Event Descriptions 2020

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

Many more events will come on stream before we reach the closing date for entries on Monday 1st June. Please check back often.

Note the events below are listed in good faith but will be subject to the government's coronavirus guidelines as they stand in July.

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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 Fringe & Community

wear a glamorouous hat!

BUXTON'S PRIDE PICNIC - Stone and Water Family Friendly
A summer afternoon, fancy hats, wonderful cakes, fabulous people: Buxton’s Pride Picnic is back for its fourth feast, a celebration of the town’s LGBTQ+ community. Join us for laughter, conversation, new friends, old tarts. Bring your own picnic, maybe bake a cake for our Big Gay Bake Off.
Pavilion Gardens – Swimming Pool Lawns (33n) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 2pm to 5pm Free Comments

TOP LANDING... The splendid Fringe40 exhibition

FRINGE40 - 40 YEARS OF BUXTON FRINGE - Buxton Festival Fringe Family Friendly
If you missed our fascinating archive exhibition at The Green Man Gallery, or if you just want to savour it in more detail, here's your chance to appreciate it virtually. Follow the link to download the full online exhibition experience buxtonfringe.org.uk/FF40exhibition.pdf
Online (102) 1-19 Jul midnight to 11:59pm Free Gallery Comments

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 Children's Events

A tower, a door, leaning walls, a mystery

LOST CASTLES - Creeping Toad Family Friendly
Design your own castle with towers and battlements, a keep, drawbridges and dungeons. There might be optimistic peasants, warrior princesses, mad wizards, cooks making moat soup and a king who dropped his crown in the mud. Make a pop-up castle or palace to take away.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (07) OpenStreetMap 19 Jul noon to 3pm Free, Ages 4-6 Comments

THE RED BALLOON - LUCKY DOG THEATRE PRODUCTIONS Family Friendly
The award-winning Lucky Dog perform their own unique take on the classic 1956 short film by Albert Lamorisse in this performance recorded last year. Equally charming, funny and touching, this adaptation is suitable for all the family. 'Outstanding' - FringeReview. See youtu.be/ZpGjsX8So9A
Online (102) 1-19 Jul midnight to 11:59pm Free, Ages 4+
Further information: view by donation paypal.me/luckydogtheatre Comments

what would guard your Tiny! treasures?

TINY! TREASURE HUNTERS - Stone and Water Family Friendly
What treasures would you hoard? Where would you keep them? Who would guard them? Join us for this year's Tiny! sessions. Decorate your own treasure box! Find some natural treasures! Mermaid, monster, pirate or dragon? Who will guard your treasure?
Pavilion Gardens – Playground (33m) OpenStreetMap 12 Jul 1pm to 4pm Free, Ages 3+ Comments

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Rob Coleman

THE 3000 MILE ATLANTIC ROW - Rob Coleman
How did a 54-year-old with minimal experience come to row 3000 miles across one of the most inhospitable places on the planet? A true story about one man's attainment of a lifetime's ambition, Kylie, jelly babies and how in the end an ocean row is mostly just admin. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 13 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £7 (Conc £6), Ages 16+
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

ALASDAIR BECKETT-KING: NEVERMORE - Alasdair Beckett-King
Out of the maelstrom he steps, his sword of jokes, his shield of whimsy and his armour made of a third amusing thing. Stand-up comedian and true king of the northern realm, ABK unravels life's shallowest mysteries. 'Magnificent.' **** The Wee Review. ***** EdFestMag. ***** Edinburgh49. ****1/2 One4Review (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 1 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

ANNIE AND ANGELA'S DISCO DIVORCE PARTY - Andy Quirk and Anna J
Join Annie and Angela as they celebrate approaching 40, single and ready to mingle in a drag-infused musical comedy where you’re on the very special guest list. This brand new show includes a genre-busting soundtrack that shimmies and stomps its way from electropop to rock, hiphop and beyond! (New Writing)
Hydro Restaurant and Bar (22) OpenStreetMap 4 & 18 Jul 9:15pm to 10:30pm £6, Ages 14+
 Bookings via www.jokepit.com/organisers/732/ Comments

