Event Descriptions 2019

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

Many more events will come on stream before we reach the closing date for entries on Sunday 21st April. Please check back often.

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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Diary Venue Map

 Comedy

Andy Quirk and Anna J

99 (FIRST WORLD) PROBLEMS - Andy Quirk and Anna J
Join the UK’s premier rapper of First World Problems and his lead backup dancer for musical comedy tackling the inconsequential irks of modern living. Part concert, part group therapy, with a genre-busting soundtrack paying homage to europop, grime, funk and beyond. There’s room in the crew for everyone!
Hydro Restaurant and Bar (22) OpenStreetMap 6 Jul 8:15pm to 9:15pm £5, Ages 18+
 Bookings via www.wegottickets.com/event/462177 Comments

ACCOMPLISHED LADIES: WORK IN PROGRESS - Accomplished Ladies Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Period drama comedy sketch show. Experience some of the agonising dilemmas facing history's most Accomplished Ladies: Elizabeth and Jane. Watch them laugh and sing their way through society’s pitfalls as they try not to get hanged at the end. (New Writing)
High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (30) OpenStreetMap 6 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £5, Ages 12+
 Bookings via Opera House Comments

ALASDAIR BECKETT-KING: THE INTERDIMENSIONAL ABK - Alasdair Beckett-King
The multi-award-winning, and Buxton Fringe Comedy Award-nominated, Alasdair Beckett-King returns to this timeline with a dimension-hopping stand-up comedy show. 'A singular and truly distinct act, Beckett-King creates his own multi-faceted world.' **** I Scotsman. 'A bold and fresh comedy voice.' Stage. ***** EdFestMag. **** Fest. **** One4Review. **** Voice (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com | Student/Low income £2-3 off | Info: 0208 144 0070 Comments

BARREL OF LAUGHS - Underground
Buxton Fringe's very own comedy club returns for its 14th 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 2006-2018 - you should probably book now.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com | Info: 0208 144 0070 Comments

Charmian Hughes: What-Not

CHARMIAN HUGHES: WHAT-NOT - Charmian Hughes
There's a word for people there isn't a word for - it's what-not, and Charmian is your leader. 'A class above other stand-ups.’ Dominion Post. 'Irresistible.’ Scotsman. 'Best gags.’ Independent. 'I love Charmian Hughes.’ Bridget Christie (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 20, 21 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Conc £5), Ages 15+
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

COMEDY NIGHT AT THE ROTUNDA - Grist To The Mill and Off The Kerb
Catch some of the top UK comedians previewing their Edinburgh shows. Line-up to be confirmed.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 12 & 19 Jul 8:30pm to 11pm £10, Adult themes, some swearing, Ages 14+
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

DARREN WALSH: PUNIMAL FARM - Darren Walsh
Join Darren Walsh (ITV's Out There, UK's first Pun Champion, Winner of Dave's Joke Of The Edinburgh Fringe, double Buxton Fringe Award Nominee) on the farm for a pun-packed show filled with video sketches, one-liners, jingles and general nonsense. 'Punbelievable!' ***** Mirror. **** Sunday Express. 'Unstoppable tsunami of stupid puns.' Chortle (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com | Student/Low income £2-3 off | Info: 0208 144 0070 Comments

DESPITE EVERYTHING, PRICE STILL INCLUDES BISCUITS - Naomi Paul Family Friendly
Satirical four-star solo show with original songs, topical stories and Jewish humour. Set sail on a surreal journey - sometimes poignant, always funny and ultimately uplifting. With biscuits. Of course. 'A fine comic celebration of modern Britain.' British Theatre Guide. **** British Theatre Guide 2015. **** Edinburgh49 2016. **** Ludlow Fringe 2017
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 12 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 13 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm, 17 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £5), Ages 14+
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

HARRIET BRAINE: LES ADMIRABLES - Harriet Braine Family Friendly
A team of rebellious women from history wage battle against ignorance and patriarchy in a new musical comedy show, from the Buxton Fringe and Funny Women Award-winner. It's a historical feminist coming-of-age musical, basically. 'If you like musical comedy with a twist, Harriet will have you howling.' Metro (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £8 (Child £6, Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com | Student/Low income £2-3 off | Info: 0208 144 0070 Comments

Andy Gilbert

HOW TO BE A WORLD-CLASS POET IN UNDER AN HOUR - Andy Gilbert
Andy Gilbert describes himself as a poet and educator. Despite concerns about his level of delusion, his sincerity cannot be doubted as he teaches us how to be a world-class poet in less than an hour. A masterclass or a delayed mid-life crisis dressed up as entertainment? You decide. (New Writing)
Hydro Restaurant and Bar (22) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 6pm to 7pm Free, Adult themes and strong language, Ages 16+ Comments

IT JUST SO HAPPENED - AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY SHOW - Mirth of Forth Productions
In this alternative history show, four panellists deliver short stand-up sets based on historical people and events which happened on the same date as the show, then together they discuss possible alternative endings to other events which happened in Buxton’s illustrious history. Hosted by Richard Pulsford. Recorded for podcast. (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 1:30pm to 2:30pm £12 (Child and Conc £9), Possible strong language, Ages 14+
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

JIM CAMPBELL: BEEF - Jim Campbell
Jim Campbell descends from the Scottish clan that inspired Game Of Thrones' Red Wedding and he's inherited their fiery disposition. Can you remove the flaws in your personality? Join his journey to inner peace, via complete and utter fury. 'Something you definitely do not want to miss.' **** The List
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £7 (Conc £6)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com | Student/Low income £2-3 off | Info: 0208 144 0070 Comments

Lucky Dog Theatre Productions | The Laurel & Hardy Cabaret

THE LAUREL & HARDY CABARET - Lucky Dog Theatre Productions Family Friendly
A bumper package of routines, songs and dances from the 30-year career of the dearly loved timeless duo - including some rarely seen material. Performed by the world's top Laurel & Hardy re-enactors, fresh from awards, sell-outs and standing ovations around the world. 'Outstanding.' Fringe Review. ***** Love Fringe
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £10 (Child £7, Conc £9), Ages 5+
 Bookings via underthefringe.com | Student/Low income £2-3 off | Info: 0208 144 0070 Comments

LOOKING AT LIFE - TWO SHORT COMIC PLAYS. - Magdalen Theatre Opera House Sales
Comedy to keep you laughing in your seat all evening. 'Cat's Eye View.' By Joyce Janes. Cat's sleep all day don't they? Follow TC as he does his rounds. 'Argy - Bargy.' by Mary Hennessy. What's going on? Billy knows, Al believes, Joey doesn't give a F...! (New Writing)
Buxton Working Men's Club (51) OpenStreetMap 9, 10 Jul 7pm to 9pm £10 (Conc £8), Strong language, , Ages 18+
 Bookings via Opera House or Pay on the door or reserve on 07497 910930 Comments

