Event Descriptions 2017

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

All of the shows are listed here.

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

Events marked Family Friendly have been suggested by the entrant as generally suitable for family viewing. NB Events in the For Families category tend to be specifically aimed at young people.

Please note that details of performances, including times and dates, may be subject to Late Changes. Numbers in brackets refer to venue numbers (see map)

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 Comedy

ABI ROBERTS: FAT GIRL DANCING (WORK IN PROGRESS) | Karla Gowlett

ABI ROBERTS: FAT GIRL DANCING (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Bawls Out Comedy Productions
Radio 4's Abi Roberts returns with a 'work in progress' show flicking a V-sign, giving the finger, and showing her arse to the consensus. Sacred cows will be prodded and a finale guaranteed to send you away shouting FREEDOM! 'Incredible one-of-a-kind stand-up... laugh-out-loud humour.' ***** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine. ***** GQ (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 16 & 18 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

ABSOLUTE IMPROV! - To Be Continued...
Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show since 2013 returns for more five-star improv comedy fun! Fast-paced, hilarious improv sketches based on your suggestions.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 14 Jul 10:30pm to 11:20pm, 15 Jul 9:30pm to 10:20pm £8 (Conc £7)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Ian Crawford

ACCIDENT AVOIDANCE TRAINING FOR CUTLERY USERS: LEVEL 1 - Ian Crawford
Do you know how to operate a butter knife safely? Do you know how to minimise injury from an unsupervised fork? Do you have 'Spoon-Sense'? Health & Safety really has gone mad, courtesy of comedy character Ian Crawford, an adviser from the Steel & Cutlery Manufacturers Association.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 17 Jul 10pm to 10:50pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Alasdair Beckett-King | The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

THE ALASDAIR BECKETT-KING MYSTERIES - Alasdair Beckett-King
Award-winning comedian Alasdair Beckett-King is legendary, in that there is little historical evidence he exists. But he does exist. Alasdair opens a cabinet of curiosities for his debut solo show. Come and see it, please. 'One to Watch.' Time Out. 'Creative and unconventional.' Leicester Mercury (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 5 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Alfie Moore | Idil Sukan

ALFIE MOORE: GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER - Alfie Moore
Fascinating and funny stand-up show where former Detective Sergeant Alfie Moore, and star of Radio 4 comedy It's A Fair Cop, takes you on a thrilling and interactive journey through the art and science of murder investigation. What makes a murderer? And why do they get caught... or not?
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 8 Jul 8:15pm to 9:15pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

The Monks | The All New 10 Commandments

THE ALL NEW 10 COMMANDMENTS - The Monks
2017 NATYS finalists and 2016 London Sketchfest Featured Act, The Monks present comedy sketches based around those famous rules as set out in the Bible. Thou shalt laugh! Or shall thee? 'That rarest of things in comedy, a Christian sketch group.' Time Out. 'Sharp, expertly delivered and hilarious.' The Londonist
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 8 Jul 4pm to 4:50pm, 12 Jul 7:15pm to 8:05pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Amadeus Martin | Amadeus Martin: Binge Thinking

AMADEUS MARTIN: BINGE THINKING - Amadeus Martin
With his ferocious dark humour, bold award-winning comedian Amadeus Martin delivers his sharp-witted take on pen pal disputes, old school Lucozade, fundraising and more. Amadeus may occasionally be obscene, so if you're easily offended, be sure to come along. Critic's Choice: Time Out. Comedy Pick: Evening Standard and GQ
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 8 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 22 Jul 10pm to 11pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

BARREL OF LAUGHS - Underground
Buxton Fringe's very own comedy night returns triumphant. We've left the Old Hall (now a spa?) and moved to the (equally) Old Clubhouse. The finest comedy talent from the UK circuit comes together for three more Friday nights of uncensored, unpredictable fun. Complete sell-out 2006-2016.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 7, 14 & 21 Jul 8:30pm to 10pm £8
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Comments

Andy Hollingworth

BEN VAN DER VELDE: SIDEKICK - Ben Van der Velde
Some people are life's heroes: leading men and women full of swash, buckle and derring-do. Others are happy to hold their jackets. A show about the people who pick up the pieces whilst the main man is busy humping the heroine as the credits roll. 'Sharp and crafty gagsmith.' Chortle
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 14 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 20 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Bobby Mair | Bobby Mair Won't Make You Happy

BOBBY MAIR WON'T MAKE YOU HAPPY - Bobby Mair
Bobby Mair is a Canadian comedian, currently writing this blurb. Best known for reading the internet to Julian Assange through a megaphone and trolling Katie Hopkins' chat show by giving his appearance fee to everyone she hates. 'Clearly a brilliant stand up.' Jimmy Carr. 'A bona fide tour de force.' Guardian
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 12 Jul 9:30pm to 10:30pm. Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 14 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Photo: Charles Gervais

BRAIN RINSE, PUPPETRY OF THE AUDIENCE - Mike Raffone Opera House Sales
Brain Rinse is an immersive comedy show starring you, the audience. Mike Raffone will invite you to join in with sketches that express the whole gamut of human experience. Love, suicide, Beethoven and much, much more. Interactive, spontaneous and fun. 'Wonderfully played.' Guardian (New Writing)
United Reformed Church – Blue Room (55c) Google Map 20-23 Jul 8:15pm to 9:15pm £8 (Conc £7), Ages 16+
Bookings via Opera House or mike@mikeraffone.com Comments

Award winning actress Eleanor Burke entices men of mischief into the Loveshed. Credit Maria Smith

THE CARROT NAPPERS by Keith Large - Carrot Napper Productions Opera House Sales
Oh the lure of the love-shed as out-of-work nightclub bouncer Vinnie Hollis attempts to recover a 17-foot prize carrot. Recently published in print to raise funds for the Stroke Association, this allotment aphrodisiac brings guaranteed laughs and love among the onions. (New Writing)
Lee Wood Hotel (91) Google Map 9 Jul 1pm to 2pm, 5:30pm to 6:30pm £5 (Conc £3), Adult themes
Bookings via Opera House or keith.large2@btinternet.com Comments

credit: Paul Stuart

CHARMIAN HUGHES: SOIXANTE MIRTH - Charmian Hughes
What if you met your younger self? Stand-up comedy meets time travel! 'Playful, poignant, painful, sweet, achingly familiar.' Theatreview-org-nz. 'Original, innovative, funny, profound, a class above.' Dominion Post. 'A joy. Genuinely enjoyable watch.' Kate Copstick. 'Joyous and fun hour.' **** Funny Women. Glastonbury Festival compere. Buxton Comedy Award Nominee. www.charmianhughes.co.uk
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 21 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 22 Jul 9:30pm to 10:30pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Darren Walsh: S'PUN

DARREN WALSH: S'PUN - Darren Walsh
Join Darren (Dave's Joke of the Fringe 2015, BBC iWonder, BBC Presents: Best Of The Edinburgh Festival) for his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show. **** Sunday Express; **** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine; **** Fringe Explosion. Top Jokes of the 2016 Fringe - Guardian, Telegraph, Mirror and The Scotsman.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 7 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 16 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Holly Pearson

DONAL COONAN: MR GREBE IS TAKING YOUR CLASS TODAY - Donal Coonan Family Friendly
Mr Grebe is a supply teacher on the verge of existential collapse. His aim? To teach you everything. Witness human snooker balls (physics), tango-with-an-easel (art), a glimpse into the life of loft insulation (psychology) and much more. This show is not for the OFSTED inspectors. But it is for you. (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 7 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm, 8 Jul 6:45pm to 7:45pm £7 (Conc £6), Ages 12+
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

James Hurn as Tony Hancock

HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR ONE MAN, MANY VOICES - James Hurn Family Friendly
To celebrate over 60 years of Hancock’s Half Hour, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, James Hurn – a talented actor and impressionist – will be performing three classic episodes of Hancock’s half hour, voicing the entire cast. 'Utterly masterful and quite, quite superb.' Jon Culshaw - impressionist
Pavilion Gardens – Rotunda (33k) Google Map 15 & 22 Jul 5pm to 7pm £10 (Child and Conc £8)
Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

Harriet Braine | Harriet Braine: Total Eclipse Of The Art

HARRIET BRAINE: TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE ART - Harriet Braine
Funny Women Award winner 2016. A whistle-stop musical tour of art history from Da Vinci to Damian Hirst. An engaging and irreverent hour of amusing accents, bizarre characters and 1980s' one-hit wonders. Plus a woman making trumpet noises with her face. 'Harriet will have you howling.' Metro
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 15 Jul 8:30pm to 9:25pm, 16 Jul 10pm to 10:55pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Harriet Kemsley | Harriet Kemsley: Freak

HARRIET KEMSLEY: FREAK - Harriet Kemsley
Multi award-winning comedian Harriet Kemsley is back with her new show. She's supported some of her heroes on their nationwide tours, including Katherine Ryan and Isy Suttie. And she just played the role of Daisy in Jo Brand's Channel 4 sitcom Damned. 'A very funny new stand-up.' Time Out
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 13 Jul 8:30pm to 9:20pm, 15 Jul 10pm to 10:50pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Adam Vincent

HOW NOT TO KILL YOURSELF WHEN LIVING IN THE SUBURBS - Adam Vincent
Australian stand-up Adam Vincent writes for Channel 4’s The Last Leg, was a semi-finalist in NBC’s Last Comic Standing and ‘is undeniably one of the more talented comedians I have seen at the Fringe’. Broadway Baby. **** Chortle. ‘You will feel the laughs the day after.’ The Bullman blog (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 16 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £7 (Conc £5), Adult themes, occasional strong language, Ages 16+
Bookings via the Gallery, hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

HOW TO GET TO FIFTY WITHOUT PAYING ATTENTION - TMT
Nick has reached 50 and realised that he hasn't been paying attention. Is this why he has reached 50 or is it a fluke? A meandering exploration of life, love, and the tightrope between success and disaster. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church – Blue Room (55c) Google Map 8, 11 & 15, 16 Jul 8pm to 8:45pm £6 (Child and Conc £5)
Bookings via Howtogetto50@gmail.com or 07403 657231 Comments

The Comedy Agency | Jo D'Arcy: D'Arcehole

JO D'ARCY: D'ARCEHOLE - The Comedy Agency
Jo D'Arcy got called ALL the names in High School, then went back to teach and got them all again. But none of them are as bad as the names she's called herself. 'Funny bones and a clownish sensibility, a little like a female Rik Mayall.' Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 11 & 18 Jul 10pm to 10:55pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

JOSH PUGH: A BOY NAMED PUGH - The Comedy Agency
Debut show from English Comedian of the Year 2016, who 'finds laughs in unusual places' (Chortle). Just back from previews in Adelaide and Perth, catch this comedian-to-watch before he takes Edinburgh by storm. 'Quirky jokes from a peculiarly offbeat mind.' Chortle. 'A keen comic mind.' London Evening Standard
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 10 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

juliet meyers | credit: andy hollingworth

JULIET MEYERS: THIS FLIPPING RESCUE DOG HAS RUINED MY LIFE - Juliet Meyers
My dog and I have issues. A stand-up/storytelling show about unconditional love, human and canine behaviour and peeing on things. 'Excellent material. Excellent with the audience.' Time Out. 'Stand-up as it should be.' ThreeWeeks. 'Smart and very funny.' Independent. Complete sell-out 2016 Fringe. Contains actual (lovely) dog.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 21 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm, 22 Jul 4pm to 4:55pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

