Event Descriptions 2022

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 Fringe

Underground | Buxton Fringe Launch Party

BUXTON FRINGE LAUNCH PARTY - Underground Family Friendly
Join us for the official launch of the 2022 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 43rd Buxton Fringe! No booking required - just come along.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 8pm to 11:30pm Free Gallery
Further information: underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Comments

The Fringe Float in all its glory (credit: Dan Osborne)

FRINGE AT THE CARNIVAL - Buxton Festival Fringe & BIF Family Friendly
Buxton Festival Fringe takes to the streets with its spectacular orange float and assorted performers in partnership with Buxton International Festival. Thanks to Lomas Distribution and to the Well Dressing and Carnival team for organising this highlight in the town's calendar.
Around the Town 9 Jul 2pm to 4pm Free, Donations: Give generously to the Well Dressing Charities Comments

Blooming marvellous (credit: Ian J Parkes)

FRINGE AWARDS 2022 - Buxton Festival Fringe Family Friendly
Performers, Fringe Friends, Fringe Committee members and Reviewers are invited to our Fringe Awards Ceremony. Enjoy a drink with us in relaxed, open-air surroundings with a little polytunnel shelter if needs be! We see this as a celebration of everyone who supports our beautiful festival.
Serpentine Community Garden (107) OpenStreetMap 24 Jul 5pm to 6:30pm Free, Donations: see website
Further information: Open to groups stated and by invitation Comments

Fringe Sunday (credit: Ian J Parkes)

FRINGE SUNDAY - Buxton Festival Fringe Family Friendly
It's back! Join us for our traditional picnic and party in the park. Buy some Derbyshire ice cream and we'll provide the entertainment. Expect dance, music, singing, comedy, fun and games! Pick up a Fringe programme or become a Fringe Friend. Mingle with the stars at this free showcase event!
Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand (33a) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 2pm to 4:30pm Free Comments

Comedian Mike Raffone conducts the audience (credit: Dave Upcott)

FRINGE@5 - Buxton Festival Fringe Family Friendly
An early evening Buxton tradition complementing Buxton International Festival's Song at Six on the same evenings. Enjoy free tasters of Fringe events from music to comedy and drama to spoken word.
Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand (33a) OpenStreetMap 8, 14, 15 & 20-23 Jul 5pm to 5:30pm Free Comments

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 Children's Events

Cowardy Cowardy Custard - Storytime Fun!

STORYTIME WITH FRIENDS OF COWARDY COWARDY CUSTARD - Creme Anglaise Publishing Family Friendly
Christine Palmer and her two Bearded Collies invite you to join in the fun as she reads from her beautifully illustrated children’s books, Cowardy, Cowardy Custard - Custard, Custard Petit Froussard. They have both French and English on the same page, perfect for anyone young or old who wants to improve their French.
High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (30) OpenStreetMap 17 & 24 Jul 11am to 11:45am, 3pm to 3:45pm Free, Ages 5-13
Further information: chris@chrispalmerbooks.com Comments

a crown, a castle and a flower for adventures

TINY! MARVELS AND WONDERS - Stone and Water Family Friendly
Fabulous creatures, heroes, maidens, monsters and probably mice! Join us for a Tiny! day, making small puppets, decorating small treasure chests and making things no bigger than your hand! Find us between the young children's playground and the miniature train stop.
Pavilion Gardens – Playground (33m) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 11am to 3pm Free, Ages 3+ Comments

Luke Wilkinson as Wilbur The Worst Explorer

WILBUR THE WORST EXPLORER - Luke Wilkinson Family Friendly
Nine year-old Wilbur wants to be a famous explorer just like his heroes from history and fiction. The problem is he doesn’t feel very brave yet, and needs your help to survive his first overnight expedition! Packed with facts, friendships and fun, this is a show to delight all ages. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 2pm to 3pm, 10 & 16 Jul noon to 1pm, 17 Jul 2pm to 3pm £8 (Child and Conc £5), Ages 5-11
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

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 Comedy

Phil Green | 90s Boy: Blair, the Lovegun & Me

90S BOY: BLAIR, THE LOVEGUN & ME - Phil Green
Remember the Nineties? Do you have a non-typical brain or know someone who has? South East New Comedian finalist Phil Green talks Nineties' nostalgia and neurodiversity as he takes us through a life of dealing with ADHD, his oddball parents, feelings towards Tony Blair and long forgotten Nineties' pop songs.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 22 Jul 7pm to 7:45pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

FISH AND CHIPS

AN A TO Z OF FISH & CHIPS - Jimmy Judges Family Friendly
Jimmy Judges from the Fish and Chip Fryers Association delivers a fishually-stimulating celebration of the Great British dish. Deep-fried infotainment seasoned with pure cod-medy. Jokes served hot and fresh, with a splash of music (music and video by Pieter Egriega). From the creator of Accident Avoidance Training For Cutlery Users.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 23, 24 Jul 2:30pm to 3:20pm £9 (Conc £8) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments(1)

ACOMEDYTAPAS - Jesters Dublin
AComedyTapas is comics rapidly sampling material. Some of them will have shows at the festival. It is a fun show for any audience but there may be brief mentions of controversial issues and occasional rude words may be uttered.
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 8, 9 Jul 6pm to 7pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), May contain challenging themes, Ages 16+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

credit: Andy Hollingworth

AIDAN GOATLEY: TENACIOUS - Sweet Productions
Ever felt like giving up? Ever wondered how some people keep going, no matter what? From the worst job interview ever to the most horrific gig in the world, Aidan Goatley (BBC1, Hammersmith Apollo) guides us through the staggering tales that led to his dreams coming true. 'An endearing performer' TheReviewsHub.com
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 23 Jul 1pm to 2pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Alasdair Beckett-King | Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore

ALASDAIR BECKETT-KING: NEVERMORE - Alasdair Beckett-King
Join the award-winning stand-up comedian for a new work in progress show. As seen on Mock The Week and the internet. A true Renaissance man, Alasdair is 500 years old. 'Awesome' ***** Edinburgh49. 'A singular and truly distinct act' **** Scotsman. 'Magnificent, wonderful and hilarious' **** The Wee Review
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 12, 13 Jul 8:30pm to 9:25pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments(1)

Alex Kealy | Alex Kealy: Winner Takes All (Work In Progress)

ALEX KEALY: WINNER TAKES ALL (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Alex Kealy
The List's 'rising star of the British stand-up scene', Alex Kealy, presents a work-in-progress stand-up hour tackling Silicon Valley, advertising, addiction and monopolies with 'perfectly expressed gags' Chortle. 'A storming show' Sunday Times. Top 10 Jokes of Edinburgh 2019 Guardian. 'A must-see at the fringe' **** Broadway Baby
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 8 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 9 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

ANGELA BRA: LIFE LESSONS - Angela Bra
Singer-songwriter, social media wannabe and part-time primary school music teacher, Miss Angela Bra invites you to share in her words of wisdom as an online sensation in the making. Through pop, parodies and puns, it’s a shower of silliness in a world all too consumed with what other people think.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 8, 9 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Conc £5), Ages 15+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

ANNIE AND ANGELA'S DISCO DIVORCE PARTY - Annie and Angela
Forty, single and ready to mingle; join lifelong friends Annie Sup and Angela Bra for a drag-infused comedy of musical mirth celebrating friendship and new beginnings on a bar crawl full of OM gosh moments you’re unlikely to forget!
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 15, 16 Jul 8pm to 9pm £7 (Conc £5), Ages 18+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Underground | Barrel Of Laughs

BARREL OF LAUGHS - Underground
The Fringe institution is back! No masks, no distancing (but we'll probably still wash our hands for politeness). Showcasing the finest comedy talent from the UK circuit over three Fridays of uncensored, unpredictable fun. Complete sell-out 2006-2021 (2020 doesn't count). 'The best bargain of the Buxton Fringe' Buxton Fringe Review
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 8, 15 & 22 Jul 8:30pm to 10pm £9 Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Comments

BBC RADIO DERBY COMEDY SHOWCASE - BBC Radio Derby
A night of stand-up comedy featuring BBC Radio Derby's Andy Twigge (with an E) plus Derbyshire comics from our evening show The Top Floor compered by Wesley Mallin. All proceeds from ticket sales go to Comic Relief. (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 9pm to 10pm £5 (Conc £3), Some strong language and adult themes, Ages 18+ Gallery
 Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com Comments

Charmian Hughes: She! Immortal Horror Queen's Guide To Life | credit: Steve Ullathorne

CHARMIAN HUGHES: SHE! IMMORTAL HORROR QUEEN'S GUIDE TO LIFE - Charmian Hughes
'Live! Laugh! Liquidate!' - the message young Charmian got from Hammer film She. It's served her so well, she's now sharing the joys of obsession, jealousy and revenge. 'Combination of diminutive, delightful lady comic and Rider Haggard's legendary, merciless temptress currently tops my list for Fringe' Scotsman. Fringe Comedy Award nominee 2021.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 22 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm £8 (Conc £7) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Darren Walsh | Darren Walsh: Work In Progress

DARREN WALSH: WORK IN PROGRESS - Darren Walsh
The award-winning punslinger (Best Joke, Leicester Comedy Festival 2019) returns with new jokes. Winner, UK's first Pun Champion; Winner, Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015. Top 10 Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe in Guardian, Mirror and Scotsman. 'Punbelievable!' ***** Mirror. **** Sunday Express. Basically, there's a lot of jokes.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 10pm to 11pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

THE DEPRESSION CURE SHOW - Jonathan Winfield
Antidepressant! Ever lost your way, your mind, or your will to live? Jonathan Winfield brings his comedy show about family trauma, mental illness and depression from his lived experience with his own cure suggestions: therapy puppets, silly dancing, the royal family, and lycra! (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 2pm to 2:55pm, 17, 18 Jul 6pm to 6:55pm £8 (Child and Conc £6), Mental health themes
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

DESPITE EVERYTHING... - Naomi Paul
Back in Buxton, despite everything! Satirical solo show with original songs, topical tales and Jewish humour. Price may include biscuits. Set sail on a surreal journey - sometimes poignant, always funny, ultimately uplifting. ‘Fine comic celebration of modern Britain.' **** British Theatre Guide. **** Edinburgh 49. **** Ludlow Fringe
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 15-17 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £9 (Child and Conc £7), Ages 14+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Disgruntled of S10

DO IT THISSEN! - I'll Have What She's Having
I’ll Have What She’s Having are back at The Green Man. This new production of monologues and sketches showcases our unique brand of quirky northern humour. Come and see us! 'Poignant, bittersweet, sad, outrageous, funny... This is a show not to be missed. I loved it.' Buxton Fringe Review, 2021 (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 18, 19 & 23 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child £6, Conc £8), Strong language, Ages 12+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

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DRAG QUEENS VS ZOMBIES - Haus of Dench
Fringe favourite Kate Butch and her drag rival Crudi Dench are hitting Buxton with their sell-out cabaret. But why is their audience turning green? And did they remember to lock the doors? Fabulous new comedy horror about a terrifying pandemic (not that one). 'Hilarious... Never failing to impress' York Vision
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 15 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 16, 17 Jul 10pm to 11pm £10 (Conc £9)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

Edy Hurst | Edy Hurst’s Comedy Version Of Jeff Wayne’s Musi...

