 21 Jul 2pm to 3pm £7.50 (Child £4.50, Conc £6), Walk not suitable for pushchairs, Ages All Review
Bookings via Opera House or tickets@theatrebynumbers.co.uk
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Tales From Scallywag Island (credit: Gary Keane)

TALES FROM SCALLYWAG ISLAND - Little Gem Storytelling Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Things aren't always what they seem on Scallywag Island. Join Emma and Gary for tales of daring boys, dangerous girls and dastardly pirates! Fun for all the family, recommended for children aged seven plus. (New Writing)
Buxton Methodist Church - Upstairs Room. 21 Jul noon to 12:50pm, 21-22 Jul 1:30pm to 2:20pm, 3pm to 3:50pm £5 (Child and Conc £4), Ages 7+ Review
Bookings via Opera House or info@littlegemstorytelling.co.uk or 07929 345518
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TINY! GOBLINS, TROLLS & FAERIES - stone & water Family Friendly
Join us to make TINY! puppets and create a mini adventure here in the Gardens. Open workshops, materials provided and a mini parade to tell our stories.
Pavilion Gardens. 9-10 Jul 3pm to 5:30pm Free, Ages All Review
Further information: 07825 177355

Treasure Island

TREASURE ISLAND - Uncontained Arts Family Friendly
Join honest Jim Hawkins as he sets sail on a frantically funny high-seas adventure. Outsmarting Long John Silver, in search of buried treasure, Jim finds himself on a desert island with some cheesy characters and one pongy parrot. With lots of joining-in for the whole family to enjoy! (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 14-15 Jul 11am to 11:50am, 12:15pm to 1:05pm £8 (Child £4.50, Conc £7), Ages 4+ Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

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...AND OTHER TALES - Rebecca De Winter Family Friendly
The sensory alternative pop/folk experience of Rebecca De Winter is akin to opening an old wardrobe door and stepping into a fairytale land of almost childlike, certainly retrospective, fantasy. ...And Other Tales is the equivalent to being blindfolded and taken on a musical adventure!
Scrivener's Bookshop. 21 Jul 8pm to 9:30pm £7 (Child £3, Conc £5) Review
Bookings via rebeccadewintermusic@live.com or 07905 022525

12 STRINGS AND A DOUBLE REED - Bright String Trio with Alex Kane Family Friendly
The Bright String Trio makes its fourth consecutive appearance at the Fringe, this year with another outstanding member of Cheshire Sinfonia's wind section, Alex Kane, principal bassoonist. The programme will include music from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, celebrating both well-known and less frequently heard compositions for these instruments.
United Reformed Church. 22 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Child Free, Conc £5), Ages 8+ Review
Bookings via nicolabright175@tiscali.co.uk or 01625 614651

16 STRINGS AND A DOUBLE REED - Deconet String Quartet with Simon Beesley Family Friendly
The Deconet String Quartet is joining forces this year with Cheshire Sinfonia's principal oboist, Simon Beesley, to play Finzi's beautiful Interlude, a must in an oboist's repertoire. Also on offer are Brahms's C Minor and Mozart's celebrated G Major String Quartets.
St Mary's Church. 17 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Child Free, Conc £5), Ages 8+ Review

Singing for You

ACAPELLA AND CAKE - Ordsall Singers Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Come and enjoy an hour of splendid singing by this acapella choir, accompanied by a slice of home-made cake with a cup of tea or coffee. The Ordsall Singers offer a variety of four-part unaccompanied songs to suit all tastes. Don't miss this delightful afternoon in this lovely venue.
St Mary's Church. 7 Jul 3pm to 4:30pm £5 (Child and Conc £3) Review
Bookings via www.ticketsource.co.uk or Opera House. Further information gill.james@btinternet.com
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Ed Billingham

THE ART OF GUITAR - Edward Billingham Guitar Opera House Sales
Classical guitarist Edward Billingham returns to Buxton with an evening of solo guitar music. He will play a selection of his favourite repertoire ranging from the Baroque and Classical periods to Spanish and South American masterpieces. Free refreshments. Further details: www.edwardbillingham.com
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton, SK17 6UL. 7 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £10 (Child £6, Conc £8) Review
Bookings via Opera House or Tickets on door
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La Traviata

THE BARTERED BRIDE - City of Manchester Opera Opera House Sales Family Friendly
City of Manchester Opera return to Buxton with not only some of their current Concert repertoire, but also a large selection taken from their new production of 'The Bartered Bride' to be performed at the RNCM in November.
St John's Church. 21 Jul 7:30pm to 9:45pm £12 (Child and Conc £10), Ages 8+ Review
Bookings via Opera House or 07772 666278
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The Ryebank Trio

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT - The Ryebank Trio Opera House Sales Family Friendly
The Ryebank Trio, award-winners last year, return to the Fringe with another concert of classical chamber music. With Duncan Reid (violin), Douglas Badger (cello) and Jonathan Ellis (piano).
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 7 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8) Review
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CLUB ACOUSTIC - Local Singers and Musicians Family Friendly
Hear songs from regular contributors to Buxton's Club Acoustic open mic sessions, featuring blues, jazz, folk, pop and original compositions plus a sing-along finale. Enjoy a welcoming atmosphere and bar, adding to the harmony of the evening. The Club is a non-profit-making venture but a collection will cover expenses. (New Writing)
Old Clubhouse, Water St. 18 Jul 7:30pm to 11:30pm Free Review

Derby A Cappella Chorus

DERBY A CAPPELLA CHORUS - FOUR-PART HARMONY - Derby A Cappella Chorus Family Friendly
Making their debut at the Fringe, this talented male vocal group will be performing a wide range of material from well-known standards through to more contemporary songs from recent musicals, even something for the children. So come along and enjoy some great four-part harmony singing - see you there!
Hydro Cafe Tearooms. 15 Jul 5pm to 5:45pm, 6:30pm to 7:15pm £5 (Child and Conc £3) Review
Bookings via gordonsavage@yahoo.co.uk or 01332 518594

JET Collective Derbyshire Suite image

THE DERBYSHIRE SUITE - JET Collective Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Jet Collective's eight jazz musicians have created the Derbyshire Suite - consisting of 13 pieces of music reflecting inspirations from the landscape, ancient stone circles, morris dancing, folk customs, to industrial heritage and modern commerce. They bring influences from folk, rock and classical, all with a strong jazz background. www.jetcollective.org (New Writing)
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 18 Jul 8pm to 10pm £7 (Child £4, Conc £5) Review
Bookings via Opera House or jazz@jetcollective.org or 07890 924898
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Sarah-Ann Cromwell | Diva Gigs: A Week In The Life Of A Diva

DIVA GIGS: A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A DIVA - Sarah-Ann Cromwell Family Friendly
This internationally-renowned critically-acclaimed diva reckons the classical soprano recital needs a good shake up! Journey through the traumas and tantrums of a world-famous prima donna, in a comfortable environment, free to lounge with your beer/tea/wine... It's hard being a diva but someone's gotta do it!
Underground Venues. 6, 14 Jul 1:45pm to 3:15pm, 15 Jul 5:15pm to 6:45pm, 20 Jul 1:45pm to 3:15pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

John Thomson

AN EVENING OF CLASSICAL PIANO MUSIC - John Thomson Opera House Sales Family Friendly
John Thomson studied with Gordon Green at the Royal Academy of Music and Solymos Peter at the Liszt Academy, Budapest. He will introduce and play music by Brahms, Schumann, Liszt and Bartók. As an exponent of the art of improvisation, he will include at least one in the programme.
***CANCELLED***

Sentimentalists

AN EVENING OF MILD AND BITTER - Sentimentalists Family Friendly
Standing for lyricism, lovely music and character, Sentimentalists presents original songs by Joe Sibmaud and Phil Fowler, played by top-quality musicians and sung by the downbeat, charismatic Fowler. Sentimentalists represents a safe and strange world: mistrustful of the future, railing against the present, misguidedly finding comfort in the bitter past. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 4, 9 Jul 8:45pm to 9:45pm, 18 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

