Event Descriptions 2019

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

Rob Rouse '21 Years in Showbusiness'

21 YEARS IN SHOWBUSINESS! - Rob Rouse
Rob Rouse celebrates 21 glorious years in show business with a rollocking hour of stand-up idiocies to prove he's learnt absolutely nothing. In truth, it takes a lot of dedicated work to appear this stupid and ill-informed. ‘He's a man with genuinely funny bones.’ Sunday Times (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 10 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 16 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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+ Review
 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+ Review
 Bookings via Opera House
Direct Opera House Online Booking Comments

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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.' **** Scotsman. 'A bold and fresh comedy voice.' Stage. ***** EdFestMag. **** Fest. **** One4Review. **** Voice (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm, 22 Jul 7pm to 7:55pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Alex Kealy | Alex Kealy: Rationale

ALEX KEALY: RATIONALE - Alex Kealy
After last year's ‘storming show’ (The Sunday Times), the political comedian and ‘rising star of the British stand-up scene’ (The List) presents an hour of comedy about the emotional roots of our rational thoughts. ‘This is clever comedy... you've done yourself some internal damage from laughing so much.’ **** Shortcom
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 18 & 20 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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ALFIE MOORE: FAIR COP UNLEASHED - Alfie Moore Family Friendly
Join BBC Radio 4's cop-turned-comedian Alfie for his latest show. Relive the thrilling ups and downs of the night a mysterious clown came to town and more than one life ended up in the balance. It was no laughing matter, but this show certainly is! ‘Fascinating and funny.’ Guardian
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 6, 7 Jul 5:45pm to 6:45pm £10 (Conc £9) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments(1)

AMADEUS MARTIN: RETRO FIT - Amadeus Martin
With his ferocious dark humour, award-winning comedian Amadeus goes retro, creating a game show for you! Expect tales of funeral arrangements, mass destruction of relationships, why the music scene is dead, jiu-jitsu and more. ‘Very talented... a lovely comedian to be in the room with.’ Buxton Fringe Review (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 13 & 20 Jul 7pm to 8pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Jazz Emu | credit: Hunter Allen

ARCHIE HENDERSON: JAZZ EMU - Archie Henderson
Having spent the last two years of his life composing musical stings, mostly in his underwear at 3am, this hour of multi-instrumental, multimedia madness will prove he's not a waste of space. Winner: IYAF Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy 2018. ‘Immense talent and fantastic energy.’ ***** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 & 15 Jul 8:30pm to 9:25pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. £5 preview on 3 Jul. Comments

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ATTENTION SEEKER by Gerard Harris - That's Enough Drama
The storytelling show that won a Comedy Award in 2018 returns. ‘Very funny, reminiscent of Woody Allen in his early-60s’ stand-up years.’ Pioneer Press, Minneapolis. ‘Incredibly well-constructed. If his second show hadn't clashed with the next show on the list, I'd have been straight back to see it again.’ Signifying Nothing
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 6 & 20 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £9 (Conc £8) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. £5 preview on 3 Jul. Comments

AN AUDIENCE WITH YASMINE DAY - Jay Bennett
Failed Eighties’ diva and Dorking's most successful pub singer, Yasmine Day boldly attempts to revive her flagging career with a last-ditch concert extravaganza. Character comedy from Jay Bennett. Finalist, London Cabaret Awards; nominated Comedy Event, Buxton Fringe 2018. ‘We were privileged to be in the audience.’ Buxton Fringe Review
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 5, 6 Jul 4pm to 4:55pm, 7 Jul 7pm to 7:55pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. £5 preview on 5 Jul. Comments(1)

BARREL OF LAUGHS - Underground
The Fringe institution returns, following 13 sell-out years 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. ‘Has to be the best bargain of the Buxton Fringe.’ Buxton Fringe Review
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 5, 12 & 19 Jul 8:30pm to 10pm £9 Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Comments

BUSTIN’ THE BUBBLE COMEDY NIGHT - 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 9pm to 11pm £10, Adult themes, some swearing, Ages 14+ Review
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

A princess is born!

CAST VS CREW - Foolish Bandits
Three daring cast members, who are determined to perform an audience-chosen fairy tale, compete against three dastardly technicians, who try to hinder the performance using lights, sounds and props. Who will win this improvised contest? Fast, chaotic and entertaining - famous fairy tales like you've never seen them before!
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 5, 6 & 20, 21 Jul 10:15pm to 11pm, Pay what you can Review
Further information: underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 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

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DANIEL NILS ROBERTS: THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 1 HOUR - Daniel Nils Roberts
An absurd, multimedia pelt through all of history, from a star of West End smash-hit Austentatious. As heard on Radio 4. Perth FringeWorld Best Comedy nominee 2016 and 2017. ‘Devastatingly funny.’ **** Fest. ‘Sheer genius.’ **** Scotsman. ‘So funny it seems like Roberts is just showing off.’ **** Broadway Baby (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 7pm to 7:50pm, 19 Jul 10:30pm to 11:20pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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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 5 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 14 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. £5 preview on 5 Jul. Comments(1)

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+ Review
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

Harriet Braine | Harriet Braine: Les Admirables

HARRIET BRAINE: LES ADMIRABLES - Harriet Braine
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 11 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 13 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 14 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 15 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. 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+ Review Comments(2)

ISA BONACHERA: THE GREAT EMPTINESS - Isa Bonachera
If you want to become an astronaut, the probability is 0.0007%. That didn't stop Isa from spending most of her life trying. The BBC New Comedy Award finalist takes you on a tour of the cosmos and her broken dreams. ‘You are unable to hold back the laughs.’ Funny Women (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 12 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 21 Jul 10pm to 11pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. 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

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JAMES MCNICHOLAS: THE BOXER - James McNicholas
James' grandad became world middleweight champion in 1961. By contrast, James' school PE teacher told him he was so unfit he'd be dead by 23. A story about boxing told by someone who's never boxed. Solo debut from one third of critically-acclaimed sketch act BEASTS. **** Times. **** Telegraph. **** Metro (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 7pm to 8pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Jim Campbell | Jim Campbell: Beef

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 10 Jul 8:30pm to 9:25pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

KATE BUTCH IN WUTHERING SHITES - Kate Butch
Kate Butch, the Comic Sans of Drag, is back. She's written a musical based on the songs of her favourite singer, but needs your help to get BUSH! to Broadway. Expect jokes, songs, games, and so much wuthering. Comedy Show Award Winner, Buxton Fringe 2017. ‘A clear show-stealer.’ ScotsGay (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 14 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 18 & 20 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 21 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 22 Jul 10pm to 11pm £9 (Conc £8) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments(1)

The Dead Secrets, Ladies Antebellum: A Mighty Fine Adventure | credit: Hannah Wilmshurst

LADIES ANTEBELLUM: A MIGHTY FINE ADVENTURE - The Dead Secrets
Southern Belles, Annabelle and Mary-Lou, are fugitives from the law, fleeing for their lives. But frankly, they don't give a damn. Get swept into a world of swindling, stealing, romance and post office administration. Buxton Fringe Comedy Award Winners (2014), The Dead Secrets return with their unique and bizarre comedy.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 8:45pm to 9:45pm, 12 Jul 10:15pm to 11:15pm, 16 Jul 8:45pm to 9:45pm £9 (Conc £8) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments(1)

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 Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 13 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm, 14 Jul 5:45pm to 6:45pm £10 (Child £5, Conc £9), Ages 5+ Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

Maisie Adam | Maisie Adam: Work In Progress

MAISIE ADAM: WORK IN PROGRESS - Maisie Adam
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 7 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 8 Jul 7pm to 8pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments(1)

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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 4 Jul 8:30pm to 9:25pm, 7, 8 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. £5 preview on 4 Jul. Comments