KATE BUTCH IN KATE IF YOU WANNA GO BUTCHER - Kate Butch
Join the Comic Sans of Drag, Kate Butch, for an hour of comedy, songs and games. Catch 'a great comedian' (WhatsOnStage) in her debut solo show, fresh from her stints in Buxton Fringe smash-hits The Room: The Musical, That's Slightly Raven and the Underground Venues Box Office. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 6, 13 & 20 Jul 10pm to 10:55pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

LAZARUS - Luke Martin Opera House Sales
Luke was told he'd re-evaluate his life after nearly dying. Dissatisfied with the result, he's taken to the road to find some meaning in his near-fatal illness, whilst discussing Little Mix, drinking, not drinking and more. £1 from every ticket goes to War Child to support children in conflict zones. (New Writing)
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL (53) Google Map 15 Jul 6:30pm to 8pm £4, Strong language, adult themes, Ages 18+
Bookings via Opera House or lukeattruro@hotmail.com Comments

LOVEHARD: MURDERED BY MURDER - LoveHard
1934. Devon. Six old friends. Exposition: a small get-together at the household of Lord and Lady Titan, Drenchblood Heights. A murder mystery party. It promises to be the night of their lives. Live score by Nick Charlesworth. Best Show finalists – Barry Awards. Free Theatre Award 2016 winners – GW&SM, Brighton Fringe. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 8 Jul 6pm to 7pm £6 (Conc £5), Strong language, Ages 16+
Bookings via the Gallery, hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

Maisie Adam | Living On The Edge

MAISIE ADAM: LIVING ON THE EDGE - Maisie Adam
Maisie Adam is a young Yorkshire lass attempting to be 'adult' in the big wide world. Surviving the classic faux-pas of a Brit abroad, navigating playground politics and exploring the mystery that is Theresa May's posture, Maisie is Living on the Edge. Winner of 2015 Laurence Marks Comedy Writing Award. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 12 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Nathan Cassidy headshot | Lol Johnson

NATHAN CASSIDY: THE MAN IN THE ARENA - The Rat Pack Productions Ltd/Nathan Cassidy
Individual Comedy Award winner Buxton Fringe 2014 (nominated 2015 and 2016) explores bravery in a volatile world. Do one thing every day that scares you. It is not the critic that counts, it's the man in the arena. 'A great comedian.' **** Broadway Baby. 'Eye-wateringly funny.' Buxton Fringe Review. www.nathancassidy.com/arena
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 8 Jul 10pm to 10:55pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Nick Hall | Nick Hall: The Assassination Of Spencer Percival

NICK HALL: THE ASSASSINATION OF SPENCER PERCIVAL - Nick Hall Family Friendly
Spencer Percival has one claim to fame. He's the only Prime Minister ever to be assassinated. Unfortunately no one's ever heard of him. 205 years later, Nick Hall tries to tell his story. As seen on BBC Two, BBC Three and Radio 4. 'Brilliant.' Times
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 8 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Darren Walsh & Mark Simmons (PUNEL Show)

PUNEL SHOW - Darren Walsh & Mark Simmons
Ever pundered what shows like QI would be like if they were based on puns? Darren Walsh and Mark Simmons join forces to present the PUNel Show: an experimental mock-up TV pilot focused on puns and general silliness. Special guests to be announced for each day. ***** Bunbury Magazine
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 9 & 16 Jul 12:45pm to 1:45pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Steve Ullathorne

RICHARD CARPENTER'S CLOSE TO YOU - Matthew Floyd Jones
Richard Carpenter was on top of the world looking down on creation, to the left of (slightly behind) Karen. Now he's back, playing solitaire. Get your ticket to ride for this razor-sharp parody of the ultimate piano-player, written and performed by Matthew Floyd Jones, the piano-player from Frisky & Mannish. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 6 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 15 Jul 7pm to 8pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Richard Pulsford (credit: Jason Lock)

RICHARD PULSFORD: PHRASES READY - Mirth of Forth Comedy
Stand-up/wordplay from the 2014-17 UK Pun Championships finalist. 'Richard’s experience shone through as he delivered a series of solid, top quality puns.' Gigglebeats. 'Delivered a number of puns I wish I had thought of myself.' Gary Delaney. ‘Ruthlessly economic nuggets'. Guardian. 'Strong material'. Chortle. Interact via #PhrasesReady. (New Writing)
Pavilion Gardens – Rotunda (33k) Google Map 9 & 12 Jul 9pm to 10pm £6, Ages 16+
Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

SAJEELA KERSHI: FIGHTS LIKE A GIRL - Invisible Women/Sajeela Kershi
'My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.' Maya Angelo. Hilarious multicultural comedy from a multi award-winning comedian! Put up your dukes and go see this show! **** BroadwayBaby. **** ThreeWeeks (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 22 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 23 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Stuart Laws & Annie McGrath | Stuart Laws & Annie McGrath: Stand-Up Comedy

STUART LAWS & ANNIE MCGRATH: STAND-UP COMEDY - Stuart Laws & Annie McGrath
Stuart Laws ('a brilliant semi-surrealist stand-up' **** Fest) and Annie McGrath (Dave's Top Ten Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2016) join up for a hilarious stand-up double-bill. Stuart has been on Radio 4 and supported James Acaster on tour; Annie has appeared on ITV2, Channel 4 and Radio 4. (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 7 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm, 8 Jul 9:45pm to 10:45pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Mr. Twonkey aka Paul Vickers | Twonkey's Christmas In The Jungle

TWONKEY'S CHRISTMAS IN THE JUNGLE - Mr Twonkey aka Paul Vickers
Twonkey's conniving manager has sent him to the Iquitos Fringe for Christmas. Will he survive his journey through the Hallucinogenic Peruvian jungle? Winner of the 2016 Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality. 'Dark demented comedy.' ***** The Stage. 'The thing is: it's brilliant.' **** Broadway Baby
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 21 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 22 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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 Dance

Scenes from Buxton Day of Dance 2016

BUXTON DAY OF DANCE - Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men 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 Men.
Around the Town (47) 15 Jul 10:30am to 4:30pm Free Comments

LETTERS IN THE RAIN... - Paulette Mae
In this low-fi solo, wet feet, the rain in love, an immortal jellyfish, earth, and a waterworld rising dance, sing and talk weather with you in a surreal, intimate and visceral multi-art performance. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) Google Map 10 & 12 Jul 1:30pm to 2:20pm £6 (Child and Conc £5), Ages 14+
Bookings via the Gallery, hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

dotdotdot dance

LOS NACIMIENTOS - dotdotdot dance Opera House Sales
An exciting new collaboration between composer Tom Randle and the electrifying, Buxton Fringe Award winners dotdotdot dance company in a celebration of the work of the Nobel prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. This new song cycle features acclaimed soprano Gillian Keith, and pianist John Reid. Part of Buxton International Festival. (New Writing)
Arts Centre – Auditorium (74b) Google Map 15 & 22 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £15
Bookings via Opera House Comments

Salsa lesson

A NIGHT IN HAVANA - Wallflower Dance
Join the fiesta and let Wallflower Dance take you to Cuba! Enjoy authentic tapas, live Latino rhythms and dazzling dancing. Soak up the party atmosphere or 'shake your maracas' with the optional beginners' salsa at 8pm, beginners' cha-cha at 9pm followed by live music from Easy Feet at 9.30pm.
South 16 (43) Google Map 13 Jul 6pm to 11:30pm Free
Further information: Event free, dance class £5 (Child and Conc £4) Comments

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 Film

PROGRAMME OF SHORT FILMS - Buxton Film
Buxton Film screens full-length feature films throughout the year - for the Fringe it brings something different: a selection of short films - some will have been screened at other festivals, some will be premiered in Buxton. We promise an eclectic mix that may excite and disturb! (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 16 Jul 5:15pm to 6:45pm £5
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Comments

WORKING WITH PINTER - Grist To the Mill Productions Ltd
A special screening of Harry Burton's acclaimed film Working With Pinter made in the great playwright's 75th year with a live introduction and Q&A session with Burton himself, giving his very personal insights on working with one of our most fascinating playwrights.
Pavilion Gardens – Rotunda (33k) Google Map 9 Jul 3pm to 4:30pm £10 (Child and Conc £8)
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 For Families

THE BOY WHO GREW WINGS - Whispering Woods Family Friendly
An enchanting piece of circus theatre for all ages. Watch aerial acrobats soar through the woods and be immersed in this unique experience as the story unfolds. (New Writing)
Poole's Cavern (34a) Google Map 8 Jul 6pm to 7:15pm, 8pm to 9:15pm £12 (Child £6, Conc £8), Ages 4+ (Under 4s free admission)
Bookings via www.whisperingwoods.org.uk Comments

DOGS DON'T DO BALLET - Blunderbus Theatre Company Family Friendly
Biff doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet. Biff likes moonlight, music and walking on his tiptoes. Biff doesn't think he's a dog but a ballerina! Based on the bestselling children's book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie.
Pavilion Gardens – Rotunda (33k) Google Map 16 Jul 11:30am to 12:30pm, 1:30pm to 2:30pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), Ages 3-7
Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

DR FERRET'S BAD MEDICINE ROADSHOW - Opera North Youth Company Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Beware Dr Ferret and his gang! The doctor and his singers are out to find out just how mischievous today’s children really are. Inspired by Hilaire Belloc’s classic Cautionary Tales, Dr Ferret tells the stories of Matilda, Henry King and George...
Arts Centre – Auditorium (74b) Google Map 16 Jul 5pm to 6pm £8 (Child and Conc £6), Ages 8+
Bookings via Opera House Comments

AN EVENING OF CLOSE-UP & STAGE MAGIC - High Peak Magic Society Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Your table will be the stage for the amazing, family-friendly, close-up magic of the High Peak Magic Society members. Cards, coins, rings and ropes all feature in the magic, and hold on to your watches as these guys move from table to table performing mystifying, sleight of hand miracles.
The Palace Hotel – High Peak Room (32a) Google Map 19, 20 Jul 7:30pm to 10:30pm £12.50, Ages 8+
Bookings via Opera House Comments(1)

Five Go Mad in Buxton

FIVE GO MAD IN BUXTON - Black Box Family Friendly
Join Julian, Dick, George, Anne and their dog Timmy once again, as they try to thwart their treacherous Uncle Quentin. The award-winning Buxton Fringe favourite returns: a spiffing, rip-roaring hoot of an adventure for all of the family - with lashings of ginger beer! Sell-out show Buxton Fringe 2007-2010.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 15, 16 & 22 Jul 11:15am to 12:05pm, 23 Jul 1pm to 1:50pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £7), Ages 5+
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

GRANDAD MAX'S SHED - Sweet Cheek Productions Ltd Family Friendly
Join Grandad Max in this fun, action-packed show. With lots of singing, dancing and activities, this is a show that children will not want to end. (New Writing)
Buxton Library (05) Google Map 15 Jul 10:50am to 11:35am, noon to 12:45pm £5, Ages 18 months - 4 years
Bookings via mjchappell@btinternet.com Comments

PBTheatricals 2015 production of HMS Pinafore

PRINCESS IDA - PB Theatricals Youth Theatre Family Friendly
The first act of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta, Princess Ida, performed by a group of talented young local performers aged between 18 and 30.
Pavilion Gardens (33) Google Map 21 Jul noon to 1pm. Green Man Gallery (86) Google Map 21 Jul 8pm to 9pm £7 (Child £5, Conc £6), Ages All
Bookings via the Gallery, hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments(1)

ST LUKE'S SINGS - St Luke's CE Primary School Family Friendly
St Luke's School choir and dance group will be travelling from Glossop just to entertain you. Choose a song or a dance from their Human Jukebox and stand back! It couldn't be simpler or more delightful.
Buxton Opera House Forecourt (08) Google Map 20 Jul 1pm to 2pm Free Comments