MAISIE ADAM: WORK IN PROGRESS - Maisie Adam Family Friendly
So You Think You're Funny Winner 2017 and Best Newcomer nominee Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2018, Maisie Adam presents a new work-in-progress show. Witty observations delivered with her signature charm, hilarious physicality and sharp wit. ‘Go see Maisie Adam now and have bragging rights for years to come.’ Herald
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £7 (Child £5, Conc £6)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com | Student/Low income £2-3 off | Info: 0208 144 0070 Comments

MIKE RAFFONE: BRAIN RINSE - Mike Raffone
The smash hit returns, turning the idea of audience participation on its head. Love, war, spirituality and polar exploration. Epic themes, with a cast of thousands - starring you, the audience. Mike Raffone is the puppet master, but who's really pulling the strings? Winner, Spirit Of The Fringe, Buxton 2018.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com | Student/Low income £2-3 off | Info: 0208 144 0070 Comments

NATHAN CASSIDY: MY SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION - Nathan Cassidy
We all build ourselves prisons - and we can all escape. Fearless, wide-reaching show, from the Buxton favourite, shaped by the music and story of the legendary film. 'Stormingly good'. Kate Copstick. 'Smart, relentlessly laugh out loud... hilarious.' Edinburgh Evening News. Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee. Comedy Show Award, Buxton Fringe 2014.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com | Student/Low income £2-3 off | Info: 0208 144 0070 Comments

RICHARD PULSFORD: ROLL UP FOR THE SMIRKING BREAK - Mirth of Forth Productions
Master of wordplay and UK Pun Championships runner-up (2016) Richard Pulsford presents an hour of light-hearted stand-up comedy. ‘Like a well-oiled machine of mirth… a likeable stand-up comedian with great material.’ Buxton Fringe Review. ‘A congenial showman… the audience loved him… you will not be disappointed.’ Prague Fringe
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm £12 (Conc £9)
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

Twonkey2019 | Twonkey's Ten Year Twitch

TWONKEY'S TEN YEAR TWITCH - Twonkey2019
Twonkey's tenth show is about a grotesque cake decorating shop in the Dordogne that has been secretly making fake weather since 1982. I'm not lying. Come with me to the Dordogne and I will show you. 'Creates wonderlands of weird.' **** Scotsman. Winner, Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality, 2016
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com | Student/Low income £2-3 off | Info: 0208 144 0070 Comments

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 Dance

The dancers are coming for you!

BUXTON DAY OF DANCE 2019 - Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Family Friendly
A feast of traditional dancing from around the country. The streets of Buxton will be filled with the music, colour, passion, energy and humour that the Morris brings. Over 150 dancers and musicians from 16 different Morris sides hosted by Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris.
Around the Town (47) 20 Jul 10:30am to 4:30pm Free Comments

TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA WITH MUSIC AND DANCE - RNLI Buxton Fundraising Committee Family Friendly
Enjoy a vintage style traditional afternoon tea comprising: a quality selection of homemade sandwiches and interesting homemade cakes, plus the essential freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream. For those not too full... traditional dancing to music by talented local musicians.
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL (53) OpenStreetMap 14 Jul 3pm to 6:30pm £15
 Bookings via Jane 07792 840601 or Dianne 07939 005212 Comments

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 Film

LATE NIGHT MOVIES - Buxton Film
Four films for your pleasure, late on a summer night in the special space that is the Rotunda’s Dome.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 6, 10, 13 & 17 Jul 10pm to 0:01am £5 (Child £3, Conc £4), Please note the BBFC classification of each film
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

NOMAD SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - Rotunda Theatre
A roaming festival of British short films from up-and-coming and established filmmakers. Take part and get to vote for the awards.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £5, Adult themes, some swearing, Ages 14+
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

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 For Families

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS - Buxton International Festival Family Friendly
With its humorous and delightful melodies, Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals is a perennial favourite. BIF’s Orchestra in Residence, Northern Chamber Orchestra presents a concert aimed at young people and families. Also see the artwork created for this event by local primary children in a joint schools project with Buxton Fringe.
Arts Centre – Auditorium (74b) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 3:30pm to 4:30pm £15 (Child £5)
 Bookings via www.buxtonfestival.co.uk or 01298 72190 Family ticket £37.50 Comments

Babbling Vagabonds Outdoor Family Adventrue

HERE BE DRAGONS! - Babbling Vagabonds Storytelling Theatre Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Ever tangled with a five-headed Hottle-Spottle with toothache? Soothed a silver-tongued slimp-slatherer with a drooling problem? Help brave zoologists conjure a story to becalm a bewildered beastie. Those fabulous funsters, Babbling Vagabonds are back. Here Be Dragons! is a new outdoor theatre adventure. Suitable for all the family.
Grinlow Woods – at Poole's Cavern (94) OpenStreetMap 20-24 Jul 11am to noon, 2pm to 3pm £7.50, Outdoor activity- dress for the weather, Ages 4+
 Bookings via Opera House Comments

MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON - Ashgate Productions Opera House Sales Family Friendly
The river is drying up. The animals have ideas to refill it. But none work. Wise Old Owl remembers about Amos - the Rain God who lives in the Mountains of the Moon. They must find the Honeybird to make the Rain God cry. Will they find her in time? (New Writing)
Buxton Community School – Drama Studio (02a) OpenStreetMap 19 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 20 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £10 (Child £7, Conc £8)
 Bookings via Opera House or www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/309888 Comments

Captain Digorie Piper and the Pirates of the "Golden Behind"

PIRATES! THE MUSICAL STORY OF CAPTAIN DIGORIE PIPER - Mr Simpson's Little Consort Family Friendly
Interactive children's concert, complete with a pirate story. Come along dressed as a pirate to meet Captain Digorie Piper, Queen Bess, the unruly pirate crew of the Golden Behind and their strange musical instruments. Be prepared to sing, dance and generally join in with a good deal of nonsense. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church (55) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 3pm to 4pm. Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 22 Jul 3pm to 4pm £10 (Child Free), £10 ticket covers one family group, Ages under 12
 Bookings via sue@pierssnell.force9.co.uk, 07938 916976 or Eventbrite. Family ticket: £10 Comments

Lucky Dog Theatre Productions | The Red Balloon

THE RED BALLOON - Lucky Dog Theatre Productions Family Friendly
Based on the classic 1956 film by Albert Lamorisse, a brand new show by the award-winning Lucky Dog. Charming, funny, touching and suitable for all the family. Come and join Pascal and his pet balloon in Paris as they learn the true nature of friendship. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £8 (Child £5, Conc £7), Ages 4-10
 Bookings via underthefringe.com | Student/Low income £2-3 off | Info: 0208 144 0070 Comments

SUMMER SONGS! - New Mills Primary Choir Family Friendly
New Mills Primary Choir singing and performing their favourite summer songs for everyone to enjoy. Some solos and lots of actions to entertain and enjoy.
Buxton Opera House Forecourt (08) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 6pm to 7pm Free, songs for families to enjoy, Ages 3+ Comments