EDY HURST'S COMEDY VERSION OF JEFF WAYNE'S MUSI... - Edy Hurst
...cal Version of HG Wells' Literary Version (Via Orson Welles's Radio Version and Steven Spielberg's Film Version) of The War of the Worlds. If the title hasn't convinced you, I don't know how this will. 'Bursts with Comedic Joy' **** Skinny. 'Funny. Quirky, Deep. Seamless' **** Lancashire Post (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 7 & 14 Jul 8:30pm to 9:25pm £8 (Conc £7) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Steve Vertigo | Full Frontal Newsity

FULL FRONTAL NEWSITY - Steve Vertigo
Steve Vertigo ('Splendid nonsense' Buxton Fringe Review) performs everybody in this surreal show examining what the hell we've become, with stand-up, takes on the news, characters, animations and videos. He finds the stories no-one knew they cared about. Includes random adverts, political analysis, fascination with flags, and sharp stand-up/sit down. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 14 Jul 10pm to 10:50pm, 15 Jul 4pm to 4:50pm, 16 Jul 5:30pm to 6:20pm £8 (Conc £7) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Sweet Productions | Imaginary Porno Charades

IMAGINARY PORNO CHARADES - Sweet Productions
An hour of unstoppable panel show mayhem! Featuring teams of performers from across Buxton Fringe, ready to charade audiences good and hard. Porno puns, sexy signals, outrageous observations - and if we find any prizes, we'll give you one. 'The most naughty fun you can have... without being arrested' TV Bomb
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 10pm to 11pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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IMPROMPTU SHAKESPEARE - Impromptu Shakespeare Improv Company Family Friendly
Hold onto your doublets, ruffs and trunk hose! The Bard is back! With story and verse improvised in the moment, enjoy a riotous new Shakespeare play every time - performed by a whip-smart cast. 'Side-splittingly hilarious' ***** BroadwayBaby.com. 'Ingenious' Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor. Fringe Comedy Event Award Winner 2021.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 7pm to 7:55pm, 9 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm £9 (Conc £8), Ages 10+ Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Jody Kamali | Jody Kamali: Ironing Board Man

JODY KAMALI: IRONING BOARD MAN - Jody Kamali
Physical comedy meets Hollywood. A joyful filmic story of a man who turns an ironing board into a woman. What ensues is an epic, inventive romance using just ironing boards and an epic soundtrack. 'Demands applause' Scotsman. 'A triumph' Chortle. 'Hilarious, life-affirming, bonding' Guardian
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 4pm to 5pm, 15 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 16 Jul 4pm to 5pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Juliet Meyers' Passport face | credit: Claes gellerbrink

JULIET MEYERS' PASSPORT FACE - Juliet Meyers
Comedian Juliet Meyers (writer on Sarah Millican's Radio 4 show) went to India to trace her roots. She unleashed smug sex therapists and furious monkeys. She irritated her travelling companion and nearly died twice. Contains history, culture shock and a cringeworthy poo story. 'Smart and very funny' Independent
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 15 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 16 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Conc £7) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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KATE BUTCH: WUTHERING SHITES - Kate Butch
Kate Butch is back! The Fringe's favourite drag star is remounting her musical based on the songs of her favourite singer, but needs your help to finally get BUSH! to Broadway. Expect jokes, songs, games, and so much cloudbusting. Fringe Comedy Individual Award Winner 2017 and 2019. 'A great comedian' WhatsOnStage
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 16-18 Jul 7pm to 8pm £10 (Conc £9)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

Kevin King of Egypt - Rob Gee image by Nick Rawle | credit: Nick Rawle

KEVIN, KING OF EGYPT - Rob Gee
Kevin is an escaped mental health patient. Millie is an exuberant six-year-old. Granny doesn't stand a chance. 'Hilarious!' ***** London Pub Theatres. 'Moving, funny, deeply human' ****1/2 Victoria Times. 'A master storyteller' **** Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Best Solo Comedy, Orlando Fringe. Best Solo Show, Victoria Fringe. Fringe Favourite, Limerick Fringe.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 17 & 19, 20 Jul 4pm to 4:55pm £8 (Conc £7) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Rob Rouse | Late Night Dirty Scrabble - with Rob Rouse & Friends

LATE NIGHT DIRTY SCRABBLE - WITH ROB ROUSE & FRIENDS - Rob Rouse
The 2021 Fringe Comedy Event Award nominated, sell-out sensation returns! Rob Rouse (Fringe Comedy Individual Award Winner 2021) is back with new guests, for more double-entendres, and Double Word Scores. The late-night comedy gameshow that puts the dick in dictionary - it's Scrabble, but utter filth. 'He's a man with Genuinely Funny Bones' Sunday Times
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 13 Jul 10pm to 11pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Help us comedians raise the profile of mental health

LAUGH 4 LIFE COMEDY: COMPILATION SHOW FOR MENTAL HEALTH - Henry and Friends
Join Henry Churniavsky and his comedy friends Roland Gent, Richard Pulsford, Kat Molinari and Hitul Unadkat for an hour of laughs and entertainment. At the same time we hope to raise awareness and funds for Mental Health Charities: YoungMinds and Jami UK.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 23 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £5 (Conc £4.50), Adult themes, strong language , Ages 16+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

LOUISE ATKINSON: MATES (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Louise Atkinson
Love your mates but they’re a drunken liability on a night out? Same, mate. Come and listen as Louise tells us about her mates. The good, the bad and the ugly – although the less said about Pete the better. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 10 & 20 Jul 8pm to 9pm £5 (Conc £3.50), Strong language, adult themes, Ages 16+ Gallery
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

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LUKE ROLLASON: BOWERBIRD - Luke Rollason
Welcome to the Great Indoors. Luke Rollason has been hoarding his best show yet, and he's finally ready to give it away to a good home. Bowerbird is a psychedelic domestic breakdown that will make you totally rethink your mundane little life. 'Gut-bustingly funny' **** List. 'Hugely entertaining' ***** EdFestMag (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 23 Jul 10pm to 11pm £8 (Conc £7) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Michael Akadiri | Michael Akadiri: No Scrubs (Work In Progress)

MICHAEL AKADIRI: NO SCRUBS (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Michael Akadiri
Highly anticipated debut hour from the comedian and junior doctor. No Scrubs sees Michael traverse the challenges of life within and outside the NHS. BBC New Comedy Award London Finalist, and as seen on LadBible & ITV2's Stand Up Sketch Show. 'A sharp-witted everyman... charismatic and in effortless control.' Chortle
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 14 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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NATHAN CASSIDY: HOT TUB GOD - Nathan Cassidy
Who can save us now? God/Nathan Cassidy might be our only hope. Immaculately conceived new show from critically-acclaimed, multi-award-winning comedian. Winner, Solo Comedy Show, Buxton Fringe Comedy Individual Award Winner, and six-time nominee. Off West End Awards Nominee, 2021. Best Show, Leicester Comedy Festival Nominee 2020. 'Star-in-waiting. He is untouchable' **** The Times. www.nathancassidy.com/god
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 10 Jul 4pm to 5pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Helen (credit: Steve Cross)

OUTSIDE THE LABCOAT - Dr Helen
After two years, DNA scientist Helen is back! In person... Wedged in between lockdowns, she got her PhD (just call her Dr) and some more tales to tell. She invites you to share in the delights of job hunting, dating and national security as she steps outside the labcoat.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 22 Jul 9pm to 10pm £8 (Conc £7), Some accidental mild language at times, Ages 16+
 Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com Comments

THE POETRY TEACHER-ADVANCED CLASS - Andy Gilbert
The UK’s number one poetry teacher returns with a masterclass of advanced techniques. Gilbert also uses poetry to conduct a ground-breaking social experiment. The content is new, but the delusion remains the same. (New Writing)
Eagle Pub – Lounge Bar (60a) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 7pm to 8pm. Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 8, 9 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm Free, Strong language, adult themes, Ages 16+
Further information: Please reserve via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

A Political Breakfast

A POLITICAL BREAKFAST - Jesters Ireland Family Friendly
A Political Breakfast is a panel show for those with an interest in politics in the UK, Europe and the US. It is a bit like Mock The Week blended with Question Time with a twist of Have I Got News for You. It is family-friendly and fun.
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 11am to noon £10 (Child and Conc £8), Ages 12+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Richard Pulsford

RICHARD PULSFORD: A BIT MORE RICH - Mirth of Forth productions Family Friendly
One-liners and light-hearted jokes from the UK Pun Championships Winner 2022 and Scottish Comedian of the Year Runner-up 2021. In the Top Ten Jokes Edinburgh Fringe 2019 and 2021. 'Reminiscent of a master like Milton Jones, his (justified) confidence in his material shone through.' The Scotsman, 2021
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 23 Jul 9pm to 10pm, 24 Jul 3pm to 4pm £9 (Child and Conc £7), Ages 14+ Gallery
 Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com Comments

Rob Rouse | Rob Rouse: No Refunds 2022!