STICKY ENDS - Brave Bold Drama Family Friendly
'Don't do this! Don't do that! Don't suck your thumb or tease the cat! If you do, my little friend, you'll come to a Sticky End!' Brand new cautionary tales told with puppets and song. Winners: Best Children's Show award, Shaftesbury Fringe 2016. Bristol Life Awards Arts & Education Finalists 2017. (New Writing)
Scrivener's Bookshop (11) Google Map 15 Jul 11am to 11:30am, noon to 12:30pm, 2pm to 2:30pm, 3pm to 3:30pm, 4pm to 4:30pm. Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 16 Jul 11am to 11:30am, noon to 12:30pm, 2pm to 2:30pm, 3pm to 3:30pm £4 (Child £3), Ages 3+
Bookings via bravebolddrama@gmail.com Comments

a small lobster might wriggle across the grass

TINY! BEASTS, BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES - Stone and Water Family Friendly
Join our artists and make your own menagerie of tiny creatures, from mini-mammoths to palm crocodiles and hand rabbits. We provide the materials, you bring the smiles and wild ideas. Tiny! activities are always fun and are back for their sixth year of liveliness!
Pavilion Gardens – Old Bowling Green (33e) Google Map 16 Jul 11am to 1pm, 2pm to 4pm Free, Ages 2+ Comments

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100 YOUNG MUSICIANS SET TO WOW BUXTON - Nottingham Music Service
Nottingham’s Robin Hood Youth Orchestra will join forces with their counterparts from Karlsruhe, Germany in a fantastic concert, featuring a diverse repertoire of classical, film and popular music. They’ll be performing at the bandstand at 5pm but keep your eyes peeled and your ears tuned for pop-up performances all around town!
Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand (33a) Google Map 15 Jul 5pm to 7pm Free Comments

Busking in front of the Opera House

ACAPPELLA AND CAKE - Ordsall Acappella Singers Family Friendly
We are delighted to be coming to Buxton again for a seventh year. Do come and join us for an hour of our close harmony singing. We offer a varied repertoire, a lot of friendliness and warmth and as usual - homemade cake. We love singing.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) Google Map 15 Jul 11am to 1pm. St Mary's Church (41) Google Map 15 Jul 3pm to 5pm £5 (Child and Conc £3)
Bookings via 07778 866661 or http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/167740 Comments

Raintown Seers | Acoustic Connections With Raintown Seers

ACOUSTIC CONNECTIONS WITH RAINTOWN SEERS - Raintown Seers Family Friendly
Performing a mixture of traditional and contemporary folk, Raintown Seers tell the stories that lie behind the songs and their origins. The stories in turn link each song to the next, and to the people, places and history of the Peak District. 'Great arrangements and strong vocals.' Buxton Fringe Review
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 7, 8, 12 & 18 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Soldiers and cigarette girls from the recent production of Carmen

AMORE! - City of Manchester Opera Opera House Sales Family Friendly
An evening concert highlighting beautiful music associated with all things Amore! Music ranging from Verdi to Bernstein including Aida, Candide, La Traviata, Les Misérables and many, many more - just sit back and enjoy!
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 15 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child £8, Conc £9), Ages 5+
Bookings via Opera House Comments

ANGELS OF THE NORTH - Enkelit Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Angels of the North, Enkelit, are extraordinary singers of extraordinary Finnish music. Their songs are contemporary, but steeped in traditional folk music and folklore. Heartfelt laments are interspersed with ancient stories, spells and incantations and wry humour. Let them transport you to the beauty of the Scandinavian landscape. www.enkelit.org.uk
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 13 Jul 8pm to 9pm, 14 Jul 4pm to 5pm, 15 Jul 12:30pm to 1:30pm, 16 Jul 2pm to 3pm £5 (Child Free, Conc £3.50)
Bookings via Opera House Comments

Annette Gregory - Ella - Celebrating 100 Years

ANNETTE GREGORY – ELLA CELEBRATING 100 YEARS - Annette Gregory Family Friendly
Jazz vocalist Annette Gregory will be celebrating jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald. Annette will be covering some of Ella's best known songs with reference to the song books. This will be a lovely evening celebrating jazz music.
Green Man Gallery (86) Google Map 7 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £9 (Child and Conc £7.50)
Bookings via the Gallery, hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

BAKED A LA SKA & LAZLO BABY - Music Events UK Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Following a hugely successful and fantastic refugee benefit gig in New Mills in February, here is a chance for Buxton audiences to dance and listen to these bands. Supporting the Hummingbird Project in Buxton. (New Writing)
The Palace Hotel – High Peak Room (32a) Google Map 22 Jul 7:30pm to 11:30pm £15 (Child and Conc £13), Children must be accompanied by responsible adult
Bookings via Opera House or rebecca.harman72@hotmail.com Comments

BAROQUE AT LUNCHTIME - Partita Family Friendly
This year award-winning ensemble Partita presents two lunchtime concerts. Each will have Partita's usual variety of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music played on lutes, renaissance and baroque guitars, vihuela, harp, harpsichord, recorders, viols and with the two wonderful voices of Sasha Johnson Manning and Holly Marland.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 12 & 20 Jul 1pm to 2:20pm £10 (Child and Conc £8)
Tickets on the door. Comments

Full on Blues Rock

BIG ROCKING BLUES NIGHT - Herding Catz Opera House Sales
A lively night of entertainment not to be missed. Nominees at the Fringe Awards for the last two years, Herding Catz offers a mix of classic blues and other material in an original format creating an atmosphere of engaging energy. herdingcatzbluesband.com (New Writing)
The Palace Hotel – Chatsworth Room (32d) Google Map 8 & 15 Jul 9pm to 11pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), Ages 12+
Bookings via Opera House Comments

BUXTON TAP HOUSE LIVE SESSIONS - Buxton Tap House
Seven nights of live music from the best bands and performers in the region. 6th - Sling; 7th - Octofunk; 12th - Bryn's Open Mic Night; 13th - Honeyfeet Trio; 14th - Liam Mclair; 20th - Tom Blackwell; 21st - Andchuck. Jazz, blues, folk, funk and every combination thereof!
The Buxton Tap House (23) Google Map 6, 7, 12-14 & 20, 21 Jul 9:30pm to 11:30pm Free
Further information: sam@buxtontaphouse.co.uk or 01298 214085 Comments

Simon Mercer

CENTENARY ORGAN RECITAL - St Mary's Church
To mark the centenary of the opening of St Mary’s Church, Simon Mercer will perform music composed mostly by British composers who were working in 1917; with a few added lollipops!
St Mary's Church (41) Google Map 9 Jul 4pm to 5pm £8 (Child £4)
Tickets on the door. Comments

CLOSE HARMONY CLASSICS - Close Enough - Barbershop Singers Family Friendly
Four former Oxford choral scholars form a fearsome foursome, singing fun, four-part harmonies in this family-friendly event including Coney Island Baby and Hello Dolly. They're feisty; they're flamboyant; they sing close harmony and they’re Close Enough!
Scrivener's Bookshop (11) Google Map 8 Jul 5pm to 6pm. Green Man Gallery (86) Google Map 8 Jul 8pm to 9pm £5, Ages 3+
Bookings via in person at the gallery, 01298 937375 or hello@thegreenmangallery.com Comments

CLOSE HARMONY CLASSICS AT THE CHESHIRE CHEESE - Close Enough - Barbershop Singers
Four former Oxford choral scholars form a fearsome foursome, singing fun four-part harmonies including My Evaline and Loch Lomond. They're feisty; they're flamboyant; they sing close harmony and they’re Close Enough!
The Cheshire Cheese (93) Google Map 7 Jul 9pm to 10:30pm Free
Further information: closeenoughbarbershop@gmail.com Comments

DALE STORR SMOKIN' HOT NEW ORLEANS BLUES AND BOOGIE - Dale Storr Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Dale won Buxton Fringe Solo Musician 2015. He has been continuously touring the UK and Europe winning over a legion of fans overwhelmed by his mastery of New Orleans piano and vocals. His performances appeal to New Orleans, jazz, blues, classical, boogie and stride aficionados alike. www.dalestorr.com
Hydro Restaurant and Bar (22) Google Map 8 Jul 8pm to 10:30pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £5)
Bookings via Opera House Comments

Alice Kirwan & Holly Melia  | Daphnis Duo

DAPHNIS DUO - Alice Kirwan & Holly Melia Family Friendly
Harpist Alice Kirwan (Solo Instrumental Fringe Award winner 2016) returns with flautist Holly Melia to perform a varied programme of dynamic flute and harp music. From recognisable favourites such as Massenet's Meditation to exciting new music by Andy Scott, this is a rare musical treat. 'A tremendous performance.' Buxton Fringe Review
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 9 Jul 5:30pm to 6:20pm, 11 Jul 1pm to 1:50pm £8 (Conc £7)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Darren Poyzer | Warren Millar

DARREN POYZER: 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY - Darren Poyzer Family Friendly
Entertaining, inspirational Buxton-favourite Darren Poyzer presents a series of concerts with special guests, featuring his most popular songs and stories from 30 years in the profession, appearing at prestigious festivals and theatres across the UK. Expect passionate, poetic anthems and cutting-edge love songs. 'One of my Fringe highlights.' Fringe Review
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 9 Jul 2:15pm to 3:30pm, 12 Jul 4pm to 5:15pm, 23 Jul 2:15pm to 3:30pm £8 (Conc £7)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Mr Different Primary

EGRIEGA: MR DIFFERENT - Egriega
A new show from 2016's Small Group Fringe Award winner. Original music, humour, poignancy. Someone strange is found in the road, singing God came down to the Railway Station Bar, Tender, Small Town Knocking Shop Tango. Is it a stag party victim or a lunatic? 'A life-affirming noise!' Fringe Review (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 8, 12, 15 & 19 Jul 1pm to 2pm £8 (Conc £7)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

At the Royal Albert Hall

AN EVENING WITH AFRICA'S LADY OF SONG - Margaret Ferguson, acc. by Jonathan Ellis Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Enjoy another evening of opera, oratorio, lieder, plus songs from shows and musicals. Presented with the usual humour, surprises, warmth and feeling. Enjoy the outstanding voice of Margaret Ferguson, 'The Voice with a Personality'. www.AfricanSoprano.com
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 14 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8)
Bookings via Opera House or david_bedford@wcg.org.uk or 07757 783277 Comments

AN EVENING WITH THE SOVEREIGN SAXOPHONE OCTET - The Sovereign Saxophone Octet Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Once again this innovative and versatile award-winning saxophone ensemble is returning to Buxton. Performing an exciting programme of music from the Renaissance to the present day. Broadening most people's preconceived ideas of saxophone music and demonstrating the individual qualities of the different members of the saxophone family. (New Writing)
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 12 Jul 8pm to 10pm £8 (Child and Conc £6)
Bookings via Opera House or m.dale@tiscali.co.uk Comments

The Eisenach Ensemble

FATHERS OF THE BAROQUE - The Eisenach Ensemble Opera House Sales Family Friendly
The Eisenach Ensemble performs vocal duets and solos by Monteverdi, Handel, Bach and Telemann including Zefiro Torno, Sheep May Safely Graze and Handel's Italian duets. Cate McKee is joined by soprano Angela Hicks, who also sings with The Monteverdi Choir, Ex Cathedra and Joglaresa, and has performed with Dame Emma Kirkby.
Eyam Parish Church (97) Google Map 16 Jul 3pm to 5pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8), Ages 8+
Bookings via Opera House or sue@pierssnell.force9.co.uk or 07938 916976 Comments