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 Music

11 Reasons

11 REASONS - Egriega Family Friendly
Multiple Buxton Fringe Nominee and Award winner Egriega brings a new show, 11 Reasons - an abstract love story, including photographs, set around Buxton, featuring a live trio playing original, cool jazz. Follow a young couple as they meet, fall in love and work out how to live. (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 7, 11, 14 & 20 Jul 9pm to 10pm £10 (Child £8)
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993. Comments(1)

4 KHZ IS A CHILLI - Charles Ormrod Opera House Sales
An imaginative collection of piano performances to explain the authenticity of 18th-century jazz, the everyday problems of Roman molluscs and, indeed, why 4 kHz is a chilli. Ormrod’s Fringe debut follows his performances of Got Bits of Shell In It and features a spontaneous composition for a new album. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church (55) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 8pm to 9pm, 12 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 17 Jul 8pm to 9pm £8 (Child Free, Conc £5), Ages 12+
 Bookings via Opera House or charlesormrod.com Comments

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.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 11am to 12:30pm. St Mary's Church (41) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 3pm to 4:30pm £6 (Child and Conc £4)
 Bookings via www.ticketsource.co.uk/ordsallsingers/ Comments

THE ANCIENT PULL (THIS LUNAR BEAUTY) - Paul Cromford Opera House Sales Family Friendly
The Moon. We’ve gazed at her, wondered about her. Five decades ago we courted her and won her, but lost the wonder. Specially written for Fringe40 by Buxton composer Paul Cromford (Fringe Award nominee 2013), this ambitious song cycle recounts our relationship with Earth’s nearest neighbour. Rediscover your love for her! (New Writing)
Lee Wood Hotel – Pendennis 1 (91a) OpenStreetMap 15, 17, 21 & 23 Jul 8pm to 10pm £10 (Child £5, Conc £9)
 Bookings via Opera House or www.wegottickets.com/PaulCromford or CaroleMordauntTodd@gmail.com, 07505 160569 Comments

Annette Gregory - American SongBook

ANNETTE GREGORY INTIMATE AFFAIR - AMERICAN SONGBOOK - Annette Gregory Family Friendly
Jazz music in its heyday was the pop music of the 1920s to1950s. Annette will perform an intimate session from popular artists such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Julie London and many others. Come and tap your feet and enjoy some wonderful jazz.
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 17 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £10 (Child £8, Conc £9)
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

BEST OF BRITISH - City of Manchester Opera Opera House Sales
COMO present a concert on the theme of Best of British, including pieces by British composers, set in Britain, or have a British subject. Favourite works included are Zadok the Priest by Handel, The Yeomen of the Guard by Gilbert and Sullivan and Jerusalem by Parry.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), None, Ages 12+
 Bookings via Opera House Comments

High Peak Swing Band in rehearsal

BIG BAND TAKES THE STAGE - High Peak Swing Band Opera House Sales
16-piece ‘big band’, featuring vocals, presents contemporary arrangements of music inspired by the golden age of the ballroom and the great showbands with some evergreen tunes of the musical stage.
Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand (33a) OpenStreetMap 14 Jul 2pm to 4pm. Conservative Club (79) OpenStreetMap 15 Jul 8pm to 10pm £6 (Child £3, Conc £5)
 Bookings via Opera House or brian.lightowler@yahoo.com. Sunday 14th show on the Bandstand is Free Comments

THE BLUES TRAIN - Friends of Buxton Station Family Friendly
An evening of blues music on the 19:08 train from Manchester and then at Buxton Station from approximately 20:15.
Buxton Station (114) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 7:15pm to 8:30pm Free Comments

Brian Low (credit: RNCM)

BRIAN LOW - PIANO RECITAL - Broadwood Buxton Family Friendly
Royal Northern College of Music students play at the URC throughout the year. Join us for the final recital this academic year. Brian Low plays JS Bach’s Chaconne in D minor, Takemitsu’s Rain Tree Sketch II, Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte and Liszt’s Harmonies poétiques et religieuses III, vii. Funérailles.
United Reformed Church (55) OpenStreetMap 4 Jul 2pm to 3pm £5 (Child Free, Conc £4)
 Tickets on the door. Comments

CCYO SUMMER CONCERT 2019 - Derbyshire City & County Youth Orchestra
The Derbyshire City & County Youth Orchestra is one of Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership's flagship ensembles, attracting high-achieving musicians from across the county. This concert is the culmination of a five-day residential course.
Pavilion Gardens – Octagon (33d) OpenStreetMap 19 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Child £5)
 Bookings via kathryn.taylour@derbyshire.gov.uk Comments

THE CHRIS WOODS GROOVE ORCHESTRA - The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra - Solo Show Family Friendly
A one-man orchestra of epic proportions. An engaging and inspiring solo show from boundary-breaking guitar explorer Chris Woods. Taking you on a journey from minimalist solo guitar to looped cinematic sounds and explosive six-string explorations. ‘Tremendous – a genuine privilege to witness.’ Headliner magazine. Plus local support.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 19 Jul 7:30pm to 10:30pm £10 (Child and Conc £9)
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com, 01298 937375 or chriswoodsgroove.co.uk Comments

CLASSICAL PIANO RECITAL - Jill Crossland (piano) Opera House Sales Family Friendly
After her highly successful first visit last year, Jill Crossland returns to the Buxton Festival Fringe with her imaginative and passionate performances of the classical piano repertoire. Includes refreshments.
United Reformed Church (55) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 3pm to 5pm £11 (Child Free, Conc £10)
 Bookings via Opera House Comments

CLUB ACOUSTIC AT THE FRINGE - Club Acoustic
A Fringe regular since 2012, Club Acoustic is proud to present a feast of outstanding local musical talent in a showcase of songs and music from our regular performers. Free entry, no tickets. Come along!
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 17 Jul 8:45pm to 10:30pm Free
Further information: buxton.club.acoustic@gmail.com Comments

Concert in the Salon of Louis XV (date unknown)

COFFEE CONCERTS: EUROPEAN BAROQUE - Mr Simpson's Little Consort Family Friendly
A series of four morning recitals of period music from the 17th and 18th centuries, performed on period instruments, exploring a different nation each day: England, France, Germany, and Italy. Buxton Fringe Award Winners and Nominees. International prizewinning early music specialists. Series discount offered.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 18-20 & 22 Jul 11am to 11:45am £6 (Child Free, Conc £5), Series discount ticket £15 (four recitals)
 Bookings via sue@pierssnell.force9.co.uk, 07938 916976 or Eventbrite. Comments

DDSO SUMMER CONCERT 2019 - Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra
Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra have been working together on a four-day residential course leading up to this concert. They have worked with Sinfonia Viva on a piece composed for this concert.
Pavilion Gardens – Octagon (33d) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Child £5)
 Tickets on the door. Comments

EARLY MUSIC CONCERTS - Partita
In this 40th Fringe, award-winning ensemble Partita celebrates 25 years of Fringe early music concerts with two programmes of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque repertoire with interludes of African music for voice and Kora by Holly Marland.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 5 & 19 Jul 3pm to 4:20pm £10 (Child and Conc £8)
 Tickets on the door. Comments