NATHAN CASSIDY: OBSERVATIONAL - Nathan Cassidy
This year, nothing was happening, then Cassidy joined a gym and a big, strong man changed his life forever. New work-in-progress. Comedy Show Award Winner (Buxton Fringe), Malcolm Hardee Award nominee, Sir Michael Caine Award-winning writer. 'Stormingly good.' Kate Copstick, 2018. 'Smart, relentlessly laugh-out-loud... hilarious.' Edinburgh Evening News, Aug 2018
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 12 Jul 10:30pm to 11:25pm, 13 Jul 8:30pm to 9:25pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Nick Horseman | Nick Horseman: The Rhyme Scheme

NICK HORSEMAN: THE RHYME SCHEME - Nick Horseman
Over the past 12 months, Nick 'Horse' Horseman has got married, survived a 6.9 magnitude earthquake that destroyed 10,000 homes and given up his day job to become the biggest rap superstar of all time. This is the story of his year, told through stand-up, bangin' hip-hop tunes and music videos.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 19 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 22 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

NOBODY LIKES YOU WHEN YOU'RE 33 - (No) Money in the Bank Opera House Sales
Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh are getting old, but pop punk keeps them young. This show distorts pop punk, focusing on all the small things, their own worst enemy and the miserable business of ageing. (New Writing)
The London Road Inn (111) OpenStreetMap 20, 21 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £5), Strong language, Ages 16+
 Bookings via Opera House or www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nobody-likes-you-when-youre-33-buxton-fringe-tickets-60666647576
Direct Opera House Online Booking Comments

Oleg Denisov | Oleg Denisov: Russian Troll

OLEG DENISOV: RUSSIAN TROLL - Oleg Denisov
Moscow's top satirical stand-up comes to the Buxton Fringe with an hour of magical realism disguised as political satire. Topics include fake news, global politics, freedom of speech, transitional capitalism and dysfunctional relationships. ‘Razor-sharp insight and rapid-fire laughs.’ Manchester Evening News. ‘Highly intelligent.’ Chortle. ‘Quick-fire funny.’ Scotsman (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 23 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 24 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Ollie Horn: Pig in Japan

OLLIE HORN: PIG IN JAPAN - Ollie Horn
Unlikely Japanese TV star Ollie Horn reflects on fame, identity, and how on earth he managed to get fat while living in healthy Japan in his intelligent and revealing debut hour. ‘Smart, questioning stuff.’ The List. ‘Highly recommended... A healthy dose of self-deprecation, insight and wit.’ Adelaide Advertiser. See olliehorn.com
Hydro Restaurant and Bar (22) OpenStreetMap 6 Jul 9:30pm to 10:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £5) Review
 Bookings via www.wegottickets.com/event/470407 Comments

Raphael Wakefield | Raphael Wakefield: Wengerball

RAPHAEL WAKEFIELD: WENGERBALL - Raphael Wakefield
In his debut hour, character comedian Raphael Wakefield charts the rise and fall of his idol, Arsène Wenger, and asks what it means to become successful. As heard on BBC Radio 4Xtra. Directed by James McNicholas (BEASTS, Horrible Histories). ‘Fantastic impressions.’ ***** BroadwayBaby. ‘A triumph of character comedy.’ ***** EdFringeReview (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 6 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 7 Jul 10pm to 11pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. £5 preview on 5 Jul. Comments

REALITY SUCKS! - Nav Chima Family Friendly
Escape reality with a stand-up comedian so underground, she’s only performed in sewer pipes to society’s pests: wasted possums and advertising executives. Awarded ‘Wittiest Comedian’ by the raccoons that live across from her. This award was given sarcastically.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 16 Jul 9pm to 10pm Free Review
Further information: navchima@gmail.com Comments(1)

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

Robyn Perkins | Robyn Perkins: Mating Selection (Preview)

ROBYN PERKINS: MATING SELECTION - Robyn Perkins
On August 14, 2018, Robyn Perkins participated in a dating show in front of a live audience. Her experience led to her exploring human morality and the social constructs of present-day dating, with a scientific twist. ‘Brilliantly witty with some fantastic stories... Highly recommended.’ Fringe Biscuit. New work in progress.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 10 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. £5 preview on 3 Jul. Comments(1)

SASHA ELLEN: PICKLE - Sasha Ellen
Storytelling stand-up show about disastrous dates, ruining weddings and causing a national state of emergency. ‘Honest, hilarious and horrifying... the comedy future looks good for Ellen.’ Canal-St. ‘Always engaging.’ Chortle. **** The Mumble. Material heard on BBC Radio 4.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 10:30pm to 11:25pm, 6 Jul 10pm to 10:55pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Steve Vertigo | Murmuration: Word On The Tweet

STEVE VERTIGO - MURMURATION: WORD ON THE TWEET - Steve Vertigo
In a confused, data-drenched world, how can we see the truth and hold on to what's important? A daft, sharp romp through quantum theory, alternative realities, future humans, big data, love and a murmuration. ‘I urge you to get to his show - this man deserves big audiences.’ Buxton Fringe Review
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 12 & 15 Jul 7pm to 7:50pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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A TENSION TO DETAIL by Gerard Harris - That's Enough Drama
A darkly comic collection of unpredictable true tales about life, love, lobsters and loss from the British-Canadian storyteller and winner of Comedy Performer Award, Buxton Fringe 2018. A show of deep seriousness and extraordinary silliness, and it's all about you. Best of Fest: Ottawa Fringe. Best Comedy: Dunedin Fringe.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 4 Jul 4pm to 5pm, 6 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 19 & 21 Jul 4pm to 5pm £9 (Conc £8) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. £5 preview on 4 Jul. Comments

Crowley & Co / Tom Crowley | Tom Crowley's Mass

TOM CROWLEY'S MASS - Crowley & Co/Tom Crowley
Comedian, performer and unlicensed celebrant Tom Crowley takes the format of the most popular one-hour show of all time and cynically repurposes it for his own frivolous comic ends. He'll perform all the hits - hymns, readings, the intercessions, and more - as you've never seen them before!
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 19 Jul 10:15pm to 11:15pm, 20 Jul 8:45pm to 9:45pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

TOM PARRY: PARRYOKE - Tom Parry
The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee brings a brand-new show celebrating life, love and going tops off! There will be stuff, there will be nonsense, there might even be some karaoke. 'A show that believes in the soul-nourishing quality of silliness.' **** Guardian. 'A thoroughly joyous romp.' **** Chortle (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. 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 13 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 14 Jul 4pm to 5pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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VINCE ATTA: MASSIVE ATTACK - The Comedy Agency
Following a heart attack last year, Vince Atta has had to rethink everything. Using a multi-track looper, Vince creates live on-the-spot hip-hop-reggae-techno anything. Hilariously fusing it with natural stand-up, storytelling and audience interaction, he creates the most infectious songs you're ever likely to hear. It really is quite a show!
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 9, 16 & 23 Jul 7pm to 7:55pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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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

HAVANA NIGHTS - Wallflower Dance
Wallflower Dance is bringing Cuba to one of Buxton's most beautiful venues! Join the party and dance the night away to infectious Latino rhythms. With dazzling performances from Latin American dance champions, the opportunity to learn a few salsa moves and drink delicious mojitos concocted by Monk Cocktail Bar.
The Pump Room (84) OpenStreetMap 6 Jul 7pm to 10pm £8 (Child £4, Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via info@wallflowerdance.com or 07595 327107 Comments(1)

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, mini quiches 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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LATE NIGHT MOVIES - Buxton Film
Four genre-defining films, in the special space that is the Rotunda’s Dome. The Philadelphia Story - timeless rom-com on the 6th: That Sinking Feeling - a micro-budget heist movie on the 10th; Spanish horror The Orphanage on the 17th. See buxtonfilm.org.uk
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 6 Jul 10pm to 11:15pm, 10 Jul 10pm to 11:35pm, 13 Jul 10pm to 0:20am, 17 Jul 10pm to 11:40pm £5 (Child £3, Conc £4), The Orphanage (Cert 15); others (Cert 12) Review
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

