Event Descriptions 2018

Full information about our events. If you're interested in a particular category simply click on the colour coded links below.

All of the shows are listed here.

Ticket information can be found on each event listing. Opera House Sales denotes advanced bookings can be made from the Opera House Box Office 01298 72190 (or online) from early June. Our Tickets page has general advice about ticketing at the Fringe.

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 Late Changes. Numbers in brackets refer to venue numbers (see map)

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 Comedy

Robyn Perkins: 10,000 Decisions (credit: Steve Ullathorne)

10,000 DECISIONS (PREVIEW) - Robyn Perkins
Everyone makes bad decisions, right? In this brilliant new stand-up show, Robyn Perkins (English Comedian of the Year Finalist) uses a series of hilarious personal anecdotes, family stories and neuroscience to make a random decision. **** ‘A golden performer whose charisma alone on stage is refreshing.’ Voice Magazine (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 8 & 15 Jul 8pm to 9pm £5 (Conc £4), Some strong language and adult themes, Ages 16+ Review
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments(2)

Ian Crawford (Cutlery Safety Expert)

ACCIDENT AVOIDANCE TRAINING FOR CUTLERY USERS - LEVEL 2 - Ian Crawford Family Friendly
Do you know how to operate a butter knife safely? Do you have 'spoon-sense'? Health & Safety really has gone mad, courtesy of cutlery safety adviser and Buxton Comedy Award nominee Ian Crawford. ‘Vital that he comes back to Buxton.’ Buxton Fringe Review. Also featuring renowned biscuit expert Roy Windsor. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 8 & 22 Jul 4:15pm to 5:05pm £7 (Conc £6), Ages 12+ Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Adam Vincent

ADAM VINCENT: STUCK IN THE SUBURBS WITH YOU - Australian Stand Up Adam Vincent
See this award-nominated Australian stand up who writes for The Last Leg. See how family demands, societal expectations and unfulfilled joys are controlling his life. ‘Makes me laugh louder and more inappropriately than most people I know.’ Adam Hills. Nominated for Individual Comedy Award at Buxton Fringe 2017. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery (86) Google Map 8 Jul 6pm to 7pm £7.50 (Conc £5), Adult themes, occasional strong language, Ages 16+ Review
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

Image (c) Andy Hollingworth

AIDAN GOATLEY: THE VICAR’S HUSBAND - Aidan Goatley Opera House Sales
Aidan was divinely happy as an apathetic atheist until his wife started training as a vicar. With his best friend finding her path, Aidan questions his purpose while dealing with audio Bibles, jealousy and the purgatory of cruise ships. (New Writing)
Scrivener's Bookshop (11) Google Map 13, 14 Jul 7pm to 8pm £7 (Conc £5), Possible swearing, Ages 18+ Review
 Bookings via Opera House or aidangoatley@me.com
Direct Opera House Online Booking Comments

Alex Kealy | credit: Edward Moore

ALEX KEALY: MONETIZE THIS! - Alex Kealy
Political comedian/ball of anxiety Alex Kealy creates cerebral stand-up from humanity's self-destructive tendency to quantify everything. ‘Hilariously funny.’ **** Theatre Weekly. ‘Ferociously quick-witted.’ **** EdFringeReview. ‘Fresh, insightful, and original ****.’ FringeGuru. Best Jokes of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 (Evening Standard and iNewspaper) and 2016 (Scotsman and Huffington Post) (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 12 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 13 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Amadeus Martin | Amadeus Martin: A History Of Pet Hates

AMADEUS MARTIN: A HISTORY OF PET HATES - Amadeus Martin
With his ferocious dark humour, Amadeus delivers his award-winning, sharp-witted take on retro Lucozade, emergency text messages, why women marry prisoners, pen pal disputes and more. He may occasionally be obscene, so if you're easily offended, be sure to come along. ‘Lively and very enjoyable comic.’ Time Out
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 7 & 21 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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AN AUDIENCE WITH YASMINE DAY - Jay Bennett
Noted pub singer Yasmine Day boldly attempts to revive her flagging career with an extravaganza concert of Eighties’ power ballads, only slightly hampered by a faulty CD player, over-ambitious costume-changes and her own grandiose sense of self. New musical character comedy from one half of Next Big Thing. ***** Female Arts (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 14 Jul 10:30pm to 11:15pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

BARREL OF LAUGHS - Underground
The Fringe's very own comedy club returns for its 13th year of festival mayhem. Showcasing the finest comedy talent from the UK circuit, over three Friday nights of uncensored, unpredictable fun. Includes exclusive deals on Underground's stellar stand-up Fringe programme. Complete sell-out 2006-2017 - you should probably book now.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 6, 13 & 20 Jul 8:30pm to 10pm £8 Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Comments

Charles Adrian as Ms Samantha Mann | credit: Katherine Leedale

BEHIND THE AGONY - Charles Adrian as Ms Samantha Mann
With over 16,500 views on her YouTube advice channel, the very modern and multi-award-winning spinster librarian takes to the stage to spill the beans on life as a freelance agony aunt. Expect tips, reminiscences and a live consultation using Ms Samantha Mann's signature ‘green card' technique. ‘Outstanding.’ Buxton Fringe Review (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 7 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 9 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 18 Jul 5:45pm to 6:45pm, 19 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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THE BIG FAT RUNNING SHOW - Follow Through Productions
The Big Fat Running Show is a show about… running. It’s an entertaining two-hander comedy/theatre show with live music and songs that takes an irreverent look at running culture and history. The show is for runners, wannabe runners and anyone who has ever done a brisk walk! (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 18 Jul 3:30pm to 4:30pm, 19 Jul 8pm to 9pm, 20 Jul 12:30pm to 1:30pm, 21 Jul 9:30pm to 10:30pm £12 (Child and Conc £9), Some swearing, Ages 14+
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

CHEATERS: A PLAY ABOUT INFIDELITY - KinkyBoot Institute
One sordid evening, non-bachelors Kevin and Dave bring two married ladies back for an evening of premeditated adultery. But very quickly things do not go according to plan… In his Buxton Fringe debut, comedian Lewis Charlesworth brings his new fast and frantic comedy farce to the festival. (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 7 Jul 5pm to 6pm £12 (Conc £9), Some strong language, some innuendo. Adult theme, Ages 16+ Review
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

Claire Ford: Unboxed

CLAIRE FORD: UNBOXED - Claire Ford
Feel like you're stuck outside the box? Then how do you think inside it? Comedy with real heart. Through storytelling, clowning and double-walled chipboard, Unboxed promises more ‘brilliant, unique and boundary-bending comedy’ (TalkFringe) from a ‘masterful physical theatre performer.’ Broadway Baby. One half of Buxton Fringe Award-winners The Kagools.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 12 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm, 14 Jul 1pm to 1:55pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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COL HOWARTH - ID EGO SUPEREGO - Col Howarth
There's a party going on in Col's brain but the guests are doing his head in. His id is hammered, his superego keeps complaining and his ego is useless! This is a hilarious, fast-paced and visual show from ‘one of those comedians who truly lights up the room.’ Comedy Den
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 6, 7 Jul 7pm to 8pm £6 (Conc £5), Some strong language and adult themes, Ages 16+ Review
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

COMEDY AT THE ROTUNDA - The Rotunda Theatre and Off The Kerb Productions
In association with Off The Kerb productions, Rotunda is proud to present some of Britain’s top comedians warming up for their Edinburgh shows, including Jake Lambert, Angela Barnes, Kelly Convey and Christopher Macarthur-Boyd. Go to rotundatheatre.com for details on who will be appearing on which night.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 14 Jul 9pm to 10pm, 19 Jul 9:30pm to 10:30pm £6
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

Daniel Cook | Daniel Cook: Carpet

DANIEL COOK: CARPET - Daniel Cook
A new stand-up show from ‘hilarious faced’ idiot Daniel Cook. I wanna talk to you face-to-face about my new pet cat. As seen and heard on BBC One, Channel 4, Radio 4 and Radio 2. ‘High energy and well delivered comedy that doesn't disappoint.’ **** EdFestMag.com (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 17 Jul 8:30pm to 9:20pm £7 (Conc £6)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Darren Walsh | Darren Walsh: Massive Punt

DARREN WALSH: MASSIVE PUNT - Darren Walsh
Double Buxton Fringe Comedy Award nominee Darren Walsh returns with a brand new show, packed with video sketches, one-liners, jingles and general nonsense. ‘Punbelievable!’ ***** The Mirror. **** Sunday Express. **** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine. ‘Unstoppable tsunami of stupid puns.’ Chortle (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 7 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 8 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

David McIver | David McIver Is A Nice Little Man

DAVID MCIVER IS A NICE LITTLE MAN - David McIver
Wow, it's time for some absurd nonsense and silly characters from David McIver! ‘A refreshing breath of air in every sense.’ **** Broadway Baby. ‘Unique, silly... a fascinating blend of high nonsense’ **** The Mumble. Selected for the BBC New Comedy Award 2017. As seen on BBC Three.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 16, 17 Jul 10pm to 11pm £7 (Conc £6)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

A FETE WORSE THAN DEATH - Karen Sherrard
Welcome to the village fete in Llanfairchwaraesboncen in Wales, hosted by Eirys Evans, featuring Esme de Flange, a lascivious TV gardener providing advice on sowing seed, trimming shrubbery and prize marrows. But can you contain yourself for...The Raffle? 'Warm, witty and winsome.' Colin Sell Radio 4
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 6, 7 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £6 (Conc £5) Review
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

credit: Photo- Rosemary Rance, Design- Tom Crowley

GEMMA ARROWSMITH: EARTHLING - Gemma Arrowsmith
In 1977 NASA launched two spacecraft carrying golden phonograph records containing sounds and images from Earth. This show is about the lifeforms who find those records... and whether they decide to get in touch. ‘Exquisite.’ Chortle. ‘Pitch perfect.’ The Times
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 14 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 15 Jul 7pm to 8pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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GERARD HARRIS: ATTENTION SEEKER - That's Enough Drama/Gerard Harris
The shy, repressed joke-writer for a famous comedian accidentally crashes into the stand-up spotlight and the rest is history. Except history is normally written by the winners... Off-Broadway and worldwide Fringe hit from Montreal (via Surrey). ***** ‘Incredibly smart, funny.’ Edmonton Journal, Canada. ‘Hilarious!’ Dominion Post, NZ. ‘A masterful storyteller.’ Stage Whispers, Australia
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 15 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 21 Jul 7pm to 8pm £7 (Conc £6)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

HANCOCK AND CO - ONE MAN, MANY VOICES - James Hurn Family Friendly
Hancock returns - James Hurn, a talented actor and impressionist, will be performing a brand-new programme including one lost episode of Hancock’s Half Hour and two episodes he has written himself in the same style as Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, with James voicing the entire cast. (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 15 & 21 Jul 5pm to 6:45pm £12 (Child and Conc £10)
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

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HARRIET BRAINE'S APOCALIBRARY - Harriet Braine
Musical work-in-progress from last year's Buxton Fringe Individual Comedy Award-winner. Trump has literally broken the internet. Google is dead. The end of the world is nigh. The apocalibrarian bravely steps into the void. Winner, Funny Women Of The Year 2016. ‘Gifted musical chameleon.’ Beyond The Joke
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 20 Jul 5:45pm to 6:30pm, 21 Jul 10pm to 10:45pm, 22 Jul 5:45pm to 6:30pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Harriet Kemsley | Harriet Kemsley: Slutty Joan