ROB ROUSE: NO REFUNDS 2022! - Rob Rouse
Rob Rouse (Bottom, Upstart Crow BBC) has been performing stand up since winning So You Think You're Funny? at Edinburgh in 1998. Now at the age of 48 he is no more mature, but thrilled to be back at Buxton Fringe (Fringe Comedy Individual Award Winner 2021). 'Genuinely Funny Bones' Sunday Times (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 10, 11 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 12 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 14 Jul 7pm to 8pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Robyn Perkins | Robyn Perkins: Million Dollar Maybe (Preview)

ROBYN PERKINS: MILLION DOLLAR MAYBE (PREVIEW) - Robyn Perkins
Think you're tough? Funny? Bisexual? Prove it. This is a show about confidence, misinformation, bivisibility, and an American dad named Ralph. Don't miss this unique hour of personal stories, with a scientific twist. 'Smart, engaging, fun and funny' **** Chortle. Sydney Fringe 2019 Best in Comedy Award Winner (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 18, 19 Jul 8:30pm to 9:25pm £8 (Conc £7) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

A SHEDFUL OF PLAYS - Toffee-Nosed Theatre and The Writing Shed
Victoria Wood-esque Northern humour! Three new plays by up-and-coming theatre-makers: Just about Managing, a witty play about the fragility of female friendship; Janette North, a comic monologue of a pre-date ritual, and Occupied, a two-handed play set in a women’s toilets, which asks the question: 'Are there any safe spaces?' (New Writing)
Scrivener's Bookshop (11) OpenStreetMap 15 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 16 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 7:30pm to 8:30pm £8, Ages 12+
 Bookings via 07932 752840 to reserve Comments

VOICES IN MY HEAD - Something Wicked Theatre Company
In this comedy-romp, audiences will meet a colourful cast of characters who are certain to tickle those funny bones. From Elle, the bolshy yet vivacious exercise instructor to Mika, a cabaret singer whose lovable, salt-of-the-earth approach to life is sure to leave audiences wanting more. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 15, 16 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 20, 21 Jul 8pm to 9pm, 22 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £12 (Child and Conc £10.50), Adult themes, some strong language, innuendos, Ages 16+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com 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 his normal life that 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 7 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 8pm to 9pm £5 (Conc £3), Strong language, Ages 16+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Me and my mother who makes me Jewrotic

WITH ALL JEW RESPECT - Henry Churniavsky
This show is about me growing up with an 88 year-old Jewish Mother, with no filter, which makes me 'Jewrotic' (neurotic and Jewish). The family don’t help either! Growing up, midlife crisis and getting old are only part of an hour-long show. Many topics will be covered in detail. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 23 Jul 2pm to 3pm £5 (Conc £4.50), Ages 16+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Zoe Bury

ZOE BURY: NO SUCH THING AS NORMAL (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Zoe Bury
Join Zoe in her warm, witty and observant one-woman stand-up comedy show, as she offloads about her obsession with being 'normal', and how she is starting to realise there is no such thing. 'Warm, gentle and humourous' Buxton Fringe Review. Nominated New Writing Award 2021 (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 8:30pm to 9:15pm, 11 Jul 10pm to 10:45pm, 20 Jul 10:15pm to 11pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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Fool and beasts

BUXTON DAY OF DANCE 2022 - 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 16 Jul 10:30am to 4:30pm Free Gallery Comments

RR dancing "Fandango" at Buxton

REGENCY MUSIC & DANCE - Regency ReJigged Family Friendly
Costume dances and music around the town demonstrating musical styles and dance sets from the Regency period - think Pride and Prejudice. We take questions and share our enthusiasm for these uniquely English aspects of social life.
Pavilion Gardens – Promenade (33q) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 11am to 11:20am, 2:15pm to 2:35pm, 4:30pm to 4:50pm Free
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U-Carmen Ekhayelitsha

U-CARMEN EKHAYELITSHA - Buxton Film
The brain child of conductor Charles Hazlewood, U-Carmen was filmed in a modern South African township setting and combines music from Bizet's opera with traditional African music. Carmen is a magnetic woman who seduces, loves, and ultimately destroys her lover and herself... Introduced by Michael Williams, CEO, Buxton International Festival.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 15 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £5 (Child £3), Ages Cert 12 Gallery
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Egriega and I.A.I.N.

ADVENTURES IN SOUND AND LIGHT - Egriega Family Friendly
This year, Egriega (twice Buxton Fringe music award winner), brings his most ambitious project. Adventures in Sound and Light features Projection Mapping, live catchy music... and a sarcastic robot, who is far from complimentary about Egriega or humanity – best NOT to take hallucinogenics whilst watching. You have been warned! (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 18 & 22 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 23 Jul 3pm to 4pm £10 (Child £6, Conc £8) Gallery
 Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com Comments(1)

AN AFTERNOON OF FAVOURITES - VociVoices Opera House Sales
Four voices in concert presenting a well-known selection from opera, operetta, musicals, swing, jazz and evergreens. Something for everyone! VociVoices are delighted to be back.
St Mary's Church (41) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 1:30pm to 2:40pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

Albion Choir 2022. Credit: Dougie Evans

ALBION AFTER HOURS: SONGS OF LOVE AND CONNECTION - Albion Choir Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Come and celebrate the group’s tenth anniversary in this late-evening concert. The incredible power of the human voice dances sound around the venue, creating a captivatingly intimate experience. Familiar words and songs take fresh shapes in our reimagined versions. Bring your own drink and enjoy being immersed in beautiful music-making.
St John's Church (40) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 9:15pm to 10:15pm £10 (Child £3) Gallery
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 or tinyurl.com/albioninbuxton Comments

ALL IN A GARDEN GREEN - Mr Simpson's Little Consort Family Friendly
Music and readings from the Faber Book of Gardens, accompanied by period music of the 17th century including possibly the first performance by viols and voice of Charles Butler's Bees Madrigal from The Feminine Monarchie (1623) - more Steve Reich than Monteverdi!
Eyam Parish Church, Eyam S32 5QH (97) OpenStreetMap 17 Jul 3pm to 4:30pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8)
 Bookings via suesnell87@gmail.com Comments

Adrienne & Stephenie

AN ART SONG RECITAL: UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE - Adrienne Pyne & Stephenie Leung Opera House Sales
A celebration of nature, music and love through our performance of art song and solo piano music. We will perform Schumann's atmospheric and mysterious Op 39 Liederkreis (the Eichendorff songs) and Gurney's Five Elizabethan Songs to varied and moving lyrics by Shakespeare, Fletcher and Nashe.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 17 Jul 5pm to 6pm, 18 Jul 1:30pm to 2:30pm £5 (Child Free, Conc £4.50)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 or adriennepyne974@gmail.com Comments

BACH DOUBLE VIOLIN CONCERTO AND WORKS 'FROM THE CZECH HOMELAND' - Keld Ensemble Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Fifteen-piece string orchestra The Keld Ensemble presents a performance of Bach’s well-loved Concerto for two violins, along with two late Romantic works by Czech masters Janáček and Dvořák.
The Pump Room (84) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £15 (Child £8, Conc £12)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

BAROQUE AND CLASSICAL STRING ENSEMBLE - Keld Ensemble Family Friendly
Fifteen-piece string orchestra The Keld Ensemble presents a late afternoon recital of Baroque and Classical works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Rossini. The concert includes a rare performance of Bach's Concerto for Oboe d'Amore.
Eyam Parish Church, Eyam S32 5QH (97) OpenStreetMap 19 Jul 5pm to 6pm £10 (Child £6, Conc £8)
 Bookings via jon@keld-ensemble.co.uk or 07747 872540 Comments

BIG BAND TAKES THE STAGE - High Peak Big Band Opera House Sales
Seventeen-piece big band in concert 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. A great evening of heart-warming tunes with nostalgia merged with Broadway hits and modern jazz compositions.
Conservative Club (79) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 8pm to 10pm £10 (Child £5)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 or brian.lightowler@yahoo.com Comments

CLASSICAL GUITAR - JONATHAN PRAG - Jonathan Prag Classical Guitar Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Jonathan's new programme starts with two beautiful Villa Lobos preludes then dances through a Bach Bourrée and Gigue. Next, a haunting Bosnian folk tune, dreamy Barrios tremolo, and a tribute to the late Mikis Theodorakis, and culminating in the romantic South American dance rhythms of Merlin's Suite del Recuerdo.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 15-17 & 22-24 Jul 1:05pm to 1:55pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £7)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

A CLASSICAL/FOLK CROSSOVER - The Prag Duo Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Musicians Jonathan and Dom Prag with sparkling arrangements of songs from Greece, Catalonia, Eastern Europe and Scotland. Two classical guitars and one beautiful voice combine to electrifying effect. Their ravishing programme mixes breathtaking instrumentals with folk songs that showcase their complimentary musical skills. 'Astonishing - just lovely!' Audience member
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 20, 21 Jul 7:05pm to 7:55pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £7)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

CLOSE ENOUGH AT THE PUMP ROOM - Close Enough Barbershop Quartet Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Close Enough picked up a Buxton Fringe Award nomination in 2017 for their slick and stylish singing. The feisty foursome returns to perform its unique mix of classic barbershop alongside choice close harmony arrangements, spanning everything from East European folk to Big Band swingtime!
The Pump Room (84) OpenStreetMap 23 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm £10 (Child £5), Ages 3+ Gallery
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

Club Acoustic

CLUB ACOUSTIC AT THE FRINGE - Club Acoustic
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 6 Jul 8:30pm to 10:30pm Free Comments