EDEN WALKER PIANO RECITAL - Eden Walker Opera House Sales
Returning to the Buxton Fringe after a prize-winning performance at the 2018 festival, Eden will present a varied programme of pieces for solo piano.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £8 (Child Free, Conc £6)
 Bookings via Opera House or edenwalker.co.uk Comments

THE EUROPEAN GRAND TOUR - Mr Simpson's Little Consort Family Friendly
Full-length recitals taking our 2019 theme of the 18th-century European Grand Tour, with songs and music by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel and Telemann. Buxton Fringe Award Winners and Nominees, we return to the Fringe with a lovely, flamboyant programme of high Baroque virtuosity.
St John's Church (40) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Eyam Parish Church (97) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 3pm to 5pm. Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 22 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £9)
 Bookings via sue@pierssnell.force9.co.uk, 07938 916976 or Eventbrite. Eyam Church office: 01433 630930 Comments

The 'Good Lady Ducayne' as she appears in the Strand Magazine of 1896

AN EVENING WITH 'THE GOOD LADY DUCAYNE' - Pete Byrom-Smith and Michael Howard
Lesley and Steve Davies will be performing songs from the new opera The Good Lady Ducayne by Peter Byrom-Smith and Michael Howard. Inspired by the Victorian novelist Mary Braddon, the action takes place on the moors just above Buxton. Remember: 'Before Dracula - there was the Good Lady Ducayne'. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 24 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £7 (Child and Conc £5), Ages 12+
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

FLUTE & PIANO RECITAL - Rachel Johnson & Jemima Palfreyman Family Friendly
Fringe Award Winners Rachel and Jemima return to Buxton to give a performance of pieces for flute and piano inspired by folk music from around Britain and Ireland, including Cameron Wilson's Celtic Partita, Redgate's Three Folk Songs and Jennifer Barker's Na Tri Peathraichean.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 17 Jul noon to 1pm £5 (Child Free)
 Tickets on the door. Comments

The Norden Flute Quartet

FLUTE COCKTAIL - The Norden Flute Quartet Opera House Sales Family Friendly
This versatile flute quartet, is making its Festival Fringe debut this year. It will be playing an eclectic mix of music, ranging from classical to jazz, and much in between. Hoping to entertain and surprise, in a relaxed and informal environment.
High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (30) OpenStreetMap 13 Jul 7pm to 9pm £8 (Child and Conc £6)
 Bookings via Opera House or m.dale@tiscali.co.uk Comments

IN C by Terry Riley - WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE - KEMS Contemporary
Explore, play and perform In C by Terry Riley - the iconic piece that launched the minimalist movement in music. Instrumentalists of about Grade 5 standard and above are welcome to join our workshop which will culminate in a performance later in the evening. Workshop at 6.30pm and performance at 8.30pm.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 19 Jul 6:30pm to 9:30pm £5 (Child £1, Conc £4.50), Tickets £3 (£2.50 concessions) to see performance. Performers must attend the workshop.
 Bookings via julia.harding@kems.org.uk Comments

The Occasional Band

IRISH & AMERICANA SONGS AND TUNES - The Occasional Band
Returning to the Cheshire Cheese pub for a second year, local three piece The Occasional Band plays Irish and Americana songs and tunes on guitar, concertina/mandolin, and fiddle, with lots of vocals. It will be an occasion not to miss!
The Cheshire Cheese (93) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 8:30pm to 11pm Free, Ages 18+
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JAZZ FOR A SUMMER'S NIGHT - Basin Street Jazz & Blues Family Friendly
An eclectic mix from this seasoned, popular jazz and blues band. The five-piece showcases brilliant talent on sax, piano, guitar, double bass and smooth vocals. Timeless melodies by some of the greatest jazz and blues artists, from iconic divas of the 20th century to modern classics and Basin Street originals.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £10 (Child and Conc £8)
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JAZZ FOR A SUMMER'S NIGHT (WMC) - Basin Street Jazz & Blues Opera House Sales Family Friendly
An eclectic mix from this seasoned, popular jazz and blues band. The five piece showcases brilliant talent on sax, piano, guitar, double bass and smooth vocals. Timeless melodies by some of the greatest jazz and blues artists, from iconic divas of the 20th century to modern classics and Basin Street originals.
Buxton Working Men's Club (51) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 8pm to 10pm £10 (Child and Conc £8)
 Bookings via Opera House or brian.lightowler@yahoo.com Comments

JOHNNY DYSFUNCTIONAL'S XMAS IN JULY - Johnny Dysfunctional Band Opera House Sales
Dysfunctional postponed Xmas until now. Brexit, a job loss, arrested in pursuit of a hobby and other personal disasters turned Dysfunctional into Mr Scrooge. He explains his late Xmas and misfortunes in hilarious songs. Attend and wear Xmas fancy dress. Enjoy a snow machine, Xmas tree, lights and Santa. (New Writing)
The London Road Inn (111) OpenStreetMap 5, 12 & 19 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £8 (Child and Conc £5)
 Bookings via Opera House or quickfire8@btinternet.com Comments

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MRO ON THE FRINGE - Manchester Recorder Orchestra Family Friendly
On their 20th Fringe visit, this 40-piece recorder orchestra explores a wide variety of music, from classical to modern including David Moses’ Five Strong Colours, Steve Marshall’s Symphony No 5, Alan Davis’ Elegy, and other enjoyable pieces by Mozart and Keler.
Trinity Church (45) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £8.50 (Child Free, Conc £7.50), Ages 8+
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Adrian Lord

MUSIC FROM SKY BLUE PIANO - Adrian Lord Family Friendly
Join Cheshire composer and pianist Adrian Lord, to hear him perform pieces from his uplifting and joyful Sky Blue Piano album. Recorded at Crear Studios on the inspirational Scottish west coast. ‘Unpretentious and from the heart.’ Music Web International
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 6 Jul 1pm to 1:45pm Free
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NASHVILLE TO BUXTON - The Allen Buxton Express
A evening of high energy music, original material and covers from Mark Allen, coming in from Nashville, and Peter Buxton coming in from Buxton! (New Writing)
RedWillow (115) OpenStreetMap 19 Jul 9:30pm to 11:30pm Free, Ages 16+ Comments

ORCHESTRAL CONCERT - High Peak Orchestra Opera House Sales Family Friendly
An evening of classical music featuring Elgar's passionate Cello Concerto played by soloist Yukyung Na, Brahms' melodic Symphony No 2 and the sunny, Greek-inspired overture Helios by the Danish composer Nielsen. Conductor David Chatwin. Proceeds from this concert will support Blythe House Hospice.
St John's Church (40) OpenStreetMap 6 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8)
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ST LUKE’S SINGS - Saint Lukes Family Friendly
The children of Saint Luke's Primary School will share their love of singing and performing. The choir is a non-audition choir open to all our older children, most join. Our children love to share their enjoyment of singing with everyone, do come along and let us brighten your day.
Buxton Opera House Forecourt (08) OpenStreetMap 19 Jul 1:30pm to 2:30pm Free Comments