HARRIET KEMSLEY: SLUTTY JOAN - Harriet Kemsley
Harriet's back with a new show and she's brushed her hair specially. A funny take on the #MeToo movement and slut-shaming. As seen at The Comedy Store, and on Comedy Central and Roast Battle. ‘A quirky, refreshingly charming comedian at the dawn of her TV career.’ Radio Times
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 7 Jul 10pm to 10:50pm, 8 Jul 8:30pm to 9:20pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

JIM CAMPBELL: TRAMPOLINE - Jim Campbell
Engagement ring for sale! Jim Campbell had a breakdown so you don't have to! Learn from the award-nominated stand-up's mistakes in this gag-packed, confessional show. Bring cash. ‘Charmingly fresh... an hour in Campbell's company will leave you entertained and enlightened.’ **** List. **** Fest. **** Broadway Baby (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 20 Jul 10:30pm to 11:25pm £7 (Conc £6)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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JULIET MEYERS: YEAR OF THE DOG - Juliet Meyers
Following complete sell-outs in 2016 and 2017, the Fringe-favourite returns with a brand new show accompanied as always by her rescue dog Homer. It's been a strange old year: he's landed a sitcom, she's had rabies - not to mention racist pugs, success, failure and love! ‘Smart and very funny.’ Independent (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 13 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm, 14 Jul 4pm to 4:55pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

The Kagools: Kula

THE KAGOOLS: KULA - The Kagools Family Friendly
Buxton Comedy Show Award-winning physical comedy duo returns with a non-verbal, multimedia tour-de-force. Effortlessly stepping between the two worlds of stage and screen, this pair of silent and strange but friendly characters takes the audience on delightfully ridiculous adventures. ‘Beautifully executed. Perfect viewing for all ages and nationalities.’ Chortle (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 13 Jul 10:15pm to 11:05pm, 14 Jul 9pm to 9:50pm, 15 Jul 10:15pm to 11:05pm £8 (Child £6, Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments(1)

Mandy Tootill | Mandy Tootill: Twin Peaks

MANDY TOOTILL: TWIN PEAKS - Mandy Tootill
Mandy is an idiot. In fact she's a nob, but she's hilarious and adorable so it's ok. Sometimes horrible things happen to the nobbiest of people. When faced with her own mortality, how does she cope? She laughs into the cleavage of cancer... because laughter really is the breast medicine. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 5 & 8 Jul 10pm to 10:50pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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MIKE RAFFONE: BRAIN RINSE - Rinse Productions/Mike Raffone
The Buxton Fringe Award-nominated interactive comedy show returns. A journey through the corridors of your mind. Ridiculous characters will help you come together as an audience and discover your inner ninja. War, mountaineering, expressive dance and tantric air kissing. Warning: this show contains traces of audience participation.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 8 Jul 7pm to 7:55pm, 14 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments(2)

Nick not Tony

MY FRIEND TONY AND THE TINY CIRCLE OF LOVE - TMT
No matter what Nick does, his close friend Tony will never love him, not even if he saves him from drowning. A storytelling comedy about love and friendship. From the team behind The Best Man? and How to Get to 50 Without Paying Attention. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church – Blue Room (55c) Google Map 8, 10 & 14, 15 Jul 7pm to 7:45pm £7 (Child and Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via tinycircleoflove@gmail.com or 07403 657231 Comments

Nathan & Ida Logo | credit: Barquing

NATHAN & IDA'S HOT DOG STAND - Nathan & Ida Family Friendly
Nathan and Ida Hardwerker arrive with nothing but a will to succeed and a secret recipe. Hitch a ride on this comedy roller-coaster of clowning, mime and dance, where hot dogs will never let you down. From the stars of The Dead Secrets (Comedy Show Award Winner, Buxton Fringe 2014).
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 5 & 7 Jul 10:15pm to 11:05pm, 16 Jul 9:30pm to 10:20pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments(2)

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NATHAN CASSIDY: IF I CAUSED THE FINANCIAL CRASH OF 2008 - The Rat Pack Productions / Nathan Cassidy
Award-winning comedian and ex-banker Nathan Cassidy exposes the secrets behind the 2008 financial crisis. It was all down to him. If he did it. Comedy Show Award Nominee Buxton Fringe 2014-2017. ‘Having seen Bill Hicks I can honestly say that he is as good as him.’ Buxton Fringe Review 2017
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 20 Jul 7pm to 7:55pm, 21 Jul 4pm to 4:55pm £7 (Conc £6)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Nicky Wilkinson: HAPPY

NICOLA WILKINSON: HAPPY - Nicola Wilkinson
A fun-packed hour of stand-up, pies, party games and prizes, celebrating all that is great in the world. Come with friends, family, lovers and strangers. It's pure happiness! Plus there are pies - did we mention pies? Featuring one half of The Kagools (Winner Best Comedy Show, Adelaide Fringe Weekly).
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 12 Jul 10pm to 10:50pm, 15 Jul 5:30pm to 6:20pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Omar Ibrahim | Omar Ibrahim: Cosmic Clown

OMAR IBRAHIM: COSMIC CLOWN - Omar Ibrahim
From the heights of cosmic consciousness to the depths of human idiocy, an exploration of human potential and its limitations. A fusion of stand up, characters and dancing. ‘Conveys a pathos that is worthy of the finest actors.’ One Stop Arts. ‘I laughed so much it hurt.’ The New Current (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 6 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 7 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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OWEN ROBERTS: I LET A SIX YEAR OLD WRITE MY SHOW - Owen Roberts
After a severe bout of writer's block, Owen has thrown caution to the wind and let a child write his show. Kids are funny, right? What could possibly go wrong? Riotous comedy from one third of critically-acclaimed sketch group Beasts. ‘A tsunami of silliness.’ **** The Telegraph
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 6 Jul 7pm to 7:55pm, 7 Jul 4pm to 4:55pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Phil Chapman: The Man With The Spatula

PHIL CHAPMAN: THE MAN WITH THE SPATULA - Phil Chapman
Debut solo show from circuit favourite, Radio 4 writer and true comedy pioneer Phil Chapman. It's basically him telling an hour's worth of his jokes whilst holding a spatula, but it's loads of fun. Come down (there's no cooking involved). ‘An instant hit.’ Liverpool Echo (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 17 Jul 7pm to 8pm £7 (Conc £6)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

RICHARD PULSFORD: UNS-PUN - Mirth of Forth
Master of wordplay and UK Pun Championships runner-up (2016), Richard Pulsford presents an hour of feel-good stand-up. ‘Like a well-oiled machine of mirth… a likeable stand-up comedian with great material’. Buxton Fringe Review 2017. ‘A congenial showman… the audience loved him… you will not be disappointed.’ Prague Fringe 2017
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 20 Jul 9:30pm to 10:20pm £9 (Conc £6), Ages 16+
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

Rob Rouse | credit: Andy Hollingworth

ROB ROUSE: ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? - Rob Rouse
From BBC Two's Upstart Crow, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Dave's One Night Stand, eight Edinburgh shows, three UK tours. Rob's comedic storytelling hits a career high in this hilarious journey of enforced introspection. ‘Genuinely funny bones.’ Sunday Times. ‘Belly laugh funny.’ Herald. ‘Brilliant.’ Chortle. ‘A born clown.’ Time Out
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 10 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 15 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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ROSS BRIERLEY: ACCUMULATOR - Ross Brierley
The award-winning comedian and professional gambler takes you on a surreal journey into the highs and lows of trying to predict the future to pay the bills. ‘More originality and inventiveness within a few minutes, than in the entire duration of other Fringe hours.’ The Skinny. ‘A unique treat.’ EdFestMag
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 7 Jul 9pm to 9:55pm, 9 Jul 7:30pm to 8:25pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

The Shrimps | The Shrimps: Prawn Stars

THE SHRIMPS: PRAWN STARS - The Shrimps
Award-winning improvisers put you front and centre of an energetic and unique comedy experience. The Shrimps turn audience suggestions into fun, quick and totally original games and scenes. Simple words and phrases become comedic magic - right before your very eyes. ***** Three Weeks. ‘A joy to watch’. Buxton Fringe Review (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 20, 21 Jul 10:30pm to 11:20pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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STEVE DAY: ADVENTURES IN DEMENTIA - Steve Day Family Friendly
Steve Day's dad has Alzheimer’s. Deaf since his teens, Steve has new hearing aids and has gone through all the music ever. A bittersweet comedy defying the scourge of dementia. Laugh, cry, sing along. ‘Revelatory and very funny.’ Guardian. ‘A perfect festival show.’ Chortle (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 6 Jul 10:30pm to 11:25pm, 15 Jul 7:15pm to 8:10pm £7 (Conc £6), Ages 12+ Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments(1)

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STEVE VERTIGO: AS FAR AS I CAN SEE - Steve Vertigo
Data is the new currency of power, but where does the future of tech leave us feeble humans as we become more alone and more stupid? Former illegal rave DJ turned lecturer turned comedian takes on data thieves, AI, and tech billionaires in a quest for immortality. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 6 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm, 9 Jul 10pm to 10:55pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

The Twonkeyverse Players | Twonkey's Night Train To Liechtenstein

TWONKEY'S NIGHT TRAIN TO LIECHTENSTEIN - The Twonkeyverse Players
Travel to the belly button of Europe to unlock a safety deposit box. Why is Mr Trombone so sad? What's it like to work as a gigolo? ‘A crazy, wonderful performer.’ **** Kate Copstick, Scotsman. ‘Mind bending fables.’ **** The Times. ‘The plan is written on a teapot.’ **** Broadway Baby (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 13 Jul 7pm to 7:50pm, 14 Jul 10pm to 10:50pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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 Dance

The dancers are coming for you

BUXTON DAY OF DANCE - Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men and Guests Family Friendly
A feast of traditional dancing around the town with 16 Morris sides. The streets of Buxton will be filled with the music, colour, passion, energy and humour that the Morris brings. Venues include: Market Place, Broad Walk, The Slopes, Opera House Forecourt, Spring Gardens and Pavilion Gardens.
Around the Town (47) 21 Jul 10:30am to 4:30pm Free
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 Film

THE GRADUATE - Buxton Film
Released in the UK in 1968, and with Paul Simon on his farewell tour, this is the perfect time to revisit this film with its sublime soundtrack. The predatory Mrs Robinson disturbs us more than she did 50 years ago but Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman are totally compelling together.
Buxton Working Men's Club (51) Google Map 5 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £4, Ages 15+ Review
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 For Families

CHELMORTON VILLAGE FESTIVAL 2018 - Chelmorton Festival 2018 Family Friendly
A great range of family-friendly events including: Pub Quiz, Tractor Rally, Scarecrow Competition, Dog Show, Dry Stone Walling, Silver Band, Raffle, Tombola, Saturday Stalls, Church Exhibition, Art and Photography Exhibition, Weigh the Sheep, Saturday Night Live Band, Croquet, Strawberries and Cream. Other venues include the church and The Church Inn.
Chelmorton Institute, Chelmorton SK17 9SH (80) Google Map 16 Jul 8am to 9:30pm, 17 Jul 9am to 6pm, 18 Jul 9am to 9pm, 19 Jul 9am to 8:30pm, 20 Jul 9am to 4:30pm, 21 Jul 9am to midnight, 22 Jul 9am to 7:30pm, Prices and times of individual events vary. Bookings via chelmorton.net or 01298 85761 Comments