At the Royal Albert Hall

AN EVENING WITH AFRICA'S LADY OF SONG - African Soprano Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A nominee for Individual Vocal Performer at the Fringe for the last four years, Margaret presents another unique and varied programme. It includes opera, oratorio, lieder and musicals in various languages. Come and enjoy an entertaining evening with humour and surprises. Further information: www.AfricanSoprano.com
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 20 Jul 7:30pm to 9:15pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8) Review
Bookings via Opera House or david_bedford@wcg.org.uk or 07757 783277
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JIM MacCOOL

THE FAMILY MACCOOL - Stratford Festival of Salon Arts
The Family MacCool: Molly, Ambrose and Wran Boys regular Jim, swing you on a journey from the Celtic heartlands way out West. Compare and contrast songs from times past with rhymes that will last. Electric, eclectic, elevated skiffle, the Family MacCool are a danceable delight.
Old Clubhouse, Water St. 6 Jul 8pm to 10:30pm £5 (Child and Conc £4), Ages 14+ Review

Purple Cow and Samsonite Briefcase

HUMOUR IN HARMONY - Sheffield Lydian Ensemble Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Entertaining but rarely heard musical compositions on themes of nonsense and humour, by John Kilpatrick, Matyas Seiber, Richard Genée and others, performed with aplomb by Sheffield Lydian Singers and Wind Ensemble, including Italian Salad, My Briefcase and Cuttings from a Nonsense Book. Further information: www.sheffieldlydian.org.uk/hinh
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 21 Jul 3pm to 4:30pm £7 (Child £3, Conc n/a) Review
Bookings via Opera House or john@sheffieldlydian.org.uk or 0114 2360542
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Photography by Kim Sheard

KISS OF THE RED MENACE: A TRIBUTE TO KANDER & EBB - Ladyblue Music Family Friendly
Cabaret, Chicago, Funny Lady and more... Kander & Ebb wrote them all. Diva-chanteuse, Melody La Rouge, sings them all in this exhilarating tribute to Broadway's best! 'Oozing the showbiz glitz of the songs and the sexiness of cabaret... a well-sung set of much-loved standards by a charismatic performer'. Fest Magazine (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 8-9, 12 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm, 14, 17 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Lili La Scala | Terence Mendoza

LILI LA SCALA: SONGS TO MAKE YOU SMILE - Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management Family Friendly
In these uncertain times, we all need a little something to make us smile. With vintage pin-up looks and the voice of a nightingale, Lili la Scala wants to do just that with joyous songs of yesteryear. 'Ravishing vintage glamour'. The Telegraph. 'Delicious, delightful'. ***** The Metro. ***** Broadway Baby
Arts Centre - Studio. 18 Jul 10pm to 10:45pm, 19 Jul 6pm to 6:45pm, 20 Jul 7:30pm to 8:15pm £9 (Child and Conc £8) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Monk Lives

MONK LIVES! - The Exchange Orchestra Family Friendly
An exciting band made up of two guitars, two tenor saxophones, electric bass and drums. Professional jazz musicians including Matt Anderson, Young Musician of the Year, Jazz Yorkshire Awards 2010. Expect intricate arrangements, exciting solos and top quality jazz players from these seasoned, yet not too old, pros.
Arts Centre - Studio. 6 Jul 10pm to 11:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Saxes

MORE PIECES FOR EIGHT - Sovereign Saxophone Octet Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Building on last year's successful and award-winning performance, the Sovereign Saxophone Octet will be performing another varied programme of music for eight saxophones, from baroque to jazz and all points in between. If you thought saxophones only played jazz, come and be surprised. For more information see www.sovereignsaxoctet.co.uk
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 19 Jul 8pm to 10pm £7 (Child and Conc £5) Review
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Grasp the Nettle

MUSIC CONCERT - Grasp The Nettle
Songs and instrumental music in the Irish vein, traditional and contemporary, including music played by and written by the much-missed local fiddler, Sean Heeley. Acoustic guitars, mandola, banjo, concertina, fiddle... and a bar!
The Railway. 20 Jul 8pm to 10:30pm £3 Review
Bookings via timnewton2001@yahoo.co.uk or Tickets on door

Amaretti Chamber Orchestra at St. Johns in 2011

MUSIC FOR STRINGS - Amaretti Chamber Orchestra Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Fantastic evening of mainly English string music from the foremost string orchestra in the North West. Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Elgar's Elegy for Strings, CPE Bach's Sinfonia in A, Dyson's Concerto da Chiesa and Paul Lewis's English Suite. Conductor Juan Ortuño. Fringe award winner 2011.
St John's Church. 14 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £9) Review
Bookings via Opera House or Tickets on door
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Susie Self and Michael Christie (credit: Philip Grey)

MUSIC OF THE HEART - Selfmade Music Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Selfmade Music (winners of the Vocal award at Fringe 2010) return with a beautifully romantic selection of items guaranteed to melt your heart! Songs, operatic and solo items by Elgar, Strauss, Gershwin, Bizet and Saint-Saëns, plus original items by performers Susie Self and Michael Christie.
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 20 Jul 3pm to 4pm, 22 Jul 2pm to 3pm £8 (Child £4, Conc £6), Ages 9+ Review
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MusiKa!

MUSICALITY! - MusiKa Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A mixed bag of musical theatre favourites from the 1950s to the present day, performed by Merseyside-based ensemble MusiKa! Performers include Helen Griffiths, Kevin Foott, Rachel Ashton and Ruth Worthington.
United Reformed Church - Purple Room: Church. 6 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm £6 (Child and Conc £3) Review
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(credit: Drew Baumohl)

THE NIGHTINGALE OF SOUTH BANK - Relative Pitch Opera Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Born in 1882, South Bank, Middlesbrough, Florence Easton became one of our most versatile English opera singers. Helena Leonard sings Florence's arias from operas including Madam Butterfly, Gianni Schicchi, Aida, Tosca and more as she tells you the fascinating story about the varied career of The Nightingale of South Bank. (New Writing)
Buxton Methodist Church - Church Hall. 18, 20 Jul 7pm to 8pm £9 (Child and Conc £7), Ages 10+ Review
Bookings via Opera House or 07702 307546
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Katrina Brown performing the Walton viola concerto with HPO Fringe 2011

ORCHESTRA CONCERT - High Peak Orchestra
Beethoven's Fidelio Overture - a perfect start to the evening. Brahms's Piano Concerto No 2, one of the pillars of the repertoire, soloist Ben Powell. Mozart's Symphony No. 40 - the deepest and most poignant of Mozart's last three symphonies, completed with numbers 39 and 41 in two months.
St John's Church. 15 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £9 (Child Free, Conc £7) Review
Bookings via 01298 812007

Partita

PARTITA - EARLY MUSIC CONCERTS - Partita
Partita combines sublime voices, lute, harpsichord, theorbo, viol and baroque guitar to perform Renaissance and baroque music. This year's two different concerts feature English, French and Italian composers. Buxton Methodist Church - Dowland, Campian and Castaldi. St John's Church - Borrono, Castaldi, Francisque, Saman, Matteis and Handel.
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 9 Jul 1pm to 2pm, St John's Church. 16 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child and Conc £8) Review
Bookings via Tickets on door - note Methodist Church £5 (Child and Conc £4)

dave stewart

PIANIST/GUITARIST DAVE STEWART - Dave Stewart Opera House Sales Family Friendly
If you've been searching and waiting for a concert full of beautiful music - this is it! The show for fans of Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi and lovers of all styles of acoustic guitar music. Dave Stewart's influences include modern classical, Celtic, folk players like Andy McKee and Gordon Giltrap.
***CANCELLED***

Jonathan Ellis

PIANO RECITAL: MUSICAL JOURNEYS - Jonathan Ellis Opera House Sales Family Friendly
The ever-popular Jonathan Ellis returns to the Fringe for a third year, with music including Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy, Debussy's Estampes and excerpts from Liszt's Années de Pèlerinage.
St John's Church. 22 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8) Review
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James Pelham, pianist (photo by Dominic Paget.)