STORMIN' BLUES - Sweet Suzi and the Herding Catz Blues Band
The Catz have had three Buxton Fringe Award nominations and this year have teamed up with Sweet Suzi who will blow you away. Suzi is flying in from New York as part of a mini tour. Inducted into the US Blues Hall of Fame, Suzi and the fellas will present non-stop energy! (New Writing)
RedWillow (115) OpenStreetMap 12 Jul 9:30pm to 11:30pm Free, Adult themes, Ages 18+ Comments

The Sovereign Saxophone Octet

SUMMER SAXES - The Sovereign Saxophone Octet Opera House Sales Family Friendly
This award-winning versatile saxophone octet is returning to Buxton with another new programme of varied music, from classical to jazz, and much in between. Including new music and old favourites. Hoping to change people’s preconceived ideas of the saxophone repertoire. (New Writing)
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 8pm to 10pm £8 (Child and Conc £6)
 Bookings via Opera House or m.dale@tiscali.co.uk Comments

SUMMER THYME - SONGS AND STORIES - Serpentine Community Farm Family Friendly
Free event. Open air (shelter in polytunnel if rainy) acoustic set from 2.00pm to 3.00pm amongst Serpentine Community Farm's raised beds and gardens. No Joke (ukulele trio) will sing and play for us. Come early for coffee, cake and storytelling. Stay later to see what's growing.
Serpentine Community Farm (107) OpenStreetMap 14 Jul 2pm to 3pm Free
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A TASTE OF SUMMER - VociVoices Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A concert of music selected from the world of opera, operetta, musicals, jazz and evergreens to bring glorious sunshine to an afternoon in Buxton.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 2pm to 3:45pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8)
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TEA TIME CHAMBER TREAT - Cheshire Chamber Collective
Mozart's Horn Quintet plus Mendelssohn's Octet for Strings form the programme for this teatime chamber treat. Past Fringe Award Nominees and Winners, CCC will be making its fourth appearance. This concert could be an ideal aperitif before going on to an evening of opera.
Christ Church, Burbage (85) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 4pm to 5pm £7 (Child £0, Conc £5), Ages 10+
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TROMBONE TUNES, TROMBONE TALK - Sam Slide & Friends Opera House Sales Family Friendly
He's back! After a short break, local trombone player Sam Slide returns with a fourth chapter of his musical autobiography. This Fringe40 show brings you new tunes, new stories, a trombone lesson for everybody - and possibly some surprise guests! Once again Sam Slide's talented friends provide the tasteful backing. (New Writing)
Lee Wood Hotel – Pendennis 1 (91a) OpenStreetMap 9 & 16 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £6)
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ANNA SEWARD: WOMAN OF ENLIGHTENMENT - Discover Buxton Tours
Take a constitutional with Anna, the Swan of Lichfield, to hear her tales of Georgian life as she gossips about her fellow guests at The Crescent. A new, promenade performance that commences outside the Old Hall Hotel. (New Writing)
The Slopes (37) OpenStreetMap 6 Jul 11am to noon, 14 & 23 Jul 2pm to 3pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £7.50)
 Bookings via netta@discoverbuxton.co.uk, 01298 79648 or 07530 457755 Comments

A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO BE CRAZY - Genevieve Carver and The Unsung
A fusion of poetry, live music and audio from 2017 Buxton Fringe Spoken Word Award Winners, based on interviews with women working in the music industry. A tale of growing up, finding a voice and listening to Joni Mitchell records. ***** ‘Brilliant, verging on genius.’ The Wee Review (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 16-19 Jul 6pm to 7pm £12 (Child and Conc £9)
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BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT: AN AUDIENCE WITH MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS - Discover Buxton Tours
The lives of three strong, intelligent and dynastic women, Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Elizabeth1st of England and Bess of Hardwick,Countess of Shrewsbury were inextricably linked in the tragic, political and religious power game we explore in our tale.
Old Hall Hotel – Piano Lounge (31c) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 2pm to 3:30pm, 18 Jul 7pm to 8:30pm £9 (Child £5, Conc £8)
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CONFLICT OF INTEREST - Mirth of Forth Productions
When stand-up comedian Richard Pulsford delved into his family history his research unearthed personal stories of relatives who fought on both sides in the First World War. This talk focuses on two great uncles who volunteered, served and died in France and at sea in 1918. Updated since the centenary of the Armistice.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 2pm to 3pm £8 (Child and Conc £5), Ages 14+
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FERN HILL AND OTHER DYLAN THOMAS - Theatre Tours International Ltd
Dylan Thomas' wonderful short stories and poems are brought to life in an enchanting, award winning show. Guy Masterson’s command of Thomas’s romantic lyricism and genius wordplay, that made him one of the World's greatest writers, is akin to that of his great uncle, the late Richard Burton.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £12
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The Glummer Twins | The Glummer Twins: Just A Number

THE GLUMMER TWINS: JUST A NUMBER - The Glummer Twins
David Harmer and Ray Globe recently turned 60. It's just a number. Right? The irrepressible Glummer Twins are back to celebrate the joys, absurdities and indignities of getting older. Stand-up spoken word from the Beat Generation. 'Seriously clever and very funny.' Buxton Fringe Review, 2018 (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com | Student/Low income £2-3 off | Info: 0208 144 0070 Comments

HEY DIDDLE DEE AN ACTOR'S LIFE FOR ME - Discover Buxton Tours
A promenade through the history of theatre in Buxton from the 1700's to the present day. Hear about the great Paganini, the actor who mistook hemlock for horseradish and the famous actors who have trod the boards in Buxton. (New Writing)
Around the Town (47) 3, 15 & 22 Jul 11am to noon £8 (Child £5, Conc £7.50)
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IMPOSTORS - Sinister Masterplan
Join Polis Loizou and Laura Sampson (on stories) and Sam Enthoven (on theremin and live sound) for an hour of folk and fairytales that reach into those in-between places - where mirrors are too shiny, shadows too deep... and folks are NEVER what they seem. Are you an Impostor too?
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com | Student/Low income £2-3 off | Info: 0208 144 0070 Comments

JIMMY ANDREX PAMPHLET LAUNCH - Jimmy Andrex
A pamphlet with no title? Come and listen to Jimmy Andrex read his poetry. It might make you laugh. It’ll hopefully make you think. The jokes are all stolen, but only from the best and he’s good to his mother. (New Writing)
Scrivener's Bookshop (11) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 2pm to 2:30pm Free, Ages 15+ Comments

Footprints (credit: Georgina Watson)

A MOMENT OF RURAL WALKING - Georgina Watson
Join Georgina for two participatory artworks combining spoken word and walking. Each will explore the concepts of trace and the protection of landscapes; both of which are important within a rural setting. Please note that you will be asked to walk and stand for the duration of the performances. (New Writing)
The Pump Room (84) OpenStreetMap 16 & 18 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 19 Jul 7pm to 8pm £8 (Child £6, Conc £7)
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STORYTELLING AT HIGH PEAK BOOKSHOP - Ian Gregory Family Friendly
Four original stories set in the beautiful Peak District. Dramatic but also thoughtful, these tales draw on the rich local history of the area and focus on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. (New Writing)
High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (30) OpenStreetMap 13 Jul 2pm to 3pm n/a
 Tickets on the door. Comments