ANOTHER UNEXPECTED ITEM IN THE GAGGING AREA - Chris Norton Walker
UK Pun Championship Finalist 2020 - presents another fun-packed one-liner show. With puns, projections and the potential for online shopping to go in an odd direction. This show asks the question: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve found online? And answers it for you! (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 13 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £5, strong language and adult themes, Ages 16+
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

DARREN WALSH: PUNPROVISED - Darren Walsh
Join Darren (Winner of Dave's Joke Of The Edinburgh Fringe, Leicester Comedy Festival Best Joke 2019, double-Buxton Fringe Award nominee) for an hour of (mostly) improvised puns. Have a subject ready. Also featuring video sketches, one-liners, jingles and general nonsense. 'Punbeliveable!' ***** Mirror. 'Unstoppable tsunami of stupid puns.' Chortle (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 1 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Andy Gilbert-Poetry Teacher

HOW TO BE A WORLD CLASS POET - Andy Gilbert
A master class in poetry for people who may not like poetry. Unique teaching methods inspire you to release your inner Byron and express yourself through a talent that you never knew you had. Gilbert is considered deluded in poetry circles, but his sincerity has never been in doubt.
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 2, 3 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 4, 5 Jul noon to 1pm Free, Stong language and adult themes, Ages 16+
Further information: the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 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.
Online (102) 18 Jul 1:30pm to 2:30pm £12 (Child and Conc £9), Ages 14+ Gallery
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

IT'S ALL GRAVY - Nicola Houghton Family Friendly
Hilarious show from comedian Nicola Houghton. Getting to the root of class and how it makes us tick as a working-class northern girl, trying to fight classism, in the world of middle-class London. Expect home-knitted T-shirts, raffle prizes, gravy – and olives. ***** 'Fabulously funny.' Stagedoor (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 2pm to 3pm £7 (Child and Conc £5), Ages 14+
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

THE LAUREL AND HARDY CABARET - LUCKY DOG THEATRE PRODUCTIONS Family Friendly
The award-winning Lucky Dog bring you Stan and Ollie’s routines and songs from stage, screen and record in a show featuring classic recreated movie sequences and hilarious sketches that The Boys performed on tour. You will be transported back to a more innocent time, yet be amazed how current their comedy remains. See youtu.be/MRXFr-LleBA
Online (102) 1-19 Jul midnight to 11:59pm Free, Ages 5+
Further information: view by donation paypal.me/luckydogtheatre Comments

NATHAN CASSIDY: OBSERVATIONAL - Nathan Cassidy/The Rat Pack Productions Ltd
The award-winning Nathan Cassidy returns with his 2019 Buxton Fringe and Leicester Comedy Festival 2020 Award-nominated show about his magical, life-changing year. With a crippling bad back, he joined a new gym and a big, strong man changed his life forever. 'Something special is going down.' **** Mumble Comedy
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 1 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

NATHAN CASSIDY: ROSES FROM JOE (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Nathan Cassidy/The Rat Pack Productions Ltd
Award-winning comedian Cassidy has the secret of happiness - 40,000 roses from Joe. The next chapter after his critically-acclaimed Buxton and Leicester award-nominated show Observational. Wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away? 'Smart, relentlessly laugh-out loud.' Edinburgh Evening News. 'Stormingly good, intelligent... bang on point.' Kate Copstick
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 1 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

ROBYN PERKINS: MILLION DOLLAR MAYBE (PREVIEW) - Robyn Perkins
When your Dad's mantra is 'Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing', games like Uno become a bit intense. Multi-award-winning comedian Robyn Perkins combines science with stories from her insanely competitive upbringing. 'Smart, engaging, fun and funny.' **** Chortle. Sydney Fringe 2019 Best in Comedy Award Winner.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 1 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Sheridan Shacklethwaite and Susie

SHERIDAN SHACKLETHWAITE'S STALACTITES SECRETS - Cry Havoc! Family Friendly
Join silver-tongued septuagenarian Sheridan Shacklethwaite on this lighthearted, thoroughly-researched, entirely made-up, virtual tour of Poole's Cavern, a beautiful two-million-year-old natural limestone cave. (Please pay what you feel)
Online (102) 1-19 Jul midnight to 11:59pm Free
Further information: cassonsue@outlook.com 07979 273599 Comments