PICTURES IN MUSIC - James Pelham Opera House Sales
A delightful programme of classical piano music that readily conjures up images of beautiful things and places - and also some more dramatic ones! Composers will include Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Mussorgsky, Debussy and Tchaikovsky. Come and be transported!
Buxton Methodist Church - Church. 21 Jul 7:30pm to 9:15pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £7) Review
Bookings via Opera House or jamespelham@hotmail.co.uk or 07846 312398
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Karen and Liz from Roaring Owls

ROARING OWLS - Karen Heywood & Liz Turner Family Friendly
Liz and Karen met and sang in bands in Hamburg during the 1970s when they performed at the British Embassy, were support act to Christy Moore and played at various festivals. Two years ago they re-formed as a duo singing traditional and contemporary folk music, both a cappella and accompanied.
Underground Venues. 15 Jul 3:45pm to 4:45pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

meowsic industries

SEX, DARKNESS, FEAR - The Tallyman's Dark Omnibus
Following in a long line of storyteller-musical performers like Tom Waits, Alex Harvey and Nick Cave, the performances of the Tallyman's Dark Omnibus have attracted considerable attention. The Tallyman bears witness to a world which is nice to visit but where one wouldn't want to stay for too long. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 4 Jul 10:15pm to 11:15pm, 11, 18 Jul 8:45pm to 9:45pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

SONGS FOR ALL SEASONS - Local Vocals Family Friendly
No longer Fringe virgins and inspired by the success of last year's event, Buxton's Community Choir, Local Vocals, invites you to join it for an evening of song. The group will show how much fun it (and you!) can have learning songs and creating harmonies.
Buckingham Hotel. 16 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £5 (Child Free, Conc £3) Review

Tim Kennedy

SONGS OF SENTIMENT - Tim Kennedy and Catherine Hall-Smith Family Friendly
Escape from your fears about Friday 13th! Come and hear lovely romantic Italian songs by Tosti, and English songs by Quilter and contemporaries. Nominated for a small ensemble award in last year's Fringe, this talented duo return for another lunchtime concert, this time in the beautiful acoustic of St John's.
St John's Church. 13 Jul 1pm to 1:45pm £5 Review
Bookings via Tickets on door

Stop Motion

STOP MOTION TRIO - Aron Kyne, Matt Davies & Emlyn Vaughan Family Friendly
Fringe-favourite Emlyn Vaughan returns on the bass, with pianist Aron Kyne (previously commissioned by great Cuban violinist Omar Puente) and drummer Matt Davies (of neo trip-hop group Paper Tiger) to form a truly special contemporary jazz trio. A mix of swing, Latin, hip-hop and modern jazz for all to enjoy. (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio. 11 Jul 9pm to 10:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

A SUMMER AFTERNOON WITH SEMPRE - Sempre Family Friendly
A group of female friends, formed 19 years ago, specialising in close harmony, singing songs of peace, love, life and laughter. We shall perform three varied programmes of light music from the Thirties to the present day - from boogie to pop classics. Come and join us!
Old Hall Hotel - Piano Lounge. 21 Jul 2pm to 2:30pm, 3:45pm to 4:15pm, 5pm to 5:30pm £2 (Child £1, Conc £1.50) Review
Bookings via glynisdavy@hotmail.com

MRO in rehearsal

SUMMER CONCERT - Manchester Recorder Orchestra Family Friendly
Building on its rise in popularity last year, the MRO is once again performing at the Community Church in Buxton. The programme is varied covering both well-known and contemporary works for a large ensemble of recorders, with guest soloists pOLyPhoNiCA. Free refreshments.
Buxton Community Church. 21 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Child Free, Conc £6), Ages 8+ Review

SUMMER RESIDENTIAL COURSE CONCERT - Derbyshire City and County Youth Orchestra
The Derbyshire City and County Youth Orchestra Summer Residential Course with Peter Stark finishes with this concert. The programme includes Alexander Mackenzie's Britannia, a nautical overture and Malcolm Arnold's Homage to the Queen.
Pavilion Gardens - Broad Walk. 20 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £5 (Child £3, Conc n/a) Review

Choir in a field

SUMMER SONGS IN THE CATHEDRAL OF THE PEAK - Guelph Chamber Choir, Canada
The award-winning Guelph Chamber Choir from Canada presents an engaging concert of music from classical repertoire to arrangements of African-American spirituals and popular Canadian folk songs. Competitors in this year's Llangollen International Eisteddfod, the choir is on tour in England and Wales.
St John the Baptist Church, Tideswell, SK17 8NE. 14 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £5 (Child Free, Conc £4) Review
Bookings via Tideswell Post Office or 01298 871063

The Choir - May 2011

TIDESWELL MALE VOICE CHOIR IN CONCERT - Tideswell Male Voice Choir Opera House Sales Family Friendly
The ever-popular Tideswell Male Voice Choir returns to the Fringe. The choir will present a wide range of music - from musicals and popular song to classics drawing on their extensive repertoire - that will excite and move you. Joining the TMVC will be the Di Voci Ladies Choir - www.divoci.wordpress.com
St John's Church. 11 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £7.50 (Child and Conc £5) Review
Bookings via Opera House or 01298 77947 or 07974 282220
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Angela & James

TO SLEEP, PERCHANCE TO DREAM - Angela Rowley
Nominated for a Fringe Music award last year, Angela and James return with a fascinating musical exploration of this theme. Composers from Bach to Barber with words from John Fletcher to James Joyce. Be enthralled on a Friday afternoon - sleeping not advisable!
United Reformed Church - Green Room: Hall. 6 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £8 (Child Free, Conc £7) Review
Bookings via 0161 440 9091

Hat Fitz & Cara

WILEY WAYS ALBUM LAUNCH - Hat Fitz & Cara Family Friendly
From Australia, this unique and dynamic duo skilfully fuses the music of hill-style country blues with old-time folk. This has seen them become firm favourites on the international festival circuit. Their material is original yet crosses the boundaries as if written from a time once forgotten. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 19 Jul 7:15pm to 8:30pm, 20 Jul 3:45pm to 5:15pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Will Hawthorne

WILL HAWTHORNE'S KILLER BEES - Will Hawthorne Family Friendly
An eclectic collection of classic B-sides from the vinyl era. A reflection on the days when you saved up to buy a song you liked, owning a record meant something and there was an added value when you turned it over to see what was on the other side!
Underground Venues. 5, 17 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm, 21 Jul 5:45pm to 6:45pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Williams Boys

THE WIT AND WISDOM OF THE WILLIAMS BOYS - The Williams Boys Opera House Sales
Internationally famous in Cheshire and fresh from their triumphant World Tour of Lymm where they drew audiences in plural numbers, Alan Williams delivers his own songs with style and wit, and Booker prize nominee Jim Williams reads original verse and prose.
The Source. 19 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £5) Review
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Wragged Tree | Emily Huntsman

WRAGGED TREE - Perry Huntsman & Hilary Morel Family Friendly
Perry Huntsman and Hilary Morel sing a wide variety of folk and blues songs, some self-written. Perry may show off by dazzling you with a few instrumentals, and Hilary will charm with her beautiful voice. If you are not moved by her singing, you may not be human! (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 8, 20 Jul 5:45pm to 6:45pm, 21 Jul 2:15pm to 3:15pm £6 (Child and Conc £5) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

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FOR ALL THAT CLAP

THE 5TH FESTIVAL FRINGE POETRY SLAM - Word Wizards
All that's lacking, your hands clapping - celebrating verse and rapping, slap the backs of those cat-napping throughout cheers and laughter. Two whole hours of brand new writing, heart-string pullers, some more frightening - some as sharp as storm-thrown lightning. . . Just the thing you're after. (New Writing)
Buckingham Hotel. 17 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £6 (Child £4, Conc n/a), Uncensored - may contain some adult themes, Ages 14+ Review
Bookings via poetryslamuk@aol.com or 01298 77362