DISGUSTING SONGS FOR REVOLTING CHILDREN - Jay Foreman Family Friendly
As heard on Radio 4, Radio 4Extra, and seen on The One Show, London Live TV and Dave Gorman's UK/Ireland tour! Multi-award-winning musical comedian Jay Foreman performs charmingly ‘sickable’ songs, stories, poems and lots more for the whole family. Edinburgh Fringe sell out. **** Broadway Baby. **** ThreeWeeks. **** One4Reviews. jayforeman.co.uk
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 8 Jul 2pm to 3pm £10 (Child and Conc £8) Review
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

AN EVENING OF CLOSE-UP & STAGE MAGIC - High Peak Magic Society Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Your table will be the stage for the amazing, family-friendly, close-up magic of the High Peak Magic Society members. Cards, coins, rings and 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 – High Peak Room (32a) Google Map 18, 19 Jul 7:30pm to 10:30pm £12.50, Ages 8+
 Bookings via Opera House
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LITTLE MEERKAT'S BIG PANIC - Collar & Cuffs Co Family Friendly
Join an award-winning multi-sensory musical adventure in the Kalahari desert with Little Meerkat, Kind Elephant and Wise Monkey. Learn all about ways to use play to handle really Big Feelings and create calm. Based on the book by Jane Evans. Fully accessible for babies and for children with complex needs.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 7, 8 Jul 11am to 11:50am £5 (Child £3), Ages 7 years and under Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

LOST STORIES OF BUXTON - Stone and Water Family Friendly
Buxton secrets: help us invent the lost stories of Buxton. Join storyteller Gordon MacLellan for a morning (or afternoon) of secret passages, treasures, ghosts and adventures. Hear old stories and make up new ones, turning stories into storycastles and wonderwoods. No tickets needed. Drop by and join in. All materials provided.
Buxton Library (05) Google Map 19 Jul 10:30am to 12:30pm, 1:30pm to 3:30pm Free Comments

Mad Hatters Music Present

PETER PAN A MUSICAL ADVENTURE by Stiles and Drewe - Mad Hatters Music Family Friendly
In this delightful youth production we join Peter and the Darling family as they are whisked away to the famous land full of colourful characters. Mixing swashbuckling adventure with an infectious score, Peter Pan is guaranteed to bring forth one's inner child, and send you reeling ‘Just Beyond the Stars’.
St Thomas More School (96) Google Map 7, 8 Jul 2:30pm to 4:45pm, 7:30pm to 9:45pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via clareoneill522@gmail.com Comments

THE RELUCTANT DRAGON - Munchkins & Monsters Theatre Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Welcome to a world of dragons! Join us on an interactive and multi-sensory theatre adventure, where not all dragons are as scary as they seem! Help Neak the dragon convince the king that there is more to dragons than meets the eye! Plus, stay for a dragon-making workshop afterwards.
United Reformed Church – Green Room: Hall (55b) Google Map 21 Jul 11am to noon, 2pm to 3pm £5, Ages 3+
 Bookings via Opera House
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SOUP AND STORIES - Buxton Story Tellers Family Friendly
An evening of unique tales for the whole family told by local story tellers. And you? Do you have a story to tell? Join us and tell it. All welcome! Soup, bread and non-alcoholic drink included in the price (speciality coffees and teas extra).
The Cafe at The Green Pavilion (75) Google Map 14 Jul 6:30pm to 9pm £9 (Child £7.50, Conc £8)
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TINY! AN UNDERWATER WORLD - Stone and Water Family Friendly
The Tiny! team is back for another day of making and laughter. Join us in creating a whole submarine world in our sea tent. Mermaids and monsters, sharks, dolphins and seahorses: who knows what will be wriggling in our seaweed? Join us in the Gardens near the young children’s playground.
Pavilion Gardens – Playground (33m) Google Map 15 Jul 11am to 3pm Free, Ages 2+ Review Comments

A WILD WALK - THE GOLDEN THIEF - Babbling Vagabonds Storytelling Theatre Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Daring families we want you! Embark on a theatre adventure to discover the rascal who’s been stealing the King's golden apples. An outdoor theatrical walk in the woods so prepare for the weather, walking and fun. Lasts about an hour. Arrive 25 minutes early and make a Royal rosette.
Grinlow Woods – at Poole's Cavern (94) Google Map 21, 22 Jul 11am to noon, 1:30pm to 2:30pm, 4:30pm to 5:30pm £6.50, Further performances at the same times on Monday 23 July.
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Singing at Victoria Baths, Manchester

ACAPPELLA AND CAKE - Ordsall Acappella Singers Family Friendly
Frequent visitors to the Buxton Fringe, Ordsall Acappella singers will be bringing you their well-known Acappella and Cake. Come and listen to us for an hour of our close harmony singing followed by tea and cake. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) Google Map 7 Jul 11am to 12:30pm. St Mary's Church (41) Google Map 7 Jul 3pm to 4:30pm £5 (Child and Conc £3) Review
 Bookings via ticketsource.co.uk/event/217364 Comments

AN AFTERNOON OF DELIGHTS - Vocivoices Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A selection of pieces from opera, operetta, musicals, jazz, swing and ever-greens presented in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. If you know it sing along, if you don't know it hum!
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 7 Jul 2pm to 4pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8) Review
 Bookings via Opera House
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ALL THAT JAZZ & A LITTLE BIT BLUE - Basin Street Jazz & Blues Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Relax and listen to an eclectic mix from this seasoned, popular jazz and blues band. This five-piece showcases brilliant talent on sax, piano, guitar, double bass with smooth vocals. Timeless melodies from some of the greatest jazz and blues artists – iconic divas to modern classics and Basin Street originals.
The Palace Hotel – High Peak Room (32a) Google Map 8 & 13 Jul 8pm to 10pm £8 Review
 Bookings via Opera House or brian.lightowler@tesco.net
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Jazz Classics

ANNETTE GREGORY PRESENTS LADIES OF JAZZ - Annette Gregory & Band Family Friendly
Annette will be presenting songs sung by legends like Sarah Vaughan and Julie London. She will be performing some of the best-loved jazz favourites and will demonstrate the changing landscape and influence of some of the wonderful female vocalists of jazz.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 14 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £13, Single ticket £13 or buy two for £19, Ages 13+ Review
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments(1)

BUXTON STUDIO CHOIR PRESENTS... ANOTHER CONCERT! - Buxton Studio Choir Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Nominated for the Vocal Performance Award for our Buxton Festival Fringe debut in 2017... we're back! New venue, more songs, more singers, more fun to be had. Come along for an evening of fantastic contemporary songs performed by our 60-strong choir, smaller ensembles and fabulous guest performers.
The Palace Hotel – High Peak Room (32a) Google Map 15 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Child £3, Conc £5), Ages 8+
 Bookings via Opera House
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CATZ ROCK TO THE SUN - Herding Catz Blues Band
A great rocking Friday night. See the sensational Catz acoustic set with special guest from Nashville USA, Mark Allen. Blues, rock and some tracks off the newly released album. (On Tuesday 10th, Mark and the Catz will be on the Blues Train from Manchester finishing up at The Palace Hotel 8-9pm). (New Writing)
Old Sun Inn (108) Google Map 13 Jul 9pm to 11pm Free, Ages 18+ Review
Further information: Herdingcatzmusic@gmail.com Comments

CLOSE ENOUGH AT THE CHESHIRE CHEESE - Close Enough Family Friendly
The feisty foursome picked up a 2017 Fringe nomination for their slick and stylish singing. Join Woody, Tom, Tom (!) and Johnny, as they return for one night only to perform their unique mix of classic barbershop and choice close harmony arrangements: guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
The Cheshire Cheese (93) Google Map 6 Jul 9pm to 10pm Free Review
Further information: closeenoughbarbershop@gmail.com Comments

CLUB ACOUSTIC AT THE FRINGE - Club Acoustic
Once again Club Acoustic is proud to present a feast of outstanding local musical talent in a showcase of acts from the wide and varied range of our regular performers. A Fringe regular since 2012. Free entry, no tickets. Come along!
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 18 Jul 8pm to 11pm Free
Further information: buxton.club.acoustic@gmail.com Comments

MRO in New Mills (credit Paul Stanhope)

DIALOGUES AND PICTURES - Manchester Recorder Orchestra Family Friendly
An exciting and varied programme from this large ensemble featuring nine different sizes of recorder! Look out for pieces written for such recorder groups including a new composition (Dialogues) from its co-MD David Walsh; the epic Pictures at an Exhibition, acclaimed at its previous Fringe outing, and a surprise final item! (New Writing)
Trinity Church (45) Google Map 21 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Child Free, Conc £7), Ages 8+
 Bookings via facebook.com/ManchesterRecorderOrchestra/ Comments

EARLY MUSIC CONCERTS - Partita
Award-winning ensemble Partita presents two different lunchtime concerts with a variety of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music played on lutes, renaissance and baroque guitars, vihuela, harp, harpsichord, recorders, viols, kora and the two wonderful voices of Sasha Johnson Manning and Holly Marland.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 6 & 18 Jul 1pm to 2:20pm £10 (Child and Conc £8) Review
 Tickets on the door. Comments

Eden Walker (credit: Wilson Leywantono)

EDEN WALKER PIANO RECITAL - Eden Walker Opera House Sales
Described as ‘simply stunning’ by St Alphege's Church, Birmingham, young British pianist, Eden Walker, graduated with honours from The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Eden’s programme for the Buxton Fringe will include Beethoven's Sonata in A-flat Op 110; Scriabin's 24 Preludes, Op 11; and Liszt's Réminiscences de Norma, S 394.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 6 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £8 (Child Free, Conc £5) Review
 Bookings via Opera House or edenwalker.co.uk
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AN EVENING WITH CATHY RIMER - Cathy Rimer Family Friendly
‘A true original, highly recommended’, Carol Bowns. ‘She blew us all away’, Dave Wood. Cathy Rimer is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who writes and sings heartfelt songs about love, friendship and heartbreak. Her beautiful voice and charismatic personality will leave an everlasting impression. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 15 & 21 Jul 6pm to 7pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £7)
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

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FRANK SINISTRA - SEX AND DRUGS AND PR - Egriega Opera House Sales
Ex-News of the World journalist, Frank Sinistra, now sings songs in a bar, whilst conducting his PR consultancy business. Meanwhile his wife on whom he has cheated, does not return his calls. Inside stories and saloon music from modern media. Fringe Small Group Award winner 2016 and nominee 2017. (New Writing)
Hydro Restaurant and Bar (22) Google Map 7 & 20, 21 Jul 8pm to 9pm £8 (Conc £6), Adult themes and strong language, Ages 18+ Review
 Bookings via Opera House or pieter@egriega.co.uk or 01625 572922
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GIVE PEAS A CHANCE - Serpentine Community Farm Family Friendly
Open air (shelter in polytunnel if rainy) acoustic set amongst Serpentine Community Farm's raised beds and gardens. Will Hawthorne (even his name is green-themed) will sing and play for us. Come early for coffee and cake, stay later to see what we're growing.
Serpentine Community Farm (107) Google Map 22 Jul 2pm to 3pm Free
Further information: serpentinecommunityfarm@gmail.com Comments