Les Deux Amies: Marianne Kelly and Heather Sargeson

FOLKLORE, FAIRY TALES AND FANTASTIC BEASTS - Les Deux Amies Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A recital of phantasmagorical piano duos by Russian and French composers including Ravel's Mother Goose, Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals and the Finale of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. 'How wonderful to hear this music making its way through the building... The audience left reluctantly - delighted and happy.' Buxton Fringe Review
United Reformed Church – Green Room: Hall (55b) Google Map 22 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £9 (Child £5, Conc £7)
Bookings via Opera House or mariannejkelly@gmail.com Comments

JANE AUSTEN'S PERSUASION: A NEW MUSICAL DRAMA - Chamber Opera Chicago Opera House Sales Family Friendly
An original musical adaptation featuring music from Jane Austen's manuscripts and the era, chamber orchestra, Regency costumes, and world-champion Irish dancers! ‘No “persuasion” needed to see this treat for the eyes and ears...astounding!’ Isle of Wight Press. ‘Perfect synchronicity… this production ticks every box.’ **** Broadway Baby, 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Art Theatre, New Mills (105) Google Map 16 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £10 (Child and Conc £8)
Bookings via Opera House or www.arttheatre.co.uk Comments

KALEIDOSCOPE WITH A HINT OF AFRICA - Kaleidoscope Community Choir Opera House Sales Family Friendly
The ever-popular Kaleidoscope Community Choir returns for an hour of joyful singing under the direction of Carol Bowns. Expect an African flavour to some of their songs, plus old favourites and some new surprises in a concert that will have you wanting to join in! A Buxton International Festival event.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 11 Jul 1pm to 2pm £3.50
Bookings via Opera House Comments

THE LAST WORD IN CELTIC GYPSY KLEZMER: A FESTIVAL/FRINGE SHOWCASE - Dodo Street Band Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Diabolical fiddle virtuosity from international star Adam Summerhayes, outrageous brilliance from world number one recorder genius Piers Adams, horrifyingly high-ABV insanity from accordion master Murray Grainger, positively evil power from bass legend Malcolm Creese and dazzling bodhran playing from multi award-winning king of folk percussion, Cormac Byrne. 
Arts Centre – Auditorium (74b) Google Map 11 Jul 1:30pm to 2:30pm £10 (Child £8)
Bookings via Opera House Comments

Zingarella

LEONARDO LEO'S ONE-ACT OPERA LA ZINGARELLA - Ellery Enterprises Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Composed hundreds of years ago by a Neapolitan, La Zingarella has only just been discovered and adapted for modern audiences with Italian singing and English dialogues. The first half features a mini concert: Bach Air on the G String, Pachelbel Canon and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. (New Writing)
St Mary's Church (41) Google Map 14 Jul 7:30pm to 9:15pm £10 (Child £5, Conc £8), Ages 5+
Bookings via Opera House or stephenelleryconductor.co.uk Comments

LOCAL MUSICIANS' SHOWCASE CONCERT - Club Acoustic Family Friendly
Once again Club Acoustic is proud to present a feast of outstanding local musical talent in a showcase of acts from the wide and varied range of our regular performers. A Fringe regular and past winner of the Spirit of the Fringe Award. Free entry, no tickets. Come along!
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 19 Jul 8pm to 11pm Free Comments

LOVE, NATURE & SHAKESPEARE - Sue Morgan & Espérance: Clare Devine/Stewart McCoy Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Sue, Clare and Stewart perform an eclectic mix of lute songs and other soprano arias from Renaissance to Romantics and beyond, most songs inspired by words from the Bard. A festival of musical styles including Dowland, Johnson, Schubert, Mozart and Gurney. What a delightful way to spend an hour!
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 16 Jul 5pm to 6pm £6 (Child and Conc £4)
Bookings via Opera House or 07713 264928 Comments

MIXED CHAMBER DELIGHTS - Cheshire Chamber Collective
Last year's Large Ensemble Fringe award winners returns with more chamber music for mixed strings and winds, featuring Schubert's mighty octet and other works. Experienced chamber musicians from Cheshire Sinfonia and Quodlibet Winds entertain.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 11 Jul 8pm to 10pm £8 (Child Free, Conc £5)
Bookings via 07525 765142 Comments

A MOOD ECLECTIC - Basin Street Jazz and Blues Opera House Sales
Return to the Fringe of the popular, acclaimed quintet exploring a wide range of contemporary blues covers, jazz standards and original numbers. 'A great evening to remember'. Vocals, saxophone, piano, guitar and double bass.
The Palace Hotel – High Peak Room (32a) Google Map 9 & 16 Jul 8pm to 10:30pm £10 (Child and Conc £8)
Bookings via Opera House or brian.lightowler@tesco.net Comments

credit: Matthew Hoyland

MUHA: EASTERN EUROPEAN CONTEMPORARY FOLK - MUHA Family Friendly
MUHA offers a new tradition in contemporary Eastern European music, influenced by the multicultural society in the UK. A mesmerising collection of songs performed in Russian and Ukrainian with a mix of Hindu and Punjab, and featuring rhythm guitar, hurdy-gurdy, berimbao, harmonica, solo guitar, bass and percussion.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 13 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 22 Jul 1pm to 2pm £8 (Conc £7)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

MUSIC FROM THE PEAKS - Peak District Music Centres
Concert featuring the award-winning Peak District String Orchestra and the Peak District Big Band celebrating the achievements of our talented young musicians. Enjoy music of an incredibly high standard and help support your local music centres. Previous reviews: 'Assured, convincing and gripping... Outstanding... such maturity and depth of feeling.'
St John's Church (40) Google Map 7 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Child Free, Conc £6)
Tickets on the door. Comments

NEW ORLEANS INSPIRED JAZZ - Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Clarinettist Mart Rodger visited New Orleans years ago and his life and music have never been the same again. His band may be veterans but there is plenty of fire and passion in their music. These performances will be richly enjoyable and entertaining.
Conservative Club (79) Google Map 7, 14 & 21 Jul 8pm to 10:30pm £8 (Child Free), Ages 10+
Bookings via Opera House or jazzmart@manchesterjazz.co.uk Comments

ORCHESTRAL CONCERT - High Peak Orchestra Opera House Sales
An exciting programme including: Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel Overture; Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.1 with soloist Iona McDonald, currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music, London; Franck's Symphony in D Minor. Conducted by David Chatwin. Proceeds from this concert will support The Samaritans.
St John's Church (40) Google Map 8 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8)
Bookings via Opera House or Rosemary 07930 975807 Comments

PIANO RECITAL - Jonathan Ellis Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A perennial favourite returns to the festival with another piano recital, including works by Mozart, Schubert and Schumann!
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 22 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child Free)
Bookings via Opera House Comments

PIANO RECITAL: A FESTIVAL/FRINGE SHOWCASE - Dinara Klinton Opera House Sales
Ukrainian-born pianist Dinara Klinton has been described as 'a real virtuoso, a very natural player'. A prize-winner in many international competitions, she will be playing Beethoven's Sonata No 28 and Liszt’s Transcendental Études 1-4, 9 and 10, which she recorded for her second CD - given ***** by BBC Music Magazine.
Arts Centre – Auditorium (74b) Google Map 19 Jul 1:30pm to 2:30pm £10 (Child £8)
Bookings via Opera House Comments

(c) Tom Maine

THE REUNION PROJECT - Lizzie Ball & The James Pearson Trio Opera House Sales
Violinist and vocalist Lizzie Ball returns to Buxton with long-time collaborator, Ronnie Scott’s artistic director and pianist James Pearson and his acclaimed trio, with a concert paying tribute to the 1973 album The Reunion by Stephane Grappelli and George Shearing. This performance is also part of the Buxton International Festival.
Arts Centre – Auditorium (74b) Google Map 14 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £20
Bookings via Opera House Comments

Ricardo Alvarez Quartet

RICARDO ALVAREZ QUARTET - Emlyn Vaughan Family Friendly
Contemporary jazz from the renowned Chilean saxophonist and composer, encompassing styles from gypsy jazz, to funk and modern jazz. Club regulars, the Ricardo Alvarez Quartet presents standards such as Miles Davis' So What and John Coltrane's Impressions, as well as Ricardo's own Suite Tirarina, inspired by the culture of Chile.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 9 Jul 4pm to 5pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

RICHARD NAVARRO: FIREWATCHING - Richard Navarro Opera House Sales Family Friendly
In a very special collaboration for the Fringe, Folktronica artist Richard Navarro meets the uplifting sounds of a 40-piece choir of local voices. Spellbinding stories from the songwriter's home county of Kent are brought to life through infectious rhythms, multi-instrumental wizardry, soaring vocals and double bass. (New Writing)
Trinity Church (45) Google Map 8 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child and Conc £6)
Bookings via Opera House or www.wegottickets.com/event/389736 Comments

Richard Haslam (credit: Samuel Rodwell)

RUMINATIONS - GUITAR RECITAL - Richard Haslam
An intimate recital of modern classical guitar music by Richard Haslam, a post-graduate student at the Royal Northern College of Music. The programme of music from Great Britain and Cuba contains musical elements from a variety of genres: folk, pop, minimalism, impressionism and traditional Indian music. Featuring compositions by Anderson, Maxwell-Davies and Brouwer.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 15 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £7 (Child £4, Conc £5)
Bookings via richardhaslam.guitar@gmail.com, at the Gallery, hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

Performing Arts Etc Ltd | Sam Dunkley

SAM DUNKLEY - Performing Arts Etc Ltd Family Friendly
The perennial Fringe favourite and Music Award winner returns for his eighth Buxton Fringe (!) with his much-loved blend of songs, witty repartee and tall tales. Equally at home with traditional folk songs, self-penned numbers and humorous offerings, this is a show not to miss.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 16 & 23 Jul 4pm to 4:45pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE - Voci Opera House Sales
A concert of varied music from opera to popular, presented with humour and fun by a quartet of classically trained singers.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 21 Jul 7:30pm to 10pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), Ages 5+
Bookings via Opera House Comments

(c) Shawn Pearce

SONGS OF FOOD AND AGONY - The Jay Rayner Quartet Opera House Sales
The renowned restaurant critic, MasterChef judge and presenter of Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet has one other skill. He’s also a jazz pianist. Now Jay brings an ensemble of top-flight musicians to the Buxton International Festival and Fringe, performing tunes from the Great American food and drink songbook alongside colourful anecdotes.
Arts Centre – Auditorium (74b) Google Map 21 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £20
Bookings via Opera House Comments

SOUND SCAPE - KEMS Contemporary Family Friendly
Come and experience an ever-changing landscape of sound as the musicians (and audience) move round nine sculptures representing natural objects! Developed with the assistance of a bursary from the Artists' Network, Sound Scape is an art-in-nature installation by sculptor Lorna Green with music by Julia Harding.
University of Derby Buxton – Dome (04c) Google Map 19 Jul 8:15pm to 9pm £5 (Child £1, Conc £4.50)
Bookings via www.kems.org.uk or 01625 617154 Comments

SOUTH AFRICAN VOICES - Africa Entsha Family Friendly
At the heart of Africa Entsha's unique all-singing, all-dancing performances are Zulu songs, full of rhythm, style and spirit.
Pavilion Gardens – Rotunda (33k) Google Map 5, 6 & 19 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 20, 21 Jul 9pm to 10pm £15 (Child and Conc £10)
Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

Drowsy Sleepers (credit: Caroline Small)