Dwane reads....What is your favourite Train number?  (credit::Antony Fisher)

DWANE READS.... BIG BET BOY & OTHER CRAZY FOOLS - Dwane Reads Family Friendly
Who is Dwane Reads? Does anyone know? What can he tell us? The Derby performance poet's mini album, Big Bet Boy & Tales of Other Crazy Fools. Three set times.Three different locations. All in the one town, on the same day. Grab a map and find him before he's gone! (New Writing)
Poole's Cavern. 15 Jul 11am to 11:30am, Pavilion Gardens - Bandstand. 15 Jul 1pm to 1:30pm, Buxton Opera House Forecourt. 15 Jul 3:30pm to 4pm Free Review
Further information: dwanereads@gmail.com

Edith

EDITH'S STORY - Scrivener's Books & Bookbinding Family Friendly
Behind the scenes guide to the famous bookshop ghost story as perceived by the author. The artist illustrator, Katie May, will also show her work. Talks lasting approximately 20 minutes, take place at 10am and 2pm. Accompanied children welcome. Come and time travel! Maximum ten people each time. (New Writing)
Scrivener's Bookshop - Victorian Story Cellar. 6-8, 13-15, 20-21 Jul 10am to 10:20am, 2pm to 2:20pm Free, Ages 5+ Review
Further information: Scrivener's Books 01298 73100

FESTIVAL FRINGE READINGS - Fringe Readings
A series of readings on topics chosen by the readers themselves. Enjoy a coffee in the George Potter Bar at the Old Hall Hotel while you listen to an interesting entertainment for 20 minutes or so. Admission Free.
Old Hall Hotel. 8, 13, 15, 21-22 Jul 2pm to 2:30pm, 3pm to 3:30pm Free

TS Eliot

PRUFROCK'S WORLD - John Rainer
Fresh from a hit run in New York, John Rainer brings his thrilling dramatic interpretation of TS Eliot's much admired The Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock to Buxton. Through deconstruction, and a new mosaic of Eliot's earlier works, the striking character and biography of Prufrock himself emerge.
Underground Venues. 7 Jul 1pm to 2:15pm, 8, 10 Jul 4:15pm to 5:30pm, 20 Jul 1pm to 2:15pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Edmund B-W in pursuit of the elusive Haydn

QUARTET À TÊTE - Edmund Bealby-Wright Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Prize-winning novelist Edmund Bealby-Wright goes head-to-head with Joseph Haydn, the inventor of the string quartet. We will hear stories from Edmund's virtuoso comic novel,This Farewell Symphony, interspersed with string quartets by Haydn and gypsy tunes played on classical instruments by a new quartet formed by members of London's top early music groups. (New Writing)
Old Clubhouse, Water St. 10 Jul 8pm to 9:50pm £7.50 (Child £5.50, Conc £6.50), Ages 12+ Review
Bookings via Opera House or further information http://web.me.com/edmundbealbywright/Quartet-a-Tete/Welcome.html
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Sex, Skewed Riffs and Sonnets

SEX, SKEWED RIFFS AND SONNETS! - Edale Poets Opera House Sales
Two recently published Edale poets combine spoken word and music. Terry Dammery's Love in the Vernacular collection is guaranteed to spice up your sex life! Award-winning poet and musician Simon Jackson's Fragile Cargo provides the show's music, more humour and 'bite'. 'A joyously eclectic experience'. Manchester Evening News (New Writing)
Old Hall Hotel - Cavendish Room. 9, 11 Jul 1pm to 2pm £3 (Child n/a, Conc £1), F word used occasionally/adult content Review
Bookings via Opera House or terrydammery@btinternet.com or 01433 670014
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Vicky Ellis | Unconventional Attitudes

UNCONVENTIONAL ATTITUDES - Vicky Ellis
A re-imagining of Emma Hamilton's character via oral storytelling in the Western tradition, blending Greek mythology with modern European history. Drawing on ancient and modern texts, from Ovid to Sichel and Plutarch to Sugden, and inspired by the art of George Romney, Joshua Reynolds and artists of Greek antiquity. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 12-13, 15 Jul 2:15pm to 3:15pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

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Fringe Sunday 2011 (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 tasters of Fringe shows, music, drama, street theatre, face painting, balloon modelling, magic and more. Bring the family plus picnic and enjoy the Fringe atmosphere. We make our own sunshine!
Pavilion Gardens - Bandstand. 8 Jul 2pm to 4:30pm Free
Further information: www.buxtonfringe.org.uk

Nurse & Juliet

THE SHAKESPEARE JUKEBOX - Buxton Drama League Family Friendly
One of the Fringe's most popular events. Join Maria and Dick (plus special guest) and take your pick from a selection of the best the Bard can offer. From high drama to low comedy, we've got it all. Donations welcome - all profits to charity.
Buxton Opera House Forecourt. 7-8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20-21 Jul 6pm to 7pm Free Review
Further information: buxtondrama@yahoo.co.uk

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15 Minute Theatre Triple Bill

15 MINUTE THEATRE - Storybag Theatre Family Friendly
Casablanca, Brief Encounter and a silent movie version of The Archers. Watch them all performed live in under an hour. This is madcap mayhem at breakneck speed. Perfect for today's time-pressured world. 'Unmissable, unforgettable and rather unorthodox!' John Highfield, Bakewell Show Magazine. 'A must-see attraction'. Westside Magazine
Underground Venues. 4, 9 Jul 9pm to 9:45pm, 15 Jul 2pm to 2:45pm, 19 Jul 9pm to 9:45pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Rik Bradley. Copyright - Organised Chaos Productions

AFTERWORDS - Organised Chaos Productions
When you finally get there, what if your perfect afterlife is to be with that someone special - but theirs is to be with somebody else? Whose afterlife will be heaven, whose will be hell, and who will decide? Will this be as good as it gets for all eternity? (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 12 Jul 3pm to 4pm, 14-15 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm, 16 Jul 3pm to 4pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Function Factory Theatre | Alice

ALICE - Function Factory Theatre
Smart, sassy and scouse, Alice finds herself on the wrong side of the looking glass. She knows what she doesn't want, but wishes there was someone to point her in the right direction. A surreal comedy that was the highlight of Liverpool's Write Now Festival earlier this year. (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio. 13 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 15 Jul 8:45pm to 9:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £7), Contains adult themes Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

credit: Jason Hudson

THE BALD PRIMA DONNA - AQ Youth Theatre Company Opera House Sales
An absurd comedy. Typically British Mr and Mrs Smith invite their friends over for dinner. Only they're late. The maid has a secret. The fire chief mentions the bald prima donna. Everyone feels uneasy. Who is she? Where is she? And what happened to Bobby Watson?
United Reformed Church - Purple Room: Church. 13 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm, 7pm to 7:55pm, 14 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm, 7pm to 7:55pm, 15 Jul 3:30pm to 4:25pm, 5:30pm to 6:25pm, 7pm to 7:55pm £6 (Child and Conc £5) Review
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alan bennett

BED AMONG THE LENTILS by Alan Bennett - library theatre touring company Opera House Sales
Susan is a woman let down by life and God. Her secret fondness for altar wine and a young Indian grocer with good legs and teeth relieves the tedium of days among sanctimonious parish matrons where flower arranging ranks as a competitive sport. From Alan Bennett's masterpiece, Talking Heads.
United Reformed Church - Green Room: Hall. 13-14, 20 Jul 7:30pm to 8:15pm £7 (Child and Conc £5) Review
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Just Add Water Theatre Company | Bobby