NOMAD SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - Rotunda Theatre
An afternoon celebrating some of the most interesting short films produced recently in the UK. Headlined by Oscar winner for Best Action Short, The Silent Child, the programme will include Beasts, These Broken Wings and Sunday Service.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 14 Jul 3pm to 5pm £5, Adult themes, some swearing, Ages 14+ Review
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ANNIE THE MUSICAL: JUNIOR VERSION - Mad Hatters Music Junior Group Family Friendly
Little orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. The orphans join Annie in her quest along with the lovable dog Sandy! Come along to find out if they are successful!
St Thomas More School (96) OpenStreetMap 6, 7 Jul 11am to noon £8 (Child and Conc £5) Review
 Bookings via clareoneill522@gmail.com Comments

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS - Buxton International Festival Family Friendly
With its humorous and delightful melodies, Saint-Saëns’ 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 Adventure

HERE BE DRAGONS! - Babbling Vagabonds Storytelling Theatre Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Discover the secret camp of the Creature Carers. Help them soothe weird and wonderful beasties that slither and wobble in our world. Together let’s conjure a story that can becalm a Big Bottomed Banghanger. Babbling Vagabonds are back. Here Be Dragons! is a new outdoor adventure 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
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Goblin | Hey Diddle Diddle

HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE - Goblin Family Friendly
When the full moon shines bright, there's magic in the air. Stay up late with flying cows, jazzy cats and runaway crockery as we jump and jive to the music in a brilliant new take on the classic nursery rhyme. From the acclaimed children's theatre company. ‘Funny and beautiful.’ Guardian
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 20, 21 Jul 11:45am to 12:30pm, 22, 23 Jul 2:30pm to 3:15pm £9 (Child £5, Conc £8), Ages 2+
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £4 off. Comments

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Four Rubbish Idiots

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - IN THE PARK - Rubbish Shakespeare Company Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Runaways. Fairies. Goblins. Water pistols?! The smash-hit Rubbish Shakespeare Company returns with brand-new slapstick action, mischievous storytelling and belly laughs for all ages. Outdoor performance. Seating not provided. Picnics encouraged. We might have a bite. Previous praise for Romeo and Juliet: ***** Families Online. **** Daily Record. **** North West End (New Writing)
Pavilion Gardens (33) OpenStreetMap 6 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), Ages 4+ Review
 Bookings via Opera House
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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 – Purple Room: Church (55a) 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 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 13, 14 Jul noon to 12:45pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £7), Ages 4-10 Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

Small Fry

SMALL FRY - REC Youth Theatre Company Family Friendly
REC's Young Company presents Small Fry. Imagine a time and place where rules are simple and few: take what you want, trust no-one and all that matters is money. In this time and place of predators, scavengers and dragons, can the Small Frys beat the bullies and change the rules?
St Thomas More School (96) OpenStreetMap 15, 16 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £5), Ages 6+
 Bookings via recyouththeatre@gmail.com Comments

Jackie Clementines  | Stop NOT Being Silly!

STOP NOT BEING SILLY! - Jackie Clementines Family Friendly
A family show for children of all ages! Expect high-impact circus and hilarious audience interaction. As part of his Silliness Manifesto, Jackie will do ‘the silliest thing anyone has ever done’ in an attempt to prove we should never stop being silly! ‘A spellbinding performance... laugh out loud.’ Bristol Post
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 5 & 8 Jul 5:45pm to 6:30pm £9 (Child £5, Conc £8), Ages All Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £4 off. £5 preview on 5 Jul. Comments

SUMMER SONGS! - New Mills, Newtown & Thornsett Primary Choirs Family Friendly
Choirs from three High Peak primary schools - New Mills, Newtown and Thornsett - will be singing and performing their favourite summer songs for everyone’s pleasure. Some solos and lots of actions to entertain and enjoy.
Pavilion Gardens – Promenade (33q) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 6pm to 7pm Free, Ages 3+ Review Comments

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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) Review
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993. Comments(2)

4 kHz is a Chilli

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 – Purple Room: Church (55a) 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+ Review
 Bookings via Opera House or charlesormrod.com
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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

Paul Cromford (credit: Carole Mordaunt-Todd)

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 CaroleMordauntTodd@gmail.com
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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 presents a concert on the theme of Best of British, including pieces either by British composers or set in Britain or with a British subject. Favourite works featured 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), Ages 12+
 Bookings via Opera House
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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) Review
 Bookings via Opera House or brian.lightowler@yahoo.com. Sunday 14th show on the Bandstand is Free
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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 8:15pm to 9:30pm Free Review Comments(3)

Brian Low (credit: RNCM)

BRIAN LOW RHUNG WEI - PIANO RECITAL - Broadwood Buxton Family Friendly
RNCM students play at the URC throughout the year. For the final recital this academic year. Brian plays JS Bach’s Partita No 2 in D minor, Prelude and Fugue in F minor, Takemitsu’s Rain Tree and Rain Tree Sketch II, and Liszt’s Harmonies poétiques et religieuses III, vii. Funérailles.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 4 Jul 2pm to 3pm £5 (Child Free, Conc £4) Review
 Tickets on the door. Comments

Buxton Studio Choir   (credit: Ian Parkes)

BUXTON STUDIO CHOIR SUMMER CONCERT - Buxton Studio Choir Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Buxton Fringe Vocal Award Performance Winners 2018. We're back and even bigger than before! Come along to our new summer showcase full of fabulous and fun contemporary songs performed by our 70-strong community choir led by Janet Galloway and Thom Norman.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 4 Jul 8pm to 10pm £10 (Child £5, Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via Opera House
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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

CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL - The Ryebank Trio Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Jonathan Ellis (piano), Duncan Reid (violin) and Isabel Williamson (cello) are The Ryebank Trio, playing music by Beethoven, Fauré and others.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 14 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child Free)
 Bookings via Opera House
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THE CHRIS WOODS GROOVE ORCHESTRA - Chris Woods Family Friendly
A one-man show of epic proportions. An engaging and inspiring solo performance 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 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 – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 3pm to 5pm £11 (Child Free, Conc £10)
 Bookings via Opera House
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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 8:15pm to 11pm Free
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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 prize-winning 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 has been on a four-day residential course leading up to this concert. It has 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

THE DEPTHS OF THE HEART - Katharine Dryden Mezzo-Soprano Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Katharine Dryden, student of famous mezzo-soprano Constance Shacklock, and her pianist, Philip Robinson, perform Schumann's Frauenliebe und Leben, a tale of a woman's life and love. Followed by Elgar's vivid song cycle, Sea Pictures, which consists of five songs with lyrics by various poets.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 11:45am to 12:45pm £8.50 (Child £4, Conc £6.50) Review
 Bookings via Opera House or katharine.dryden@hotmail.co.uk
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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) Review
 Tickets on the door. Comments(1)

EDEN WALKER PIANO RECITAL - Eden Walker Opera House Sales
Described as a 'superb technician' for his prize-winning performance at the 2018 Buxton Fringe, Eden returns to present a programme including works by JS Bach, Mozart, Scriabin, Busoni, Schubert, and Čiurlionis.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £8 (Child Free, Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via Opera House or edenwalker.co.uk
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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, Eyam S32 5QH (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

AN EVENING WITH CATHY RIMER - Cathy Rimer
Cathy Rimer is a Buxton Fringe Award Nominee (2018) for singing excellence. She is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who writes heartfelt, passionate songs. Her beautiful voice and charismatic personality will leave an everlasting impression.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 5 & 21 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £7.50 (Child £5, Conc £6.50) Review
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The 'Good Lady Ducayne' - the original 1896 illustration

AN EVENING WITH THE GOOD LADY DUCAYNE - Peter 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) Review
 Bookings via Opera House or m.dale@tiscali.co.uk
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Hattie Hatstar is a finely tuned weapon - using wit to make occasionally serious points

HOW TO LAUGH AT EVERYTHING (EVEN THE END OF THE WORLD) - Hattie Hatstar
Writer of acclaimed comedy songs since 1998, Hattie is a powerful presence and engaging performer with a song for every aspect of humanity. Expect a joyful collection of murder ballads, songs about underwear, drinking, boyfriends, smoking, drugs, sex, feminism, ageing disgracefully and Armageddon, delivered via accordion with disarming honesty and wit.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 4, 11 & 22 Jul 5:30pm to 6:20pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. £5 preview on 4 Jul. 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 £3 (Child £1, Conc £2.50), Performance/Workshop £3 each. Performers must attend the workshop.
 Bookings via julia.harding@kems.org.uk Comments