WHINE, WOMEN AND THONG - I’ll Have What She’s Having Productions
I’ll Have What She’s Having presents the best of its latest sell-out shows. A unique blend of quirky warmth, silliness and pathos - dark and funny in turn. Think Victoria Wood meets Alan Bennett. ‘The show with a big heart.’ (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 3 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 5 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £6) Gallery
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

WILL PRESTON CAN'T FACE REALITY - Will Preston
Will Preston, self-confessed geek and gaming addict, explores his love of geek culture, as well as the normal life he tries to escape from. 'Slick, surprising, and acutely aware.' Objectively Funny. 'Energetic and lovable.' Joey Page. 'Very funny geezer. Guaranteed laughs!' Lenny Sherman (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 3, 4 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £5 (Conc £4), Strong language, adult themes, Ages 15+
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

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Annette Gregory & Friends - Jazz & Me

ANNETTE GREGORY & FRIENDS - JAZZ & ME - Annette Gregory Family Friendly
Annette Gregory returns for 2020. If you love the sound of Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra and Dusty Springfield with a touch of Bob Marley, all given a slight dusting of jazz, then come and join Annette Gregory as she takes you through her journey of musical discovery and jazz.
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £12
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

BEETHOVEN AND PROKOFIEV - Aquarius String Quartet Family Friendly
An afternoon concert of Beethoven's Op 18 No 1 quartet alongside Prokofiev's second quartet. A feast for the ears which still allows an evening of opera to be enjoyed.
Christ Church, Burbage (85) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 4pm to 5pm £7 (Child £0, Conc £5)
 Bookings via 07525 765142 Comments

Jazz hands

BY POPULAR REQUEST - VociVoices Opera House Sales Family Friendly
VociVoices return for their fifth year at the Buxton Fringe for a one-off performance of their most requested numbers. Join them for a diverse programme of favourites from the world of opera, operetta, swing and jazz, movies and musicals, all performed with 'panache and style'. Ros MacKenzie, Lothian Life
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 2pm to 4pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8)
 Bookings via Opera House or mail@ericcymbir.co.uk Comments

CLASSICAL GUITAR JONATHAN PRAG - Jonathan Prag Classical Guitar Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A new programme, taking us from the plaintive Farewell to Stromness to a rousing Paco Peña flamenco. On the way, a majestic Bach Prelude, a beautiful, traditional Russian melody, a tremolo from Agustin Barrios, Walton Bagatelles and an Armenian folk dance. ‘Absolutely recommended.’ The Herald
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 3-6 & 9-12 Jul 1pm to 1:50pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £6)
 Bookings via Opera House or jonathanpragmusic@gmail.com Comments

CLUB ACOUSTIC AT THE FRINGE - Club Acoustic
A Fringe regular since 2012, Club Acoustic is proud to present a smörgåsbord of outstanding local musical talent in a showcase of songs and music from some of our regular performers. Free entry, no tickets. Come along!
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 15 Jul 8:15pm to 11pm Free Comments

FEELIN' GOOD - Basin Street Jazz & Blues
Return after last year's sell-out performance with two evenings of feel-good jazz and blues. Well-known standards and contemporary arrangements featuring cool vocals from Jules Scott and the talented quartet.
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 16 & 19 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £10
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375. Further information: brian.lightowler@yahoo.com Comments

FLUTEFULNESS - The Norden Flute Quartet Opera House Sales Family Friendly
This versatile flute quartet is making a return visit to the Festival Fringe this year. It will be playing an eclectic mix of music, ranging from Baroque to jazz and much in between. Hoping to entertain and surprise in a relaxed and informal environment.
High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (30) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 7pm to 9pm £8 (Child and Conc £6)
 Bookings via Opera House or m.dale@tiscali.co.uk Comments

GUITAR VIRTUOSITY - Jacob Gilbourne Family Friendly
Jacob will be performing solo pieces of his own music, covering blues, jazz, jazz funk and rock guitar in a very easy and relaxed style. (New Writing)
Old Courthouse - Buxton Brewery Tap House (23a) OpenStreetMap 1 & 15 Jul 9:30pm to 11pm Free Comments