HERDING CATZ BIG ROCKING BLUES NIGHT - Herding Catz Blues Band Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Don't miss the Catz’ raunchy blues and rocking vibes! Nominated three years running for Fringe Small Ensemble Award. The band is once again playing at the wonderful Palace Hotel, a comfortable and stylish venue with its own bar. Love a lively night of top blues/rock/dancing? This is for you. (New Writing)
The Palace Hotel – Chatsworth Room (32d) Google Map 14 & 20 Jul 9pm to 11:30pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8), Ages 12+ Review
 Bookings via Opera House or herdingcatzmusic@gmail.com or 07501 099374
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INFORMAL MUSIC NIGHT - SONGS, JIGS, REELS, SLIDES - The Occasional Band Family Friendly
The Occasional Band - guitar, concertina, fiddle, whistle - acoustic song and instrumental music with an Irish origin (sorry folks - we don’t do singalong!)
The Cheshire Cheese (93) Google Map 20 Jul 9pm to 10:30pm Free
Further information: mcgill_alex5@hotmail.com Comments

Jill Crossland (piano)

JILL CROSSLAND PIANO RECITAL - Jill Crossland Opera House Sales Family Friendly
International pianist Jill Crossland's first visit to Buxton on the URC's newly restored piano. Known for her imaginative, natural and passionate performances, Jill has appeared regularly at major venues such as Wigmore Hall, Sage Gateshead and Vienna Musikverein. Her Bach recordings on Warner and Signum Classics have won great critical acclaim.
United Reformed Church (55) Google Map 8 Jul 4pm to 6pm £6 (Child Free, Conc £5) Review
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Dolls House Productions | Johnny Dysfunctional & Sounds Bizarre

JOHNNY DYSFUNCTIONAL & SOUNDS BIZARRE - Dolls House Productions Family Friendly
The Buxton favourite returns from playing Camden's prestigious Dublin Castle, and working with The Specials' recording wizard, in time to perform some of his latest material. Featuring songs about never being alone with his mobile phone, screwed-up parents and jealousy of his girlfriend's dog. Buxton Fringe Award winner. (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 8 & 21 Jul 9pm to 10pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments(1)

COMO's 2017 successful opera The Magic Flute

A LA FRANCAISE - City of Manchester Opera Opera House Sales Family Friendly
City of Manchester Opera is delighted to be back again in Buxton and promises an afternoon concert of music and song incorporating everything French!
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 22 Jul 2:30pm to 4pm £10 (Child and Conc £8)
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LIVE MUSIC AT THE BUXTON TAP HOUSE - The Buxton Tap House
A number of live performances: Thursday 5th - Timothy Hoad; Friday 6th - Ben Williams; Thursday 12th - Liam McLair; Friday 13th - Sling; Thursday 19th - Tom Blackwell; Friday 20th - Andchuck.
The Buxton Tap House (23) Google Map 5, 6, 12, 13 & 19, 20 Jul 9pm to midnight Free Review Comments

MUSIC FOR VIOLIN AND ORGAN - Steven Wilkie and Simon Mercer
Works by Bach, Handel, Karg-Elert and Elgar. Steven Wilkie is a tutor of violin at RNCM and is a leading freelance player in the North West. Simon Mercer is well known in Buxton and the wider locality. He also teaches at RNCM and for the Royal College of Organists.
St Mary's Church (41) Google Map 8 Jul 4pm to 5pm £10 (Child £5, Conc £8) Review
 Tickets on the door. Comments

Carol Fieldhouse at Coach House Studios, Wirksworth (credit: Phil Richards)

OF PEOPLE AND PLACE - Cenote
Singer-songwriter, Carol Fieldhouse and Nigel Corbett, fiddle, present original songs exploring stories of people and place; songs to illuminate lives and landscapes of Derbyshire and dipping into Scotland, the South West, Northern France, The Faroes and Iraq. For voice, piano, guitar, fiddle and bouzouki. carolfieldhousemusic.com
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 20 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7.50 (Child £4, Conc £6), Ages 12+
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

ORCHESTRAL CONCERT - The High Peak Orchestra Opera House Sales
A full, exciting programme: Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise and Waltz from Eugene Onegin and his Piano Concerto is with soloist Matthew McLachlan, currently studying at Chetham's School of Music; Sibelius’s Symphony No 5. Conducted by David Chatwin. Including Art Exhibition: ‘Nature Inspires Music, Music Inspires Art.’ Concert proceeds to support Blythe House Hospice.
St John's Church (40) Google Map 14 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £12 (Child Free, Conc £10) Review
 Bookings via Opera House or Rosemary 07930 975807
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WH meets Poole

POOLE INCARNATE - The Will Hawthorne Band
It is 600 years since arch brigand Poole used the Cavern which now bears his name to hide from the authorities. But his malevolent spirit still inhabits the Peak District as historian James Barker learns when he digs too deeply into the past! A play with rock music. (New Writing)
Poole's Cavern (34a) Google Map 5 & 10 Jul 8pm to 9:15pm. Buxton Working Men's Club (51) Google Map 17 Jul 8pm to 9:15pm £7.50 (Child and Conc £5), Mild drug references Review
 Bookings via www.poolescavern.co.uk or www.willhawthorne.co.uk (17 July - not on sale at Cavern). Comments

PURCELL'S SWEET TORMENT - Mr Simpson's Little Consort Family Friendly
Award winners in 2017, Mr Simpson's Little Consort brings a sublime new programme of music by Purcell, Monteverdi, Caccini and Cima including arias from the Fairy Queen, Dido's Lament, Amirilli and Si dolce e'l tormento. Purcell's three-part fantasias and other Italian delights for theorbo and 'a thousand twangling instruments'.
St Peter's Church – Church (42a) Google Map 20 Jul 2pm to 3:15pm. St John's Church (40) Google Map 21 Jul 3:30pm to 4:45pm. Eyam Parish Church (97) Google Map 22 Jul 3pm to 4:15pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8)
 Bookings via sue@pierssnell.force9.co.uk or 07938 916976 Comments

Good Ole Boys | Quarters In A Ring

QUARTERS IN A RING - Good Ole Boys Family Friendly
This combo of seasoned musicians has been playing together locally for some years. Voice, guitar, banjo, bass and percussion combine in melody, harmony, and rhythm. A variety of songs and tunes from different genres including swing and skiffle played in their style with a good time feel.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 12 Jul 7pm to 7:50pm, 21 Jul 2:45pm to 3:35pm £7 (Conc £6)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

SINGING WITH BRASS - Tideswell Male Voice Choir & Burbage Brass Band Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A joint concert by the acclaimed Tideswell Male Voice Choir and the award-winning Burbage Brass Band. The programme will include a variety of songs and brass music from classic and modern composers plus much-loved pieces from musicals, opera and popular music.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 7 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £10 (Child £5), Ages 9+ Review
 Bookings via Opera House
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SMOKY FOLK - Cath McGrother, Mike Clement and Netta Christie
An informal evening of magical music woven with social comment - an antidote to modern times and a tonic for the soul. With smoky vocals, guitar and a recently reawoken grand piano. Featuring two local singer songwriters and a shepherdess on a journey of reflection to reclaim our Northern heritage.
United Reformed Church (55) Google Map 13 Jul 8pm to 10pm £5 Review
 Bookings via netta@discoverbuxton.co.uk Comments

SONGFEST - Kaleidoscope Community Choir Family Friendly
A selection of songs from around the world celebrating the joy of singing together - a sentiment endorsed by Kaleidoscope Choir, Buxton’s community choir, a collaborative outreach project run by Buxton International Festival and Buxton Opera House.
Spiegeltent – Pavilion Gardens (33p) Google Map 10 Jul 1pm to 2pm Free Review Comments(1)

SONGTIME - Margaret Ferguson & The Maia Singers Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A full and varied programme from the worlds of opera and popular song including Laudate domine (Mozart), Feel the Spirit (arranged by Burton), I got rhythm (George Gershwin), Love is here to stay (Gershwin). Plus some folk song arrangements.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 20 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8)
 Bookings via Opera House or david_bedford@wcg.org.uk or 0775 778 3277
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The Sovereign Saxophone Octet

THE SOVEREIGN SAXOPHONE OCTET IN CONCERT - The Sovereign Saxophone Octet Opera House Sales Family Friendly
The Sovereign Saxophone Octet is returning for another festival appearance. This award-winning ensemble will be playing a varied programme of music from the Renaissance to the present day, classical to jazz standards, including standard repertoire and world premieres. As always, music to surprise and entertain. sovereignsaxoctet.co.uk (New Writing)
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 21 Jul 8pm to 10pm £8 (Child and Conc £6)
 Bookings via Opera House or m.dale@tiscali.co.uk
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SUMMER CHAMBER EVENING - Cheshire Chamber Collective
Previous nominees and winners of Music Large Ensemble Fringe Award return for their fourth year bringing the Dvořák String Quintet in G (the one with a double bass), a mixed strings and wind septet for eight (!) players by Witt and performances by the Quodlibet wind quintet.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 10 Jul 8pm to 10pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8), Ages 10+ Review
 Tickets on the door. Comments

SUMMER GUITARS: SOLO & DUO MASTERPIECES - Ed Billingham and Jo Kay - Classical Guitar
Ed and Jo return to the Fringe with a programme of music from Brazil and Spain. Solo pieces will include music from the Italian Renaissance, a Toccata (BWV 830) by JS Bach, Mexican composer Manuel Ponce and William Walton - all exploring the rich sonorities and textures possible on modern guitar.
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL (53) Google Map 14 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8) Review
 Tickets on the door. Comments

Adrien Mastrosimone  | Une Vie En Rose

UNE VIE EN ROSE - Adrien Mastrosimone Family Friendly
Sell-out hit from London's Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club, comes to Buxton. French countertenor Adrien Mastrosimone performs the iconic repertoire of Edith Piaf with his live band, featuring piano, double bass and percussion. Adrien weaves Piaf's much-loved songs with fascinating and funny anecdotes to tell the poignant story of her life.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 18 Jul 1pm to 1:55pm, 19 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm, 20 Jul 1pm to 1:55pm, 21 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm, 22 Jul 2:45pm to 3:40pm £10 (Conc £9)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

VISION - The Telling
A new candlelit show, combining music and drama, the story of medieval Abbess Hildegard of Bingen (played by Blake’s 7 actress Jan Chappell), told alongside music performed by acclaimed medieval ensemble The Telling. This performance is also part of the Buxton International Festival.
St John's Church (40) Google Map 16 Jul 3:30pm to 4:40pm £20
 Tickets on the door. Comments

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AYRES AND GRACES: AN EVENING IN THE COMPANIE OF SAMUEL PEPYS - Mr Simpson's Little Consort
Award winners in 2017, we are returning with a selection of readings from Pepys' diaries between 1660 and 1669 accompanied by period music on Pepysian instruments. This is most definitely an adults-only evening, and probably unsuitable for persons with a delicate constitution or suffering the vapours!
St Peter's Church – Church (42a) Google Map 19-21 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Conc £8), Adult themes and very strong 17th-century language!
 Bookings via sue@pierssnell.force9.co.uk or 07938 916976 Comments