BOBBY - Just Add Water Theatre Company
Bobby is a tragi-comedy charting the highs and lows in the life of one boy. A fascinating modern-day, dark fairytale told through a blend of physical theatre, live music and puppetry. Experience our Lewis Carroll-esque surreal world where objects come to life and emotions are carried in boxes. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 6 Jul 9pm to 10pm, 10 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 11, 15 Jul 9pm to 10pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

by Rik Bradley. Copyright Organised Chaos Productions

BOTTLED WASPS - Organised Chaos Productions
A nostalgic return to the scene where love first sparked can easily re-kindle the flames. But when the scene has grown tired too, and the other players have changed, or speak different lines, will the spark grow to flames of desire this time, or just the work of an arsonist? (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 7 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm, 8 Jul 9pm to 10pm, 9 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Emma tries to resign

CONTRACTIONS - Macclesfield Amateur Dramatic Society
Emma works for a large organisation with strict rules on relationships. When she starts an office romance, and declares it to her boss, a Kafkaesque nightmare begins. It will resonate for everyone with a human resources manager. Mike Bartlett's edgy play is startling, raw and provocative.
United Reformed Church - Green Room: Hall. 17 Jul 8pm to 9pm, United Reformed Church - Purple Room: Church. 20-21 Jul 8pm to 9pm £5 (Child and Conc £4), Content not for the squeamish Review
Bookings via munners@ntlworld.com

Copyright - Elysion Productions

DEV'S ARMY by Stuart D Lee - Elysion Productions
A rich, dark comedy in the grand Irish tradition - instantly recognisable characters and oozing charm. Nothing is as black and white as we think when it's coloured green! Winner New Writing award, Buxton Fringe. ***** FringeGuru. 'Imagine Dad's Army on a sortie into Father Ted territory'. Manchester Theatre Awards
Underground Venues. 11 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm, 12 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 13 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

George Telfer as HRH The Duke Of Edinburgh

DO YOU STILL THROW SPEARS AT EACH OTHER? - Dotted Line Productions Family Friendly
Buxton Fringe award-winner George Telfer returns to celebrate Jubilee year with the hilarious sell-out hit show about the Duke Of Edinburgh. Discover the art of opening one's mouth and putting one's foot in it. 'Telfer's masterful performance... is a brilliant display, and one that deserves seeing'. Buxton Fringe Review
Underground Venues. 7 Jul 2:45pm to 4pm, 8 Jul 1pm to 2:15pm, Arts Centre - Studio. 10 Jul 6:45pm to 8pm, 14 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm £8.50 (Child and Conc £7.50) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Earnest

EARNEST - Korpse Kustard Theatre Company Family Friendly
Gwendolen, now aged 92, looks back on her bizarre life in a thought-provoking new physical interpretation of The Importance Of Being Earnest. Using puppetry, farce, clowning and object manipulation, Korpse Kustard tell Oscar Wilde's timeless story from Gwendolen's point of view for the first time.
Arts Centre - Studio. 7-8 Jul 8pm to 9pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Einstein's Daughter

EINSTEIN'S DAUGHTER by Rob Johnston - Freerange Theatre Company Opera House Sales
Freerange Theatre Company, previous Buxton Fringe winners, present a new play by Rob Johnston. Winner of the prestigious King's Cross Award for New Writing 2011, Einstein's Daughter explores the relationship between a scientist and his daughter when their domestic calm is shattered by the arrival of an old friend. Unmissable. (New Writing)
Old Clubhouse, Water St. 12 Jul 7:30pm to 9:15pm, 13 Jul 2pm to 3:45pm, 13, 19 Jul 7:30pm to 9:15pm, 20 Jul 2pm to 3:45pm, 7:30pm to 9:15pm, 21 Jul 2pm to 3:45pm, 6:30pm to 8:15pm £8.50 (Child n/a, Conc £7.50), Strong language Review
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Ria Ashcroft, Hannah Stone and Kristy Guest.

END TO END - The Gramophones Theatre Company Opera House Sales
In April 2012 three women made a daring journey from one end of Great Britain to the other. In this playful show they share moments from their adventure and encounters with a host of unusual characters. Personal stories are threaded through the narrative and take the audience on an interactive journey. (New Writing)
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. 6, 13, 20 Jul 6:30pm to 7:20pm £6 (Child and Conc £5) Review
Bookings via Opera House or gramophonestheatre@gmail.com
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Small Pleasures

EXCUSE ME, I'M TRYING TO PLEASE YOU - Fiona Paul Enterprises Opera House Sales
A new, and improved version of last year's sell-out show. Inspired by the late, great Joyce Grenfell, ultimate people-pleaser Fiona wants to take you to audience pleasure level ten. 'A fantastic, one woman, monologue-performing, spoof song-singing masterpiece. Pure pleasure.' '5/5'. LargeManchester.com. Finale performed by local adult dance troupe, Rumble. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church - Green Room: Hall. 13-14 Jul 9pm to 10pm £8 (Child £6, Conc £6.50), Mild adult themes Review
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Credit: Gavin McQuarrie

FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS - Square Peg Theatre Family Friendly
Combining mime, physical theatre and new writing, Forwards And Backwards is a bittersweet story about the slow decay of love and ambition in a complacent world. From the sparse, empty stage the characters spring and disappear as the story weaves effortlessly from the past to the present. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 5 Jul 9pm to 10pm, 6 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm, 16 Jul 9pm to 10pm, 18 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

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FUTURE DELIVERY - Fluxx Opera House Sales
Sarah is expecting. Future Delivery examines dilemmas surrounding testing during pregnancy. Ultrasound and blood tests can leave the mother with crucial anxieties: to continue with the pregnancy, to alter her expectations or to turn to friends and family for answers? In this unique show, the spectators are those friends and family.
***CANCELLED***

GRIMM TALES by Carol Ann Duffy - Almost Famous
A cabaret take on Grimm Tales by Carol Ann Duffy set against the backdrop of Thirties' Germany. Comic, political and very outrageous. It's like Cabaret meets The Brothers Grimm, placing the incredible world of fairytales within a struggling theatre company. 'An incredibly talented cast... brimming with energy'. Student Direct
Underground Venues. 4, 9 Jul 10:15pm to 11:15pm, 13 Jul 9pm to 10pm, 17 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Saskia and Carol

HOW TO RELAX IN ANDALUCIA - Casagua Opera House Sales
A comedy play set in a backpackers' hostel in Southern Spain. Peter wants to spend time alone, just reading and avoiding women but three other guests get in the way: boozy Mick, fun-loving Saskia and uber-posh Carol. Then Ron, a curious English detective, arrives. (New Writing)
Buxton Community School - Drama Studio. 16-17 Jul 7:45pm to 9:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £6), Ages 16+ Review
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Picture: Claire Spratt

I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND by Claire Spratt - Planet Rabbit Productions
It's 1963. In a terraced house in the North of England are two teenage girls with one love: The Beatles. Based on true anecdotes, this is the hilarious story of the day the Fab Four came to town! From the team that brought you Blitz Bride. Further information: www.planetrabbit.co.uk (New Writing)
United Reformed Church - Green Room: Hall. 7, 11, 18 Jul 7:30pm to 8:50pm, 21 Jul 3:30pm to 4:50pm, 7:30pm to 8:50pm £7.50 (Child and Conc £6.50) Review
Bookings via planetrabbitoffice@gmail.com or 07986 122300

The career he wanted and the career he got

IMPERFECT CADENCE - Genieoutthebottle Opera House Sales
Retiring headmaster, Michael O'Rourke, presides over his last awards ceremony at Northfield College. Having had to curtail aspirations of performing on the concert stage, he looks for other ways to achieve his ambitions. Embittered former student, Sophie Stringer, having lost her dream job, returns to sabotage the farewell performance. (New Writing)
Buxton Community School - Drama Studio. 9-11 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £8.50 (Child and Conc £6.50), Ages 14+ Review
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Kafka In The Sink

KAFKA IN THE SINK by Gavin Crippin - A Rebours Theatre Company
Black comedy theatre. In a world awash with instant information, Eddie can't even afford to look... Gripping new political work by North West Playwrights' Best New Play Award-nominee, Gavin Crippin. 'One of the best plays I've seen to capture the mood of the mid-Nineties.' Manchester Evening News (on Crippin's Chasing Rainbows) (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 4, 11 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 12 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 13 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Clare Samuels | Love Thy Neighbour

LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR - Clare Samuels Family Friendly
With the advent of reality TV, social networking and globalisation, has our understanding of 'love thy neighbour' become skewed? Are we living an instantly-gratifying, self-serving life while believing we are truly loving others? A one-woman satire starring Clare Samuels, as seen on Channel 4's Pioneer House, Oprah and Richard and Judy. (New Writing)
***CANCELLED***

Nick Danan

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM IN POOLE'S CAVERN - Butterfly Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Following last year's award-winning, sell-out hit Macbeth, Butterfly returns, collaborating with renowned composer Helen Chadwick. A unique hour-long version of Shakespeare's much-loved comedy in an extraordinary setting. Enter an underground Fairie Kingdom where harmonies resonate through the rocks, magic lights up the dark and mischief reigns supreme!
Poole's Cavern. 4-8, 10-13 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 7pm to 8pm, 8:30pm to 9:30pm £12 (Child and Conc £10), Poole's Cavern is a chilly 8°C - dress warmly! Review
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The Moth

THE MOTH - Peak Stage And Film
Live original music and projected images create 1890s' Belle Époque Paris and French Colonial Algeria, the setting for this exciting new play, the story of a young newlywed archaeologist and his wife. A searing depiction of the catastrophic naivety of colonization and the conflicts between personal and communal responsibilities. (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio. 10 Jul 10pm to 11:15pm, 13 Jul 8:45pm to 10pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Ellis Gregory, Kaylum Vella, Tom Parker, Tom Wilson, Georgina Cotton and Megan Turner - Mugged

MUGGED - Shadow Syndicate
A seemingly ordinary morning turns into a devastating experience when a group's walk to school becomes the site of a violent theft. The multi-Fringe-award-winning company presents a hard-hitting analysis of truth, friendship and the media, where a seemingly straightforward crime becomes shrouded in ambiguity and confusion.
Underground Venues. 13-14 Jul 1:30pm to 2:15pm, 16 Jul 4:45pm to 5:30pm, 17 Jul 10:30pm to 11:15pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Jessica Millot and Lauren Turner, from Nine performed by Shadow Syndicate

NINE - Shadow Syndicate
A highly-charged play from winners of Drama and Young Actor Fringe 2011 awards. Syria, 2012. Two journalists, kidnapped amid a shifting political state. Held in a cell, their only currency is words, and balance of power is everything, when a single word becomes the hanging point between life and death.
Underground Venues. 13, 15 Jul 3:15pm to 4pm, 16 Jul 10:30pm to 11:15pm, 17 Jul 3:15pm to 4pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Off Her Facebook! The Hidden Scene - Laura and Suzie's quiet night out!

OFF HER FACEBOOK! - Facing Tides Theatre Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Off Her Facebook! is a powerful drama about a family in crisis as it tries to cope with an alcoholic father. Relationships begin to crumble in the Higgins' household when Laura's dad is finally confronted by her mum about his alcohol problem. (New Writing)
Nat's Kitchen, 9-11 Market St. 14 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 15 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm £7 (Child £4.50, Conc £6), Contains emotional scenes, Ages 11+ Review
Bookings via Opera House or facingtidestheatre@ymail.com
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Credit: Lujza Juhasz

THE OVERCOAT - Le Mot Juste
Akaky Akakievitch is our unlikely tragic hero, careering between the grim world of ministry bureaucracy and the safe and sensual haven of his dreams. Infused with dark comedy and packed with gaudy characters, The Overcoat is an unmissable celebration of a classic story. (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio. 20-21 Jul 6pm to 7pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Prophet in Performance

PROPHET - M.Y. Theatre and Film Co. Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Specially written musical by M.Y. Theatre's directors. Characters, together in an unknown space, having issues which they have to face, accept and change with the help of the unseen Prophet, and children. This new piece is thought-provoking whilst exploring the pagan beliefs of light from darkness and new beginnings. (New Writing)
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton, SK17 6UL. 14-15 Jul 7pm to 9pm £7.50 (Child and Conc £5), Ages 8+ Review
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Kaleidoscope Fringe Company | Punk Rock

PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens - Kaleidoscope Fringe Company
Set in the library of a fee-paying grammar school. A group of intelligent, articulate sixth formers navigates the pressures of teenage life. As time goes on, the disturbance, incoherence and violent behaviour bubbles to the surface - the outcome of which is catastrophic.
Arts Centre - Studio. 5-6, 8 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Photo by Brother Brother

ROMEO & JULIET: AN ALL-FEMALE PRODUCTION by William Shakespeare - Three's Company & Smooth Faced Gentlemen Family Friendly
Shakespeare's greatest story is faithfully and provocatively retold by an exceptional all-female cast. The classic tale of love and rage heralds a bold new voice in British theatre, helmed on its maiden voyage by Buxton's own Three's Company. 'An extraordinarily talented and inventive company'. WhatsOnStage. www.threescompany.co.uk
Arts Centre - Studio. 18-19 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm, 20 Jul 9pm to 10:15pm, 21 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm £8.50 (Child and Conc £7.50) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

REC Theatre Company | Salome

SALOME - REC Theatre Company
Award-winning REC Theatre Company returns with Oscar Wilde's shocking verse play. In the court of King Herod a man is imprisoned, a woman is both shunned and desired, and a terrible revenge is exacted. The ancient myth is brought to life in exquisite poetry and unforgettable theatrical images.
Arts Centre - Studio. 16 Jul 8pm to 9pm, 17-18 Jul 6pm to 7pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Rebel Base Productions | Saving Grace

SAVING GRACE - Rebel Base Productions Family Friendly
Grace is missing, snared by some internet weirdo. Cancelling the planned hen night, her friends turn to the world wide web to catch her. But can the combination of webcams, Facebook and mobile phones track down Grace? Topical comedy about online privacy and the impact of technology on society. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 4-5 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 14, 16 Jul 6pm to 7pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

SOOP | Scallywags

SCALLYWAGS - SOOP Family Friendly
Second World War: threatened with invasion, Britain finds a splendid solution the enemy would never expect - Scallywags! Recruited on a hush-hush basis, ordinary folk were trained to conceal blunt objects, dot dashes and drink rum in the face of interrogation. SOOP's comedy-drama asks the question: what if the invasion actually happened? (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio. 5 Jul 10pm to 11:15pm, 6 Jul 8pm to 9:15pm, 7, 9 Jul 10pm to 11:15pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Piece of Work | Script in Hand

SCRIPT IN HAND - Piece of Work
1933: the Nazis force Paul Renner, creator of Futura font, into internal exile. 2012: a theatre company, which shall not be named, do the same to actor Toby Williams. This is the story of two forgotten men. 'Outstanding'. WhatsOnStage on Reeling (by Piece of Work at the 24:7 Festival). (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio. 12 Jul 7:30pm to 8:15pm, 13-14 Jul 6pm to 6:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £7)
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

The Secret Rapture

THE SECRET RAPTURE - Be-A-Tree Productions
In David Hare's most successful and controversial play, sisters Isobel and Marion clash over their father's death as their young, alcoholic step-mother is thrust into their lives. Dealing with politics, religion and the psychology of Thatcherism, Hare will take you deep into the depths of human interaction.
Buxton Community School - Drama Studio. 12, 14 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £6 (Child and Conc £4), Mild adult themes Review
Bookings via 07794 800281

Shadow on Their Wall

SHADOW ON THEIR WALL - Sheepish Productions Opera House Sales
He awakes with a gasp, confused and bearing the ultimate guilt. But can he move on from his darkest hour and reconnect with his soul mate? Might he find some salvation? A spine-tingling tale of a man who has to endure the consequences of his own actions. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church - Blue Room. 6-7, 14-15 Jul 9pm to 9:45pm £5 (Child and Conc £4), Adult themes Review
Bookings via Opera House or jecabe@rocketmail.com
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Something Fishy | Brining Photography

SOMETHING FISHY - Ginny Davis Productions Family Friendly
Ruth should have nailed parenting now the kids are teenagers but she is never closer than a step or two behind. A witty new look at a mother muddling through, by Edinburgh Fringe's 2008 and 2010 sell-out writer/performer whose Double Booked was nominated for a Theatre Production award at Buxton Fringe 2011. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 19 Jul 4:45pm to 5:45pm, 20 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 21-22 Jul 1:30pm to 2:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

starstruck!