JOURNEY TO SKY BLUE - Adrian Lord Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Join Cheshire composer and pianist Adrian Lord as he returns to Buxton Fringe. Performing joyful and uplifting music from his first two albums. 'You need this music in your life as it is the perfect way to switch off and wind down.' Buxton Fringe Review 2019. Further information: www.adrianlordpiano.com
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 4 Jul 1pm to 1:45pm £5 (Child and Conc £4)
 Bookings via Opera House Comments

THE LIGHT WE CAST - Derby City Singers Family Friendly
A magical mix from madrigals to musicals. Join us at St Mary's Church, Dale Road for an hour of glorious choral music. A free event with a retiring collection for Blythe House Hospice.
St Mary's Church (41) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 2pm to 3pm Free Comments

MIX IT UP - Serpentine Community Garden Family Friendly
The Good Ole Boys, joined by Gill Sweeting plus two talented youngsters, Monty and Arlo on penny whistle and ukelele, will play for us in the open air. Acoustic set from 2pm to 3pm. Come early for mocktails or hot drinks, stay later to see what we’re growing.
Serpentine Community Garden (107) OpenStreetMap 12 Jul noon to 4pm Free
Further information: madeline.hall.gee@gmail.com Comments

recorder consort

MRO - FRINGE 21 - Manchester Recorder Orchestra
This popular group of over 40 recorders visits Buxton for the 21st time. Its wide-ranging concert programme includes mainly pieces by contemporary composers written for a recorder orchestra, but also the Russian Popular Songs by Liadov. It should be a very enjoyable evening in the lovely Trinity Church.
Trinity Church (45) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £8.50 (Child Free, Conc £7.50), Ages 8+
 Tickets on the door. Comments

THE MUSIC OF TREES - Geoff Robb Family Friendly
Award-winning guitarist Geoff Robb will be performing his show The Music of Trees via a live-stream. The show features original guitar music inspired by nature with tree stories and folklore. His beautiful compositions blend his classical training and his love of Spanish and Celtic music. See geoffrobb.com/buxton-festival/
Online (102) 12 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 13-19 Jul midnight to 11:59pm Free Comments

ONE SONG MORE! A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS - Peak Voices Family Friendly
Featuring a West End and Royal Variety Show performer alongside outstanding vocalists, this acclaimed group has performed numerous sell-out shows of this production, including performing at the Preston Guild Hall. With songs from your favourite musicals and a spectacular performance of Nessun Dorma, this is a must see!
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 5 & 11 Jul 7pm to 9pm £10
 Bookings via peakvoices@gmail.com or 07575 900098 or 07539 560102 Comments

ORCHESTRAL CONCERT - High Peak Orchestra Opera House Sales Family Friendly
An evening of classical music opening with Borodin's powerful Prince Igor Overture. Russian violinist Savva Zverev then performs two pieces with the orchestra: Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending and Chausson's romantic Poeme. the programme ends with Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony. Conductor David Chatwin. Proceeds in support of High Peak Food Bank.
St John's Church (40) OpenStreetMap 4 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £12 (Child Free, Conc £10)
 Bookings via Opera House or 07786 782192 Comments

PIANO RECITAL - Misha Tyshkul Family Friendly
Misha joins us at the URC for the final recital in this season given by students at the RNCM. Misha has a wide-ranging repertoire - from Schubert to Barber. See the Facebook Page 'Buxton URC Broadwood Grand Piano' for his recital programme.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 2pm to 3pm £5 (Child Free)
 Bookings via whiteknowle@gmail.com or 01298 70705 Comments

POOLE INCARNATE - The Will Hawthorne Band Family Friendly
It is 600 years since arch brigand Poole used the cavern which now bears his name to hide from the authorities. But his malevolent spirit still inhabits the Peak District as historian James Barker learns when he digs too deeply into the past! A play with original rock music.
Poole's Cavern (34a) OpenStreetMap 7 & 17 Jul 8pm to 9:30pm £7.50 (Child and Conc £5), Mild references to drugs and ghostly/evil spirits.
 Bookings via www.poolescavern.co.uk or greenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