IN THE TRADITION - Ian Bowns
Combining traditional ballads with contemporary folk songs, Ian demonstrates the range of storytelling covered by narrative ballads and other forms of folk song.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 14 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £7 (Child Free, Conc £5) Review
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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+ Review
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League of Ladies | Jar Of Hearts

JAR OF HEARTS - League of Ladies Family Friendly
League of Ladies WI choir presents a foot-tapping, tear-jerking, laughter-provoking, sway-inducing, hand-clapping collection of well-known hits, from the Seventies to the present day (well, this century anyway). Mums, daughters, aunties, grandmas will love it. There is literally something for everyone.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 4 Jul 8:45pm to 9:30pm, 21 Jul 6pm to 6:45pm £9 (Conc £8) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. £5 preview on 4 Jul. Comments

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) Review
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments(2)

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
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Johnny Dysfunctional as Santa with Elf Stuart Browning

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) Review
 Bookings via Opera House or quickfire8@btinternet.com
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JONATHAN PRAG CLASSICAL GUITAR - Jonathan Prag Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A brilliant guitarist takes us on a musical promenade. Traditional Scottish music winds on to Walton’s lively Bagatelles, a thrilling Bach Prelude leaps to Greek folk-inspired music, then leads to Paraguay via Barrios, concluding with brilliant flamenco. 'Five stars... a gem... absolutely recommended!' The Herald
United Reformed Church – Blue Room (55c) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 1pm to 1:55pm. United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 6, 7 Jul 1pm to 1:55pm, 12 Jul 8pm to 8:55pm, 13, 14 Jul 12:30pm to 1:30pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via Opera House or 07825 414858
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KALEIDOSCOPE CHOIR - SONGS CELEBRATING COMMUNITY - Kaleidoscope Choir Family Friendly
As a community choir set up as a collaborative outreach project between Buxton International Festival and Buxton Opera House, Kaleidoscope shares a programme of songs which have their roots in different communities.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 1pm to 2pm £5 (Child Free)
 Bookings via carolbowns@me.com Comments

MAINLY LATIN GUITARS - Ed Billingham and Joanne Kay Opera House Sales Family Friendly
The perfect way to spend a summer's evening. Ed and Jo return to the Fringe with a programme of mainly Latin, solo and duo guitar music at the Burbage Institute. Including favourite guitar pieces by Albeniz, Granados, Villa Lobos and Lauro. Interval refreshments served as usual.
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL (53) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £8 (Child Free, Conc £6)
 Bookings via Opera House or 07963 440071
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Raintown Seers | The Mermaid's Pool & Other Stories

THE MERMAID'S POOL & OTHER STORIES - Raintown Seers Family Friendly
Raintown Seers bring a live performance of their critically acclaimed, contemporary folk album, The Mermaid's Pool & Other Stories. The performance includes of course all the songs from the album, the stories and characters behind the songs plus stunning images created by talented graphic artist Deborah Fidler. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 7 & 21 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. £5 preview on 3 Jul. Comments

credit: Paul Stanhope

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 Kéler.
Trinity Church (45) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £8.50 (Child Free, Conc £7.50), Ages 8+
 Bookings via facebook.com/ManchesterRecorderOrchestra/ Comments

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 Review
Further information: adrianlordpiano.com Comments

NASHVILLE TO BUXTON - The Allen Buxton Express
An 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(1)

High Peak Otrchestra

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 £12 (Child Free, Conc £10) Review
 Bookings via Opera House or 07786 782192
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PIANO RECITAL - Jonathan Ellis Opera House Sales Family Friendly
The former Fringe prize-winner returns with a programme to include Chopin’s Sonata No 3 in B minor and Haydn’s Variations in F minor.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 6 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child Free) Review
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Performing Arts etc Ltd  | Sam Dunkley

SAM DUNKLEY - Performing Arts Etc Ltd Family Friendly
‘One of the Fringe's favourite sons’ (Buxton Fringe Review) and previous Music Award Winner, returns for his ninth Buxton Fringe, with his much-loved blend of songs, witty repartee and tall tales. Equally at home with traditional folk songs, self-penned numbers and humorous offerings, this is a show not to miss.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 6, 12 & 20 Jul 2:30pm to 3:15pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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.
Pavilion Gardens – Promenade (33q) 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+ Review Comments(1)

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STRUNG OUT: A HISTORY OF ROCK GUITAR - Kenny Robertson
Strung Out A History Of Rock Guitar is a mixture of live music, education and comedy charting the history of rock guitar from its Deep South blues beginnings to today's stadium rock guitar heroes. With technique, history and theory demonstrated by live performances from a three-piece band.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 8:30pm to 9:45pm £10 (Conc £9) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments(1)

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) Review
 Bookings via Opera House or m.dale@tiscali.co.uk
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SUMMER THYME - Serpentine Community Farm Family Friendly
Free event. Open air (shelter in polytunnel if rainy) early afternoon acoustic set amongst Serpentine Community Farm's raised beds and gardens. NoJoKe (ukulele trio) will sing and play for us. Come early for mocktails and hot drinks. Stay later to see what's growing.
Serpentine Community Farm (107) OpenStreetMap 14 Jul 2pm to 3pm Free Review
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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)
 Bookings via Opera House
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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 fifth 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 Free, Conc £5), Ages 10+ Review
 Bookings via nicolabright175@outlook.com Comments

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) Review
 Bookings via Opera House or 07929 423689
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Rik Roberts - Guitarist

WORLDS OF THE GUITAR - Rik Roberts Family Friendly
Worlds of the Guitar captivates the audience with an inspirational journey through the many faces of the guitar. Classical, Spanish, South American, jazz, blues, folk, country, world and popular guitar are all skillfully presented. With masterful, virtuosic playing and humorous, informative commentary, Worlds of the Guitar entertains, educates and mesmerises.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 14 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments(1)

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 Spoken Word

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) Review
 Bookings via netta@discoverbuxton.co.uk, 01298 79648 or 07530 457755 Comments

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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)
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

BETWEEN YOU AND ME - Ian McMillan & Luke Carver Goss
Poet, broadcaster, comedian and Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan is joined by Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss to present a hilarious night of words, music and breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air! Part of the Chelmorton Village Festival (see Other Events).
Chelmorton Institute, Chelmorton SK17 9SH (80) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £12.50
 Bookings via chelmortontickets@gmail.com Comments

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 Elizabeth I 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) Review
 Bookings via netta@discoverbuxton.co.uk, 01298 79648 or 07530 457755 Comments

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+
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

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’ 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 Review
 Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments(2)

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 4 Jul 1pm to 2pm, 7 Jul 4pm to 5pm, 11 & 18 Jul 1pm to 2pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. £5 preview on 4 Jul. Comments

The entertainment stage

HEY DIDDLE DEE AN ACTOR'S LIFE FOR ME - Discover Buxton Tours
A promenade through the town exploring the history of theatre in Buxton from the 1700s to the present day. Hear about the great Paganini, the actor who mistook hemlock for horseradish and the famous actors who have trodden the boards in Buxton. Meet outside the Opera House. (New Writing)
Buxton Opera House Forecourt (08) OpenStreetMap 3, 15 & 22 Jul 11am to noon £8 (Child £5, Conc £7.50) Review
 Bookings via netta@discoverbuxton.co.uk, 01298 79648 or 07530 457755 Comments

Sinister Masterplan | Impostors

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 fairy tales 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 4 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 8 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 9 Jul 4pm to 5pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. £5 preview on 4 Jul. Comments(1)

Peter Roe and Tom Rogers

JAWBONE - Peter Roe & Tom Rogers Opera House Sales
Jawbone is a spoken word production by prize-winning poets Peter Roe and Tom Rogers. They will take you on a surreal and humorous journey through Middle England. Tackling issues like bread, coffee, veg boxes, beanstalks, planning, grannies in toilets, the koala Kaballah and revolution! (New Writing)
High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (30) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £5), May contain occasional swear word, Ages 12+
 Bookings via Opera House or mediachap@gmail.com
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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, Limited capacity, Ages 15+ Comments