Darren Poyzer's Sunday Service | credit: Darren Poyzer

DARREN POYZER'S SUNDAY SERVICE LIVE! - Darren Poyzer Family Friendly
The virtual worldwide internet hit comes to a live audience for the first time! With captivating smile, boundless energy, fabulous shirts and a strong sense of social justice, Darren is on a mission to dispel negative energy and give away free fridge magnets. 'One of my Fringe highlights' Buxton Fringe Review (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 10 & 17 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £8 (Conc £7), Ages 6+
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

DOM PRAG - Folk Singer Dom Prag Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Dom, with his second album, Needle & Thread produced by Phil Beer, is ‘A rising star on the folk circuit…’ Folking.com. With ‘His outstanding guitar playing in all its glory…’ and ‘strong and passionate singing’ (Folk Radio UK) ‘The boy doesn’t put a foot wrong’ (The Living Tradition).
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 15-17 Jul 7:05pm to 7:55pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £7)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

Rik Roberts | The Guitar And Its Cousins

THE GUITAR AND ITS COUSINS - Rik Roberts Family Friendly
The multi-instrumentalist showcases the top-three instruments 'that go pluck' - guitar, ukulele & banjo. An exciting performance, demonstrating the beauty and mystery of each instrument, while avoiding the accepted stereotypes. Expect an eclectic range of styles, humorous banter, and great virtuosity. 'A fabulous way to spend an hour.' Buxton Fringe Review (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 1pm to 2pm, 17 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 24 Jul 1pm to 2pm £9 (Conc £8) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Kaboodle Community Choir

HARMONIES WITH A SMILE - Kaboodle Community Choir Family Friendly
We sing for the joy of it and hope you enjoy our performance as much as we enjoy singing for you. Kaboodle is a non-audition, mixed, four-part harmony community choir, formed in 2007. Singing first outside the Pump Room, then our ukuleles play inside, and we will then perform on the Bandstand.
The Pump Room (84) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 12:15pm to 12:45pm, 1pm to 1:20pm. Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand (33a) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 3:30pm to 4:30pm Free Gallery Comments

HARP-GUITAR IN CONCERT - Jon Pickard Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Winner of last year’s Solo Instrumental Performance Fringe Award, internationally acclaimed guitarist Jon Pickard brings his unique performance to Buxton for the second time. Experience the unique music of Jon’s harp-guitars (guitars with extra ‘harp’ strings) alongside classical/Spanish guitar. 'A rare musical treat… a consummate musician.' Buxton Fringe Review
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 1pm to 2pm, 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Christ Church, Burbage (85) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 1pm to 2pm, 7:30pm to 9:30pm. St Peter's Church – Church (42a) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 1pm to 2pm, 7:30pm to 9:30pm £9 (Child and Conc £8) Gallery
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

Buxton Community Choir

LIFE IS A CABARET! WELCOME TO THE HOUSE OF FUN - Buxton Community Choir Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Drift into the music of Buxton’s newest and biggest contemporary music choir! With 60 singers plus special guests performing a repertoire of songs including musical theatre, pop, opera and much more, this is a show you don’t want to miss!
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 14 & 18 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child £6)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 or on the door. Comments

MIDNIGHT WINE - Chris Milner - Journeyman Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Well-respected singer/songwriter Chris Milner - Journeyman shares songs (contemporary and traditional), wine and stories from 50 years in the great British folk scene touring UK and Europe. He's now thinking 'maybe he chose the wrong genre'. Come, chill out, listen and advise. Bring your own drinks.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 15-17 Jul 3:15pm to 4:15pm £6 (Child and Conc £5) Gallery
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 or www.chrismilner.com/live.php (wegottickets.com) Comments

MILONGA DEL ANGEL - ARKangel Opera House Sales Family Friendly
An intimate story of tango… violin, guitar, voice and spoken word. From the infested swamps and stinking meat factories of Buenos Aires to the stunning tangos of the Golden Age and Tango Nuevo… interwoven with the story of an Argentine friend who lived through these challenging times.
The Pump Room (84) OpenStreetMap 14 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 15 Jul 6pm to 7pm £10 (Child and Conc £9), Some challenging themes, Ages 12+
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

MIX IT UP - The Good Ole Boys & Susie and the Bad Habits Family Friendly
Afternoon of live music in the Community Garden. Acoustic and amplified if we have electricity supply in time. Come down from noon for one of our signature cocktails. Music strikes up from 1.15 to 2.45pm. Stay on to relax and look around.
Serpentine Community Garden (107) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul noon to 4pm Free, Donations: Contributions welcome on the day.
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MRO 21 AT THE FRINGE - Manchester Recorder Orchestra Family Friendly
Back for their 21st visit, this 40-piece recorder orchestra offers a wide range of music including folk songs, jazz and contemporary compositions. Something for everyone to enjoy.
Trinity Church (45) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £8.50 (Child Free, Conc £7.50), Ages 8+
 Tickets on the door. Comments

The Roth Guitar Duo (Emma Smith and Sam Rodwell)

MUSIC FOR TWO GUITARS - The Roth Guitar Duo Family Friendly
An eclectic mix of music from around the world, composed and arranged for two guitars. The Roth Guitar Duo explore the wide range of repertoire for two classical guitars. 'A beautiful and diverse selection of repertoire, played by two of the UK's brightest young stars of the guitar.' Craig Ogden
Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills SK22 4BH (62) OpenStreetMap 15 Jul 7pm to 8pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £7) Gallery
 Bookings via www.wegottickets.com/springbankarts Comments(1)

MUSIC OF WATER & STONE - Henrietta Hill and friends Family Friendly
Two linked classical concerts curated by local violist Henrietta Hill in collaboration with The Green Man Resident Artists’ exhibition Dancing Water, Weathered Stone. Welcoming international violinists Chris Jones, Martin Cropper and cellist Ben Michaels. Exploring art-inspired music including Bach’s Goldberg Variations, plus Kodály, Piazzola and improvisations. Expect the unexpected! (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 12 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm, 8:15pm to 9:15pm £10 (Child £5, Conc £8)
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

ORCHESTRAL CONCERT WITH SOLOIST - High Peak Orchestra Opera House Sales Family Friendly
An evening of varied classical music. We open with Bernstein's Candide overture - written in the vein of Offenbach's operetta and full of wit and sophistication. Our soloist plays Chausson's lyrical Poème for violin and orchestra, and we conclude with Dvořák's deservedly popular Ninth Symphony (from the New World).
St John's Church (40) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £12 (Child Free, Conc £10)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 or jenanndale@gmail.com Comments(1)

Baroque guitar

PARTITA - EARLY MUSIC CONCERT - Partita Family Friendly
Award-winning early music ensemble Partita return to the Fringe this year with Renaissance and Baroque music for instruments and voices. The programme will include music from Italy, France, Germany and England.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 1pm to 2:20pm £10 (Child and Conc £8)
 Tickets on the door. Comments(1)

PUT A LID ON IT - Basin Street Jazz and Blues Family Friendly
An eclectic mix from the award-winning, popular band. Acclaimed dynamic five-piece - sax, piano, guitar, double bass and smooth vocals. From timeless melodies of the greatest jazz and blues artists of the 20th century to modern classics and Basin Street originals.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 14 & 24 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £10 (Child £5, Conc £8)
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

RARE OCCASION IN CONCERT - Rare Occasion Family Friendly
Rare Occasion combines Judy Dunlop's rich vocals and wicked sense of humour, Jon Scaife's mastery of arrangements for guitar and cittern, and Nigel Corbett's fine fiddle accompaniments. Together they deliver traditional and contemporary songs with harmonies, many a good chorus, and some beautiful instrumental pieces.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 6 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child and Conc £8) Gallery
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

RAVEL PLUS - Bright Quartet Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Our main offering is the fabulous string quartet by Ravel but we shall start the concert with some amuse bouches including the world premiere of Adrienne Spilsbury’s 'day, turning', a movement for string quartet inspired by a day in the life of a pond. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 22 Jul 4pm to 5pm £12 (Child Free, Conc £10)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 or nicolabright175@outlook.com or 07525 765142 Comments

SIMPLY ACAPPELLA - Ordsall Acappella Singers Family Friendly
An hour of close harmony singing: we offer you a free concert to celebrate our return to Buxton after an absence of two years. Once again we come to you singing from the heart of Salford.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 11am to 12:15pm. St Mary's Church (41) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 3pm to 4:15pm Free Gallery
Further information: www.ticketsource.co.uk/ordsallsingers Comments

Kaleidoscope Choir

SINGING TOGETHER - Kaleidoscope Community Choir Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Kaleidoscope Choir is an activity run by Platform 3, the new Learning and Engagement initiative managed by Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival. The singers share their pleasure in performing together in a concert of new and familiar songs.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 12 Jul 1pm to 2pm £5 (Child Free, Conc £3)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

Adrian Lord

SOUL REPAIR - Adrian Lord Family Friendly
Join Cheshire composer and pianist Adrian Lord to hear him perform his original calming piano music. This year performed in the round, and including pieces from Piano Meditations, his latest release of relaxing piano music. 'His music is just sublime. You won’t be disappointed!' Buxton Fringe Review 2020
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 1pm to 2pm £8 (Child and Conc £5)
 Bookings via www.adrianlordpiano.com Comments

Kenny Robertson  | credit: Andrew Hibbert

STRUNG OUT! A HISTORY OF ROCK GUITAR - Kenny Robertson Family Friendly
An electrifying journey exploring the artists, techniques and FX that shaped rock guitar and its role in popular music throughout the decades, with an entertaining and educational mix of spoken word and live performances from a three-piece band. 'Amazing musical journey' Buxton Fringe Review, Nominated Fringe Small Ensemble Award 2019.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 10pm to 11:10pm £10 (Conc £9)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

Four Tell

TELLING TALES - Four Tell
Four Tell return with new songs together with some existing favourites, all linked by strong stories. Traditional and contemporary songs, all with some relevance for today, or simply for the joy of the music. Even some opportunities to join in yourself.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm, 22 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child and Conc £6), Ages 16+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Fred Up in action