STORIES SUNG - Drowsy Sleepers
We will be singing some of our favourite folk songs, old and new. We've chosen these songs because of the stories they tell: stories on the recurring themes of love, death, work and war. Come and join Drowsy Sleepers and share in the tradition of storytelling through song.
Green Man Gallery (86) Google Map 14 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £5 (Child Free)
Bookings via the Gallery, hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

credit: Paul Stanhope

SUMMER CONCERT - Manchester Recorder Orchestra Family Friendly
Returning for the 18th time to the usual venue in their 35th anniversary year, this large recorder group is offering an exciting and wide-ranging programme of music including a brand new commission. You can be sure of an entertaining and enjoyable evening. (New Writing)
Trinity Church (45) Google Map 15 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Child Free, Conc £7), Ages 8+
Tickets on the door. Comments

SUMMER SHOWCASE - Buxton Studio Choir Opera House Sales Family Friendly
'We're coming up... so you'd better get this party started!' A fun evening full of fabulous songs showcasing a varied selection of contemporary music performed by the 60-strong choir, smaller ensembles and guest performers. For more information contact jantgalloway@yahoo.co.uk
St John's Church (40) Google Map 15 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £5 (Child £3), Ages 8+
Bookings via Opera House Comments

TANGO & RUMBANGO! FLUTE & PIANO RECITAL - Rachel Johnson & Jemima Palfreyman Family Friendly
Rachel and Jemima, previous Fringe Award-winners, return to Buxton with a summery programme of Latin American and jazz-inspired music for flute and piano, including Mike Mower's Sonata Latino and Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango - guaranteed to get your toes tapping!
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) Google Map 13 Jul 1pm to 2pm £5 (Child Free)
Tickets on the door. Comments

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The famous five

FESTIVAL SPOKEN WORDS - Buxton Spoken Words
Buxton Spoken Words' regulars: Ryan Tomlinson, Karl Largan, Les Oldfield, Jill Neves and Derek Baker present an entertaining and varied programme of poems and short stories, from a story about a prostitute in Roman Buxton to a poignant tale of a fallen soldier. (New Writing)
The Tea Chest (103) Google Map 12 Jul 7:30pm to 8pm Free, Adult themes Comments

Forget Me Not - Rob Gee image | Nick Rawle

FORGET ME NOT – THE ALZHEIMER'S WHODUNNIT - Rob Gee
A dementia ward murder mystery from comic, poet, and psych nurse Rob Gee. Fresh from a sold-out run across Canada. 'Smart, witty and razor-sharp!' ***** Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 'Hilarious and heartbreaking.' ***** Victoria Times. 'Remarkable!' ***** Edmonton Sun. 'Patron's Pick' Winnipeg Fringe. Best Male Solo Show, Victoria Fringe
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 7 & 10 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 11 Jul 7pm to 8pm £8 (Conc £7)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

David Harmer and Ray Globe | The Glummer Twins

THE GLUMMER TWINS - David Harmer and Ray Globe
Stand-up poetry from the Beat Generation. The irrepressible Glummer Twins are back to put the 21st century to rights. Morecambe and Wise meets The Mighty Boosh via John Cooper Clarke. 'Hilarious.' The Skinny. 'They're very funny men, those Glummer Twins.' Fringe Guru. Nominated Fringe Spoken Word Award 2016. Coach parties welcome.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 9 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 13 & 20 Jul 1pm to 2pm £7 (Conc £6)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Gillian Byrom-Smith

HEADING FOR THE HILLS - Peter and Gillian Byrom-Smith Family Friendly
The theme of the evening is based around the recent book and CD Heading for the Hills, both of which explore the inspiration of nature in music and poetry. Featuring poetry, music on classical guitar, plus many anecdotes, this truly is a case of tales in words and music. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 9 Jul 7pm to 9pm £5 (Child and Conc £3)
Bookings via the Gallery, hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

www.HistoryPod.net

HISTORYPOD: LIVE - Scott Allsop
A live recording of the UK's most popular daily history podcast. Tales of obscure historical events rub shoulders with their more celebrated counterparts to prove that something worth remembering happened on every day of the year. 'Quirky, cool…not to be missed'. Times Educational Supplement. 'An excellent storyteller'. Fringe Review. (New Writing)
Scrivener's Bookshop (11) Google Map 8 Jul 11am to noon, 9 Jul 12:30pm to 1:30pm Free, Limited space - 12 tickets only per show
Further information: tickets@historypod.net Comments

HOW TO BE PERFECT... IN YOUR OWN WAY - Georgina Kirk
Exhausted by struggling to be perfect? Wish you could be better? This talk redefines 'perfect' for humans and explores the balance between being happy as we are and striving to improve. Stand-up psychology to reassure, liberate and empower a 21st-century audience. Expect a few laughs and lots of light-bulbs. www.howtobeperfect.co.uk
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) Google Map 5 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 8 & 16 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £5
Bookings via the Gallery, hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

Bryce Main. Author of Love & Coffee and Heaven Help Us.

LOVE & COFFEE - Bryce Main
A reading by author Bryce Main from his debut book Love & Coffee, a series of short, memorable, observational stories based around the loves and lives of people who visit a city centre coffee shop. (New Writing)
Charlotte's Chocolates – Cavendish Arcade (77) Google Map 11 Jul 3:30pm to 4:30pm Free Comments

Mark Gwynne Jones (credit: Phil Richards)

PSYCHICBREAD - Mark Gwynne Jones Opera House Sales Family Friendly
With stories and poems of the Big Bang, a blade of grass, absent friends, one particular lamppost and a girl called Amaryllis: Mark Gwynne Jones and the Psychicbread (‘Inspired…’ Guardian. ‘Astonishing…’ Daily Mail) return with a new show of poetry and music. It’s dramatic, funny, and sometimes startlingly sensitive.
The Palace Hotel – Chatsworth Room (32d) Google Map 16 Jul 3pm to 5pm £10 (Child and Conc £8)
Bookings via Opera House Comments

THE UNSUNG - Genevieve Carver and The Unsung Funeral Band
You’ve heard of Kurt Cobain. And Jim Morrison. But have you heard of Scott Johnson, or Lina Prokofiev? This 'funeral party for the forgotten heroes of musical history' is a worldwide tour in poetry and sound exploring how music claimed the lives of those who have loved it most. (New Writing)
St Peter's Church – Church (42a) Google Map 18 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm Free
Further information: theunsungpoetry@gmail.com or 07521 732324 Comments

Vera Brittain's Tale

VERA BRITTAIN'S TALE: A TESTAMENT TO A LOST YOUTH - Discover Buxton Tours
During the summer of 1915, Vera Brittain, a former resident of Buxton, nursed wounded soldiers returning from the First World War. Come and listen to the recollections that laid the foundations of her life-long pacifism against the backdrop of an Edwardian society full of 'censorious small mindedness'.
University of Derby Buxton – Dome (04c) Google Map 6, 13 & 20 Jul 11am to noon, 2pm to 3pm £8
Bookings via netta@discoverbuxton.co.uk or 07530 457755 Comments(1)

Victorian Conversation in the Masonic Lodge

A VICTORIAN CONVERSATION - Discover Buxton Tours
Join Robert Rippon Duke, who transformed Buxton from a village into a Victorian spa town, and Edward Milner, the landscape architect responsible for its Pavilion Gardens, and eavesdrop on A Victorian Conversation in the historic surroundings of the Masonic Hall.
The Masonic Hall, George St (above La Brasserie) (104) Google Map 12 Jul 7pm to 8:15pm £8, Ages 16+
Bookings via netta@discoverbuxton.co.uk or 07530 457755 Comments

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BUXTON CARNIVAL PROCESSION - Buxton Festival Fringe Family Friendly
Last year the Fringe float won a cup! Join a cast of thousands for the biggest and best free event in the town's calendar. There will be bands, the legendary Billerettes and dozens of decorated floats. Thanks to the Well Dressing and Carnival committee for making this happen.
Around the Town (47) 8 Jul 1pm to 4pm Free Comments

The Bandstand (credit: Lily Brown)

FRINGE AT FIVE - Buxton Festival Fringe Family Friendly
The perfect way to begin your Festival evening; find a bench by the Bandstand in the Pavilion Gardens and be entertained by Fringe singers, musicians, actors, dancers, magicians and storytellers. You may be invited to join in. Who knows? Check at the Fringe information desk for what is happening day-to-day.
Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand (33a) Google Map 10-22 Jul 5pm to 5:30pm Free Comments

The Fringe (credit: Sofia Huxford Rodriguez)

FRINGE SUNDAY - Buxton Festival Fringe Family Friendly
Our annual party in the sumptuous Pavilion Gardens - a mixture of song, dance, magic and theatre. Free entertainment courtesy of Fringe performers. Bring a picnic, buy a coffee or ice cream, relax and soak up the Buxton Fringe atmosphere.
Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand (33a) Google Map 9 Jul 2pm to 4:30pm Free Comments

Klang!

THE SHAKESPEARE JUKEBOX - Buxton Drama League Family Friendly
The ‘upstart crows’ of The Shakespeare Jukebox return to the Opera House forecourt for another summer of open-air Shakespearean revelry. Make a donation to charity, choose a scene from the Jukebox playlist and challenge our rolling team of actors to feats of memory and dramatic flexibility!
Buxton Opera House Forecourt (08) Google Map 7, 9, 11, 14, 15, 18 & 21, 22 Jul 6pm to 7pm Free Comments

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND UNDERGROUND - Butterfly Theatre Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a wonderland full of crazy characters and nonsense: meet Humpty Dumpty, the most famous egg in the world, be a guest at the Mad Hatter’s tea party and battle against the mysterious Jabberwocky. Curiouser and curiouser. (New Writing)
Poole's Cavern (34a) Google Map 11-13 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 7:15pm to 8:15pm, 14 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 7:15pm to 8:15pm, 8:45pm to 9:45pm, 15 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 7:15pm to 8:15pm £13.50 (Child and Conc £12), Ages 8+
Bookings via Opera House Comments

Caroline Burns Cooke / Face to Face Theatre | And The Rope Still Tugging Her Feet

AND THE ROPE STILL TUGGING HER FEET - Caroline Burns Cooke/Face to Face Theatre
Inspired by 1984's Kerry Babies scandal. A dark, comic take on a time in Ireland when Bishop Joseph Cassidy said 'the most dangerous place to be... is in the mother's womb.' 'Nuanced and compelling performance.' ***** Fringe Guru. 'A funny, life-affirming piece that bristles with humanity.' ***** The Argus
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 17 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 18, 19 Jul 4pm to 5pm £8 (Conc £7)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Victor Kurzweil

ANGEL TO VAMPIRE! - Nigel Osner
Gabriel has quit his job in Heaven to play jazz in New Orleans, while a vampire eyes the audience for his next snack. Intimate and engaging cabaret journey through a lifetime of yearning, featuring original songs and a host of quirky characters. 'Tremendously talented and very entertaining.' The Scotsman (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 10 & 12 Jul 10pm to 10:50pm £8 (Conc £7)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Beerey

BEEREY - Lois Temel
Welcome to the Beerey household: dad's locked up, daughter's knocked up, mum's fed-up... what's going on? Beerey is a verbatim one-act play telling the true story of one family's fight for justice, and to stand strong together. Honest, raw, funny and heartbreaking. It's all got to be a mistake, right? (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 18 & 20 Jul 7pm to 7:55pm, 21 Jul 4pm to 4:55pm £8 (Conc £7)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Kirsty Mealing/Lesley Emery (credit:Alison Dunne)