MATT MCGUINNESS - WE ARE WHAT WE OVERCOME - Ingenious Fools
Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe and sold-out preview shows, the performance features uplifting, anthemic tunes punctuating stories and conversation, shedding light on mental health with self-deprecating honesty and dark humour.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 22, 23 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7, Mental health themes and mention of suicide, Ages 14+
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

MEET THE EXPERTS - Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Family Friendly
Drop in for free lunchtime talks by museum and heritage specialists. Highlights this year include talks on the Tutbury and Staffordshire Hoards, the servants at Chatsworth and the redevelopment of Buxton Crescent. You can pick up a programme at the museum, the Fringe Information Desk or from the museum website.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (07) OpenStreetMap 9-12 & 16-19 Jul 1pm to 2pm Free Review Comments(1)

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)
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

PsychicBread (Pic by Kev Ryan)

NEW WORLD FAYRE - PsychicBread Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Featuring the surreal narratives of Mark Gwynne Jones (‘Inspired…’ Guardian; ‘Astonishing…’ Daily Mail) PsychicBread conjures a world of truth and illusion, monkey turning human, and the two lives of a girl called Amaryllis. A cabaret of storytelling, vaudeville and psychedelic folk. It’s dramatic, funny and at times startlingly sensitive.
Buxton Working Men's Club (51) OpenStreetMap 17 & 24 Jul 8pm to 10pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8), Tickets £10 in advance; £12 on the door , Ages 12+
 Bookings via Opera House or 01298 23732
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OUR MAN - Jamie Thrasivoulou
Award-winning writer Jamie Thrasivoulou's powerful one-man show tears through the curtain of manners to reveal the wildlife of neoliberal Britain. An interrogation of masculinity, class, mental health, addiction and criminality rigged with dark humour and inventive wordplay. ‘Thrasivoulou's star is rising. Go and watch him.’ WriteOutLoud (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 15 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 16 & 23 Jul 4pm to 5pm £7 (Conc £6)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

REMEMBER PETERLOO! - Buxton Radical Readers
On 16th August 1819 tens of thousands assembled peacefully in St Peter’s Square, Manchester. After 15 minutes of ill-disciplined assault by armed cavalry, many lay dead and injured. The events inspired writers - including Shelley. Hear some responses - both bitter and defiant - as the 200th anniversary approaches.
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 6pm to 7pm Free
Further information: the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

Cover illustration for Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Joanna Allen

THE SONG AND THE SOUL OF ENGLISH POETRY - Michael Gibson
A celebration of 1,300 years of English poetry in five fascinating shows. Medieval poems Sir Orfeo and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; a history of rhythm and rhyme in Beowulf’s Boxer Shorts; original verse in Chewing on a Straw; and a final debate, So, What is Poetry? Details: thegreenmangallery.com
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 12, 13 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 14 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 15, 16 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm, 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 17 Jul 6pm to 7pm £8 (Conc £7), For detailed listing of the five shows see thegreenmangallery.com, Ages 14+ Review
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

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STORYTELLING AT HIGH PEAK BOOKSTORE - 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 Free Review 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+
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

W Somerset Maugham

THREE ONE-MAN SHOWS: HITLER, SHAKESPEARE & MAUGHAM - Paul Webster Opera House Sales
Paul Webster won the Spoken Word Award at last year’s Buxton Fringe for his chilling portrayal of Hitler. Paul is back in the intimate setting of Scrivener’s Bookshop examining three very different men: Adolf Hitler (15th & 19th), William Shakespeare (16th & 18th) and W Somerset Maugham (17th).
Scrivener's Bookshop (11) OpenStreetMap 15-19 Jul 6:15pm to 7:15pm £8 (Conc £7), Ages 14+
 Bookings via Opera House
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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. A hilarious lyrical romp through Dylan Thomas' fictional Llareggub. 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 Review
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments(3)

relax...

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, Longnor SK17 0PR (116) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 11am to 4pm Free, The Centre is 8 miles south of Buxton, Ages 10+ Review Comments

Found Theatre / Simon Corble | White Light White Peak (Parts 1 & 2)

WHITE LIGHT WHITE PEAK (PARTS 1 & 2) by Simon Corble - Found Theatre/Simon Corble
The award-winning playwright, photographer and poet Simon Corble shares an afternoon of his Peak experiences. Encounters with weather, wildlife and people, some amusing, some thought-provoking. 'Magic’ poems, told in a conversational style, accompanied by atmospheric, projected monochrome photography. Part One - Springing: 15th and 22nd. Part Two - Falling: 17th and 24th. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 15, 17, 22 & 24 Jul 4pm to 4:50pm £7 (Conc £6)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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 Street Theatre

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 float - the result of a project involving local primary schools. Thanks 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 Information 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

THE SHAKESPEARE JUKEBOX - Buxton Drama League Family Friendly
New year, new location, same entertainment value. Follow our strolling players to their new home, outside the Conservatory on the Promenade in the Pavilion Gardens. Choose a scene from the playlist, make a donation to charity, and marvel at what follows! Nine times Fringe Award Winners.
Pavilion Gardens – Promenade (33q) OpenStreetMap 5-7, 12, 14, 17 & 19, 20 Jul 6:15pm to 7:15pm Free Review Comments(1)

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 Theatre

1974 Productions | All The Bens

ALL THE BENS - 1974 Productions
Ben likes Al, but Al says he's straight. Al likes Henry, but not in that way. Besides, Al has other things to worry about, like his girlfriend. Henry likes the number 7. But then everything changes one night, as they visit A&E... From the double Manchester Fringe Award-winning company.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul 4pm to 5pm, 4 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 8 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 9 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £9 (Conc £8) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. £5 previews on 3 and 4 Jul. Comments(2)

ANGEL CARDS WITH JANIS - Fishhouse Theatre Opera House Sales
Book a session with Janis - one to one, or bring a friend or two - and she’ll do your cards. Part theatre show, part reading, this tiny show will warm your heart as your share your stories with Janis and hear hers. Previous shows Fringe Awards Nominated. **** FringeGuru (New Writing)
Lee Wood Hotel – Canyons (91c) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 4pm to 4:30pm, 4:30pm to 5pm, 5pm to 5:30pm, 5:30pm to 6pm, 19 Jul noon to 12:30pm, 12:30pm to 1pm, 1pm to 1:30pm, 1:30pm to 2pm, 4pm to 4:30pm, 4:30pm to 5pm, 5pm to 5:30pm, 5:30pm to 6pm, 20 Jul 10am to 10:30am, 10:30am to 11am, 11am to 11:30am, 11:30am to noon, 4pm to 4:30pm, 4:30pm to 5pm, 5pm to 5:30pm, 5:30pm to 6pm, 6pm to 6:30pm £8.50 (Conc £8), Ages 14+
 Bookings via Opera House or fishhousetheatre@gmail.com
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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 Review
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AUTOPSY - Despite The Monkey
Despite the Monkey continues its use of 3D audio offering the audience a choice of one of three terrifying tales in which to immerse itself. Autopsy draws from the Lovecraftian world of pulp horror to create a genre-bending examination of haunted lives, terrible deaths and secrets we take to our graves... (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul 2:30pm to 3pm, 3pm to 3:30pm, 13 Jul 4pm to 4:30pm, 4:30pm to 5pm, 17 Jul 2:30pm to 3pm, 3pm to 3:30pm, 20 Jul 4pm to 4:30pm, 4:30pm to 5pm, 24 Jul 2:30pm to 3pm, 3pm to 3:30pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. £5 previews on 3 Jul. Comments

BETWEEN US - Alex Keen & Rachel E Thorn
What makes us fall in love? What makes us fall apart? This is the inside story of one couple's relationship. Created in the moment by nationally acclaimed improvisers, Between Us is sometimes funny, often heartbreaking, always compelling. ***** ‘Live theatre taken to a whole new level.’ Sheffield Review
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 4 Jul 7pm to 7:50pm, 9, 16 & 23 Jul 10pm to 10:50pm £9 (Conc £8) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. £5 preview on 4 Jul. Comments