RIK ROBERTS: SPANISH GUITARIST - Rik Roberts Family Friendly
Following a sell-out Fringe debut in 2019, Roberts returns to explore the rich heritage of Spanish guitar music, including arrangements of popular music in the Spanish style. Expect gentle, soft, loud, and musical 'fireworks' in this exciting instrumental review. 'An accomplished musician with entertaining chat to boot.' Buxton Fringe Review. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 1 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

THE ROTH GUITAR DUO IN CONCERT - Roth Guitar Duo Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Award-winning guitarists Sam Rodwell and Emma Smith come together to perform an eclectic mix for all musical tastes. Featuring music from their debut album Canonica. 'A beautiful and diverse selection of repertoire, played by two of the UK's brightest young stars of the guitar.' Craig Ogden
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 1pm to 2pm £8 (Conc £6)
 Bookings via Opera House or rothguitarduo@gmail.com and 07872 068453 Comments

The Sette of Odde Volumes

A SINGULAR EVENING WITH THE SETTE OF ODDE VOLUMES - The Sette of Odde Volumes Family Friendly
Join The Sette of Odde Volumes for an intimate evening of musical intrigue as it performs songs from its ever-expanding repertoire of curiously odd originals. With an eclectic mix of upright bass, acoustic guitar, violin, ukulele, vocal harmonies and mouth trumpets, the Sette creates a musical cabinet of curiosities! (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 11, 12 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £6 Gallery
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

A SONG IN OUR HEARTS AND OUR HANDS - Kaleidoscope Choir and Signs of the Peak Family Friendly
Two of Buxton's community choirs show and share their love of song. Established less than a year ago, Signs of the Peak join Fringe regulars, Kaleidoscope Choir - a joint Buxton International Festival and Opera House project - with a rousing performance reflecting ways in which songs touch our emotions. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ymaIUJafUs
Pavilion Gardens – Foyer (33c) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 1pm to 2pm Free Comments

When a Piano and a Stroy ran into a Song

WHEN A PIANO AND A STORY RAN INTO A SONG - 88e
Multi-award winner, Charles Ormrod and Pieter Egriega bring their most accessible show to Buxton Fringe. A virtuoso piano, smooth vocal styling combination. Original songs marinated with a suggestion of jazz, served fresh with a sprinkling of wistfulness. If it were a restaurant, it might get a Michelin star. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 1 & 15 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £7 (Child £5, Conc £6)
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

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 Spoken Word

ALICE GOES ELSEWHERE - Buxton Drama League
This world can be challenging if you are on a 'spectrum', even if you are as talented as young musician Alice Lewis. However there are other realities where you might fit right in. A darkly comic musical audioplay from Buxton Drama League. Free online at www.alicegoeselsewhere.com. (New Writing)
Online (102) 1-19 Jul midnight to 11:59pm Free, Strong language and adult themes Comments

THE BEAT GOES ON - The Glummer Twins
The irrepressible Glummer Twins are back! Celebrate the joys, absurdities and indignities of getting older. A delightfully downbeat double-act with a unique take on stand-up spoken word comedy. 'Think Morecambe and Wise crossed with The Mighty Boosh.' ***** BenHuxleyBlog. 'Seriously clever and very funny.' Buxton Fringe Review. Coach parties welcome. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 1 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

BEING INSPIRED - ONLINE - Buxton Spoken Words
Original writing by Buxton and High Peak poets performed for your entertainment. Local writers present their own work plus their choice of poetry that has inspired their writing. Buxton Spoken Words meets monthly to share new and original poetry and is pleased to bring its work to a wider audience. A link to access the event will be available on The Green Man Gallery website. (New Writing)
Online (102) 1-19 Jul midnight to 11:59pm Free
Further information: thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 or Don Dolby 07803 413343 Comments

'Cædmon Sings' - Cædmon memorial, Whitby

CÆDMON SINGS - Michael Gibson
The rhythm of our earliest, our Anglo Saxon poetry which was then called ‘song', is that of heaved oar-strokes, the smith’s hammer blows and chords struck on the harp. Michael Gibson will follow that rhythm – more faintly heard today – back to its beginnings.
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 12 Jul 2pm to 3pm, 15, 16 Jul 8pm to 9pm £9 (Conc £7), No adult content but more suitable for adult audience, Ages 16+
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