BEING JULIE ANDREWS/CAT GOT MY TONGUE/BONEMILL - fishhouse theatre Opera House Sales
Three 60-minute plays each day: Cat Got My Tongue: a love story about a body and its elusive voice, separated by social anxiety. Being Julie Andrews: a journey from childhood dreams to adult reality. Bonemill: a vegetarian is exiled to a meat-rendering plant. fishhouse (2016’s twice-nominated Cloaks) returns with 'heart-warming, hilarious' theatre. (New Writing)
Lee Wood Hotel (91) Google Map 19-21 Jul 11:30am to 12:30pm, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, 7pm to 8pm £8.50 (Child and Conc £7.50), See flyers and posters for daily performance schedule, Ages 14+
Bookings via Opera House or fishhousetheatre@gmail.com Comments

Lucky Dog Theatre Productions | Bethnal Green

BETHNAL GREEN - Lucky Dog Theatre Productions
In 1943, 173 people were crushed to death in a Bethnal Green air raid shelter. Fearing a blow to morale, the government suppressed the story until the end of the war. Award-winning Lucky Dog uses survivor and witness testimony to shed light on the worst civilian disaster of the Second World War. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 15, 16 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Sudden Impulse Theatre Company | Bouncers

BOUNCERS by John Godber - Sudden Impulse Theatre Company
Sudden Impulse (***** Fringe Guru for Departure Lounge) return to the Fringe to tackle John Godber's cult comedy. Binge drinking, casual sex and violence - one night out at a northern nightclub, told by the people who see it all - the men on the door.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 17 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 19, 20 Jul 9:30pm to 10:30pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

CALL MR ROBESON - Grist To The Mill Productions Ltd
This roller coaster journey through Robeson's remarkable and eventful life highlights how his pioneering and heroic political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement. It features much fiery oratory and some of his famous songs, including a dramatic rendition of 'Ol' Man River'.
Pavilion Gardens – Rotunda (33k) Google Map 12 Jul 7:15pm to 8:40pm, 14 & 16 Jul 7:30pm to 8:55pm £10 (Child and Conc £8)
Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

Emma Romy-Jones (Dark Satanic)

DARK SATANIC - Breathe Out Theatre
England, 1823. Tom has left to find work in a Manchester factory, so Helen finds herself managing the farm alone. As the lingering winter bites hard, she starts to realise it isn't only the world that's changing, it's her. Multi award-winning company returns. 'A masterful script.' Fringe Guru on War Stories (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 7 Jul 1pm to 1:45pm, 10 & 17 Jul 4pm to 4:45pm, 21 Jul 1pm to 1:45pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Zach Heckler

EDISON - Static Assembly
A love affair with a pigeon, a shakedown with Mark Twain and an erotic brain. This genre-bending, three-act play shows two scientific giants in a new light: Nikola Tesla, troubled genius whose inventions were stolen from under him, and Thomas Edison, infamous crook who to this day gets all the credit.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 18 & 20 Jul 8pm to 9pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

THE EMPRESS AND ME - Grist To The Mill Productions Ltd Family Friendly
The amazing true story of the Princess Der Ling who having been raised in France to be every bit the Victorian lady, suddenly finds herself living in the Forbidden City, entangled in the politics of the Chinese court and lady-in-waiting to the infamous empress dowager.
Pavilion Gardens – Rotunda (33k) Google Map 9 & 19 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 20 Jul 3pm to 4pm, 6pm to 7pm, 21 Jul 6pm to 7pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), Ages 14+
Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

THE FORGOTTEN TALES - Parable Arts Opera House Sales Family Friendly
The stories that built Britain. Combining captivating storytelling with traditional and modern folk-song, one actor brings to life a legion of unique characters across a series of artfully retold myths and legends from Celtic Britain. Hilarious, heartbreaking and heroic; a production guaranteed to amaze and enchant. 'Highly recommended!' Shropshire Star (New Writing)
Scrivener's Bookshop (11) Google Map 13, 14 Jul 7pm to 8pm £10 (Child £5, Conc £8), Ages 8+
Bookings via Opera House Comments

GRATIANO - Grist To The Mill Productions Ltd
With Bassanio murdered, Gratiano is forced to revisit his Fascist past. He was never the hero, but he never thought he played the villain. This challenging sequel to William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice explores the politics of prejudice in Mussolini's Italy and the present day. ***** BritishTheatreGuide. **** ThreeWeeks (New Writing)
Pavilion Gardens – Rotunda (33k) Google Map 9 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 12 Jul 3pm to 4pm, 6pm to 7pm, 13, 14 Jul 6pm to 7pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), Strong language
Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

Lucky Dog Theatre Productions | Hats Off To Laurel And Hardy

HATS OFF TO LAUREL AND HARDY - Lucky Dog Theatre Productions Family Friendly
2016's sell-out hit returns. Follow the best-loved comedy duo of all time through their early lives, their rise to international stardom, declining careers and their phoenix-like revival on the stages of Europe. Laugh your socks off before having your heart broken. 'Don't miss this rare treat.' ***** Love Fringe
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 16 Jul 8pm to 9pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

I FOUND MY HORN - Grist To The Mill Productions Ltd Family Friendly
Jonathan Guy Lewis is directed by Harry Burton in a new production of this wryly funny and infinitely touching story about making music and confronting one’s private demons. Adapted from Jasper Rees’ renowned book. 'A wryly funny, infinitely touching account of the joys and hazards of making music'. **** Guardian
Pavilion Gardens – Rotunda (33k) Google Map 7 Jul 3pm to 4:15pm, 7:30pm to 8:45pm, 8 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm £12 (Child and Conc £10), Ages 12+
Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

Wild Wolfe Productions | Indiscretion

INDISCRETION - Wild Wolfe Productions
1942. The Blitz has been systematically decimating major British cities for two years, but life soldiers drastically, emotionally, anxiously on. Maggie has an illicit hot date tonight, rudely interrupted by suspicious long-time friend Roger. But when he confronts her about the affair, the bombs really start falling... (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 6, 7 & 20 Jul 4pm to 5pm £8 (Conc £7)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

JEU JEU LA FOILLE'S FRONTAL LOBOTOMY - Jeu Jeu la Foille
Visual storytelling and poetry, with a Tom Waits-inspired soundtrack and a smattering of weird science. Burlesque maverick Jeu Jeu la Foille fuses original beat poetry with Waitsian tormented lullabies and woozy mythology punctuated with scientific accounts of transorbital lobotomy and featuring a toy shop orchestra of musical reprobates. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 22 Jul 8pm to 9pm Free, Mild horror and partial nudity. Adult themes.
Further information: vickyhancock@hotmail.com, at the Gallery, hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

JUST AN ORDINARY LAWYER - Grist To The Mill Productions Ltd Family Friendly
Tunji Sowande arrived in London from Nigeria in 1945 to become a well-respected barrister, the first black head of Chambers, and then the first black judge in Britain. Tayo Aluko’s tribute mixes politics, music and cricket for a tuneful portrait of a legal pioneer.
Pavilion Gardens – Rotunda (33k) Google Map 13 & 15 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm, 16 Jul 3pm to 4:30pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), Ages 12+
Bookings via 07487 228993 or www.rotundatheatre.com Comments

Bob Young as King Lear

KING LEAR (ALONE) - inamoment theatre company Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A unique opportunity to experience the play King Lear, told through the very mind of the man himself. This new and exciting play dispenses with the other 29 characters in the original play and relives its main themes using Shakespeare’s words.
United Reformed Church – Blue Room (55c) Google Map 13, 14 Jul 8pm to 9:15pm, 15 Jul 3pm to 4:15pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £7), Ages 12+
Bookings via Opera House or inamomenttheatre@gmail.com Comments

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LABELS - Worklight Theatre
'Powerful, important and funny.' Emma Thompson. Worklight Theatre’s multi award-winning show is a funny, moving and honest story about mixed heritage and immigration. Using humour and honesty, Labels offers a human story from multicultural Britain. Expect paper planes, racist romances and lots of sticky labels! 'Terrific and really thoughtful'. Lyn Gardner, Guardian
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 11 Jul 9:30pm to 10:30pm, 13 Jul 6:45pm to 7:45pm, 16 Jul 9:30pm to 10:30pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Joanna Lavelle as Bridget Sullivan

LACE CURTAIN IRISH - Joanna Lavelle Opera House Sales
A gripping and powerful account of the infamous, alleged axe murderer Lizzie Borden as remembered by the family maid. Laced with black humour and shocking revelations, it is preceded by a short companion piece about another dark family secret.
The Palace Hotel – Haddon Room (32b) Google Map 21, 22 Jul 7:15pm to 8:15pm £8.50 (Conc £7.50), Some swearing
Bookings via Opera House or 07736 704664 Comments

Helen Rutter | The Ladder

THE LADDER by Helen Rutter - Helen Rutter
Winner of Fringe Award for Female Actor 2016 returns with a powerful, funny one-woman play. While stuck up a ladder, Helen discovers new things about herself, her relationship and who she wants to be. A new play about vulnerability, relationships and pain. 'Awed, hushed silences followed by a killer punchline.' Guardian (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 7 Jul 5:45pm to 6:35pm, 9 & 13 Jul 8:15pm to 9:05pm, 17 Jul 5:45pm to 6:35pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

REC Youth Theatre | Lord Of The Flies

LORD OF THE FLIES - REC Youth Theatre
Award-winning REC Youth Theatre returns with an adaptation of William Golding's modern classic. Following a plane crash, a group of children find themselves alone on a desert island. The adventure descends into a vicious nightmare of their own making in this exploration of the darker side of human nature.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 17 Jul 4:15pm to 5:15pm, 18-20 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

What do Kim K and Mozart have in common? | Image by Tom Barnett

THE MARRIAGE OF KIM K - Leoe & Hyde
A grand new contemporary adaptation of Mozart's opera The Marriage Of Figaro, blending the timeless classical story with modern pop, electronica and Kim Kardashian. A biting satire of the high/low cultural divide and the melodrama of love in art. 'A remarkably imaginative and lovingly constructed piece of theatre.' Cherwell
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 6 Jul 6:15pm to 7:30pm, 13 & 18 Jul 9:30pm to 10:45pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

REC Youth Theatre | The Mobile Phone Show

THE MOBILE PHONE SHOW - REC Youth Theatre Family Friendly
REC Theatre's award-winning Junior Company presents a communication cacophony, a fully charged-up chorus line of chaos in a rhapsody of text, tweet and gabble. A fast-paced ensemble piece about that little device we hold in our hands. Please do not switch off your mobile phones.
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 11, 12 Jul 8pm to 9pm, 19 Jul 5pm to 6pm £9 (Child £5, Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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MONSTER - Worklight Theatre
What happens when the red mist descends? Anger is universal, so how do some contain it, while others lash out with devastating consequences? Thrilling new performance about violence and toxic masculinity, from internationally acclaimed Worklight Theatre, written and performed by Joe Sellman-Leava (winner: Fringe First, Labels) . Director: Yaz Al-Shaater.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 13 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 14, 15 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £8 (Conc £7)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Constance Lloyd

MRS OSCAR WILDE - Lexi Wolfe Family Friendly
Often overlooked as a feminist, writer and mother, Constance Lloyd is more often remembered as the wife of the infamous Oscar Wilde. Now her untold story comes to life. Sell-out show and nominated Female Actor Award at Buxton Fringe 2016. 'Beautifully balanced... compelling viewing.' **** Fringe Guru
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 6 Jul 8pm to 9pm, 11 Jul 4:30pm to 5:30pm, 19 Jul 8pm to 9pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