A TELLYFULL OF SONGS - Fred Up Family Friendly
TV themes are a rich part of our musical heritage, but sadly overlooked till now. Award winners from previous Fringes, local performers Fred and Paul delve into the wonders of TV music over the years. Noted for their often surprising musical interpretations, be prepared for fun, points and (no) prizes.
RedWillow (115) OpenStreetMap 6, 13 & 20 Jul 7pm to 8pm Free Comments

Trio Siabod

TRIO SIABOD - SHAPELY JAZZ - Trio Siabod
Clarinet and guitar embrace the subtle traditions and depth of their musical ancestry, intensified by dynamic percussion, merging and blending musical styles in new and exciting formats. triosiabod.co.uk/
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £5)
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

ZERENE - LIVE AT BUXTON FRINGE 2022 - Zerene
Zerene is a singer/guitarist duo covering indie, pop, alternative, grunge and folk music. Expect a powerful vocal range, intoxicating guitar loops and covers of artists from Nirvana to Nancy Sinatra and Linkin Park to Lana Del Rey.
High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (30) OpenStreetMap 22 Jul 8pm to 9pm Free, Ages 16+
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The Glummer Twins | The Beat Goes On

THE BEAT GOES ON - The Glummer Twins
The irrepressible Glummer Twins are back, with an irreverent trawl through the eight decades that made them what they are today. Old. Stand-up spoken word comedy and music from the Beat Generation. 'A completely different take on stand-up. Seriously clever and very funny' Buxton Fringe Review (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 11, 12 Jul 4pm to 4:55pm, 18 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm, 19 Jul 10pm to 10:55pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

MEET THE EXPERTS - LUNCHTIME TALKS - Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Drop in for free lunchtime talks on Derbyshire's history. Talks include a look at the ceramics found during the restoration of Buxton's Crescent and the DNA analysis of the county's early inhabitants, including Neolithic people buried at Carsington and Hindlow. Pick up a programme or visit the museum's website/social media.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (07) OpenStreetMap 12-15 Jul 1pm to 2pm Free, Donations: Contributions welcome Comments

Animal paw with a skull on it, title PORTENTS

PORTENTS - Sinister Masterplan
Join storytellers Polis Loizou and Laura Sampson and accompanying sound artist Sam Enthoven for an hour of grown-up folk and fairytales concerning bad omens. 'Surely one of the highlights of the Spoken Word section... audiences find themselves chilled, entertained and disturbed' Buxton Fringe Review of Impostors, 2019 (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 19 Jul 7pm to 8pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

THE RAVEN AND THE SLEEPER IN DREAMLAND - Buxton Spoken Words
Three poems by Edgar Allan Poe performed by local writers combined with readings and performances of their own original poetry and short stories. All those involved are part of the local Buxton Spoken Words group. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 7pm to 9pm. High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (30) OpenStreetMap 15 Jul 8pm to 10pm £5 (Child Free, Conc £4)
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments(1)

RECONNECTING - Chapel Arts Creative Writing Group
The Chapel-en-le-Frith-based writing group offers its first live performances at Buxton Fringe. Expect a wide variety of readings from its talented members, some of whom are award-winning, published authors. The multi-faceted theme of Reconnecting is explored through poetry, mini-plays, stories, monologues and more. Further information: www.chapelarts.org.uk. (New Writing)
Rems Cafe Bar & Restaurant SK23 0HP (131) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm, 17 Jul 2pm to 3:30pm £5 (Child and Conc £4.50) Gallery
 Bookings via ticketsource.co.uk/chapelarts Comments

Michael Gibson 'Sir Orfeo' (credit: Maria Carnegie)

SIR ORFEO - Michael Gibson
The early 14th-century romance, Sir Orfeo, is a subtle and sinuous 'Englishing' of the classical myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, but one which has a happy ending. Fringe Award nominee, Michael Gibson presents his own translation alongside extracts in Middle English, accompanied by original music on the Anglo-Saxon harp.
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 17 Jul 8pm to 9pm, 21 Jul 2pm to 3pm, 22 Jul 2pm to 3pm, 8pm to 9pm £10 (Conc £9) Gallery
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

TWILIGHT TALES - L & J productions
Our tales of mystery and imagination will be set mainly in Buxton from Roman times to the present day. We will also perform the short play, The Last Tram, set in Edwardian England. A male chauvinist meets a mysterious suffragette at a tram stop with interesting results... (New Writing)
Poole's Cavern (34a) OpenStreetMap 12 & 14 Jul 7pm to 8pm £8 (Child and Conc £5), Adult themes
 Bookings via leslieoldfield362@yahoo.co.uk Comments

Interviews with The Two Ladies

TWO LADIES - Creme Anglaise Publishing Opera House Sales
Christine Palmer and Jean Gemmell invite you for tea/coffees, sympathy, music, humour and delicious cakes in Jean’s elegant Georgian house, whilst interviewing each other about their lives, loves and losses and what inspired Jean to write Look Back with Laughter, and Christine her first novel, Jack be Nimble. (New Writing)
No 1 The Square (132) OpenStreetMap 23 Jul 11:30am to 12:30pm, 3pm to 4pm £2.50
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

VOICES FROM THE PEAK - Mark Gwynne Jones Family Friendly
A journey through the Peak District in word, film and sound. Combining live performance, archive recordings, film, music and humour, this will be a live presentation of Mark’s popular audio series, Voices From The Peak. 'A fascinating quest… An array of audio odysseys… and some marvellous Derbyshire reflections…' The Times
High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (30) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 8pm to 9pm £10 (Child £7)
 Bookings via 07774 679311 Comments

'We'll let you Know' -An entertaining look at the audition process

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW! - Dreamshed Theatre Opera House Sales
Performing Arts and the auditioning process are intertwined. Dreamshed Theatre's artistic director, playwright and actor Bill Cronshaw introduces his new book of monologues, Speak the Speech, in this informal and entertaining presentation for practitioners and theatre-lovers. A copy of the book will be given to all paying attendees. (New Writing)
Dubbin Good Food Cafe (118) OpenStreetMap 15-17 Jul 1pm to 2pm £5, Ages 16+
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

WHIRLPOOL PEOPLE: DECONSTRUCTING THE SELF ILLUSION - Ben Moores Family Friendly
This life-affirming one-man show and book talk invites you to the core of spiritual and scientific debate to experience a journey of life, death and transcendence. Eastern philosophy, shamanism, quantum mechanics and meditation are explored on a search to reveal tantalising alternative ways of loving, feeling and thinking. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 20-22 Jul noon to 1pm, 23 Jul noon to 1pm, 8pm to 9pm £5 (Child £3) Gallery
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

A WHITER SHADE OF PALE - Buxton Drama League
Ghostly uninvited guests in the ancestral home of the Wellhavalin family have stories to tell. A visiting Paranormal Investigation Team seem more bitter and twisted than the spirits. For some this won't end well. For others there will be valuable life lessons. (New Writing)
Online: www.awhitershade.co.uk 6-24 Jul all day Free, Strong language, adult themes, Donations: A donation link is available.
Further information: free Comments

WILDCRAFTED WORDS: NATURE POETRY TO REWILD YOUR SOUL - Rebecca Robinson Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Inspired by the magic and beauty of Mother Nature, this immersive, meditative, and deeply relaxing audiovisual experience weaves together Wildcrafted Words that will transport you to a world of wildness and wonder through the portal of poetry. (New Writing)
The Pump Room (84) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 6pm to 7pm £7 (Child £4, Conc £6)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

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THE SHAKESPEARE JUKEBOX - Buxton Drama League Family Friendly
A Buxton Fringe institution, multi-award-winners The Shakespeare Jukebox return with a combination of regular online videos and live performances in the open air. And all for charity! Make your donation and choose your scene from the Jukebox playlist! Shakespeare at its most lively and entertaining! Don't miss it!
Pavilion Gardens – Promenade (33q) OpenStreetMap 8, 10, 16, 17 & 22, 23 Jul 6pm to 7pm Free Gallery Comments

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ALAN BENNETT'S BED AMONG THE LENTILS - Library Theatre Touring Co. Opera House Sales
Susan, a frustrated vicar's wife with a fondness for sherry, distracts herself from her insensitive husband and his doting parishioners by conducting an affair with a local grocer Ramesh Ramesh, discovering something about herself and God in the process. From Bennett's classic Talking Heads series.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 7:30pm to 8:15pm, 9 Jul 2:30pm to 3:15pm, 7:30pm to 8:15pm £12 (Conc £10), Ages 14+
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

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ANIMAL FARM - Sprinkle Theatre Company Family Friendly
'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others'. A lively retelling of George Orwell's story about a group of farm animals who overthrow their human masters. Featuring original music, physical theatre, and puppetry, this adaptation offers an engaging and refreshing take on a classic.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 8pm to 9:10pm, 11 Jul 6:30pm to 7:40pm £10 (Conc £9), Ages 11+ Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £5 off. Comments

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA UNTO DEATH - inamoment theatre Opera House Sales Family Friendly
The untold story of Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra in their last meeting together, using the words of Shakespeare/Bramwell... and your imagination. The lovers are facing their deaths, with little time to tell their real story. An insightful, moving and engaging new piece of writing. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church – Green Room: Hall (55b) OpenStreetMap 13 Jul 8pm to 8:45pm, 14 Jul 8:15pm to 9pm, 15, 16 Jul 8pm to 8:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £6)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

ANY OTHER DAY - Empress Presents Opera House Sales
Any Other Day could be classed as a 'ghost' story, but it is more than that. In this play, Alan Turing returns to his home, Holly Mead in Wilmslow, a few days after his death on June 7th 1954. Short question and answer session after performance. (New Writing)
St Mary's Church (41) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 3:30pm to 4:30pm, 7pm to 8pm £8 (Child and Conc £6)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 or mgth1@outlook.com, 07958 079583 Comments

BADASS: A LOVE NOTE TO THE NHS - Sarah Mills
Has your bum ever tried to kill you? The BAFTA Rocliffe-winning show. Comedian Sarah Mills is looking for love - and her bum isn't going to get in the way of that. 'Heartfelt, important, and very very funny.' TV's Rob Rinder. 'She's very funny.' Dara Ó Briain
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 12 Jul 7pm to 7:50pm, 13, 14 Jul 2:30pm to 3:20pm £9 (Conc £8) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