EINSTEIN'S BICYCLE, BOOK LAUNCH - Terry Dammery, Edale poet, Conrad Press 2020 Family Friendly
Under the silence of the rockets, we struggled with Einstein's Bicycle, no one hearing our cries. So for those who fell off, this is a softly-spoken rant that describes a view of TS Eliot's London from an orphanage window and a cycle ride through his Waste Land. (New Writing)
Scrivener's Bookshop (11) OpenStreetMap 9 & 16 Jul noon to 1pm Free, Ages 18+
Further information: Scrivener's Bookshop 01298 73100 Comments

LONG STORY SHORT - Clare Reddaway, A Word In Your Ear
Fireside storytelling with a modern twist: award-winning writer Clare Reddaway reads a selection of her short stories about love, life and collective nouns. A mischievous mix of dark and witty fiction. Clare has performed her stories at events and festivals around the South West. ‘Unique, entertaining and often uplifting.’ Bath Echo (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 15, 16 Jul 6pm to 7pm £8 (Child and Conc £5), Some strong language, Ages 12+
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

Joanna Lavelle in the Remarkable World of Joyce Grenfell

THE REMARKABLE WORLD OF JOYCE GRENFELL - Joanna Lavelle Family Friendly
In this richly illustrated talk, actress (and fan) Joanna Lavelle will talk about the life and career of this multi-talented entertainer. The epitome of British middle class was actually three-quarters American. The talk will finish with a performance of two monologues illustrating the wide range of her output.
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 8, 9 Jul 2pm to 3pm £6.50 (Child £5, Conc £6)
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

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 Street Theatre

Picture (c) Mister Hope

THE SHAKESPEARE JUKEBOX - Buxton Drama League Family Friendly
The award-winning Shakespeare Jukebox goes online to bring its usual mix of Shakespearean scenes and interactive fun to you in the safety of your own homes. Every day, we'll be posting video of some of your favourite scenes, featuring Jukebox performers old and new, as well as some surprises!
Online (102) 1-19 Jul 6pm to 11:59pm Free
Further information: www.buxtondramaleague.co.uk/shakespeare-jukebox-2020 Comments

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 Theatre

Joanna Lavelle in Crossing the Line

CROSSING THE LINE - THE FULL STORY - Joanna Lavelle
'Unexpected gem of the Fringe.' Chris Neville-Smith. Four linked stories giving voices to overlooked victims of abuse: wife, police officer, mother, now includes the perpetrator in this moving, compelling and thought-provoking drama based on real-life cases. 'Exceptional, flawless, convincing performance.' 2018 Buxton Fringe Review. Optional post-show discussion.
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 14-16 Jul 2pm to 3pm £6.50 (Conc £6), Adult themes Gallery
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

FANBOY - Joe Sellman-Leava/Worklight Theatre
A love-hate letter to pop-culture, nostalgia and obsession. Fringe First Winner Joe Sellman-Leava asks why his generation is so obsessed with its own childhood. Expect David Attenborough impressions, home-video footage and more references than Darth Vader has midichlorians! 'A very special show.' ***** ThreeWeeks on Labels. Directed by Yaz Al-Shaater.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 1 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

LABELS - Joe Sellman-Leava/Worklight Theatre
'Powerful, important and funny.' Emma Thompson. Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First and four other international awards, the critically acclaimed story of migration, family and identity returns to Buxton. Expect paper planes, racist romances and lots of sticky labels! ***** 'A gentle firestorm.' British Theatre Guide
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 1 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

THE LANDSCAPE JUKEBOX - Bloom Family Friendly
Climb to the peak of a hill. Look out at the landscape. What does it feel like to think? Do you think in words? In pictures? Choose a track from the Jukebox. Experience consciousness from a different point of view. Have you ever thought about the nature of thoughts? (Drop-In) (New Writing)
Coda Vinyl Cafe (122) OpenStreetMap 10-13 Jul 11am to 3pm £2
 Tickets on the door. Comments