Paul Robeson. Credit: Yousuf Karsh

CALL MR ROBESON - Tayo Aluko & Friends Family Friendly
A rollercoaster journey through African-American actor-singer Paul Robeson’s remarkable life, highlighting his pioneering and heroic political activism. Features Ol’ Man River and other famous songs, much fiery oratory and a defiant testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee. Written and performed by Tayo Aluko, with live piano accompaniment.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 11 & 18 Jul 7:20pm to 8:45pm £12 (Child £8), Ages 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 Manchester 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) Review
 Bookings via Opera House or 07771 965985
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CONTRACTIONS

CONTRACTIONS by Mike Bartlett - Buxton Drama League
An early play from the creator of TV's Doctor Foster. Emma thinks she is in love. Her boss thinks she is in breach of contract and enforces strict protocols on workplace relationships, intrusive employer surveillance and chilling inhumanity. Premiered in 2008 but even more apposite today.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 6 & 13 Jul 8:45pm to 9:40pm, 20 Jul 5:45pm to 6:40pm £10 (Conc £9) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

Debris

DEBRIS by Dennis Kelly - Despite The Monkey
Debris plunges you into a fever dream unlike any other. Using cutting-edge 3D sound to immerse you into award-winning writer Dennis Kelly's uncompromising debut play. Featuring a stunning, original score, and reality-bending binaural soundscapes, Debris is not just a show, it’s an experience. ‘Nothing short of remarkable.’ **** Liverpool Echo
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 16, 17 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm, 21 Jul 8:45pm to 9:45pm £10 (Conc £9)
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DESERT BLOOM - Plush Tiger Productions
Everyone has a secret. What was Marilyn’s real legacy? Rosarita, a fragile Nevada bloom, muses on the fate of Hollywood’s favourite plaything and wonders if she herself has been transplanted into the wrong soil. A tale of uncertain identity, of an ordinary life that hides an extraordinary secret.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 4:30pm to 5:20pm, 12 Jul 6pm to 6:50pm, 18 Jul 3pm to 3:50pm £12 (Child and Conc £9), Some strong language, Ages 14+ Review
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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 14 Jul 6pm to 7:15pm, 16 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm £12 (Child £10), Ages 8+ Review
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Funny In Real Life | credit: @ArtyBianco

FUNNY IN REAL LIFE - Helen Rutter & Rob Rouse
A stand-up comedian sees his world fall apart when his wife decides he can't mention her onstage. Should anything be off-limits in the realm of confessional comedy? Performed by real-life married couple, Rob Rouse (Upstart Crow, BBC) and Helen Rutter (Buxton Fringe Award Winner - Female Actor). ‘Hilarious. Unforgettable.’ British Theatre Guide (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 5, 6 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm, 9 & 19 Jul 5:45pm to 6:45pm £10 Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. £5 preview on 5 Jul. Comments(1)

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GOING SLIGHTLY MAD - Big Mind Theatre
Max has just been sectioned and she doesn't know why. Meanwhile, someone's drawn Eamonn Holmes on the blackboard, Damon Albarn's faked his own death, and the only thing that's on the TV is A Question of Sport. A new play based on real-life experience of an NHS psychiatric ward. (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 16, 17 Jul 3pm to 4:10pm, 18 Jul 4:30pm to 5:40pm £12 (Child and Conc £9), Drug references, strong language, partial nudity, Ages 16+
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The Grandmothers Grimm | credit: Ronan Jennings

THE GRANDMOTHERS GRIMM - Some Kind Of Theatre
Cannibalism, werewolf trials, deceit, and murder: a night of fairy tales as you've never heard them. Marie Hassenpflug and The Brothers Grimm are poring over old stories, trying to remove the darkness from them. But can they do this without erasing the identities of the women who told them? (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 6, 7 Jul 1pm to 2pm £9 (Conc £8) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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 14 & 17 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £12 (Child £10), Some strong language, Ages 12+ Review
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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+ Review
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com, 01298 937375 or wegottickets.com Comments(2)

HARVEY GREENFIELD IS RUNNING LATE - Paul Richards
Harvey is a man in demand! But is it possible to please everyone all of the time? Award-winning comedy writer/performer Paul Richards explores our need to please and why sometimes it's healthy to just sit in a shed and play Subbuteo and pretend to be Meat Loaf. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 6, 7 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £6 (Child and Conc £5)
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HOME - JustOut Theatre
Lauren and Reece, 16, are trying to do the best for their three-month-old son. But can that really mean separating themselves from their own parents completely? With UK teenage pregnancy rates among the highest in the Western world, this bold new company brings a new story and a fresh perspective. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 15, 16 Jul 1pm to 1:50pm, 17, 18 Jul 5:30pm to 6:20pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
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It's me! (credit Matt Curtis)

JACK CRAY: THE FITTEST GUY ON THE STREET - Jack Cray Opera House Sales
A one-man autobiographical show about epilepsy. (New Writing)
University of Derby Buxton – Lecture Theatre (04b) OpenStreetMap 15, 16 Jul 7pm to 7:45pm £10 (Conc £8), Mild adult themes; occasional strong language use, Ages 16+
 Bookings via Opera House or jcfg996@gmail.com
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Sudden Impulse Theatre Company | Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell

JEFFREY BERNARD IS UNWELL - Sudden Impulse Theatre Company
Hilarious new comedy adaptation about journalist Jeffrey Bernard and the hedonistic days of Fleet Street hacks. Finding himself trapped in a pub after hours, Jeffrey pours a drink and recounts riotous tales from his messy but never dull life. From the award-winning team behind Fringe hits Vincent River and Departure Lounge.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 15 & 17 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 18 & 20 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm £10 (Conc £9)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

Easy Company | Jordan

JORDAN - Easy Company
One woman. One unspeakable crime. What could lead a woman to kill the one human being she loved most in the world? Based on a true story, Jordan is a harrowing and deeply moving portrayal of one mother's descent into hell, performed by the High Peak-based Easy Company.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 12, 19 & 21 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm £10 (Conc £9) Review
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Tayo Aluko as Tunji Sowande. Credit: Sarah Franklin

JUST AN ORDINARY LAWYER - Tayo Aluko & Friends Family Friendly
He is Britain’s first black judge, a fine singer and keen cricket lover. From ‘The Heart of Empire’, he muses on black liberation struggles worldwide. He insists he is no political aficionado, but is content to contribute through his music and songs. By Tayo Aluko, with live piano accompaniment.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 12 & 19 Jul 7:20pm to 8:45pm £12 (Child £8), Ages 12+ Review
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Hambledon Productions | Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

JUST LIKE THAT! THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW - Hambledon Productions Family Friendly
Tommy Cooper was a comic genius. His misfiring magic and quick-fire gags made him an international star. ‘The ultimate tribute’ (Time Out) to Britain's all-time favourite comedian. John Hewer gives ‘a perfect illusion of time travel’ and delivers ‘nuances both obvious and subtle’ (Everything Theatre) as the funnyman in the fez.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 7pm to 7:55pm, 11 Jul 2:30pm to 3:25pm, 21 Jul 7pm to 7:55pm, 22 & 24 Jul 1pm to 1:55pm £10 (Conc £9) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments(1)

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, 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 8 Jul 4pm to 5pm, 9 & 16 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £10 (Conc £9) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments(1)

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL - Mad Hatters Music Youth Group Family Friendly
Follow the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal!
St Thomas More School (96) OpenStreetMap 6, 7 Jul 2:30pm to 4:45pm, 7:30pm to 9:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £5), Mild bad language, Ages 12+ Review
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Letters of War