BRING A BOOK AND SHARE A STORY - Buxton Festival Fringe
Have you read something that you have loved and want others to read? Bring a book or two with you; tell us what you relish about them; read a passage that really gripped you. For passionate readers everywhere, a chance to meet like-minded souls. Maybe swap a book?
Buxton Library (05) Google Map 11 & 18 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm Free Review
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CONFLICT OF INTEREST - Mirth of Forth Family Friendly
Spoken word show marking the centenary of the 1918 Armistice. How stand-up comedian Richard Pulsford researched the lives and experiences of two great uncles who volunteered and died in France and at sea in 1918 - while his grandfather served in the Austrian army. What’s their legacy 100 years later? (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 21 Jul 2pm to 3pm £12 (Child and Conc £9), Ages 14+
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

ONE MAN SHOWS: HITLER ALONE & OF WILLIE MAUGHAM - Paul Webster Opera House Sales
Hitler Alone (9th & 11th) seeks to penetrate the heart and mind of this ferocious genius in the hour before his suicide. He reflects on the whole of his life. The Maugham piece (10th) tries to show the rich diversity of one of the wealthiest, most famous and filmed writers of the 20th century.
Scrivener's Bookshop (11) Google Map 9-11 Jul 6:15pm to 7:15pm £8 (Conc £7), Adult themes, Ages 18+
 Bookings via Opera House
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SIR ORFEO - Michael Gibson and Gill Page
A rare performance of the 14th-century romance Sir Orfeo, in Michael's close and rhythmic translation, with accompaniment on the harp by Gill Page of Trouvere. This is a tale of the powers of love and faithfulness, and of music, with dark undertones of the Celtic 'otherworld' of 'Fairy'.
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) Google Map 19 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 20 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £8 (Conc £7), Ages 14+
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments(1)

The Glummer Twins - Ray Globe and David Harmer

TAKING IT BADLY - The Glummer Twins Family Friendly
David Harmer and Ray Globe have just turned 60. They're taking it badly. The irrepressible Glummer Twins are back, celebrating the joys, absurdities and indignities of getting older. The delightfully downbeat double-act returns with its unique take on stand-up spoken word, comedy and music. ‘Joy to watch.’ Buxton Fringe. #glumtastic (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 5, 12, 19 & 21 Jul 1pm to 2pm £8 (Conc £7), Ages 12+ Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

TOWN - Jane & Jim Poetry Theatre
Love is a beautiful thing but often dresses badly. In any town you’ll see the old, the poor, the learning disabled, the homeless and others left behind by indifference and the lack of hashtags. A sketch in words and music of forgotten souls who refuse to be cute. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 21 Jul 8pm to 9pm £3 (Child £2), Ages 12+
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John Piper: www.tate.org.uk

TROUBLE AT T’ MILL - Discover Buxton/Buxton Festival Fringe
200 years ago the cotton mills at Cressbrook and Litton - just a few miles from Buxton - were the scenes of some of the worst excesses of the Industrial Revolution. Children were exploited mercilessly. Hear their stories. With thanks to the Working Class Movement Library for the original script.
Buxton Library (05) Google Map 5 Jul 3pm to 4pm Free Review Comments

Twilight and Darkness

TWILIGHT AND DARKNESS - LJN Company
Leslie Oldfield will tell his mystery tales set in the High Peak and Jill Neves will read several of the ghost stories of Edith Wharton, including The Lady's Maid's Bell. A short mystery play entitled The Last Tram will also be performed by both of them. (New Writing)
Lee Wood Hotel – Canyons (91c) Google Map 12 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £7 (Conc £5), Adult themes, Ages 14+ Review
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All a-Float (credit: Ian J Parkes)

BUXTON CARNIVAL PROCESSION - Buxton Festival Fringe Family Friendly
Join the town for the biggest event in the calendar. Dozens of floats, bands, dance teams and party animals parade as part of the Well Dressing celebrations. Process with the Fringe team. Last year we had a large carrot! Note: Carnival is on the Fringe's middle Saturday for 2018.
Around the Town (47) 14 Jul 2pm to 4:30pm Free Comments

Fringe @5 in 2017

FRINGE @ 5 - Buxton Festival Fringe Family Friendly
Join us in the Pavilion Gardens for some late afternoon free entertainment. It could be song, dance, comedy, theatre - but it will be some of the brightest and best of this year's Fringe keen to show you what they have to offer. Check at Fringe Information Desk daily for programme.
Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand (33a) Google Map 9-21 Jul 5pm to 5:30pm Free Comments

Fit Up

FRINGE ON THE MARKET! - Fit Up Productions Family Friendly
Fit Up Productions are bringing Fringe to the market! They will be performing fantastic street/circus shows on their fabulous outdoor stage. There will also be the Fringe's finest performing their work! This family-friendly event will pass the hat in the tradition of street theatre!
The Market Place (99) Google Map 7 Jul 10am to 3pm Free Review
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The Bandstand (credit: Ian J Parkes)

FRINGE SUNDAY - Buxton Festival Fringe Family Friendly
Join us in one of Buxton's jewels for an afternoon of free entertainment. Music, dance, theatre, magic, children’s entertainment! Bring a rug, a picnic, family and friends. Pick-up a map and join a treasure hunt through the Gardens organised by University of Derby students. Leave it all to us.
Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand (33a) Google Map 8 Jul 2pm to 4:30pm Free Comments

THE SHAKESPEARE JUKEBOX - Buxton Drama League Family Friendly
The multi-award-winning Shakespeare Jukebox returns to the Opera House forecourt with scenes and speeches from the Bard’s work performed with energy and humour, and all for charity. Just pick the piece you want to see from the Jukebox playlist, make a donation and prepare to be entertained and amazed!
Buxton Opera House Forecourt (08) Google Map 6, 7, 9, 13, 16, 17 & 20, 21 Jul 6pm to 7pm Free Review Comments

ST LUKE'S SINGS - St Luke's CE Primary School Family Friendly
The children of St Luke's CE Primary sing and perform a range of pieces. The selection of what is performed next is decided by the jukebox.
Buxton Opera House Forecourt (08) Google Map 13 Jul 1:30pm to 2:30pm Free Comments

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Tobacco Tea Theatre Company | The Accidental Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes

THE ACCIDENTAL ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES - Tobacco Tea Theatre Company Family Friendly
When Holmes unknowingly murders his client, the game is on to catch the criminal! But are Watson's rent and Moriarty's thirst for detective fiction manipulating events? Expect hilarity, satire, metafiction and plot twists galore! Sell-out show at Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes. ***** Theatre Bath. ‘Fine crime foolery.’ **** TheReviewsHub.com
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 5 Jul 8:45pm to 9:40pm, 6 & 8 Jul 7:30pm to 8:25pm £10 (Conc £9) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

ALONE, TOGETHER - All Things Considered Theatre
Welcome to 26 Bedford St. To Kath and Jim’s bedroom. To Kath and Jim’s lives. To Kath and Jim’s darkest secrets and deepest desires. 2016 Fringe award winners, All Things Considered Theatre presents a unique and intimate meditation on the nature of love and sacrifice. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) Google Map 12-14 Jul 5pm to 5:50pm, 6:30pm to 7:20pm, 8pm to 8:50pm £9 (Child and Conc £6.50), Adult themes, strong language, Ages 14+
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ANTIGONE NA H'ÉIREANN - Aulos Productions
Driven by faith to resurrect the IRA, Annie battles to bring her family the honour they deserve. A new Northern Irish adaptation of the classic myth by multi-award-winning writer James Beagon, author of First Class (Best New Writing, Buxton Fringe 2014), Women of the Mourning Fields and Lest We Forget. (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 7 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 12 Jul 9:15pm to 10:15pm, 13 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £10 (Conc £9) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments(2)

inamoment | An Audience With Sir John Falstaff

AN AUDIENCE WITH SIR JOHN FALSTAFF - inamoment Family Friendly
Join Falstaff as he regales us with his true-life story - and his never-before revealed relationship with William Shakespeare. The fat knight himself, in the flesh, is here to answer the questions that audiences have long sought to ask! Brand new show from Time Out Critics' Choice Award-winners. (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 5 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm, 8 Jul 6pm to 7pm £10 (Conc £9), Ages 12+ Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments(2)

AUTUMN IN PICARDY - Magdalen Theatre Group Opera House Sales
A new play by previous Award Winner, Mary Hennessy, Autumn in Picardy sees two condemned First World War soldiers spend their final hours together. Although they seem unlikely comrades they find they have much to share and so build an interesting friendship. Join us at 6.30pm for pre-show refreshments. (New Writing)
Buxton Working Men's Club (51) Google Map 18 Jul 2pm to 3:30pm, 7:30pm to 9pm, 19 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £10 (Child and Conc £8)
 Bookings via Opera House or 07497 910930
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A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO POPULISM - NoLogoProductions
Getting power is easy. Find out what the public want, and make their cause your own. Just make sure they don't do anything silly, like believe you. Dark comedy about the dangers of populism. Coming to a town near you. From the company behind sell-out Fringe hit After We Danced. (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 10 Jul 9:45pm to 10:40pm, 11, 18 & 20 Jul 9pm to 9:55pm £10 (Conc £9) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments(1)

Between Us

BETWEEN US - Alex Keen & Rachel E Thorn
Nationally acclaimed improvisers create the inside story of a relationship, live in the moment, from audience suggestions. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking. Discover what makes us fall in love and what makes us fall apart. ‘As different from the cliched view of improv as you can imagine. Sad. Touching. Beautiful.’ MidlandsImprov.com
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 10, 11 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 16 Jul 7pm to 8pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

THE CAT AND THE CANARY - Above The Title Theatre Family Friendly
This is the BBC. The Buxton Broadcasting Corporation proudly presents the classic comedy thriller as a live radio broadcast - except it doesn't quite go to plan. Despite several of the cast not turning up, they plough on regardless with hilarious results.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 21 Jul 3:30pm to 4:30pm £9, Ages 8+
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments(1)

inamoment | Cordelia/Fool

CORDELIA/FOOL - inamoment Family Friendly
The latest in the award-winning After Shakespeare series examines King Lear through the eyes of two of the play's most compelling characters. This powerful one-man play is a thought-provoking reworking of the original text to provide a unique insight into the mind of the disturbed King Lear himself. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 5 Jul 4pm to 5pm, 6, 7 & 9 Jul 1pm to 2pm £8 (Conc £7), Ages 12+ Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Joanna Lavelle in Crossing the Line

CROSSING THE LINE TRILOGY - Joanna Lavelle Opera House Sales
'A real winner' is how critic Michael Quine described the wife's story from Crossing the Line at last year's Fringe. Author Michael Sheath has now added two new monologues to give a voice to the less obvious victims of abuse in this powerful, thought-provoking and moving drama trilogy with Joanna Lavelle. (New Writing)
The Palace Hotel – Haddon Room (32b) Google Map 12-14 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £6.50 (Conc £5.50), Adult themes: Q&A sessions after each performance - on Saturday (14th) with author Michael Sheath Review
 Bookings via Opera House or 07736 704664
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Polis Loizou

A CURSE OF SAINTS by Polis Loizou - The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company
Cyprus, the late 19th century. A shepherd has nightmares of crooked saints, the Evil Eye, and the arrival of British colonisers to his village. Superstition, faith and a fear of the Other combine in a chilling one-man ghost story, from the award-winning Fringe favourites that brought you Peaceful.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 9 Jul 7pm to 7:45pm, 17 Jul 5:45pm to 6:30pm, 19 Jul 7pm to 7:45pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments(1)

DIARY OF AN EXPAT - Paper Smokers
Cecilia, a modern migrant, arrives in London, her own El Dorado, in search of adventures, a successful career and a vibrant urban lifestyle... Numerous dubious jobs later, Cecilia is alone amongst the chaos of London, navigating the ever-present threat of Brexit as the European dream slowly drifts away. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 5 Jul 7:15pm to 8:10pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