MRS ROOSEVELT FLIES TO LONDON - Hint of Lime Productions
Granted special permission from the Roosevelt Estate, Alison Skilbeck's one-woman show explores the public and hidden life of one of the 20th century's most extraordinary women, from wartime London to her last days during the Cuban Missile Crisis. An unhappy child, an unconventional wife, and 'First Lady of the World'.
Pavilion Gardens – Rotunda (33k) Google Map 20 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm, 21 Jul 3pm to 4:15pm, 7:30pm to 8:45pm, 22 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm £10 (Child and Conc £8)
Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

NATURE KNOWS BEST - TicTac Theatre Family Friendly
In a delightfully funny series of two-person plays, Nature Knows Best looks at love and life through the eyes of a seagull duo, a couple of seahorses and a pair of sheep. Each play humorously portrays man’s effect on the natural world and the creatures in it. (New Writing)
Buxton Community School – Drama Studio (02a) Google Map 20, 21 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £6.50), Mild reference to sex, Ages 12+
Bookings via tictactheatre@yahoo.co.uk Comments

NONSENSE & SENSIBILITY by Tom Crawshaw - Anonymous is a Woman and Three's Company Family Friendly
It is a truth universally acknowledged that any Fringe worth its salt must be in want of an Austen-themed farce. Well, pop on your bonnets and jump in the barouche-box: that is exactly what's on offer! 2016's corset-splitting sell-out hit returns, uncovering Austen's long-lost (and strangely dinosaur-themed) theatrical work.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 15 Jul 4:15pm to 5:05pm, 16 Jul 7pm to 7:50pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

To live is to war with trolls. . . | Daisy Pearson

PEER GYNT by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Gruffdog Theatre - Gruffdog Theatre
Deep in the mountains, the irrepressible Peer dreams of becoming emperor of the world. From the peaks of Norway to the streets of Egypt, he learns what it means to be at war with trolls. A thrilling new adaptation of Ibsen's classic, featuring puppetry, music and movement. 'Electric.' ***** Cherwell
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 10 Jul 8pm to 9:10pm, 11, 12 Jul 6:15pm to 7:25pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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PERILOUS TALES - LUNA C Productions Opera House Sales
Three 30-minute plays, three dramatic conclusions. Captive: A woman is convinced that a ghost holds her captive. Chess For Princes, Not For Kings: On a battlefield, chess between princes is not just a game. Extant 1918: Before battle, two soldiers must face the secret truth that both binds and divides them. (New Writing)
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL (53) Google Map 8, 9 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £6), Adult themes, Ages 12+
Bookings via Opera House or cliffheaton@ymail.com or 07914 667397 Comments

PERSUASION TRANSPOSED - Nonesuch Theatre Company Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Anne Elliot! There are two of them in this quirky re-working of Austen’s Persuasion. The two Annes, at 19 and 27, bicker about blame and disappointment and dip into despair. But, hey, it’s romance with a happy ending – unless some realities of Georgian life raise their ugly heads. (New Writing)
Buxton Community School – Drama Studio (02a) Google Map 12-14 Jul 7:30pm to 8:45pm, 15, 16 Jul 2pm to 3:15pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), Ages 12+
Bookings via Opera House or ray.b.sutton4@outlook.com Comments

Of Mice Theatre | Play Time

PLAY TIME - Of Mice Theatre
Elton has a strange new friend, but when they're mixed up in an incident that leaves a boy in hospital, both their futures are on the line. It's a lot to deal with when you're only nine. Heart-warming musical comedy from award-winning company. 'Sophisticated and well-worked comedy.' **** Fringe Guru (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 5 & 10 Jul 7pm to 7:55pm, 11 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm £8 (Conc £7)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Pornography

PORNOGRAPHY - Theatre In A Bottle
The Olympics have just been awarded to London. It is a time of celebration; a time of coming together, yet in this capital city, amidst the labyrinthine tube tunnels where lives intersect and connections are made, the people seem more isolated than ever.
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) Google Map 7 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 8 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £8 (Conc £5), Adult themes, strong language, Ages 16+
Bookings via 01298 937375 Comments

Tristan A. Brand

THE PRETTY ONE (AND OTHER THINGS THAT NEED TO BE SAID) - Cameryn Moore/Little Black Book Productions
Cameryn Moore (of Phone Whore and slut (r)evolution fame) returns to Buxton with a multi-character monologue gallery exploring sexuality and the human spirit. Inspired by the lives that intersect her own work, it lays bare the liberation and heartbreak that co-exist in the souls of us all.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 6 & 8 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 11 & 17 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Conc £7)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Award Winning Arletty Theatre's New Production 'Quilter and the Ghost'

QUILTER AND THE GHOST - Arletty Theatre Opera House Sales
A musical play from award-winning Arletty Theatre about the magical power of stories. Tomorrow Quilter will become homeless, there's a stranger lurking in the study and the rose garden's full of Facebook campaigners. She really needs help! How do you raise an army when you're alone on the battlefield? (New Writing)
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) Google Map 21-23 Jul 8pm to 10pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), Ages 12+
Bookings via Opera House Comments

SHAFTED - Marde Hen Productions
Paul Greatorex returns to the mining village in south Derbyshire for his mother's funeral and the 30-year argument with his father, Jack, a former pit deputy. The old man could never understand why his son took strike action and Paul cannot comprehend why his father did not. (New Writing)
The Palace Hotel – Haddon Room (32b) Google Map 15 Jul 4pm to 5:30pm, 8pm to 9:30pm £10, Strong language, Ages 16+
Bookings via mardehenproductions@hotmail.com Comments

Brian O' Neil

SOUTH AFRICAN GUMBOOT DANCE - Stimela 'The Gumboot' Musical Family Friendly
This celebration of song and dance is an international phenomenon that has swept across the globe like a tidal wave of soaring voices and stomping feet.
Pavilion Gardens – Rotunda (33k) Google Map 5, 6 Jul 9pm to 10pm £10 (Child £8)
Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments(1)

HOAX | stuck

STUCK - HOAX
Don your frontiersman's helmet for this comedic journey to the black heart of the earth's ecological crisis. There you will see uncanny landscapes, Norman cows, and perhaps, if you are lucky, you may just meet three post-human women from far-flung countries who are stuck. In the muck. WTF.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 12 Jul 5:45pm to 6:45pm, 13, 14 Jul 4pm to 5pm £8 (Conc £7)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Super Hamlet 64

SUPER HAMLET 64: PARODY DLC - Edward Day Family Friendly
An ocarina, a ukulele and a thirst for revenge. Lecoq-trained Edward Day battles four decades of videogame nostalgia in an explosion of Shakespeare, video projection and 16-bit mayhem. Plus workshop: Clowning with Shakespeare, July 15th, Green Man Gallery upstairs, 2-4pm, £10, age 16+ (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 14 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 17 & 19 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £10 (Conc £8), Contains cartoon violence, Ages 10+
Bookings via the Gallery, hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

TAKING FLIGHT SHOWCASE - Grist To The Mill Productions Ltd Family Friendly
A showcase of writing from the perspective of the British East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian communities. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant always entertaining. A treat for all the family. Includes, among many others, Ketchup, Hema and Anjali and The Empress and Me. See www.rotundatheatre.com for performance details.
Pavilion Gardens – Rotunda (33k) Google Map 12-14 & 19-21 Jul 1:30pm to 2:30pm £5, Ages 12+
Bookings via 07487 228993 or www.rotundatheatre.com Comments

A TEACHER'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING ZOMBIE ARMAGEDDON - The Zombie Teacher
Which is worse, the threat of OFSTED or zombie invasion? Does the school insurance policy cover Armageddon? Will it affect this year's SATs results? The Zombie Teacher has all the answers in a show that will appeal to anyone with an interest in primary education... or zombies.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 6 & 13 Jul 5:45pm to 6:30pm, 21, 22 Jul 2:30pm to 3:15pm £8 (Conc £7)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

THROBBING MEMBER - Anonymous Is A Woman
Louise is a Conservative aide with more talent for erotic fiction than political spin, but it's hard denying the housing crisis when you're sofa surfing because you can't afford London rents. Featuring live piano and karaoke, a sing-a-long political memoir that's more Fifty Shades than West Wing. Director: Yaz Al-Shaater. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 19, 20 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 22 Jul 7pm to 8pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

The Keeper's Daughter | Tomorrow Is Your Hope

TOMORROW IS YOUR HOPE - The Keeper's Daughter
In a utopian productropolis where emotion is wasteful, two enamoured individuals must escape the city limits and brave a broken world if they wish to be together. Tomorrow Is Your Hope is packed with exhilarating movement, witty dialogue, striking Eighties' influenced animation and a score from indie electro band Outfit. (New Writing)
Underground at the Arts Centre Studio (74a) Google Map 6 Jul 9:30pm to 10:30pm, 7 Jul 8:45pm to 9:45pm, 9 Jul 9:30pm to 10:30pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER - Grist To The Mill Productions Ltd
Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for the boys that could not go home - for the dead and the missing, for both enemy and friend, for he has a promise to keep and a debt to repay. ***** ThreeWeeks. ***** FringeGuru. **** Scotsman
Pavilion Gardens – Rotunda (33k) Google Map 5 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 6 Jul 3pm to 4pm, 6pm to 7pm, 7 & 16 Jul 6pm to 7pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), Adult themes
Bookings via www.rotundatheatre.com or 07487 228993 Comments

Sudden Impulse Theatre Company | Vincent River

VINCENT RIVER by Phillip Ridley - Sudden Impulse Theatre Company
When Vincent is murdered, Anita must confront her son's secret life. Hounded from her neighbourhood, can she find the answers she's looking for in the mysterious young man who appears to be stalking her? Philip Ridley's searing drama takes aim at homophobia and hate crime with breathtaking honesty.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 18 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 19, 20 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

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WAITING FOR GANDALF - Chris Neville-Smith
Meet Kevin Brook, self-confessed fan of all things Lord of the Rings. On the night before 'Gandalf' signs a new movie companion book, Kevin waits for his idol. But what's the real reason for his devotion? 'A nuanced, sympathetic performance.' **** Julia French, Broadway Baby. 'Dark-as-hell.' Richard Stamp, FringeGuru
United Reformed Church – Blue Room (55c) Google Map 18, 19 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm Free, Some upsetting themes
Further information: Entry is free - but donations will go to charity Comments

Nathan Cassidy: Watch this. Love me. It's deep. (poster) | Poppy Hillstead

WATCH THIS. LOVE ME. IT'S DEEP by Nathan Cassidy - The Rat Pack Productions Ltd/Nathan Cassidy
Sir Michael Caine Award-winning writer and Buxton Fringe Individual Comedy winner returns with a one-man theatre show. A perfect love story in a swimming pool. It's deep. 'A human adventure that is drenched in hilarity. Brilliantly funny and insightful.' ***** The Audience Club. nathancassidy.com/deep
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 7 & 9 Jul 7pm to 7:55pm £8 (Conc £7)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

Irene Ebeye - Grace, We Lost Elijah - Shadow Syndicate

WE LOST ELIJAH - Shadow Syndicate
It was Malachi's job to get Elijah through the riots and home safely. Somehow, they didn't make it home together. Did Elijah get caught up in events or was there another reason for his disappearance? Gripping, tense and thrilling production from Young Production and Young Actor Fringe Award winners.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 14 Jul 2:30pm to 3:25pm, 17 Jul 7pm to 7:55pm, 18 Jul 1pm to 1:55pm £9 (Conc £8)
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Further concessions available. Comments

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BRIAN? - Dolls House Family Friendly
Audiences attending will be asked to assist psychiatrist Margarita Upshot to coax Brian Blatherwick back to reality. In this musical comedy with original music from Sounds Bizarre, you will meet Brian's offbeat girlfriends and discover what led to Brian's comatose state. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) Google Map 12 & 20 Jul 7:30pm to 9:15pm £8 (Child and Conc £5)
Bookings via the Gallery, hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments(1)