LETTERS OF WAR - Act It Out CIC Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Moving, immersive theatre piece depicting the impact of the First World War on a local family, followed by a meet and greet with the actors to share memories and look at replicas and original artefacts used in the performance. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £5), Theatre piece about 40 minutes plus 30 minutes ‘meet and greet’, Ages 8+
 Bookings via Opera House or act.it.out.performances@gmail.com or 07805 443595
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Timothy Leichtfried as 'Joey' in Argy-Bargy

LOOKING AT LIFE - TWO SHORT COMIC PLAYS - Magdalen Theatre Opera House Sales
A more than amusing look at life! Cat's Eye View by Joyce Janes. Cats sleep all day don't they? Follow Thomas as he does his rounds! Argy-Bargy by Mary Hennessy. What's going on? Billy, knows, Al believes and 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+ Review
 Bookings via Opera House or or reserve on 07497 910930. Open for drinks at 6.15pm.
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MEN CHASE WOMEN CHOOSE - People Zoo Productions
Sketch comedy exploring women, science and sex by debunking gender myths. Using film, physical theatre and music, we will take you on a journey through decades of bad science. Whilst simultaneously adventuring through the female body and all its wonders! From the winners of Best Play, 2017 Manchester Theatre Awards. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 10-12 Jul 4pm to 5pm, 14 Jul 10pm to 11pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments(1)

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 20 Jul 3:20pm to 4:20pm, 21 Jul 9pm to 10pm £12 (Child £10), Ages 8+
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MONKEY AND THE WHITE BONE DEMON - 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 7:30pm to 8:45pm, 6 Jul 3pm to 4:15pm, 8 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm £15 (Child £8), Ages 8+ Review
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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 21 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm £12 (Child £8), Ages 8+
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Moon House Theatre | The Neat Freak

THE NEAT FREAK - Moon House Theatre
This bold new one-woman-show sews together diverse real-life stories about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the types of intrusive thoughts it brings and the compulsions that follow. It dispels the myths around this widely-misunderstood condition and takes the audience on an uplifting journey into the lives of those who have it.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 3pm to 3:30pm, 12 Jul 1:30pm to 2pm, 16 Jul 3pm to 3:30pm £7 (Conc £6) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments(2)

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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+ Review
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ONCE UPON A TIME IN TRIESTE - Silver Pine Productions
A 19th-Century princess and a 20th-century revolutionary are trapped in a fairy tale castle. Over a night of prayer, cards and violence, they confront each other and their own inner demons. By morning, only one of them is left. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 14, 15 Jul 7pm to 8:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £5), Some strong language and adult themes, Ages 15+ Review
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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 6pm to 7:10pm £12
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(Credit: William Kerr)

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

REVELATION 1:18 - Sudden Impulse Theatre Company
The multi-award-nominated company return for their eighth Buxton Fringe with a story of mass production, legacy and artistic identity. The world of an up-and-coming band is shattered by a single, surprising review. With their identity in the balance, how do they set themselves apart from the rest?
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 13, 15 & 18, 19 Jul 2:30pm to 3:25pm, 20 Jul 1pm to 1:55pm £10 (Conc £9) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. 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+ Review
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RUBY & CEDAR - Fishhouse Theatre Opera House Sales
On the 50th anniversary of the moon landings... Love, grief and space. It’s the annual visit home but something’s changed. Sisterhood is eclipsed by sibling rivalry. Dark, funny and for anyone who’s loved, hated or lost someone. A new play by Alison Dunne author 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 strong language and adult themes, Ages 14+
 Bookings via Opera House or fishhousetheatre@gmail.com
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Gillian English is the SHE WOLF

SHE WOLF - Gillian English Opera House Sales
Queen Margaret was the original Cersei Lannister. She was a woman so cut-throat and cold she would give Lady Macbeth a run for her money. Only, none of that is true. The way we view women in positions of power hasn’t changed much.
Poole's Cavern (34a) OpenStreetMap 19-24 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 9pm to 10pm £10 (Conc £8), Strong language, adult themes, dress warmly to walk in cave, Ages 16+
 Bookings via Opera House or gillianenglishcomedy@gmail.com
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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 2pm to 3pm, 12 Jul 8pm to 9pm, 16, 17 Jul 2pm to 3pm, 19, 20 Jul 8pm to 9pm £8 (Child and Conc £6) Review
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Ben Schwarz | Soapbox Racer

SOAPBOX RACER - Ben Schwarz
When the love of your life dumps you for your best friend, do you sit down and take it? No! You race down a hill, in a matchbox on wheels, and invite them to watch! A new play about love, loss and connecting with your inner daredevil. (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 15 Jul 7:15pm to 8:05pm, 17, 18 Jul 8:45pm to 9:35pm £10 (Conc £9)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. 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+ Review
 Bookings via Opera House
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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 7:30pm to 8:20pm £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) Review
 Bookings via Opera House or www.wegottickets.com/garedunordtheatre
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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 9:30pm £10 (Child £5), Ages 8+ Review
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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), Your financial help would be appreciated: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/steve2walkagain, Ages 12+ Review
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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 ragoued with all the high French and Italian seasoning of sex and vice.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 4 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm, 5 Jul 3pm to 5pm, 7 Jul 2pm to 4pm £15 (Child £10), Some nudity, Ages 8+ Review
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Tomorrow I'll Be Happy - Shadow Syndicate

TOMORROW I'LL BE HAPPY - Shadow Syndicate
Double Fringe Award Winners in 2017 and 2018, Shadow Syndicate presents a powerful, striking and visceral play dealing with the aftermath of a homophobic hate crime. As the secrets of the past come spilling out, we learn that for Darren's group of friends, all is not quite as it first seems.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 14 Jul 8:45pm to 9:45pm, 15 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 16 Jul 10:15pm to 11:15pm, 17 Jul 5:45pm to 6:45pm £9 (Conc £8) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Nathan & Ida: Tropez! | credit: Hannah Wilmshurst

TROPEZ! - Nathan & Ida
Winners of Comedy Event Award, Buxton Fringe 2018, Nathan & Ida return with a brand-new, fast-paced, screwball adventure! Two underdogs attempt to pull off a jewel heist and along the way find love, friendship and the fulfilment of dreams on the French Riviera. C'est si bon! ‘Hilarious’. Daily Info Oxford (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 12 Jul 9pm to 9:50pm, 14 Jul 7:15pm to 8:05pm, 19 Jul 9pm to 9:50pm £9 (Conc £8) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments(1)

Twice Upon A Time

TWICE UPON A TIME - REC Youth Theatre Company Family Friendly
REC's Junior Company brings you a tale from a distant future. The shape-shifting Caileach deceives a young warrior into entering the Otherworld, a place where a single moment can equal eternity. Can he cross back over the border to his world and the girl he knows from his dreams?
St Thomas More School (96) OpenStreetMap 9, 10 & 15, 16 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £8 (Child and Conc £5), Ages 10+ Review
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Ginny Davis in UpDownSizing | credit: David Clarke Photographyy

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 19 Jul 1pm to 2pm, 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 21 Jul 1pm to 2pm £10 (Conc £9)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

5064 Productions | We Apologise For The Inconvenience

WE APOLOGISE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE - 5064 Productions
Douglas Adams is in trouble. Famously bad with deadlines, he's been locked in a hotel room by his publisher to finish his new book. But with a universe of distractions, this soon seems infinitely improbable... ‘What fun. Excellent writing, very much in Douglas' vein.’ Simon Jones, aka 'Arthur Dent'.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 10, 13 & 17 Jul 1:15pm to 2pm, 18 Jul 4pm to 4:45pm, 23 Jul 1:15pm to 2pm £9 (Conc £8) Review
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WHITE NURSE - JustOut Theatre
After battling with her boyfriend Joe, Layla takes the plunge and visits LARC, a rehabilitation centre with a unique difference. Join Layla on her first steps to recovery, battling with nurses and inner demons. An empowering tale of the blurred lines separating love, addiction, hate and all things in between. (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 8, 9 Jul 9pm to 9:45pm, 10 Jul 5:45pm to 6:30pm £8 (Conc £7) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. 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 2:45pm, 8pm to 8:45pm, 7 Jul 4:30pm to 5:15pm, 8pm to 8:45pm £10 (Conc £8), Mild swearing, Ages 15+ Review
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Claire Moore as Suffragette Edith Rigby