DOOM'S DAY - Oxford University National Tour/The Wax House Family Friendly
2017. Medford, New Jersey. Josephe and Phylisse Doom prepare for civilisation’s promised end. As their prophecies gain international fame, they begin to hope the apocalypse really does come on time and ask... how would you live and love if the world was ending? 'A masterclass in conversational theatre.' Broadway Baby (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 19, 20 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm, 21 Jul 8pm to 9pm £11 (Child £7.50, Conc £9), Ages 12+
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

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DREAMSCAPE - Leaning House Family Friendly
In January 2014 Greg was put into an induced coma. Locked deep inside his own brain, he's trying to get home in his new version of reality. Based on the beautiful, perplexing real-life story of Greg Felton. A surreal, uplifting play about survival and the need to catch a train home.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 5 Jul 2:30pm to 3:25pm, 8 Jul 1pm to 1:55pm, 9 Jul 2:30pm to 3:25pm £8 (Conc £7), Ages 10+ Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Anne Chamberlain as Eglantyne Jebb

EGLANTYNE - Anne Chamberlain
From Bloomsbury parties to Balkan refugee camps, follow visionary Edwardian founder of Save the Children, Eglantyne Jebb, on her courageous journey. The inspiring story of a human rights pioneer. ‘Written with wit and buoyancy, delivered in fine style.’ Theatreview. ‘Outstanding performance, engaging and endearing, a great show.’ Reviews Hub. eglantynetheshow.com
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 5 & 11 Jul 5:30pm to 6:45pm, 12 & 18 Jul 2:30pm to 3:45pm £10 (Conc £9) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Shadow Syndicate | Extremism

EXTREMISM - Shadow Syndicate
The double Buxton Fringe Award-winning company presents a highly-charged political play for an increasingly polarised society. The government's Prevent policy means Miss Tomlinson had no choice but to report Jamal. But when he's taken away by police, a shell-shocked class, suspicious of one another, exposes our own prejudices.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 14 Jul 7:45pm to 8:35pm, 15 Jul 8:45pm to 9:35pm, 18 Jul 7:45pm to 8:35pm £10 (Conc £9) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments(3)

The Corps Ensemble | The Fetch Wilson

THE FETCH WILSON by Stewart Roche - The Corps Ensemble
A wild and savage journey down the streets and back alleys of modern Dublin, from an award-winning writer and ground-breaking young Irish theatre collective. This thrilling new play brings you to places you shouldn't go but want to - while asking one question: how well do you really know yourself? (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 19 Jul 9pm to 9:55pm, 20, 21 Jul 5:45pm to 6:40pm £10 (Conc £9)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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GARRY STARR PERFORMS EVERYTHING - Damien Warren-Smith
Disgraced actor Garry Starr is determined to defy his critics by performing every single genre of theatre in under 60 minutes, thus saving the performing arts from their inevitable, impending extinction. Winner, Adelaide Fringe Emerging Artist Weekly Award and NZ Fringe 'Tour Ready' Award 2018. ***** GLAM Adelaide
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 10 Jul 6pm to 6:50pm, 11 Jul 4:15pm to 5:05pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Gated Community | credit: Handheld Arts

GATED COMMUNITY - Handheld Arts
Behind the gates of Orchard Mews the term 'housing crisis' takes on a much more sinister meaning for its residents and their visitors. Prepare to be buzzed in and shown around eight twisted cautionary tales in this Homes Under the Hammer-Horror, playfully inspired by Roald Dahl's Tales Of The Unexpected.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 13 Jul 4pm to 4:45pm, 14 Jul 7pm to 7:45pm, 15 Jul 4pm to 4:45pm, Pay what you can Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Comments

The Green Knight

GREEN KNIGHT - Debbie Cannon
Christmas at Camelot: a monstrous green warrior issues an unwinnable challenge to Arthur’s finest knight – but what if the story was retold by the woman at its heart? A one-woman version of Gawain and the Green Knight. ‘A captivating performance… Storytelling at its very best.’ All Edinburgh Theatre debbiecannon.org (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) Google Map 6-9 & 11 Jul noon to 1pm £7 (Child and Conc £5), Ages 10+ Review
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments(2)

GUY: A NEW MUSICAL - leoe&hyde
The creators of multi-award-winning The Marriage Of Kim K return with an uplifting new musical about modern masculinity, body image, and the hook-ups and downs of 21st-century dating. Guy's heart-pounding electronic score will reel you in to this infectiously catch-he gay romcom. With X Factor star Seann Miley Moore! (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 12 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm £10 (Conc £9) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Tales From Paradise Heights | The Haunting Of Blaine Manor

THE HAUNTING OF BLAINE MANOR by Joe O’Byrne - Tales From Paradise Heights
England, 1953. An American parapsychologist attends a seance in England's most haunted building. As a raging storm closes in, he discovers that what is waiting there is not nearly as horrific as what has entered with him. ‘A spirited and entertaining evening.’ Manchester Theatre Awards. Best Play Award 2017, Salford Star
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 6 Jul 5:45pm to 7:15pm, 9 & 17 Jul 9:30pm to 11pm, 18 Jul 5:45pm to 7:15pm £10 (Conc £9) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments(2)

THE HOST - XYZ Theatre Company
A darkly comic, fragmented tale with serious aspirations, no actors or scenery, and only one chair! This one-man show plays with the fine line between commitment and obsession; between something and nothing; between imagination and the empty space. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 12, 13 Jul 8pm to 9:15pm £5 (Child and Conc Free), Mild violence, Ages 14+ Review
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

Laura Louise Baker

HURRAH FOR THE BLACKSHIRTS by Laura Louise Baker - The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company
Doris is a young woman of German descent living in East London during the Second World War. Estranged from her family, she has illegally acquired a new identity and spends her days in fear of being discovered by the Blackshirts, a rising fascist group. New writing from award-winning Buxton Fringe veterans. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 10, 11 Jul 7:15pm to 8pm, 13 Jul 2:30pm to 3:15pm £8 (Conc £7)
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IN FOR A QUID - Rotunda Theatre
Rotunda's new Pay What You Will event showcases new writing for only a quid. At the end of the performance, if you think it deserves it, you can leave an extra donation (we take card as well as cash). Details of the participating shows can be found at rotundatheatre.com (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 11, 12 Jul 6pm to 7:30pm, 13 Jul 2pm to 3:30pm, 6pm to 7:30pm, 17 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm, 9:30pm to 10:30pm, 18 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £1 Review
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

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JANET - Helenandjohn
Featuring object manipulation, mask and puppetry, this newly-devised show - mixing kitchen table drama with B-movie horror - follows the life of Janet, from conception to tragic-comic end. Janet is portrayed by 1.5 kg of uncooked bread dough. From the makers of Prague International Puppet Festival's Most Original Production; ‘Sublimely well performed.’ FringeReview.co.uk (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 5 Jul 8:45pm to 9:30pm, 6 Jul 2:45pm to 3:30pm, 8 Jul 5:45pm to 6:30pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Pig & Pepper shows £10, 12 seats only. Comments(1)

Breathe Out Theatre | Just Like A Woman

JUST LIKE A WOMAN - Breathe Out Theatre
Liz, Tig and Ellie have worked in the factory for a long time. Assembling stuff. Checking stuff. Rejecting stuff. But they can never remember what the stuff actually is... until today. Surreal comedy from the writer of Dark Satanic, winner of Best Drama at Manchester Fringe Festival 2017. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 9 Jul 4pm to 4:55pm, 10, 11 & 13 Jul 1pm to 1:55pm, 16 Jul 4pm to 4:55pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

REC Youth Theatre | Kilter

KILTER - REC Youth Theatre Family Friendly
Keep your balance. Keep upright as you face the tests and trials of life. Three stories woven together with wit, warmth, darkness and light by this dynamic and talented young ensemble. A theatrical treat about keeping grounded whilst the earth moves beneath you... when things are truly off kilter. (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 11 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 17 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm, 21 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £9 (Child £5, Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments(1)

Helen Rutter & Rob Rouse | The Ladder

THE LADDER - Helen Rutter & Rob Rouse
Buxton favourite (and Fringe Actor Award-winner) Helen Rutter returns with a new version of her funny and moving Fringe hit about marriage, grief and being stuck up a ladder. Joined for 2018 by husband Rob Rouse (from Upstart Crow, BBC). ‘Hilarious, ridiculous and poignant.’ Buxton Fringe Review (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 10 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 15 Jul 5:45pm to 6:45pm, 19 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £10 (Conc £9) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Ruth E Cockburn | Love Letters From Blackpool

LOVE LETTERS FROM BLACKPOOL - Ruth E Cockburn
Buxton favourite Ruth Cockburn returns with a story of love in a famous seaside town - mixing storytelling, music and real-life interviews. Commissioned by Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre, this play has encouraged people across the country to fall back in love with Blackpool, warts and all. Nominated Best Comedy, Manchester Fringe. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 6 Jul 4pm to 5pm, 16 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 20 Jul 4pm to 5pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Laurene Hope Glory as María Callas

MARIA CALLAS by Alma Bond - Moving On Theatre Family Friendly
Callas: from her birth and rejection by parents, who wanted a boy, to her triumphs at La Scala. Including arias O mio babbino caro and Vissi d’arte. 'Who dares to take on Callas? Laurene [Hope Glory] who excelled as Piaf with a beautiful soprano.' SG London movingontheatre.co.uk
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 11-13 Jul 8pm to 9pm £12 (Child and Conc £10), Ages 12+ Review
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments(1)

Shakespeare in the park (The Three Inch Fools)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK - High Peak Community Arts Family Friendly
The Three Inch Fools, five actors with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A comic tale of runaway lovers, beguiling potions and a rather unfortunate individual who gets turned into a donkey…
Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand (33a) Google Map 5 Jul 6pm to 8:30pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), Ages 6+ Review
 Bookings via highpeakarts.org or 01663 744516 Comments

Moon Quest

MOON QUEST - Casagua Productions Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Moon Quest is a comedy play in the tradition of classic Sixties' and Seventies' sci-fi fantasies, including Barbarella and Flash Gordon. This promises to be a fun show which might also give some food for thought. (New Writing)
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 19 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £7
 Bookings via Opera House
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MURDER, MARGARET AND ME - Allestree Theatre Opera House Sales
An award-winning production tells the mirthful, moving and entertaining story of how two famous personalities met and the tragic secret held by ‘The Funniest Woman Alive'. Agatha Christie turns detective to unearth Margaret Rutherford's shocking secret. A tale of extreme violence, gossip, cuddly toys and gooseberry jam.
United Reformed Church – Green Room: Hall (55b) Google Map 6, 7 & 20 Jul 2pm to 3:30pm, 7pm to 8:30pm, 21 Jul 7pm to 8:30pm £7, one brief murder scene Review
 Bookings via Opera House or geoffpam@ntlworld.com
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Seagull Heaven

NATURE KNOWS BEST - TicTac Theatre
Devon playwright Nick Discombe takes a humorous look at life, love and man's effect on the natural world, through the stories of three animal couplings. Directed by the National Theatre's Jacquie Crago. ‘Brilliantly performed. I can't wait to see what they serve up next.’ Remote Goat (on The Open Couple)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 15 Jul 1pm to 2pm, 16 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 17 Jul 1pm to 2pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