STARSTRUCK! - BCS Young People's Theatre
Double bill - Mark Ravenhill's Totally Over You: four starstruck girls decide to become famous by marrying celebs - their cast-off boyfriends have other ideas. The Last Night of Olivia Delaware: new writing by sixth-former Lilly Posnett explores the final hours of a glamorous celebrity who dies in suspicious circumstances. (New Writing)
Buxton Community School - Drama Studio. 20-21 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £6 (Child and Conc £4) Review
Bookings via sorrel.thomas@buxton.derbyshire.sch.uk

Fragile Force  | Status Update

STATUS UPDATE - Fragile Force
In a time where YouTube glorifies the absurd, Facebook craves your every move and the internet knows you better than your mother, it can be tricky staying focused. A delightful and distracted look at lives of the modern age. Live spectacle meets stories of irreverence. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 17-18 Jul 9pm to 10pm, 19 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 21 Jul 9pm to 10pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Uproot Theatre Company | The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL - Uproot Theatre Company
In this new one-man, one-act play, based upon the classic novel by RL Stevenson, the audience witnesses the final hour of Dr Jekyll's life, as he confesses all to the world - about his experiments and the true nature of the evil that he has awakened. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 15, 17-18 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 21 Jul 3pm to 4pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Quite Nice Theatre | This Was Your Life

THIS WAS YOUR LIFE - Quite Nice Theatre
Everyone's favourite reality TV show is finally coming to Buxton. Don't miss your chance to be part of our live studio audience where you will get to decide the eternal fate of our contestant. Should he go to heaven or should he go to hell? You decide!
Underground Venues. 8 Jul 2:45pm to 3:45pm, 9 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 11 Jul 2:45pm to 3:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Title Image

THE TRANSIT OF VENUS - Cul-de-sac theatre Opera House Sales
1639. A tense drama of love and religious conflict. Two astronomers, William Crabtree and Jeremiah Horrocks, wait to see if Venus will cross the face of the sun. If they're right, it makes them famous and God irrelevant. But will they live to see it? (New Writing)
United Reformed Church. 16-18 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £6) Review
Bookings via Opera House or e.northey@gmail.com or 0161 4319131
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Constance Carroll

UNDATEABLE - Yvonne Lake Opera House Sales
Over the past six months Yvonne Lake has been running an unusual sociological experiment using fake profiles on dating websites (see www.sapphiredesiree.com). Discover the surprising results and join a host of undateables in this one-woman character comedy. (New Writing)
Hydro Cafe Tearooms. 8, 13-14 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £5 (Child n/a, Conc £4), Adult themes, strong language Review
Bookings via Opera House or info@sapphiredesiree.com
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Violet

VIOLET'S SILENT SCREAM - Incontinence Theatre Company Opera House Sales
His daughter lies motionless in a hospital bed as his wife rambles on about how it's his fault. But Dave knows Violet better than this. He thinks someone made her jump.. And he's determined to find the truth. But time trapped in a coma has taken it's toll on V... (New Writing)
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton, SK17 6UL. 21 Jul 2pm to 3pm, 21-22 Jul 7pm to 8pm £7 (Child and Conc £6), 13+ recommended. Contains references to suicide and strong language. Review
Bookings via Opera House or incontinencetheatre@ymail.com
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Re:Conception Theatre | What Man Dare

WHAT MAN DARE - Re:Conception Theatre
Men: are you a bloke? A guy? A boy? How about a man? Women: what are men to you? Dynamic, intense, and full of powerful imagery, What Man Dare sees an all-male cast challenge what it means to be a man in the 21st century. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 12 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 13 Jul 6pm to 7pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Fol Espoir | Winston On the Run

WINSTON ON THE RUN - Fol Espoir Family Friendly
It's 1899 and escaped prisoner-of-war Winston Churchill is in a fiendish spot of bother: lost in the African savannah, circled by vultures and wanted 'dead or alive'. This is the rollicking true story of how Britain's greatest hero defeated the Boers, overcame his demons and grew his first moustache. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 20 Jul 3:15pm to 4:15pm, 21 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 22 Jul 3:15pm to 4:15pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Review
Bookings via www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070. Other prices/discounts available.

Words Unspoken

WORDS FROM THE VOID - Stephen Wymark Opera House Sales
A new solo work by 2011 Fringe award nominee Stephen Wymark. 'Words From The Void is about childhood. It explores the threads of a real and imagined past life. A world of questioning and uncertainty. There are some things that need to be remembered, others are best forgotten.' (New Writing)
Buxton Methodist Church - Upstairs Room. 4 Jul 6:30pm to 7:45pm, 7 Jul 6pm to 7:15pm £5 (Child and Conc £4) Review
Bookings via Opera House or wymark@tiscali.co.uk or text/call 07591 024755
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"The click of a mouse."

WWW DOT - Top Hats Off
A physical comedy inspired by the invention, growth and influence of the internet. Packed with eccentric, witty and silly characters including Ms Google, this interactive exploration combines surrealism with farce. Switch on. Power up. Then follow the little white mouse. Explore the wwwdot. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church - Blue Room. 11-13 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm Free (Child n/a), Adult themes Review
Further information: sallyturton@hotmail.co.uk

YOUNG HEARTS - Resonating Theatre Works Opera House Sales Family Friendly
There are two certainties in life: you grow young and you die. Alzheimer's disease has a brutal progression which marches through a person with relentless success. This honest performance portrays one woman's struggle and sympathetically deals with the effects it has had upon her. A poignant watch. (New Writing)
Buxton Methodist Church - Downstairs Room. 19 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm, 21 Jul 1:30pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, 22 Jul 1:30pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 7:30pm £4 (Child and Conc £2.50), Ages 12+ Review
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2012 ART EXHIBITION - Burbage Art Group Family Friendly
This popular annual exhibition takes place over a four-hour period and features the newest artwork from the Group's talented members. Collage, watercolour, oil painting and pastels are all represented in this stimulating collection showcasing animal portraiture, landscapes, abstracts, miniatures and more. Free cakes, refreshments and children's quiz are provided.
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton, SK17 6UL. 7 Jul 11am to 3pm - Part of Buxton Art Trail. Free Review

BAT 2012

BUXTON ART TRAIL 2012 - Buxton Art Trail
Winner of a Visual Arts award 2010, the popular biennial Buxton Art Trail is back! Venues to include artist studios, people's homes and business premises. A trail of discovery leading to eye-opening experiences of contemporary and traditional paintings and crafts by amateurs and professionals, bringing a real buzz to Buxton.
Around the Town. 7-8 Jul 10am to 5pm Free Review

woodcut by Suzanne Pearson

BUXTON IMAGES - Suzanne Pearson Family Friendly
Contemporary interpretation of buildings and places around Buxton based on sketches and photographs by a local artist. Visual display of woodcuts, prints, acrylic and mixed media art for sale. Refreshments served, children welcome.
83 Windsor Rd, Buxton, SK17 7NR. 11-12, 15, 18-19, 21 Jul 10am to 4pm Free, Ages 3+ Review
Further information: 07957 587673

Buxton Photo Challenge

BUXTON PHOTO CHALLENGE - High Peak Artists Family Friendly
Exciting exhibition featuring the winning entries from the Buxton Photo Challenge held on June 30th. Entrants had eight hours to capture eight amazing images on eight themes, resulting in an intriguing snapshot of a day in the life of Buxton. Competition was fierce - with innovative and unexpected interpretations.
Pavilion Gardens - The Art Cafe. 7-22 Jul 9:30am to 5pm - Part of Buxton Art Trail. Free Review
Further information: 01298 22117