WOMAN ON FIRE - Certain Curtain Theatre Company
Discover the turbulent history of the militant suffragettes through the eyes of one unsung suffragette. A journey taking you from Preston to Manchester, London to Glasgow and back. Enter the fiery heart of one of history's most dangerous women. Terrorist? Impassioned freedom fighter? This dynamic solo performance lets you decide.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 8:45pm to 10pm, 8, 9 Jul 7:15pm to 8:30pm £10 (Conc £9), Ages 14+ Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments(4)

Zero For Young Dudes

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? Spend 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 Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm, 12 & 18 Jul 5:45pm to 6:45pm £9 (Conc £8) Review
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments(1)

ZUGZWANG by Duncan Battman - REC 30 Minute Theatre Co Family Friendly
The REC returns after an 8 year break with this thoughtful and moving one act drama. Alec walks out of his wife’s funeral and his daughter Trisha wants to know why. Previously awarded Best Production at Buxton Fringe
Poole's Cavern - Visitor Centre Forecourt (34c) OpenStreetMap 15-18 Jul 6:30pm to 7pm £5 (Child £3, Conc £4), Ages 12+
 Bookings via Reservations Only. Pay at the venue. CASH ONLY. Phone 07725919178 to reserve tickets. Comments

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credit: Rachel Slaney

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 Review
Further information: 01538 266 220 Comments

Acts of Making, The Green Man Gallery

ACTS OF MAKING - The Green Man Gallery Resident Artists Family Friendly
From the seed of an idea to a finished work of art, a fascinating exhibition exploring the creative process. Through painting, mixed media, photography, textiles, print making and text, the artists examine acts of making in the visual and performing arts and the inspiration found in the forces of nature.
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul 6pm to 8pm, 4-24 Jul 10:30am to 5:30pm Free Review
Further information: the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

BAT2019:The Buxton Biennale (credit: mmandbstudio.co.uk)

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 Review
Further information: www.buxtonarttrail.com Comments(1)

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), Further information: helenacjones@googlemail.com
 Tickets on the door. Comments

Janet Mayled - Buxton Market Day

THE BUXTON SPA PRIZE EXHIBITION 2019 - The Buxton Spa Prize
An exhibition of artwork inspired by the beautiful spa town of Buxton and created partly on location. View a huge range of work in a variety of styles including all prize-winning artwork. Vote for your favourite in the People's Choice Award to be entered into our prize draw.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 3-24 Jul 10:30am to 5:30pm Free Review
Further information: the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

The Crescent by William Cowen, c.1850

A CELEBRATION OF THE CRESCENT - Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Family Friendly
The Crescent was the fashionable centre of Georgian Buxton – a fine hotel where visitors could take the waters and dance the night away. This exhibition celebrates the redevelopment of the Crescent by showcasing fascinating pictures from its past.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (07) OpenStreetMap 3-6 Jul 10am to 5pm, 7 Jul noon to 4pm, 9-13 Jul 10am to 5pm, 14 Jul noon to 4pm, 16-20 Jul 10am to 5pm, 21 Jul noon to 4pm, 23, 24 Jul 10am to 5pm Free, Part of Buxton Art Trail Review Comments(1)

THE DERBYSHIRE OPEN 2019 - Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Family Friendly
Since 1982 the Derbyshire Open has attracted amateur and professional artists of all ages competing for a range of prizes and a place in the museum collection. Now in its 38th year, the resulting exhibition is the highlight of our summer programme.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (07) OpenStreetMap 3-6 Jul 10am to 5pm, 7 Jul noon to 4pm, 9-13 Jul 10am to 5pm, 14 Jul noon to 4pm, 16-20 Jul 10am to 5pm, 21 Jul noon to 4pm, 23, 24 Jul 10am to 5pm Free, Part of Buxton Art Trail Review Comments

credit: Ali Quas-Cohen

FRINGE40 - 40 YEARS OF BUXTON FRINGE - 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 Fringe took place. Here we share some fascinating artefacts - programmes, flyers, badges, photos, beer mats - that trace a history of the first 40 Fringes. Memories!
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 3-24 Jul 10:30am to 5:30pm Free Review
Further information: the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments(1)

THE GREAT DOME ART FAIR - 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 award-winning folk artist Sue Prince - 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)
 Tickets on the door. Comments(2)

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 Review Comments

Discover the Smiles

SMILE - Lindsey Piper Family Friendly
Lindsey Piper’s art installations, Smiles, includes a welcome on the bridge as you enter Buxton. Then find her Tower of Smiles in the town centre. Finally, look up into the architecture to discover the Wandering Smile as it moves around the town during the Festival.
Around the Town (47) 3-24 Jul 10am to 10pm Free Review Comments

Surface design by Michelle Hart

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, Part of Buxton Art Trail, 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.
Pavilion Gardens (33) OpenStreetMap 5-9 Jul 7:30pm to 11:30pm. Town Hall Piazza (28) OpenStreetMap 10, 11 Jul 7:30pm to 11:30pm. Pavilion Gardens (33) OpenStreetMap 12 Jul 7:30pm to 11:30pm. Town Hall Piazza (28) OpenStreetMap 13-15 Jul 7:30pm to 11:30pm Free Review 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 SK17 9AG (95) OpenStreetMap 5-7, 12, 14, 15 & 19-21 Jul 10am to 5pm Free, Part of Buxton Art Trail Review Comments

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chair Keith Savage

#FRINGE40 AWARDS - Buxton Festival Fringe
As we approach the last few days of the biggest Buxton Fringe join us at our annual awards event where we celebrate the excellent, the inspiring, the moving, the hilarity that made #Fringe40 so special. The panel has submitted its decisions! Drinks and nibbles from 1.30pm; Award-giving from 2pm.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 1:30pm to 3pm Free
Further information: the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

BOOK SWAP - The Springs Family Friendly
It's back! The most relaxed Fringe40 event. Find us opposite the entrance to Waitrose in Buxton's Spring Gardens’ shopping centre. Choose a book; sit down and read it or take it home. Bring a book that you've finished with and leave it on a shelf for others to enjoy.
The Springs Shopping Centre (38b) OpenStreetMap 3-5 Jul 9am to 5:30pm, 6 Jul 8am to 5:30pm, 7 Jul 10am to 4pm, 8-12 Jul 9am to 5:30pm, 13 Jul 8am to 5:30pm, 14 Jul 10am to 4pm, 15-19 Jul 9am to 5:30pm, 20 Jul 8am to 5:30pm, 21 Jul 10am to 4pm, 22-24 Jul 9am to 5:30pm Free Review Comments

BUXTON FRINGE LAUNCH PARTY - Underground Family Friendly
Join us for the official launch of the 2019 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 40th Buxton Fringe! No booking required - just come along!
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 2 Jul 8pm to 11:45pm Free Review
Further information: underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. 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 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 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 including: flower festival in the Church (15th-21st); Burbage Band concert in the Church (18th); tractor run and dog show (20th): cream teas garden party (21st). Look out for the scarecrows through the village! For full details pick up a programme from the Fringe Information Desk.
Chelmorton Institute, Chelmorton SK17 9SH (80) OpenStreetMap 15-18 Jul 9am to 9pm, 19 Jul 9am to 5pm, 20 Jul 9am to midnight, 21 Jul 9am to 5pm Free, chellyfest@outlook.com for more information
Further information: rjbarjay@btinternet.com Comments

Suitcase Circus

HIGH PEAK COMMUNITY ARTS 40TH ANNIVERSARY TEA PARTY - High Peak Community Arts Family Friendly
After 40 years, High Peak Community Arts ask: ‘Do you take sugar?’ Be welcomed to the Tea Party by the Mad Hatter, March Hare and Alice with FREE cakes and drinks served in our Anniversary Tea Service. All welcome - especially anyone who has taken part in the past!
Turner's Memorial (117) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 2pm to 4:30pm Free
Further information: alison@highpeakarts.org 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+ Review
 Bookings via Opera House
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