NITRO by Lewis McCutcheon - Glass Knuckles Productions
When a group of rebellious young art students are tasked with another mundane project, they decide to do something different. Something real. Something more than just another Power Point presentation. Working from a dingy flat, their project spirals into a plot that could shake the foundations of modern art forever. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) Google Map 5 Jul 5pm to 6pm, 6, 7 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £5 (Conc £3), Adult content and strong language, Ages 14+
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THE O.S. MAP FAN CLUB - Helen Wood Family Friendly
Join Ordnance Survey enthusiast, Helen Wood, for a fascinating, laughter-filled, virtual ramble and celebrate the simple beauty of the much-loved, fold-out, paper map. Edinburgh Fringe sell-out 2017. **** ‘Warm and engaging ... fun and touching.’ West End Wilma. ‘Joyful, friendly show steeped in Great British Bake Off values.’ Three Weeks (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 6-9 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £10 (Child and Conc £9) Review
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OLD BONES by Jen McGregor. Performed by Daniel Hird. Photograph by Barrie Morton

OLD BONES by Jen McGregor - Little and Large Theatre
Over four hundred years ago James Napier made a terrible mistake, and he's been trying to undo it ever since. Hear the stories of a gambler, adventurer, and lothario on a quest to find anyone who can beat him in a game of chance. Dare you challenge the immortal man? (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) Google Map 9 & 11 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 15 Jul 1pm to 2pm £7.50 (Child and Conc £5), Ages 12+ Review
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments(2)

ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE - The Melting Shop Opera House Sales
A two-act play. Set between the end of the Second World War, in 1945, and the Coronation, in 1953, On Behalf of The People tells the turbulent story of the Mason family through times of political, social and personal change. Further information: themeltingshop.co.uk
Bath Road Church Centre (01) Google Map 7-9 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child and Conc £7), some mild swearing, Ages 12+ Review
 Bookings via Opera House or tmstheatre@outlook.com or 07826 201498
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OUR DAY OUT by Willy Russell - REC Youth Theatre Company Family Friendly
REC’s Junior Company proudly presents an updated version of this much-loved play. A poignant and funny tale following the journey of Mrs Kay’s ‘Progress Class’ on their day’s escape from the drudgery of school. Even the humourless Mr Briggs ends up going a little wild.
St Thomas More School (96) Google Map 12, 13 Jul 7pm to 9pm £8 (Child and Conc £5), A few swear words, Ages 10+ Review
 Tickets on the door. Comments

Sylvia Sceptre | credit: Dan Burgess

PHANTASMAGORICAL - Sylvia Sceptre
The merrily macabre Sylvia Sceptre presents an incredible show combining psychological artifice and impossible mind-reading, with the eerie world of the Victorian séance. Featuring theatrical demonstrations of mesmerism and magic, this is as close as you will get to witnessing the uncanny thrills of the Golden Age of Spiritualism. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 9 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 10 Jul 4:15pm to 5:15pm, 11 & 19 Jul 10pm to 11pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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PINT-SIZED PINAFORE - PB Theatricals Family Friendly
PB Theatricals returns to the Fringe with Pint-Sized Pinafore, an abridged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s well-loved operetta - HMS Pinafore. Our talented cast of young adults reunites every year to perform an iconic musical production, with each show more hotly anticipated than the last.
Green Man Gallery (86) Google Map 19 Jul 8pm to 9:30pm. Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 20 Jul 2pm to 3:10pm, 8pm to 9:10pm £9 (Child and Conc £7)
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 (19th); rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 (20th) Comments

ROMEO & JULIET - Spoonfed Theatre Company Family Friendly
We're all familiar with the story; star-crossed lovers craving freedom in the middle of a war zone - now watch nine amateurs butcher it! Just kidding: any lack of experience is compensated for by talent and enthusiasm. In this classic interpretation, they show their skill and hope to make a name for themselves.
Buxton Community School – Drama Studio (02a) Google Map 6, 7 Jul 7pm to 9pm £7 (Child and Conc £5), Non-graphic death scene Review
 Tickets on the door. Comments

The Rubbish Shakespeare Company

ROMEO AND JULIET - SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK - High Peak Community Arts Family Friendly
The Rubbish Shakespeare Company presents a fantastically funny, reimagined version of Shakespeare's iconic tale of warring families. Featuring an accessible mix of the original text with modern dialogue, it's Shakespeare's most hilarious tragedy yet. Join us for an hour of belly laughs and bearded ladies! (New Writing)
Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand (33a) Google Map 22 Jul 4pm to 5pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), Ages 5+
 Bookings via highpeakarts.org or 01663 744516 Comments

RULA LENSKA: FROM DZIKOW TO WILLESDEN GREEN - Sarah Lawrie Presents
One of the UK's best-loved actors on stage and screen Rula Lenska brings to life the memoirs of her mother Elizabeth 'Bisia' Carroll. A moving, funny and sometimes devastating story of a Countess who escaped Nazi-occupied Poland through Yugoslavia, survived a concentration camp and arrived in England as a refugee. (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 15 Jul 3:30pm to 4:30pm £16 (Child and Conc £14) Review
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

Sudden Impulse Theatre Company | Sea Wall

SEA WALL by Simon Stephens - Sudden Impulse Theatre Company
Alex loves life, but sometimes everything can be taken away from you. The multi-award-winning Fringe veterans (***** FringeGuru) return with Simon Stephens' devastating short play about a man who loses everything. An intimate and simple show that poses life's big questions, from the company behind Bouncers and Vincent River.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 17-19 Jul 4:15pm to 4:55pm, 20 Jul 2:30pm to 3:10pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Sudden Impulse Theatre Company | The Shape Of Things

THE SHAPE OF THINGS by Neil Labute - Sudden Impulse Theatre Company
When nerdy Adam unexpectedly catches the eye of art graduate Evelyn, his life begins to change forever. But what is the price of his newfound confidence? And where is the boundary between life and art? Labute's thrilling tale of love, art and stoicism presented by the multi-award-winning Fringe favourites.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 16, 17 Jul 8pm to 9pm, 20 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £10 (Conc £9)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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STRIFE IN A NORTHERN TOWN - Capricious Rose Productions & Blue Masque Theatre
One crap town. Two funny women. Ten daft characters. Lots of laughs. A fast-paced tale of sex, death and corruption... of friendship, family and Latvian cigarettes. ‘A festival highlight.’ Jonathan Ross, Radio 2 Arts Show. Hit of the 2017 Women in Comedy Festival. Nominated Best Show 2017 Funny Women Awards.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 10 Jul 3:15pm to 4:30pm, 11 & 19 Jul 2:30pm to 3:45pm, 22 Jul 1pm to 2:15pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

TEECHERS by John Godber - Crewe Lyceum Young Company
Fast-moving and highly entertaining, Teechers is a classic comedy about life at a struggling academy. With a twist of controversy and humour, Teechers looks at the British educational system through the eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby; three Year 11 students who are about to leave school.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 6 Jul 8pm to 10pm, 7 Jul 2pm to 4pm, 8pm to 10pm £12 (Child and Conc £9), Strong language, Ages 14+ Review
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Lily Handley (credit: Eric Northey)

TELLING LIVES by Eric Northey - Buxton Drama League Opera House Sales
A powerful play derived from the biographies of patients who were in Prestwich County Asylum. Actors perform multiple roles to explore the extraordinary treatment of so-called 'lunatics' at the outbreak of the First World War. Free illustrated talk by Eric Northey at The Pump Room, Monday July 2nd at 7pm.
The Pump Room (84) Google Map 4-7 Jul 7pm to 8:15pm £7 (Conc £5), Adult themes and strong language, Ages 16+ Review
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TRAPPED - Experiential Opera House Sales
A thrilling physical theatre and film work inspired by the stories of the 33 miners trapped underground for 69 days following the collapse of the San Jose Mine. Incredibly they all survived! Fast-rising company, Experiential, leads the audience through Poole’s Cavern, creating a potent atmosphere enhanced by clever lighting and haunting live music.
Poole's Cavern (34a) Google Map 18-21 Jul 6pm to 6:45pm, 7:15pm to 8pm, 8:30pm to 9:15pm £14 (Child and Conc £12), Moments of intense darkness, Ages 12+
 Bookings via Opera House or rachel.johnson17@icloud.com or 07870 481057
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THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER - Grist to the Mill Productions Ltd
Award-winning actor Ross Ericson returns with The Unknown Soldier. In tribute to the end of the Centenary, a story of comradeship, betrayal and promises both broken and kept following the carnage of the First World War. ‘Unmissable and thought-provoking.’ ***** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 8 Jul 5pm to 6pm, 15 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £12 (Child and Conc £9), Adult themes, some swearing Review
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THE VERY PERRY SHOW - Hint of Lime Productions
Kate Perry, writer for Woman’s Hour and Radio 4, performs a happy hour of funny monologues inspired by people she has ‘collected’. Her hilarious sketches have enthralled audiences worldwide and won the 2017 Best Comedy award in New York. ****EdinburghFestivalMag From the team who brought you ‘Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London’. (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 17, 18 Jul 8pm to 9pm £12 (Child and Conc £9)
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

Two lasses, two sun loungers and a whole lot of history | credit: Joel Mellinger

VICKI AND PAT IN FUERTEVENTURA - Duck Decanter Productions
Two lasses, two sun loungers, and a whole lot of history. Vicki and Pat meet on an all-inclusive holiday in Fuerteventura. Barmy behaviour ensues, including a disastrous aerobics class and Pat's theft of an entire gateau from the buffet. Two-woman comedy play demonstrating the power of female friendship. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 14 & 16 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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THE WAR ON TERRY by Hugh Dichmont - Influencing Machine
Today is Terry's birthday. At 27, he is now older than his older brother, who killed himself three years before. What's more, he may have just murdered 300 ladybirds. Developed in support of the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) from a multi-award-nominated young playwright. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 15 Jul 2:30pm to 3:25pm, 16 Jul 1pm to 1:55pm, 17 Jul 2:30pm to 3:25pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Claire Moore as Edith Rigby

WOMAN ON FIRE - Certain Curtain Theatre Opera House Sales
Enter the fiery heart of one of the most dangerous women, in history. Terrorist or impassioned freedom fighter? This dynamic solo-performance lets you decide. The suffragettes’ story, told by Edith Rigby, mild-mannered doctor’s wife, arsonist, suffragette. What makes a little girl of principle become a lurking shadow in the night? (New Writing)
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL (53) Google Map 7 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm, 8 Jul 2:30pm to 4pm, 7:30pm to 9pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), Ages 14+ Review
 Bookings via Opera House or cctheatre@yahoo.com or 07753 487984*
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2018 ART EXHIBITION - Burbage Art Group Family Friendly
This popular, long-established exhibition features accessible works using watercolours, oils, textiles and more. Free cakes, refreshments and children's quiz make this a family occasion while the high standard of work has resulted in wider recognition for several of its artists. This friendly group meets on Wednesday evenings and welcomes newcomers.
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL (53) Google Map 21 Jul 11am to 4pm Free
Further information: 01538 266 220 Comments