THE LION AND ALBERT (AND FRIENDS) - Hancock Fabrications
An entertaining selection of music hall and parlour recitations, including: all of the Albert stories, Three Ha'pence a Foot, The Runcorn Ferry, The Cremation of Sam McGee, etc, etc, and... (the daddy of them all) Horatius by Lord Macaulay.
United Reformed Church – Green Room: Hall (55b) OpenStreetMap 1 & 3 Jul 2:30pm to 3:15pm, 4 & 8 Jul 4:30pm to 5:15pm £6 (Child £3, Conc £5)
 Bookings via hankfab@hotmail.com Comments

MAKE-UP BY ANDY MOSELEY - NoLogoProductions
The award-nominated Fringe veterans return, going backstage with Lady Christina after what could be her final show. Maybe no-one will miss her, not even her creator. But Christina is not just a drag act, and everything that made her is hiding underneath the make-up, ready to reappear.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 1 Jul - Dates & times to be confirmed £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

NO COWARD SOUL - Em Parr Projects
One woman: 37 roles. In the midst of a painfully amicable divorce, one woman strives to survive alone. Why must everything be so difficult? A tragicomic play about coping with expectations and the everyday trials of modern life. www.emilyparr.co.uk/writing-projects (New Writing)
Bath Road Church Centre (01) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 8pm to 9:10pm £5 (Child Free) Gallery
 Bookings via emparrprojects@gmail.com Comments

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, both struggling to come to terms with momentous events they have helped to shape. Over a night of prayer, cards and violence, they confront each other - and their own inner demons.
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 8, 9 Jul 7pm to 8:30pm, 18 Jul 1pm to 2:30pm, 7pm to 8:30pm, 19 Jul 7pm to 8:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £5), Some strong language, Ages 12+
 Bookings via silverpineco@icloud.com Comments

PITCH, PLEASE! - A Very Serious Theatre Company Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Taken from the voices of the community of Barnsley, Very Serious Theatre have devised a show tackling Women's Football. This show packs a punch - just like the town itself. Using Verbatim Theatre, Pitch, Please! addresses stereotypes, equality, opportunity and inspiration. Kick off - 6:45pm. (New Writing)
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 6:45pm to 7:40pm £8.50 (Child and Conc £6)
 Bookings via Opera House or info@veryserioustheatre.co.uk Comments

The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton (credit: Paul McGuigan)

THE REMARKABLE DELIVERANCES OF ALICE THORNTON - Debbie Cannon
1668. Mrs Alice Thornton - widow, mother, and daughter of the late Lord Deputy of Ireland - begs your presence at a defence of her life, including her many miraculous deliverances from death… and a dreadful scandal. Written and performed by Debbie Cannon. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 6 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm, 7 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 8 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm, 9 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 10 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £6), Themes of bereavement and infant loss, Ages 12+
 Bookings via the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 or WeGotTickets.com Comments

SPECIAL MEASURES - Blackboard Theatre Opera House Sales
The heart-warming play explores why more teachers are leaving the profession than ever before, delving into what life is like as a teacher in 2020. Hilarious from start to finish, it features stories and characters that you have to see to believe. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 11, 12 Jul 3:30pm to 4:20pm £8 (Conc £6), Some strong language
 Bookings via Opera House Comments

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credit: Rachel Slaney

2020 ART EXHIBITION: ONLINE - Burbage Art Group Family Friendly
This long-established exhibition goes online this year via the Gallery link. Enjoy a selection of members' paintings, mixed-media works, textiles, sculptures and more. The high standard of the artists' work has been recognised in Fringe and other awards. In normal times, the group meets on Wednesday evenings and welcomes newcomers.
Online (102) 1-19 Jul midnight to 11:59pm Free Gallery
Further information: 01538 266220 Comments

Louise Jannetta, Beneath the Waves, oil on canvas (2020)

ABOUT TIME - Jennifer Hart and Louise Jannetta Family Friendly
Attributes of photography, print and paint adeptly express the culmination of experimental and interrogative research undertaken in the third year Fine Art BA at MMU. Both artists explore the intricate folds in the strata of time where shadows of the past haunt the present in a perpetual pattern of repetition.
Louise Jannetta Art Studio (rear of 24 Dale Rd) (14) OpenStreetMap 3-5, 10-12 & 17-19 Jul 10am to 4:30pm Free Gallery Comments