STUPIDITY IS NOT THE PROBLEM - Jimmy Andrex
A spoken word piece with music by Jimmy Andrex to promote debate about poverty, inequality and possible solutions. Based on Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman. Poverty is not a lack of character, it is a lack of cash. The piece is followed by debate around the questions it raises. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £5 (Child and Conc £2), Ages 15+
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UNDER MILK WOOD - SEMI SKIMMED - Theatre Tours International Ltd
Olivier Award winner Guy Masterson presents a slimmed down version of his globally acclaimed, solo tour-de-force Under Milk Wood. An hilarious lyrical romp through Dylan Thomas's fictional Larregub. Bawdy and beautiful, sad and sensual, it leaves indelible, unforgettable images. Masterson's virtuosity will leave you breathless.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 6 Jul 7:30pm to 8:35pm £12, Adult themes
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WHISPERS IN THE GRASS - Creeping Toad Family Friendly
A breeze blows through the hay, a bumblebee buzzes, sun warms old meadows in the Valley and we settle into an ease of stories and poems. Join the Creeping Toad team for a day (or a bit of it) drawing inspiration from the fields and wide skies of the valley. (New Writing)
Dove Valley Activity Centre (116) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 11am to 4pm Free, Ages 10+ Comments

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BUXTON CARNIVAL - Buxton Fringe/Buxton International Festival Family Friendly
The town’s summer festivals join forces to celebrate landmark anniversaries. Look out for our special Carnival of the Animals - the result of a project involving local primary schools. Thanks to to the Well Dressing and Carnival team for organising this highlight in the town’s calendar. #Fringe40.
Around the Town (47) 13 Jul 2pm to 4pm Free Comments

FRINGE @5 - Buxton Fringe Family Friendly
An early evening Buxton tradition. Whatever entertainment we can rustle up - songs, stories, comedy or drama. A chance to taste before you buy. Check at the Fringe Desk for what is happening. Performers - book your slot at the Desk. It’s the best promotion you can do. #Fringe40.
Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand (33a) OpenStreetMap 8-12 & 14-20 Jul 5pm to 5:30pm Free Comments

FRINGE SUNDAY - Buxton Fringe Family Friendly
Join us for our annual picnic and party in the park. Buy some Derbyshire ice cream and we’ll provide the entertainment. There will be belly dancers, magic, music, song plus fun and games. Free balloons, badges and postcards! Mingle with Fringe stars and tweet away - #Fringe40.
Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand (33a) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 2pm to 4:30pm Free Comments

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 Theatre

ARE THERE MORE OF YOU? - Hint of Lime Productions
In her one-woman comedy drama, Alison Skilbeck tells the linked tales of four women, Claire, Sophia, Sara and Sam, with only a postcode in common. Painful, scary, hilarious and heart-warming, the stories chart each wildly different character’s search for love and happiness. Sold out at 2018 Edfringe at Assembly.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 6pm to 7pm £12
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AUTHOR, COMPOSER, SOLDIER-OF-A-SORT - Hint of Lime Productions
A celebration of the friendship between the First World War poet and composer, Ivor Gurney, and musician and pioneer of women music critics, Marion Scott. An enduring friendship that withstood both war, illness and despair, as well as triumph and joy. Written and performed by Jan Carey.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 5-7 Jul 6pm to 7pm £12
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CITY 125 - THE CLUB WITH NO HISTORY - Dreamshed Theatre Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Dreamshed Theatre takes a romp through City’s history, in this the club's 125th anniversary year.This revue-style show takes liberties with dry historical facts to track City’s journey to the Etihad.City diehards and general theatre-goers alike will be entertained and amused! (New Writing)
The Palace Hotel – Haddon Room (32b) OpenStreetMap 6, 7 Jul 3pm to 4:15pm £10 (Child £7, Conc £8)
 Bookings via Opera House or 07771 965985 Comments

AN EVENING WITH MISS WONG - Grist To the Mill Productions Ltd
Join Miss Anna May Wong in a musical cabaret. One of Hollywood's most glamorous stars, she looks back on her life, her fight against prejudice and her rise to the acting elite as the leading lady who was never allowed to kiss her leading man – well, almost never. (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 12 Jul 7:15pm to 8:30pm, 14 Jul 7pm to 8:15pm £12 (Child £10), Ages 8+
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GRATIANO - Grist To the Mill Productions Ltd
With Bassanio murdered, Gratiano is forced to revisit his Fascist past – he never thought he played the villain. In this challenging sequel to William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice we explore the politics of prejudice in Mussolini's Italy and the present day. ***** British Theatre Guide. ***** Edinburgh Review
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 11 & 13 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £12 (Child £10), Some strong language, Ages 12+
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The Green Knight (credit: Paul McGuigan)

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 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. ‘Superlative... storytelling theatre.’ Fringe Guru. 2018 Buxton Fringe Female Actor Award Winner. debbiecannon.org
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 2pm to 3pm. Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 2pm to 3pm. Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 2pm to 3pm. Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 12 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £5), Ages 10+
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com, 01298 937375 or wegottickets.com Comments

KNEES BENT BRAS OFF RA RA RA by Ruth E Cockburn - Ruth E. Cockburn
You're all invited to my family party! Through poetry, storytelling, interviews and song, we'll experience three generations of music and dance, hear family secrets and leave remembering the importance of celebrating and finding your tribe. From the firm Buxton favourite, multi-award-nominated at Buxton Fringe, Manchester Fringe and Leicester Comedy Festival. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com | Student/Low income £2-3 off | Info: 0208 144 0070 Comments

MOBY DICK - Grist To the Mill Productions Ltd
Call me Ishmael – to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Herman Melville, Ross Ericson presents his stunning, new one-man adaptation of the classic novel. Join him on the high seas in the hunt for the great white whale. From the team behind The Unknown Soldier. (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 7pm to 8:45pm, 21 Jul 6pm to 7:15pm £12 (Child £10), Ages 8+
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MONKEY AND THE CAVE OF THE SPIDER DEMONS - Red Dragonfly Productions
Based on the stories from the Chinese classic Journey To The West, our tale finds our heroes – Monkey, Pigsy, Sandy and Tripitaka – in dangerous lands. Will they make it through, or will their continued squabbling see the band of friends fall apart and Tripitaka eaten by demons? (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 2pm to 3:30pm, 6 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm, 7 Jul 6pm to 7:30pm £15 (Child £8), Ages 8+
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MULAN - Grist To the Mill Productions Ltd
This is not the Disney tale but a gritty look at the real story behind the famous woman warrior who fought as a man in the great armies of China. Why did she do it? How did she survive? What became of her when the fighting was over? (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 17 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 21 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm £12 (Child £8), Ages 8+
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Pictures taken by Barrie Morton