THE BALLAD OF MULAN - Red Dragonfly and Grist to the Mill Productions
Woman, warrior, Legend. For ten years Mulan disguised as a man has fought for the Chinese Empire, but now it is time to go home. A search for identity in a violent world. Grist to the Mill and Red Dragonfly bring you the real Chinese heroine that inspired Disney’s Mulan.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 17 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 19, 20 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 24 Jul 6pm to 7pm £12 (Child £10), Sounds of war and violence, Ages 10+
 Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com Comments

Despite the Monkey | Beast In The Jungle

BEAST IN THE JUNGLE - Despite the Monkey
The John Beecher Award-winning company ('Innovative and exciting' Buxton Fringe Review) returns with a radical new interpretation of Henry James' (The Turn of the Screw) classic story. Distilling themes of love, fate, loneliness and death, combining live performance, 3D-sound and an original score, to take you on a journey spanning generations. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 7 & 10 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm, 11, 12 Jul 2:30pm to 3:25pm, 13 Jul 7pm to 7:55pm £10 (Conc £9) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

Bessie At Midnight, Alone | credit: Shutterstock

BESSIE AT MIDNIGHT, ALONE - Blue Masque Theatre
Bessie is a harlot, waiting outdoors for a late client. This richly-written new play jumps around the centuries, not fixed in time or space. Blue Masque Theatre (nominated for Edinburgh Fringe/GM Fringe awards) returns to the Fringe with another gem, packed with tense drama and fiery Northern wit. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 3:45pm to 5pm, 19 Jul 2:15pm to 3:30pm, 20 Jul 8:30pm to 9:45pm, 21 Jul 2:15pm to 3:30pm £10 (Conc £9)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

John D Slater.

BIJOU @ BUXTON - Bijou Productions Family Friendly
Four one-man Bijou presentations by John D Slater. Bethlehem Street Cleaner - Wed 13th, Making His Mark - Thurs 14th, King Lear's Fool's Tale - Fri 15th, An Actor's Life for Me - Sat 16th. (New Writing)
St Mary's Church (41) OpenStreetMap 13-15 Jul 7pm to 8pm. Bath Road Church Centre (01) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 7pm to 8pm Free, Donations: Give what you can afford at the event. Gallery
Further information: john.slater44@gmail.com or www.johndslater.co.uk/bijou-buxton Comments

REC Youth Theatre Company | The Chrysalids

THE CHRYSALIDS - REC Youth Theatre Company
Based on John Wyndham's science fiction classic. In a post-apocalyptic society dedicated to absolute conformity, those who aren't born 'perfect', are 'mutant' outcasts. In a small, pious town, a group of children discover they have a powerful and dangerous gift. Fearing discovery and betrayal, they escape into the forbidden Fringes.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 17 & 19 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

CONTRACTIONS by Mike Bartlett - Hasland Theatre Company
Come in. Sit down. How are you? Emma's been seeing Darren. She thinks she's in love. Her boss thinks she's in breach of contract. The situation needs to be resolved. An ink-black comedy from Mike Bartlett.
High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (30) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 8pm to 9pm £10, Adult themes, Ages 14+
 Bookings via www.haslandtheatrecompany.co.uk Comments

DARK HORSE: Inspired by Tennessee Williams - Delila Theatre Opera House Sales
Two pieces of new writing: Dede, the age-old story of love, betrayal and ever-present power struggles, and Dark Horse, an adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ short story, The Yellow Bird. Mrs Tutwiler and Alma step into the foreground amid tempestuous events and reveal a glimpse into their mother-daughter relationship. (New Writing)
Buxton Methodist Church – Church Hall (06b) OpenStreetMap 15 Jul 3pm to 4pm, 6pm to 7pm, 16 Jul 6pm to 7pm £6.50 (Conc £6), Ages 16+
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

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FANBOY - Worklight Theatre
Fringe First winner and lifelong nerd Joe Sellman-Leava asks why his generation is obsessed with its childhood, in this nostalgic, love-hate letter to popular culture. Expect epic storytelling, razor-sharp impressions and a dose of theatrical magic in this preview performance ahead of Edinburgh Fringe! **** Scotsman on Labels. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 22 Jul 1pm to 2pm, 23 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 24 Jul 4pm to 5pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Chatsworth Players | Flowers For Algernon

FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON - Chatsworth Players Family Friendly
Adapted from the award-winning book. Charlie, a man with learning disabilities, eagerly participates in an experiment to increase intelligence, with already-proven success in Algernon, a lab mouse. As Charlie's intelligence increases, he realises people are not what they seemed. And then Algernon suddenly declines. A provocative drama exploring scientific ethics.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 9:30pm to 10:20pm, 17 & 19 Jul 9pm to 9:50pm £10 (Conc £9), Ages 12+ Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

The Forgotten poster

THE FORGOTTEN - Dare to Know Theatre
A tragic tale of a scared dementia patient in a care facility, trying to talk about his abuse by the care staff - but what is the truth to what he's experiencing? Dare To Know Theatre are Oldham Coliseum Associate Artists. 'A thought-provoking and involving play' British Theatre Guide on Drowning
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 6 Jul 5:30pm to 6:20pm, 7 Jul 7pm to 7:50pm, 8 Jul 2:30pm to 3:20pm £7 (Conc £6)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

The Formidable Lizzie Boone by Selina Helliwell

THE FORMIDABLE LIZZIE BOONE - Selina Helliwell Productions
Join Lizzie Boone for a night of drama, dark comedy and maybe a nipple tassel or two… Set in a therapist’s office, the show explores the intricacies of humanity through a woman who loves vodka with lemonade and a cat called Lionel. From the multi-award-winning Selina Helliwell.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 21 & 23 Jul 7:30pm to 8:35pm £10, Ages 16+
 Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com Comments

FOTHERINGHAY: AN AUDIENCE WITH MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS - Jane Collier
An intimate view of this gifted, charming, fun-loving and intensely loyal queen, who after 18 years of captivity and her descent into despair, faces imminent execution at Fotheringhay Castle. Question and answer session to follow.
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 2pm to 3:30pm, 14 Jul 8pm to 9:30pm £12, Ages 12+ Gallery
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Freddie Hayes | Freddie Hayes: Potatohead

FREDDIE HAYES: POTATOHEAD - Freddie Hayes Family Friendly
Freddie Hayes ('Gloriously bonkers' ViewFromTheOutside.blog) is a new potato on the comedy scene with her debut one-potato-show, Potatohead, directed by Sh!t Theatre. A starch-raving mad adaptation of Doctor Faustus... with puppets. This is a fantastically silly, original show, featuring stand-up comedy, video montages, puppetry and plenty of potatoes. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 22, 23 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £9 (Conc £8), Ages 12+
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Hannah's Left Hook

HANNAH'S LEFT HOOK - Above The Title
Through countless scrubbings of St Lawrence’s church floor during the First World War, a poor washerwoman from Birkenhead develops a devastating left hook. Whether it is a butcher who thumbs his scales or a foreman who exploits female workers, Hannah strikes to defend the rights of the unemployed and the oppressed.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 17 Jul 3pm to 4pm £12
 Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com Comments

Oak Tree Theatre Collective Logo

HOW TO FALL IN LOVE - Oak Tree Theatre Collective Opera House Sales
An all-female theatre performance featuring new writing by Stoke-based women. Exploring female friendships and love. (New Writing)
High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (30) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 7pm to 10pm £8 (Child and Conc £5), Ages 13+
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 or hannah.wendy@hotmail.com Comments

Young Eve looking up at the stars

IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE - Letter for Letter Theatre
Eve always knew she belonged in the stars but those on Earth keep bringing her down. As she grows up, she learns that rocket science is the easy part, being treated equally isn’t. Based on interviews with over 20 female aerospace professionals, this five-star reviewed show shouldn't be missed!
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 18, 19 Jul 4:30pm to 5:15pm £12 (Child and Conc £10), Sexism, misogyny, depictions of sexual harassment, Ages 11+ Gallery
 Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com Comments

Sweet Productions | Jekyll & Hyde: A One-Woman Show

JEKYLL & HYDE: A ONE-WOMAN SHOW - Sweet Productions
'You must suffer me to go my own dark way...' Stevenson's classic science-horror reimagined, starring award-winner Heather-Rose Andrews. Class, terror, and hypocrisy in Victorian London, as the search for self collides with the lure of the sensuous, taking its toll on all around Jekyll & Hyde. 'Mesmerising' ***** Broadway Baby
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 21, 22 Jul 4pm to 5pm £10 (Conc £9)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

Kafkaesque - Something Wicked Theatre Company

KAFKAESQUE - Something Wicked Theatre Company Family Friendly
From Fringe favourite, and multi-award-winning writer Rob Johnston ('A masterful script' Fringe Guru) comes an original retelling of three dark and comic tales by Franz Kafka - author of The Trial and Metamorphosis. Featuring physical theatre and surreal satire, this challenging new play explores what it means to be human. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 2:30pm to 3:15pm, 19 Jul 1pm to 1:45pm, 20 Jul 2:30pm to 3:15pm, 21 Jul 1pm to 1:45pm, 23 Jul 4pm to 4:45pm £9 (Conc £8), Ages 8+
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE by Glyn Robbins - REC Youth Theatre Junior Company Family Friendly
Through the wardrobe a magical adventure awaits. In Narnia, where it’s always winter but never Christmas. Will Aslan return? The White Witch defeated? This amateur production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Robbins) is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.
St Thomas More School (96) OpenStreetMap 11, 12 & 14 Jul 7pm to 8:50pm £8 (Child and Conc £6)
 Bookings via reclionwitchwardrobe.eventbrite.com Comments