BUXTON PHOTO CHALLENGE 2020 - Chapel Camera Club Family Friendly
Try out your creative and photographic skills in this annual photographic adventure. The challenge is to take six photos on six themes in six hours - in the right order. Sounds easy! All welcome - just bring your camera and empty memory card.
Old Clubhouse – Downstairs (21b) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 10am to 4pm £5 (Child £3)
 Tickets on the door. Comments

MOUNTAIN & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY - Geoff Shoults Family Friendly
Winner of The Art of Travel award in The Travel Photographer of the Year 2019 and Mountain Photographer of The Year 2017. From the hills of Derbyshire to the Himalayas via Arctic Norway, Buxtonian Geoff Shoults takes inspiration from the abstract detail within the landscape as well as the sweeping vista.
Jo Royle Outdoor (113) OpenStreetMap 1-4 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 5 Jul 10am to 4pm, 6-11 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 12 Jul 10am to 4pm, 13-18 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 19 Jul 10am to 4pm Free Comments

MOVEMENT AND LIGHT - The Green Man Gallery Resident Artists Family Friendly
Playful, interactive and exploratory work by The Green Man Gallery’s Resident Artists, responding to the themes of movement and light. Kindly supported by the Palace Hotel and on display in the foyer from July 1st to 29th.
The Palace Hotel – Reception Area (32c) OpenStreetMap 1-19 Jul 9:30am to 8pm Free
Further information: hello@thegreenmangallery.com Comments

SANCTUARY - The Green Man Gallery Resident Artists
A joint exhibition by The Green Man Gallery’s Resident Artists which links with the Heart Art installation at the gallery and throughout Buxton. Using a wide range of 2D and 3D media, the artists reflect on experiences of displacement and finding refuge.
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 1 Jul 6:30pm to 8:30pm, 2-19 Jul 10:30am to 5:30pm Free
Further information: the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

SCULPTURE TRAIL - Curated by Lindsey Piper Family Friendly
An eclectic mix of sculptures whose aim is to move you in more ways than one.
The Palace Hotel – Gardens (32g) OpenStreetMap 1-19 Jul 8am to 8pm Free Comments

The Serpentine (credit: Steve Moss)

TAKE A BREAK - ACE Art Family Friendly
Enjoy a welcome break for refreshments upstairs at Hargreaves where talented members of Buxton’s Adult Community Education art classes will be exhibiting their landscapes, portraits and mixed-media paintings including local scenes. The classes are run by artist David Woodrow whose works will also be on display.
Hargreaves (121) OpenStreetMap 1-4, 6-11 & 13-18 Jul 9am to 5:30pm Free Gallery
Further information: David Woodrow 07856 697923 or Mo Stewart 07778 008955 Comments

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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. www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE6cCDh-uE4 www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqR8AUmYivU www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsGiV5SmCW8
Turner's Memorial (117) OpenStreetMap 3-11 Jul 7pm to 11:30pm Free Comments

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THE FRINGE OF THE FRINGE - Buxton Fringe of 1
Stranger. Audaciouser. Fringier. Immerse yourselves in the Fringe of the Fringe: the weirdest, wildest assortment of all the events that aren’t happening on the Fringe. The shows, gigs and exhibitions you wish you’d seen. Keep up with all the excitement on Facebook: @buxtonfringeofthefringe and Twitter: @buxtonfringeof1 (New Writing)
Online (102) 1-19 Jul midnight to 11:59pm Free Comments

WRITING RETREAT - Peak District Events Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Everyone has a book in them. Will 2020 be the year you write yours? A writing retreat to get those words out of your head and onto the page. Unlimited tea and coffee. Big slices of cake. No Wi-Fi or creative tasks, just buckets of encouragement and uninterrupted writing time.
Buxton Library (05) OpenStreetMap 7, 8 Jul 9:30am to 12:30pm, 15 Jul 1:30pm to 4:30pm £15
 Bookings via Opera House or laura@peakdistrictevents.com Comments

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