OLD BONES by Jen McGregor - Third Pier Theatre
After receiving praise from audience and critics alike, Third Pier Theatre returns with Old Bones by Jen McGregor. James Napier is back to challenge another audience to a game of dice. A story of magic, romance and treachery from the mouth of the immortal man.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 4-7 & 13 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7.50 (Child and Conc £5), Ages 12+
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THE POWER BEHIND THE CRONE - Hint of Lime Productions
‘There are no good parts in Shakespeare for older women.’ Professor Artemis Turret (Alison Skilbeck) sets out to refute these words, but her old chum, international star Dame Bunti Smart, who was to perform the speeches, lets her down, forcing her to unveil her own hidden theatrical talents.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 7:30pm to 8:40pm £12
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RAREST OF ALL RARITIES - PB Theatricals Family Friendly
PB Theatricals returns for Rarest of all Rarities, a collection of songs from rarely performed Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. Over the course of an hour you will visit the topsy-turvy worlds of The Gondoliers, Utopia Ltd, Grand Duke and The Sorcerer. This is a G&S treat not to be missed.
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm. Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 19 Jul 3pm to 4:10pm £10 (Child and Conc £7)
 Bookings via (18th) the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375; (19th) rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

THE RIOT ACT - Breathe Out Theatre
In 1842, 23 years after Peterloo, Lancashire factory workers again marched in protest at appalling pay and conditions. In Preston's Lune Street the protesters were confronted by the authorities and read the Riot Act. Tragedy and humour from Manchester Fringe Festival 2017 Best Drama winners. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 5, 6, 10 & 19 Jul 6pm to 6:50pm £7 (Child and Conc £6), Ages 14+
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RUBY & CEDAR - Fishhouse Theatre Opera House Sales
Love, grief and space. A new play with its head among the stars. It’s the annual visit home but something’s changed. Sisterhood's eclipsed by sibling rivalry. Dark, funny and for anyone who’s loved, hated or lost someone. By Alison Dunne writer of Buxton Fringe word of mouth hit Cloaks. (New Writing)
Lee Wood Hotel – Canyons (91c) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 7pm to 8:10pm, 19 Jul 2:30pm to 3:40pm, 7pm to 8:10pm, 20 Jul 2:30pm to 3:40pm, 7:30pm to 8:40pm £10 (Conc £8), some language & adult themes, Ages 14+
 Bookings via Opera House or fishhousetheatre@gmail.com Comments

Victorian actor Tobias Folair in the grip of sudden inspiration

SIR HENRY IRVING AND THE BELLS - Stage Three Family Friendly
The story of Henry Irving - first knight of the theatre and his lifelong obsession with the classic Victorian melodrama - 'The Bells'. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 4 & 10 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 12 Jul 8pm to 9pm, 16, 17 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 19, 20 Jul 8pm to 9pm £8 (Child and Conc £6)
 Tickets on the door. Comments

SPECIAL MEASURES - Blackboard Theatre Opera House Sales
A classroom comedy. With more teachers leaving the profession than ever before, we delve into what life is like as a teacher in 2019. Hilarious and heart-warming from start to finish. Come and join us for a day in the chaotic life of a teacher. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 13 Jul 2:30pm to 3:15pm £7 (Child and Conc £5), Strong language, Ages 14+
 Bookings via Opera House Comments

A SUBSTITUTE FOR LIFE - Hint of Lime Productions
Francis Kenworthy (Tim Hardy) used books to hide from reality, to forget the brutalities of his Victorian upbringing, but a family accident forces him to face real life. The seeds of tragedy have been sown long ago; a violent outcome is inevitable. Written by Simon Brett, directed by Alison Skilbeck. (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 6pm to 6:50pm £12
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Michael Johnson as The Beggar [credit: E Moore]

THE SUITCASE, THE BEGGAR & THE WIND - Gare Du Nord Theatre Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Some people just walk by on the train platform. Others stop to dream about stars and time. Taking you back to the golden age of steam in a piece that makes us think more about our journey ahead. ‘A joy to watch.’ **** North West End Review. Manchester Fringe Winners 2017
United Reformed Church – Green Room: Hall (55b) OpenStreetMap 13 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 14 Jul 4pm to 5pm £5 (Child and Conc £3.50)
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TAKING FLIGHT SHOWCASE - Red Dragonfly Productions
Three short plays from the British Asian perspective. A Piece of Cake – a comedy about that wedding that we've all been to. Little Potatoes – what happens when your one child is your only hope. Aiko – is it really magic, or is grandmother just getting old? (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 9, 10 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £10 (Child £5), Ages 8+
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Jayne Connell as 'Hazel', and Jasmine Darke as 'Mum'...'There ought be a thread'.

TANGLETREE - JDJB and TLBB Productions
A catastrophic event forces mother and daughter to look to the future. Where is the thread? Is it in the yarn? The thread? With sleeping dogs? In a ballet pas de chat? Ivy and Hazel contemplate the past and an unknown future. A story of rage, despair, triumph. Also love. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 4 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul noon to 1pm. Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul noon to 1pm. Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £6), Ages 12+
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TOM JONES - Red Dragonfly Productions
Ross Ericson's acclaimed adaptation of Henry Fielding's comic novel. A tale of love, deception and mistaken identity; a feast of human nature, served up in the plain and simple manner of the West Country, hashed and ragoud with all the high French and Italian seasoning of sex and vice.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 4, 5 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm, 7 Jul 2pm to 3:30pm £15 (Child £10), Some nudity, Ages 8+
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UPDOWNSIZING by Ginny Davis - Ginny Davis Productions
New comedy about the chaos of modern family life from the Fringe-nominated Buxton favourite. The kids have flown the nest so it's time to downsize. Mum's packing, Husband is getting under her feet - and it's just started to rain. 'Eminently entertaining.' Stratford-upon-Avon Herald. ***** Fringe Guru. ***** Broadway Baby (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com | Student/Low income £2-3 off | Info: 0208 144 0070 Comments

WITHOUT MALICE OR ILL WILL - Hand On The Tap
Geoff Marsh was a miner. Then a police officer. When the miners went on strike to fight for their industry, Geoff was on the other side at the infamous Battle of Orgreave. 35 years later he tells you his story. This monologue is written and performed by Ray Castleton.
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 8pm to 8:45pm, 6 Jul 2pm to 8:45pm £10 (Conc £8), Mild swearing, Ages 15+
 Tickets on the door. Comments

ZERO FOR YOUNG DUDES by Alistair McDowall - REC Youth Theatre
The inmates at a bizarre summer camp are plotting a revolution. Or has it already happened? Spending a day watching their schedule of exercise, lessons and meals, a long history of unrest and injustice lies hidden, and a violent future looms large on the horizon. From the multi-award-winning Fringe regulars.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com | Student/Low income £2-3 off | Info: 0208 144 0070 Comments