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LITTLE BOXES - alphamum productions
Follow actor Joann Condon (Little Britain) as she explores the boxes she has found herself in. The dreams of a child, the frustrations of an acting career, the tensions of parenthood, the grief in losing loved ones, the fear of being... herself. 'Hilarious, moving, sad and uplifting' ***** TheSpyInTheStalls.com
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 7pm to 7:55pm, 12 Jul 1pm to 1:55pm, 13 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm, 14 Jul 1pm to 1:55pm £9 (Conc £8) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

THE LITTLE PRINCE - Three's Company & Underground Family Friendly
From the multi-award-winning Fringe favourites ('nigh-on essential' Guardian) comes a bold and joyous new adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's timeless classic. A stranded pilot battling to survive the desert is interrupted by a young boy visiting from a distant star, with an urgent request... for a drawing of a sheep. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 21 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 22 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 23 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 24 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £12 (Child £6, Conc £10), Ages 8+ Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £6 off. Comments

Moj Taylor in Make-up | credit: Bethany Blake

MAKE-UP - NoLogoProductions
Drag has become a drag for Lady Christina. As the curtain comes down one last time, step off the stage, leave the glamour and the costumes behind, and get to know the person behind the make-up. 'Gripping' Buxton Fringe Review. Nominated for Theatre Production and Actor Fringe Awards 2021.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 15 Jul 2:30pm to 3:25pm £9 (Conc £8) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Ruth E. Cockburn | Miss Nobodies

MISS NOBODIES - Ruth E Cockburn
100 years of history brought to life by multi-Fringe-Award-nominated writer/performer Ruth E Cockburn ('Highly recommended’ Buxton Fringe Review on Saturday Boy). Two-hander exploring a century of women’s stories in a single Lancashire shop through storytelling, music, and poetry from the UK's first working-class female novelist, Ethel Carnie Holdsworth.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 1pm to 1:55pm, 11 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm, 13 Jul 4pm to 4:55pm £9 (Conc £8) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Haywire Theatre | Nyctophilia

NYCTOPHILIA - Haywire Theatre
A show like many others, grappling with love, mystery, and magic - but with one twist. In the audience, your ears are your only guide. Performed in complete darkness, a sensory journey through time that explores how our imagination opens once our eyes are closed. 'Well crafted' Buxton Fringe Review on Buckets (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 2:30pm to 3:25pm, 8 Jul 1pm to 1:55pm, 10 Jul 10pm to 10:55pm £9 (Conc £8) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Alex Lacey | Palimpsest

PALIMPSEST - Alex Lacey
Jess meets Jim. He adores her; she's unconvinced. But what happens when a romcom is entirely derailed and a play becomes possibly too meta for its own good? From writer/actor Alex Lacey ('Plenty of zany fun' Fringe Guru) with Rob Kemp ('Kemp is incredible' ***** Latest).
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 15 Jul 1pm to 1:50pm, 16 Jul 2:30pm to 3:20pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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THE RATS IN THE WALLS - Chris Neville-Smith with Durham Dramatic Society
Charles Delapore has witnessed a great evil at Exham Priory, and is locked away in an asylum. He begs you to tell the world about the demon rats before they kill again. Chris Neville-Smith ('An engaging storyteller' TheReviewsHub.com) retells the HP Lovecraft story in the shadow of the Vietnam War. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 6 Jul 4pm to 4:55pm, 7 & 13 Jul 1pm to 1:55pm, 14 Jul 4pm to 4:55pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

REPORT: AN ENQUIRY INTO INQUIRIES - Institute of Managing Performance
Ben and Barney explore major historical events, the inquiries that follow and the conspiracy theories that they inspire, perhaps unaware that their own friendship is really being explored. Inspired by Reckless Sleepers, Tom Stoppard and the Two Ronnies, a new work from Buxton Fringe Award-winning writer Mark Reid. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 9, 10 Jul 8pm to 9pm £5 (Child Free, Conc £4) Gallery
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Spanner In The Works Theatre Company | Runny Honey

RUNNY HONEY by Patricia Downey - Spanner In The Works Theatre Company
2021 Fringe Theatre Production Award-winners return with a hard-hitting drama following three women thrown together in prison. In 2019 the number of women in Northern Ireland prisons hit a five-year high. The latest play from an award-winning company specialising in exploring contemporary social issues, to expose the real stories within. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 6 Jul 7pm to 7:40pm, 7, 8 Jul 4pm to 4:40pm, 9 Jul 1pm to 1:40pm £10 (Conc £9) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

STAR WART! A NEW HIP! - ReZolution Theatre Company (RECYT)
ReZolution Theatre Company presents St Biddulph's Amateur Dramatical Theatre Society's bold theatrical interpretation of the mostest lovedest cinematical experiences of the 20th century. A farm boy is brainwashed by a religious hermit and commits an act of military vandalism. A theatrical experience that is brimming. (New Writing)
St Anne's Community Centre – Main Hall (39a) OpenStreetMap 17 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 18 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £6)
 Bookings via starwart.eventbrite.com Comments

A SUBSTITUTE FOR LIFE - Hint of Lime Productions
Born to affluence, Francis has always used his love of books to forget the brutalities of his Victorian upbringing, but books can’t protect him when a family accident brings him face to face with reality. The seeds of tragedy were sown long ago, and a violent outcome is inevitable.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 22 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 24 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm £12 (Child £10), Ages 12+
 Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com Comments

Black Liver | Support Your Local Library! A Gothic Pub Rock Opera

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY! A GOTHIC PUB ROCK OPERA - Black Liver Family Friendly
A twisted, toe-tapping tale of intrigue and indexing, of class and classification, of romance and repeat overdue fines. Laugh-out-loud musical satire about love, literacy, and one librarian's quest to save the Little Hope Library. And why the town plots his demise. 'Iconic' The Forgotten Arts Festival. 'Lots of laughs' Writebase
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 7pm to 7:55pm, 12 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm, 17 Jul 8:30pm to 9:25pm £9 (Conc £8) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Emma Laidlaw as Sylvia Pankhurst. Credit: Shay Rowan

SYLVIA VS THE FASCISTS - Breathe Out Theatre
1930s' England. As the British government strikes bargains with Hitler and Mussolini, the nation’s own fascists are on the march. While the authorities turn a blind-eye to the threat, one person is ready for battle: Sylvia Pankhurst. Feminist. Activist. Champion of Justice. From the writer of The Riot Act. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 6pm to 7pm. Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 11 & 14 Jul 2pm to 3pm. Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 15 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £7) Gallery
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

TAKING FLIGHT FESTIVAL 2022 - Red Dragonfly Productions
Red Dragonfly’s New Writing Festival and Competition presents the winning one-hour full length play at Buxton Fringe, along with a special free performance of The Mice Go To The Cinema by Manchester HuaXia Chinese Drama Club students. Check out Taking Flight Festival’s Buxton programme at www.rotundatheatre.com.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm, 17 Jul 12:30pm to 1:30pm, 1:30pm to 2:30pm £10, Ages 16+
 Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com Comments

THE TRIALS OF GALILEO - Hint of Lime Productions
Galileo never understood that his differences with the Church were not about reason, logic, and scientific fact. They were about politics. When he finally came to realise this, on trial for heresy, it was too late. From the team that brought the riveting A Substitute for Life.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 6pm to 7:10pm, 23 Jul 4:30pm to 5:40pm £12 (Child £10), Adult themes
 Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com Comments

TWIST! - J45 Productions
The Liverpool docklands, 2022; two boys get into a brutal scrap over a packet of cigarettes, one of them a young boy called Oliver. Watching on, Dodger who’s been trapped into the world of county lines drug dealing, is impressed and introduces Oliver to the dark world of Fagin. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 11 Jul 8pm to 9pm. Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 18, 19 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £8, Ages 16+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Uncommon Grounds by Hint of Lime Productions and Alison Skilbeck

UNCOMMON GROUND - Hint of Lime Productions
The team behind Mrs Roosevelt Flies To London, Hint of Lime Productions and Alison Skilbeck (Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Midsomer Murders, Call the Midwife) return to Buxton Fringe with a brand new show about seven wildly different people, coping and connecting during one year on the Common, telling their unexpected tales of love, life, death, and downright dottiness. (New Writing)
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 23, 24 Jul 1:15pm to 2:30pm £12 (Child £10), Adult themes
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UNDER MILK WOOD - SEMI SKIMMED - Theatre Tours International
One of the most successful solo shows of all time with over 2000 performances worldwide! Twenty-five years after its Edinburgh debut, Olivier Award winner Guy Masterson presents the highlights of his globally acclaimed solo tour-de-force Under Milk Wood - Semi Skimmed!
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 16, 17 Jul 7:30pm to 8:35pm £15 (Child £12), Ages 10+
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The War of the Worlds

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS - Grist to the Mill Productions
Following his popular solo take on Moby Dick comes a new adaptation of HG Wells classic story The War of the Worlds brought to life by award-winning actor and writer Ross Ericson. Presented by Grist to the Mill who brought you five-star Edinburgh Fringe sell-out The Unknown Soldier.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 15 & 23 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 24 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £12 (Child £10), Ages 10+
 Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com Comments

WOLF MOON - REC Youth Theatre Family Friendly
Its the start of a new calendar year and everyone looks forward to the Wolf Moon but this year is different; this year the moon has disappeared! Come and help the performers of Young REC-ers solve the mystery in this new original play by local writer/musician Clare O'Neill.
St Anne's Community Centre – Main Hall (39a) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 11am to 11:50am, 2pm to 2:50pm £8 (Child and Conc £6)
 Bookings via recwolfmoon.eventbrite.com Comments

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ZAV - PJV Studio
ZAV is a comedy/drama, one-person show, about a Welsh road-worker who becomes a millionaire photographer. Set over 20 years, ZAV tells of how all his dreams came true, except one. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 19 Jul 2pm to 3pm, 20-22 & 24 Jul 6pm to 7pm £12 (Conc £8), A few instances of strong language, Ages 14+ Gallery
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Shadow Syndicate - [BLANK] 2022