3 OF US GOING SOMEWHERE... - Brown, Elliott & Brown Family Friendly
Recent work by three award-winning Buxton artists. Langley Brown: Buxton by the Sea and Pinstripe Pigeon series of paintings and drawings; Norman Elliott: abstract prints and paintings; Adrienne Brown: embroidered photomontages, linocut prints and mixed media paintings. Prints, greetings cards and refreshments available.
Buxton Methodist Church – Downstairs room (06c) Google Map 20, 21 Jul 10:30am to 4:30pm Free, For disabled access please ring 07772 604803 Comments

Octavio Paz, Single Words, Left Aligned, 1957-1987 (detail) by CJ Robinson

AUTOPOIESIS - SIGHTS, SOUNDS AND OBJECTS - CJ Robinson and Hugo Edwardes Family Friendly
An atmospheric art exhibition hidden in the basement of The Bungalow, Autopoiesis generates sound art, projection and sculpture by applying loosely defined (and frequently broken) rules, to find unknown relationships between found sound, words and objects, in an unusual setting.
The Bungalow, Lightwood Ave, Buxton SK17 7AZ (98) Google Map 6 Jul 5pm to 9pm, 7, 8 Jul noon to 8pm, 9-13 Jul 6pm to 9pm, 14 Jul noon to 9pm, 15 Jul noon to 6pm Free Review
Further information: 07505 144360 Comments(1)

Taking a photo for Buxton Photo Challenge

BUXTON PHOTO CHALLENGE 2018 - Chapel Camera Club Family Friendly
Come and join Buxton's own Photomarathon - a photography challenge to take six photos on six topics in six hours. Everyone's welcome - all you need is a camera and an empty memory card. You'll be given topics in the morning and off you go to find creative interpretations.
Old Clubhouse – Downstairs (21b) Google Map 14 Jul 10am to 4:30pm £5 (Child £3) Review
 Bookings via helenacjones@googlemail.com Comments

Yorkshire Moonrise, 1945 (credit: Algernon Newton)

COLLECTORS AND CURIOSITIES: BUXTON AND BEYOND - Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Family Friendly
Buxton Museum was founded in 1893 making us 125 years old this year! Our summer exhibition will celebrate some little-seen objects and artworks, many from outside the Peak District, and the people who donated them. Join us for an exhibition preview on Friday July 6th, 5-7pm.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (07) Google Map 6 Jul 5pm to 7pm, 7 Jul 10am to 5pm, 8 Jul noon to 4pm, 10-14 Jul 10am to 5pm, 15 Jul noon to 4pm, 17-21 Jul 10am to 5pm, 22 Jul noon to 4pm Free Review
Further information: buxton.museum@derbyshire.gov.uk Comments

Pavilion Reflection, winner of the 2017 Derbyshire Open (credit: Mark Langley)

THE DERBYSHIRE OPEN 2018 - Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Family Friendly
Each year we invite professional and amateur artists to submit work that illustrates why the county is special to them. The resulting exhibition is now in its 36th year and is the highlight of our summer programme. Sponsored by Tarmac and the Friends of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (07) Google Map 4-7 Jul 10am to 5pm, 8 Jul noon to 4pm, 10-14 Jul 10am to 5pm, 15 Jul noon to 4pm, 17-21 Jul 10am to 5pm, 22 Jul noon to 4pm Free Review
Further information: buxton.museum@derbyshire.gov.uk Comments

'Confectionary!' by Ceri Davies

FUTURE ARTISTS @ BUXTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL - Buxton Community School Family Friendly
A collection of work by A Level and GCSE students from Buxton Community School, featuring work from lower school students. There will be a selection of students’ work available to buy (and of course nibbles!)
Buxton Community School – Art Department (02d) Google Map 14, 15 Jul 10am to 3pm Free Review Comments

The Great Dome Art Fair

THE GREAT DOME ART FAIR - Peak District Artisans
Browse and buy from a huge range of outstanding art and design direct from PDA’s members at our award-winning annual exhibition. Meet our newest members and enjoy our popular talks and demonstrations, and unique Artists’ Original Postcard Raffle.
University of Derby Buxton – Dome (04c) Google Map 13 Jul 6:30pm to 8:30pm, 14, 15 Jul 10am to 5pm Free Review Comments

Seeing;oils on textured canvas.

INTO ABSTRACTION - The Louise Jannetta Gallery & Studio Family Friendly
Louise Jannetta will be showing work developed for the Fine Art BA she is studying at Manchester Metropolitan University. Although utilising some familiar techniques this new body of work explores abstraction, colour and form to investigate some accepted cultural norms.
Louise Jannetta Art Studio (rear of 24 Dale Rd) (14) Google Map 5-7, 12-14 & 19-21 Jul 10am to 4:30pm Free Review Comments

NATURE'S PATTERNS - High Peak Artists Family Friendly
Nature contains some amazing patterns – think of cloud formations, rippled sand, trees, branches and twigs, animal and insect markings, feathers, landscapes, reflections, rock strata, shell spirals, snowflakes, lichen, flowers and leaves. These and more are explored in this stunning exhibition of paintings, ceramics, photography, printmaking, textiles and jewellery.
Pavilion Gardens – The Art Cafe (33f) Google Map 4-22 Jul 10am to 5pm Free Review Comments

'And the hills were purple' by Fiona Jubb

SOMETHING LIKE THE COLOUR PURPLE - The Green Man Gallery Artists Family Friendly
Purple: the colour of magic and mystery, of wisdom and creativity, the colour we will wear when we are old. This year’s group exhibition by The Green Man Gallery’s Resident Artists takes its inspiration from the complex range of colours at the higher end of the visible spectrum.
Green Man Gallery (86) Google Map 4 Jul 6pm to 8pm, 5-22 Jul 10:30am to 5:30pm Free Review
Further information: the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

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BROOKLYN BREWERY TOTAL TAKEOVER - Monk Buxton
Returning from a sell-out night last year, Brooklyn Brewery will be joining us alongside brand ambassador Chris Moore for a guided tasting of some delicious and rare Brooklyn beers.There'll also be some specially designed 'hop-tails', brewery games, exclusive giveaways and Nineties’ nostalgia band Easy Feet playing into the night.
Monk Cocktail Bar (49) Google Map 11 Jul 7pm to 2am £15, Ages 18+ Review
 Tickets on the door. Comments

rainbow cakes for rainbow people

THE BUXTON PRIDE PICNIC - Stone and Water Family Friendly
Celebrate Queer Buxton (LGBT+ and friends!) with an afternoon of graceful silliness and frivolous strength. Bring your own exquisite nibbles, an umbrella or parasol if appropriate, and join us for a picnic as elegant as we can make it. Winner of last year's Spirit of the Fringe Award.
Pavilion Gardens – Swimming Pool Lawns (33n) Google Map 21 Jul 2pm to 5pm Free Comments

BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT - Discover Buxton
Mary Queen of Scots visited Buxton. A prisoner at the Old Hall Hotel, she took the water treatments for her deteriorating health against a backdrop of plotting, betrayal and murder. Experience Mary’s tale, see her written word, learn of her sufferings and discover hidden secrets as you trace her footsteps.
Old Hall Hotel (31) Google Map 7 & 17 Jul 11am to noon £8 Review
 Bookings via 07530 457755 or on the door Comments

Wrriten one a day in January

CAFELIT WORKSHOP - Gill James and the CafeLit Writers Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Gill James will read from January Stones 2013 and 140x140 as part of a workshop on writing for her online magazine CafeLit. The ticket fee includes a copy of one of the collections. ‘A beautifully presented collection of flash fiction with many stories that give pause for thought.’ (New Writing)
Scrivener's Bookshop – Victorian Story Cellar (11a) Google Map 19 Jul 10:30am to noon, 1pm to 2:30pm, 3:30pm to 5pm £7 (Child and Conc £5)
 Bookings via Opera House or gill@cafelit.co.uk
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FAIR SPIRITS CHARITY COMEDY & COCKTAIL NIGHT - Monk Buxton
Monk and FAIR Spirits have teamed up, together with Underground Venues, to bring you a night of comedy and cocktails with all proceeds going to FAIR's Fair Trade charity. The night will see guided spirits tasting alongside specially made cocktails and slots from comedians performing throughout the festival.
Monk Cocktail Bar (49) Google Map 19 Jul 7pm to 10pm £10, Ages 18+
 Bookings via jamie@buxtoncafebar.co.uk Comments

Buxton Pump Room c1920

FRIDAY THE 13TH IN THE PUMP ROOM - Buxton Festival Fringe
We’re not superstitious! Join us in the historic Pump Room in Buxton’s Crescent for a day of free entertainment and, perhaps, education. With a different performance starting every 30 minutes. Music, comedy, theatre, dance, spoken word. Thanks to the Buxton Crescent and Thermal Spa Heritage Trust for inviting us.
The Pump Room (84) Google Map 13 Jul 10am to 7pm Free Review Comments

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FRINGE 2018 AWARDS - Buxton Festival Fringe
Find out who and what has caught the ears and eyes of judges and reviewers at the 39th Buxton Fringe. We’ll be aiming to recognise all that was freshest and most exciting. Mingle, nibble and sip from 1.30pm. Presentations from 2pm. The Twitter stream won’t capture the happiness or atmosphere!
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 22 Jul 1:30pm to 3pm Free
Further information: Open to entrants, Fringe Friends and by invitation Comments

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FRINGE FORUM - Buxton Festival Fringe
A chance for performers, artists and audiences to meet some of those behind the organisation of the Buxton Fringe. Tell us what you like and enjoy most about the festival. How might the Fringe be improved? What can we do to celebrate the 40th festival in 2019? Who styles our hair?
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) Google Map 12 Jul 2pm to 3pm Free Comments

FRINGE LAUNCH PARTY - Underground Family Friendly
Join us for the official launch of the 2018 Buxton Festival Fringe, at Underground's festival hub above The Old Clubhouse. Catch preview performances from across the Fringe, mingle with the stars and help us toast the 39th Festival Fringe! No booking required - just come along!
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 4 Jul 8pm to 11:30pm Free Review
Further information: underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Comments

Photo by Feipeng Yi

JOURNEY THROUGH WHISKY UNDERSTANDING IN 6 WHISKIES - Monk Buxton
Join resident whisky enthusiast Jamie as he guides you through the most significant areas of whisky production, in order to understand better what we like about whisky and why. Through sampling six whiskies we aim to broaden every imbiber’s whisky experience, and hopefully introduce new realms of whisky pleasure.
Monk Cocktail Bar (49) Google Map 12 Jul 8pm to 10pm £20, Ages 18+ Review
 Bookings via jamie@buxtoncafebar.co.uk Comments

Microfauna from the collection of J W Jackson (credit: Derbyshire County Council)

MEET THE EXPERTS - Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Drop in for free lunchtime talks on a range of topics linked to our eclectic collections. Programmes available from Fringe Information Desk, museum or our website.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (07) Google Map 10-13 & 17-20 Jul 1pm to 2pm Free Review
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WELL, WELL I NEVER KNEW THAT ABOUT BUXTON'S WATERS! - Present from the Past Opera House Sales
Buxton residents and visitors describe in words and pictures the town’s history of using its healing waters. A new Present from the Past production involving Buxton & District U3A Oral History Group, Buxton Crescent and Thermal Spa Heritage Trust and Buxton Museum. (New Writing)
The Palace Hotel – Chatsworth Room (32d) Google Map 13 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm. The Pump Room (84) Google Map 17 Jul 2pm to 3:15pm, 20 Jul 6pm to 7:15pm £5, Ages 10+ Review
 Bookings via Opera House or vivdoyle@tiscali.co.uk or 01298 26720
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