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Burbage Art Group at work

2019 ART EXHIBITION - Burbage Art Group Family Friendly
Exhibiting on a Sunday for the first time, Burbage Art Group offers an exciting array of watercolours, oils, landscapes, collages, wall-hangings and sculptures, receiving a Fringe Visual Arts nomination in 2018. The show includes cakes, refreshments and children’s quiz. Beginners are welcome at the class which meets on Wednesday evenings.
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL (53) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 11am to 4pm Free, Part of Buxton Art Trail Comments

ACROSS THE FIELD - Adrienne Brown and Langley Brown
Two Fringe Award Winners show recent and retrospective artworks across a range of media. A pleasant option: collect map from Fringe Desk and walk to venue across Pavilion Gardens and Temple Fields. Free admission includes refreshments, ArtQuiz (all ages!), and entry to prize draw for a fine-art print.
18 White Knowle Road, Buxton (20) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 5:30pm to 8:30pm, 6-14 Jul 10am to 5pm Free Comments

BUXTON ART TRAIL 2019: THE BUXTON BIENNALE! - Buxton Art Trail Family Friendly
The multi-award-winning Buxton Art Trail presents its fifth Buxton Biennale. An eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional art, craft and events by amateur and professional artists from Buxton and beyond. Exhibitions, workshops and events happening at venues throughout Buxton. Pick up the BAT brochure and map and take the trail!
Around the Town (47) 6, 7 Jul 10am to 5pm Free
Further information: Further www.buxtonarttrail.com Comments

BUXTON PHOTO CHALLENGE 2019 - 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. Arrive between 10am-11am to get your topics and then off you go to find creative interpretations.
Old Clubhouse – Downstairs (21b) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 10am to 4pm £5 (Child £3)
 Tickets on the door. Comments

THE GREAT DOME ART FAIR 19-21 JULY - Peak District Artisans Family Friendly
Over 35 Peak District Artisans exhibiting works across the arts such as fine art, textiles, pottery, jewellery, prints. Free demonstrations by our members, postcard raffle and 'studio sale'. Visitors will be able to participate in painting the fair, with Sue Prince award-winning folk artist - no experience necessary.
University of Derby Buxton – Dome (04c) OpenStreetMap 19 Jul 6:30pm to 8:30pm, 20 Jul 10am to 5pm, 21 Jul 10am to 4:30pm £2 (Child Free, Conc £0)
 Tickets on the door. Comments(1)

Rondane, Norway

MOUNTAIN AND LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY - Geoff Shoults Family Friendly
Winner of the 2017 UK Mountain Photograph of the Year, Geoff Shoults has always lived in Buxton and takes his inspiration from the moors and woodlands of the Peak District, other mountain areas of the UK and the winter landscapes of Arctic Norway.
Jo Royle Outdoor (113) OpenStreetMap 3-6 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 7 Jul 10am to 4pm, 8-13 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 14 Jul 10am to 4pm, 15-20 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 21 Jul 10am to 4pm, 22-24 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm Free Comments

SMILE - Artist- Lindsey Piper Family Friendly
Smile, a collection of art installations by artist Lindsey Piper.
Around the Town (47) 3-24 Jul 10am to 10pm Free Comments

TAKE TEN@2 - Take Ten Artists
Ten very different visual artists and makers from the Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands, all with links to Leek School of Art. Showing 2D and 3D work: painting, illustration, drawing, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery. Refreshments available - donations to local charity.
2 Rock Terrace, Buxton, SK17 6HN (112) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 6pm to 8:30pm, 6, 7 & 13, 14 Jul 11am to 6pm Free, Ages 6+
Further information: mariej_keane_55@yahoo.co.uk Comments

DREAM in the most unexpected trials.

UNTITLED, THE DEEP SLEEP - Hampton-Studio Family Friendly
Untitled, The Deep Sleep is a performance installation where I share with the audience one of the most intimate experiences – sleep.
Town Hall Piazza (28) OpenStreetMap 9, 11-14, 17-21 & 23, 24 Jul 7pm to 11:30pm Free Comments

VISIT PAULA’S PAD - Paula Hobdey Family Friendly
I have an eclectic collection of paintings, all original. Subjects and sizes vary. Most are acrylic but also mixed media and collages plus some decorated glass pots. Plenty of variety! The studio is just off Macclesfield Road. Look for the balloons! Children welcome. Refreshments available.
9 Wye Head, Buxton (95) OpenStreetMap 5-7, 12, 14, 15 & 19-21 Jul 10am to 5pm Free Comments

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40 YEARS OF BUXTON FRINGE: THE ARCHIVE EXHIBITION - Buxton Festival Fringe Family Friendly
Thanks to the foresight of previous trustees the Fringe has a substantial physical archive of material going back to 1980 when the first Festival took place. Here we share some fascinating artefacts - programmes, flyers, badges, t-shirts, beer mats - that trace a history of the first 40 Festivals. Memories!
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 3-24 Jul 10:30am to 5:30pm Free Comments

Rainbow pebbles for a rainbow day

BUXTON GAY PRIDE PICNIC - Stone and Water Family Friendly
Everyone is welcome to join our annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community of the Peaks. Bring a picnic for an afternoon of light-hearted silliness and determined delight. Fabulous summer hats are invited and why not bring a cake to join our Buxton Big Gay Bake Off?
Pavilion Gardens – Swimming Pool Lawns (33n) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 2pm to 5pm Free Comments

Caspar Thomas (credit: James Bellorini)

CASPAR THOMAS: THE ART OF CLOSE-UP MAGIC - Caspar Thomas
The show where the magic is as stunning as the skill is hidden. 'You won't see other magicians do this stuff... because they can't! Caspar's skill is of a standard rarely seen anywhere.' Jerry Sadowitz. 'Stunning sleight of hand from a master of magic.' FringeReview. 'Fantastic!' Hollywood Fringe
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 21 Jul 3pm to 4pm £12 (Child and Conc £9), Ages 12+
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

CHELMORTON VILLAGE FESTIVAL 2019 - Chelmorton Festival 2019 Family Friendly
A week of Family Friendly activities and events starting Monday 15 July and ending Sunday 21 July 2019 in the village of Chelmorton.
Chelmorton Institute, Chelmorton SK17 9SH (80) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 7pm to 9pm Free
Further information: rjbarjay@btinternet.com Comments

SHERIDAN SHACKLETHWAITE'S STALACTITES SECRETS - Cry Havoc! Theatre Company Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Join silver-tongued septuagenarian Sheridan Shacklethwaite on a lighthearted, thoroughly-researched, entirely made-up, alternative torch-lit tour of Poole's Cavern. Free parking. Stout shoes and warm clothes advisable ('cos it's cold down there!). (New Writing)
Poole's Cavern (34a) OpenStreetMap 3-7 & 10-14 Jul 6pm to 6:45pm, 7pm to 7:45pm, 8pm to 8:45pm £10.50 (Child £5.50, Conc £9), Further information: cassonsue@hotmail.com or 07791 875902, Ages 12+
 Bookings via Opera House Comments

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