[BLANK] by Alice Birch - Shadow Syndicate
Uncompromising, hard-hitting and visceral - this eye-opening play explores the acute impact the criminal justice system has on both adults and children alike. Exposing pain, anger and fragility in equal measure, challenging stereotypes, and confronting the audience with uncomfortable truths. Shadow Syndicate is a multi-award-winning company showcasing compelling young talent.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 17, 18 Jul 1pm to 2pm, 19 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 20 Jul 1pm to 2pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com. Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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ART AT PAULA'S PAD - Paula Hobdey Family Friendly
Weird and wonderful birds and abstracts in mixed media. Acrylic landscapes, animals, portraits and more. Paula's previous exhibitions have had good reviews and the artist has had works accepted for the Derbyshire Open at Buxton Museum in the past. Refreshments available.
9 Wye Head, Buxton SK17 9AG (95) OpenStreetMap 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22 & 24 Jul 10:30am to 4pm Free, Donations: Any contributions will go to Médecins Sans Frontières Gallery
Further information: 01298 212469. Studio is just off Macclesfield Road. Look for the balloons! Comments

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ART AT THE CRESCENT - Peak District Artisans Family Friendly
An exciting collection of contemporary artworks from some of the best professional artists and makers in the Peak District. Members are selected for their outstanding creative works and recognised for excellence in their chosen field. The event is set in the stunning Assembly Rooms where you can meet the artists.
The Crescent - Assembly Rooms (59a) OpenStreetMap 7, 8 Jul 11am to 6:30pm, 9 Jul 11am to 3pm Free
Further information: www.peakdistrictartisans.co.uk Comments

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ART IN THE OCTAGON - High Peak Artists Family Friendly
An art extravaganza in the iconic Octagon Hall! Exhibition stands, demonstrations, workshops, guest artists. Meet and buy from award-winning artists & makers from the High Peak Artists group. Watch them at work. Oils, pastels, watercolours, urban sketching, silk painting, wood carving, photography, printmaking, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and lots more.
Pavilion Gardens – Octagon (33d) OpenStreetMap 13-15 Jul 10am to 5pm Free Comments

credit: Carl Longmate

BAT2022: BUXTON ART TRAIL - Buxton Art Trail
Buxton's popular, award-winning, Art Trail is back. Lots of work to see, activities to join in and opportunities to watch artists at work. The main BAT is on the final Fringe weekend but we are spreading across July! Be sure you pick up a BAT brochure for full details.
Around the Town 23, 24 Jul 11am to 5pm Free Gallery
Further information: info@buxtonarttrail.com Comments

BUXTON FLOWERPOT TRAIL - Funny Wonders Family Friendly
Head to where you see the dots; can you find the flowerpots? Family fun around Buxton. Trail maps are available from the Pump Room, Poole’s Cavern and The Green Man Gallery. Cost £1. Or download a copy for free from www.funnywonders.org.uk. Donations welcome. #BuxtonFlowerpotTrail
Around the Town 6-24 Jul all day £1
 Bookings via www.funnywonders.org.uk Comments

Dancing Water, Weathered Stone - The Green Man Gallery

DANCING WATER, WEATHERED STONE - The Green Man Gallery Artists Family Friendly
At the heart of a town built from stone, in a landscape shaped by water, the Green Man Resident Artists celebrate the fabric of Buxton and beyond. Through paintings, drawings, photography, prints, mixed-media, textiles and ceramics, they explore the relationship between the elements that make this place unique.
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 6 Jul 5:30pm to 7:30pm, 7-24 Jul 10:30am to 5:30pm Free
Further information: the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

A Winters Walk by Carl Longmate, Winner of the 2019 Derbyshire Trophy

DERBYSHIRE OPEN EXHIBITION - 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. The resulting exhibition is the highlight of our summer programme.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (07) OpenStreetMap 6-9 Jul 10am to 5pm, 10 Jul noon to 5pm, 11-16 Jul 10am to 5pm, 17 Jul noon to 5pm, 18-23 Jul 10am to 5pm, 24 Jul noon to 5pm Free, Donations: Contributions welcome Comments

Memories of Newgrange (credit: Ann Bates)

ECHOES: REVERBERATIONS ACROSS MILLENNIA EXHIBITION - Ann Bates/Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Through design, process and materials, Echoes illustrates a connection between the Neolithic and the 21st century. Revealing how ancient practices of honouring the dead can still be relevant today. Often a difficult subject to address, this exhibition aims to evoke thought, discussion and a greater awareness.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (07) OpenStreetMap 6-9 Jul 10am to 5pm, 10 Jul noon to 5pm, 11-16 Jul 10am to 5pm, 17 Jul noon to 5pm, 18-23 Jul 10am to 5pm, 24 Jul noon to 5pm Free, Donations: Contributions welcome Comments

Ceremonial feasting platter. Haida Gwaii Island, Canada. 1850’s

FROM THE LAND OF THE GREAT SPIRIT - Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Family Friendly
The museum is showing a selection of Native American and First Nations material, including ritual feasting equipment, beadwork, head dresses and weapons. This is your last opportunity to see these objects before they are repatriated to indigenous communities in Canada and the United States.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (07) OpenStreetMap 6-9 Jul 10am to 5pm, 10 Jul noon to 5pm, 11-16 Jul 10am to 5pm, 17 Jul noon to 5pm, 18-23 Jul 10am to 5pm, 24 Jul noon to 5pm Free, Donations: Contributions welcome Comments

Gaia - Artist - Alison Rose

I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE SCULPTURE TRAIL - Art Up Close Family Friendly
I spy with my little eye something beginning with S. S is for sculptures. Discover an intriguing collection of sculptures created by our artists nestling in the trees of the Pavilion Gardens.
Pavilion Gardens (33) OpenStreetMap 6-24 Jul all day Free Comments

Murder Stone Textile (credit: Kate Aimson)

MURDER STONE - Uncanny Stitch
The artists of textile group Uncanny Stitch present a haunting exhibition of multi-media artworks; a magical collection evoked by the tale of the Murder Stone. Follow the trail up the stairs and corridors of the Green Man Gallery to find the Murder Stone Room, and enter this dark tale.
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 6-24 Jul 10:30am to 5:30pm Free
Further information: the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Artist - Lindsey Piper

SCINTILLATION – A SCULPTURE IN DVDS - Lindsey Piper Family Friendly
Fascinated by the iridescent qualities of DVDs, Lindsey Piper has created an aerial acrobat sculpture using mosaic techniques. This faceted sculpture creates mesmerising rainbows of colour and dancing light as she moves in her space.
Pavilion Gardens – Foyer (33c) OpenStreetMap 6-24 Jul 9:30am to 5pm Free Comments(2)

WINTER WOODS - Geoff Shoults Family Friendly
Photography by Buxtonian Geoff Shoults. The images show the course of a 'proper' winter through a varied and beautiful series of photos taken in local woodlands. Geoff's awards include UK Mountain Photo of the Year and Art of Travel Award at the Travel Photographer of the Year.
Jo Royle Outdoor (113) OpenStreetMap 6-9, 11-16 & 18-23 Jul 10am to 3pm Free Gallery Comments

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BRINGING ME BACK TO ME - Matthew Drapper Opera House Sales
What would you NOT give up to save your soul? Caught up (to heaven) in a 'Christian' cult, Matthew was coerced into dangerous anti-LGBT Conversion Therapy. Chatting with Susan Cross, this Buxton local explores institutional faith and identity. He asks: which parts will you never surrender? Hosted by Gordon MacLellan.
Lee Wood Hotel (91) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 7pm to 8:30pm £7 (Conc £5)
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BUXTON PRIDE PICNIC - Stone and Water Family Friendly
A summer afternoon, fancy hats, wonderful cakes, fabulous people: Buxton’s Pride Picnic is back for another summer feast, a celebration of the town’s LGBTQ+ community. Join us for laughter, conversation, new friends, old tarts… bring your own picnic and maybe bake a cake for our Big Gay Bake Off.
Pavilion Gardens – Swimming Pool Lawns (33n) OpenStreetMap 23 Jul 2pm to 5pm Free Gallery Comments

Caspar Thomas with glass of handkerchieves (credit: Steve Best)

CASPAR THOMAS: SLEIGHT OF HANDKERCHIEF - Caspar Thomas
Magic as stunning as the skill is hidden. Having had plenty of time to practise, Caspar returns to the Buxton Fringe with a brand new magic show. 'A master of the sleight of hand' FringeReview.co.uk. 'Prepare to be bamboozled' Buxton Fringe Review
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 17 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm £12 (Child and Conc £10), Ages 12+ Gallery
 Bookings via rotundatheatre.com Comments

The Great Baldini...Magical Legend

DIRTY TRICKS - HOW THE ILLUSIONATI RULE THE WORLD - The Great Baldini Family Friendly
Legendary magician, the Great Baldini leads the sinister ILLUSIONATI - elite magicians controlling the world through magical dark arts. Baldini demonstrates how the ILLUSIONATI infiltrate politics, rig elections, and orchestrate assassinations. An (im)plausible conspiracy theory…Tommy Cooper meets Blofeld. 'Incredible' Front Row, Radio 4. 'Charming, engaging and charismatic. A pleasure.' FringeReview (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 11 & 14 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 15 Jul 2pm to 3pm. Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 16, 17 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £6), References to Russian Roulette, Ages 7+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

AN EVENING OF CLOSE UP MAGIC & MENTALISM - High Peak Magic Circle Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A brand new show at a brand new venue. Watch as some of High Peak's finest magicians entertain at your table and from the stage. Cards, coins, ropes, rubber bands and more will all be used to mystify and astound at this family-friendly show. One night only.
Pavilion Gardens – Octagon (33d) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £15
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY - Darren Harper Family Friendly
Two talks on philosophy. Stoicism and the Art of Living will address the question: How should we live? and supply us with pragmatic ways in which to flourish. What is the Value of Philosophy? will consider the difference between wisdom and knowledge, then briefly explore the beautiful possibilities of philosophy.
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 10 & 18 Jul 2pm to 3pm £4 (Child £2, Conc £3)
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