Paint 1 (credit: Norman Elliott)

DELVING THE DEPTHS - 3 Artists Family Friendly
Kate Aimson, Norman Elliott and Louise Jannetta are winners of last year's Visual Arts Show award. Kate's work delves into the history of the Peak. Norman's work will jump from the mathematically severe to organised (?) chaos. Louise's work will be touching on emotions.
Pavilion Gardens - Board Room. 13-15 Jul 10am to 5pm Free Review
Further information: 01298 23150

Derbyshire Open 2011 winner ?Walk Derbyshire? by Harry McArdle

THE DERBYSHIRE OPEN 2012 - Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Family Friendly
This exhibition is an annual Buxton highlight. Works on a Derbyshire theme by professional and amateur artists of all ages have been selected for display 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. 4-6 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 7 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 8 Jul 10:30am to 5pm, 10-13 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 14 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 15 Jul 10:30am to 5pm, 17-20 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 21 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 22 Jul 10:30am to 5pm Free, Ages 5+ Review

Earthworks 2012

EARTHWORKS AT BUXTON PAVILION - Earthworks Family Friendly
Earthworks returns to Buxton to show exciting new work displaying a broad range of ceramic techniques, including slipware, wood and raku-fired vessels, garden pots and sculpture.
Pavilion Gardens - Committee Room. 7 Jul 10am to 5pm, 8 Jul 10am to 4pm - Part of Buxton Art Trail. Free, Ages 10+ Review

The Great Dome Art Fair

THE GREAT DOME ART FAIR - Peak District Artisans Family Friendly
Peak District Artisans celebrates its 21st anniversary with its 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. 21-22 Jul 10am to 4:30pm Free Review
Further information: info@peakdistrictartisans.co.uk

Old Lady

IVAN BODEN - TRAVELS OF A FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER - Boden Studios Family Friendly
Asia is a continent of contradictions where violence, poverty, disease and grief are part of everyday life. Yet you will also find joy, humour and grace in the faces of the people who call it home. Experience the beauty of Timor-Leste, Thailand and Indonesia through the eyes of Ivan Boden.
***CANCELLED***

?Last Minute Goal? by Carel Weight

LET THE GAMES BEGIN - Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Family Friendly
The Olympics have arrived in Buxton. Well, not quite, but we are holding our own celebration showcasing sporting objects, from a goal immortalised in paint to trophies won by Derbyshire residents. Whether it's curling or cycling, sheep dog trials or spectating, there will be something for you.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. 4-6 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 7 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 8 Jul 10:30am to 5pm, 10-13 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 14 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 15 Jul 10:30am to 5pm, 17-20 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 21 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 22 Jul 10:30am to 5pm Free, Ages 5+ Review

"The miraculous arising of the water goddess"

THE MIRACULOUS ARISING OF THE WATER GODDESS - Sue Mortin Family Friendly
Selling exhibition of colourful, contemporary, symbolic paintings, inspired by Buxton's very own Water Goddess. Book launch and trance mediumship! Not to be missed!
Barbarella's, 7 The Quadrant. 4-22 Jul noon to 10pm - Part of Buxton Art Trail. Free Review

General Elephant

SOME PAINTINGS I HAVE MADE - Mister Hope Family Friendly
In his first solo exhibition since 2009, Mister Hope returns with a collection of new works. Since Mr Hope on the Landing, his styles have improved, become more confident and are certainly worth a look. With something for everyone, the paintings and drawings are fresh and fun.
Nat's Kitchen, 9-11 Market St. 4-8, 10-15, 17-22 Jul 10:30am to 5pm Free Review

?Sitting Pretty? by Lynne Wilkinson

A WALK ON THE WILDSIDE - Lynne Wilkinson Family Friendly
'Lynne's paintings are saturated with vivid colours and created with vigorous uninhibited brush strokes. In many of the paintings, the animals stare out of the canvas so intently that the viewer cannot help but return their gaze and, in effect, become part of the composition.' Mike Smith, Derbyshire Life
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. 4-6 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 7 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 8 Jul 10:30am to 5pm, 10-13 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 14 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 15 Jul 10:30am to 5pm, 17-20 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 21 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 22 Jul 10:30am to 5pm Free, Ages 5+ Review

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Three's Company as Nigel, Archie, and Ronny (Image by Brother Brother)

ADVENTURE TIME - THE PODCAST - Three's Company Family Friendly
The multi-Fringe award-winning Three's Company is recording its new comedy radio show at the Buxton Fringe. Come and join in as the audience for this genre-busting farce to be reckoned with. Help us launch our new project and raise money for Three's Company's future work. 'Go see them'. Buxton Fringe Review. (New Writing)
Underground Venues. 14 Jul 9pm to 10pm, 16 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 18 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm - Early booking advised Free Review
Further information: www.undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440070

Fringe float 2011 (credit: Ian J Parkes)

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. Look out for the orange and white float and parading performers. Last year's float won a Carnival award!
Around the Town. 14 Jul 2pm to 4pm Free

BMT 2011 Photo

BUXTON MILITARY TATTOO - ABF The Soldiers' Charity Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Returning for a third year, 2012 features five military bands, the skirl of the bagpipes and the beat of the drums as well as a Precision Drill Display and Cadet Lite Gun Race which all provide an exciting show. Matinee: Full £15.00 Under 16s £10.00. Evening: Full £19.50 Under 16s £13.50.
University of Derby Buxton - Dome. 7 Jul 2pm to 4pm, 6:30pm to 9pm £19.50 (Child £13.50) Review
Bookings via Opera House or 01298 25568
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High Peak Magic Society

AN EVENING OF CLOSE UP MAGIC - High Peak Magicians Society Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Your table will be the stage for the amazing close up and stage 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.
The Palace Hotel - Chatsworth Room. 18-19 Jul 7:30pm to 10:30pm £10, Ages 7+ Review
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FLOWER FESTIVAL - St Peter's Church Family Friendly
St Peter's Church Flower Festival with themed arrangements depicting events during Her Majesty's 60-year reign. Other events at the church include: 19th - Chapel Male Voice Choir at 7pm; 20th - Panatonic Steel Band at 7.30pm. Tickets at door. Also 21st - Dave Stewart - classical guitar and piano (see Music).
St Peter's Church - Church. 19 Jul 10am to 5pm, 20 Jul 10am to 12:30pm, 3pm to 5pm, 21 Jul 10am to 5pm, 22 Jul 11am to 5pm £1 (Child and Conc Free) Review

credit: Haroun Al-Shaater

FRINGE AWARDS CEREMONY - Buxton Festival Fringe
The prestigious Fringe Awards Ceremony hosted by Fringe sponsor, The University of Derby Buxton. Drinks will be served from 1.30pm - come and mingle.
University of Derby Buxton - Room DO/110. 22 Jul 2pm to 3pm - Open to entrants, Fringe Friends and by invitation Free

Photo by Brother Brother

FRINGE LAUNCH PARTY - Underground Events Family Friendly
Join us for the official launch on the eve of Fringe 2012 - down in the atmospheric vaults of the Old Hall Hotel. Catch preview performances from across the Fringe, mingle with the stars and help us toast the 33rd Festival Fringe! No booking required - just come along!
Underground Venues. 3 Jul 8pm to midnight Free
Further information: www.undergroundvenues.co.uk or 02081 440070.

Come visit Betty, our Macmillan Cancer Information Bus

MACMILLAN CANCER INFORMATION BUS - Macmillan Cancer Support Family Friendly
Our free Mobile Information Bus Service provides high quality face-to-face information and support to anyone affected or concerned by cancer. The team welcomes anyone with a question, no matter how small, to step on board for a confidential chat, or just to pick up information leaflets. No appointment is necessary.
Spring Gardens. 10-11 Jul 10am to 4pm Free Review

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