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2017 ART EXHIBITION - Burbage Art Group Family Friendly
This year's bumper exhibition runs for an extra hour! A Fringe fixture, it boasts a high standard of work including watercolours, oils, collages, textiles and more, with its talented artists increasingly enjoying wider recognition. Free cakes, refreshments and children’s quiz. The group meets weekly and welcomes newcomers including beginners.
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL (53) Google Map 15 Jul 11am to 4pm Free, Part of the Buxton Art Trail Comments

BUXTON ART TRAIL 2017 - Buxton Art Trail Family Friendly
Announcing the fourth Buxton Bienniale! Take the trail and discover an exciting range of contemporary and traditional arts and crafts. Works by amateur and professional artists from Buxton and beyond at venues all around the town. See the BAT brochure with map.
Around the Town (47) 15, 16 Jul 11am to 6pm Free
Further information: buxtonarttrail.com/contact-us/ Comments

Capturing the decisive moment - Buxton Photo Challenge

BUXTON PHOTO CHALLENGE 4 - Chapel Camera Club Family Friendly
Buxton Photo Challenge is back! This is a photo marathon - a photography competition unlike any other. It’s more of a photographic adventure challenging entrants to take six photos on six topics in six hours in Buxton. Judges will pick winners based on creativity, spontaneity, inventiveness and humour.
Old Clubhouse – Downstairs (21b) Google Map 22 Jul 10am to 4pm £5 (Child £3)
Tickets on the door. Comments

Claude Andre Glass

DERBYSHIRE H²O - High Peak Artists Family Friendly
Water, water everywhere… especially here in Derbyshire! Exhibition by established, award-winning High Peak Artists group. Paintings, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, glass and jewellery all depicting water in many forms – streams, waterfalls, rivers, rain, limestone erosion, springs, wells, water mills, water sports, life under water, villages under water and more…
Pavilion Gardens – The Art Cafe (33f) Google Map 5-23 Jul 10am to 4:30pm Free, Part of the Buxton Art Trail Comments

Derbyshire Moors by Harry McArdle (winner of the 2016 Derbyshire Open)

DERBYSHIRE OPEN 2017 - Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Family Friendly
The annual Derbyshire Open attracts amateur and professional artists of all ages competing for a range of prizes and a place in the museum collection. Now in its 35th year, the resulting exhibition is the highlight of our summer programme.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (07) Google Map 5-7 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 8 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 9 Jul 10:30am to 5pm, 11-14 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 15 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 16 Jul 10:30am to 5pm, 18-21 Jul 9:30am to 5:30pm, 22 Jul 9:30am to 5pm, 23 Jul 10:30am to 5pm Free, Part of the Buxton Art Trail
Further information: buxton.museum@derbyshire.gov.uk Comments

THE FREEZER ART FAIR - Underground Family Friendly
A singular micro-exhibition in Buxton's newest, smallest and coolest space – The Buxton Festival Fridge. A new artist each week curates a finely distilled display of just three works, inside an old brewer’s industrial fridge. Fine art for the Twitter generation. Some works for sale. Full info at: underthefringe.com/freezer
Underground at The Old Clubhouse – Buxton Festival Fridge (21a) Google Map 6 Jul 3:30pm to 10:30pm, 7-9 Jul 1pm to 10:30pm, 10 Jul 3:30pm to 10:30pm, 11-14 Jul 1pm to 10:30pm, 15, 16 Jul 11:30am to 10:30pm, 17 Jul 3:30pm to 10:30pm, 18-21 Jul 1pm to 10:30pm, 22 Jul 11:30am to 10:30pm, 23 Jul 1pm to 5pm Free, Part of the Buxton Art Trail
Further information: underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Comments

The Great Dome Art Fair

THE GREAT DOME ART FAIR - Peak District Artisans Family Friendly
Browse and buy from a huge range of outstanding art and design direct from PDA’s members at our award-winning annual exhibition. Meet our newest members and enjoy our popular talks and demonstrations, and unique Artists’ Original Postcard Raffle.
University of Derby Buxton – Dome (04c) Google Map 21 Jul 6:30pm to 8:30pm, 22, 23 Jul 10am to 4:30pm Free Comments

Sunshine; An Original Collagraph Plate

LOUISE JANNETTA FINE ART - Louise Jannetta Gallery & Studio Family Friendly
For a more intimate meet-the-artist opportunity, former Fringe Award winner Louise Jannetta is opening up her gallery and studio packed with new works. Awards: visual arts event winner 2011, nominated 2013 and 2016. Nominated for Visual Artist 2010 and 2013.
Louise Jannetta Art Studio (rear of 24 Dale Rd) (14) Google Map 6-8, 13-15 & 20-22 Jul 10am to 4pm Free, Part of the Buxton Art Trail Comments

Water Play by Caroline Small

WILDNESS AND WET - The Green Man Gallery Family Friendly
'Oh let them be left, the wildness and wet. Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.' Gerard Manley Hopkins. An intriguing group exhibition inspired by the wild and watery, local landscape. Includes paintings, drawings, photography, print-making, mixed media and textiles.
Green Man Gallery (86) Google Map 5 Jul 6:30pm to 8:30pm, 6-23 Jul 10:30am to 5:30pm Free, Part of the Buxton Art Trail
Further information: hello@thegreenmangallery.com Comments

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Capturing Buxton Memories

ALL OUR YESTERDAYS - BUXTON SAYS, 'LET US ENTERTAIN YOU' - Present from the Past Opera House Sales Family Friendly
An audio visual feast of shared memories from the Present from the Past project. Buxton residents recall events and entertainment in the town from the era of Glenn Miller to Y Not via Fiddle Hell. (New Writing)
The Palace Hotel – Chatsworth Room (32d) Google Map 7 & 14 Jul 7pm to 8:30pm £5, Ages 11+
Bookings via Opera House Comments

Brooklyn Brewery Logo

BROOKYLN BREWERY TAKEOVER & LIVE MUSIC: EASY FEET - Monk Cocktail Bar Family Friendly
Brooklyn Brewery brings NY to Monk for an epic evening of delicious beers, games and live music. Join Brooklyn’s Chris Moore at 8pm for a guided tasting session, or taste your own way through any of Brooklyn’s 10+ legendary craft beers, with Easy Feet getting your feet hopping.
Monk Cocktail Bar (49) Google Map 5 Jul 7pm to 1am Free, Ages 18+
Further information: 8pm Tasting session ticket £15 Comments

THE BUXTON FESTIVAL FRIDGE - Underground Family Friendly
Undoubtedly the Fringe's coolest experience. Unique and intimate micro-performances in an actual disused industrial fridge - featuring the most chilled (and chilling) picks from across the festival. Three-minute shows, for three people, for three pounds... from 3pm every day! All proceeds to Shelter. Full info and line-up: underthefringe.com/fridge (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse – Buxton Festival Fridge (21a) Google Map 7-22 Jul 3pm to 7pm £3
Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 0208 144 0070. Comments

rainbow picnic cake from Little Chekky Cakes

BUXTON PRIDE PICNIC - Stone and Water Family Friendly
Celebrating Queer Buxton (LGBT+ and all our friends!) with a picnic of gracefulness, silliness and frivolous strength. Bring your own exquisite nibbles, an umbrella or parasol if appropriate, and join us on the lawn. Add a poem to read, an elegant dress or simply your own wonderful self.
Pavilion Gardens – Old Bowling Green (33e) Google Map 22 Jul 3pm to 6pm Free Comments

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CASAMIGOS TEQUILA TAKEOVER & LIVE MUSIC EASY FEET - Monk Cocktail Bar
Casamigos brings Mexico to Monk for an evening of incredible tequila, awesome cocktails and live music. Join Brand Ambassador Sam Plummer from 7.30pm for a tequila masterclass alongside a tasting of Casamigos (ticket £12), and/or join the party from 8.30pm with Easy Feet getting your tequila-soaked toes tapping!
Monk Cocktail Bar (49) Google Map 19 Jul 7:30pm to 1am Free, Ages 18+
Further information: 7:30pm Tequila talk and tasting session £12 Comments

CHELMORTON FESTIVAL - Chelmorton Villagers Family Friendly
Chelmorton village hosts a full week of events with exhibitions, evening events, a village fair on the Saturday and more. New this year are a stone walling course and a quilt exhibition, while our regular crime writers' panel is spearheaded by the well-known local writer, Stephen Booth. Venues include the church, The Church Inn as well as the Institute.
Chelmorton Institute, Chelmorton SK17 9SH (80) Google Map 10 Jul 10:30am to 10:30pm, 11 Jul 10:30am to 7:30pm, 12 Jul 10:30am to 9:30pm, 13-15 Jul 10:30am to 6:30pm, Prices and times of individual events vary. Bookings via www.chelmortonvillage.org.uk Comments

CUPID AND THE KING: THE KINGS' COURTESANS - Mr Simpson's Little Consort Opera House Sales
Cupid and the King explores the lusty, rancid world of English kings and their mistresses from the gay lovers of James I to the 'people’s mistress', Nell Gwynne, with period readings and music from the Tudors and Stuarts. Be prepared for bawdy, no holds barred, language and adult content.
United Reformed Church – Green Room: Hall (55b) Google Map 14 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm. Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills SK22 4BH (62) Google Map 15 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £10 (Child Free, Conc £8), Adult themes and very strong 17th-century language, Ages 18+
Bookings via Opera House or sue@pierssnell.force9.co.uk or 07938 916 976 Comments

FORM AND FUNCTION: WRITING POETRY - Blythe Aimson
A writing workshop focusing on playing with form and style in poetry, run by Creative Writing graduate Blythe Aimson. Whether you’re a beginner at writing poetry, or looking to experiment and grow, there’s something for everyone. (Spaces are limited so please book in advance).
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) Google Map 14 Jul 3pm to 5pm £5, Some material may not be suitable for under 16s, Ages 16+
Bookings via the Gallery, hello@thegreenmangallery.com or 01298 937375 Comments

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FRINGE 2017 AWARDS - Buxton Festival Fringe Family Friendly
Join us at The Rotunda on the Old Bowling Green to celebrate all that has caught the ears and eyes of judges and reviewers at this year's Fringe. We'll be aiming to recognise all that was freshest and most exciting. Mingle from 1.30pm and the award-giving starts at 2pm.
Pavilion Gardens – Rotunda (33k) Google Map 23 Jul 1:30pm to 3pm Free, Open to entrants, Fringe Friends and by invitation Comments

FRINGE LAUNCH PARTY - Underground Family Friendly
Join us for the official launch of the 2017 Buxton Festival Fringe, at Underground's new base above The Old Clubhouse. Catch preview performances from across the Fringe, mingle with the stars and help us toast the 38th Festival Fringe! No booking required - just come along!
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) Google Map 4 Jul 8pm to midnight Free
Further information: 0208 144 0070. More details: underthefringe.com Comments

Early 20th century museum notice identifying archaeological finds

MEET THE MUSEUM EXPERTS - Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Explore the museum and its collections more widely in these brief talks by heritage specialists from Derbyshire and further afield. Pick up a programme at the museum, the Fringe box office or online for a list of speakers. Winner of Other Events, Buxton Festival Fringe 2016.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (07) Google Map 11-16 & 18-23 Jul 1pm to 2pm Free
Further information: buxton.museum@derbyshire.gov.uk Comments

THE SPRINGS BOOK SWAP - The Springs Shopping Centre Family Friendly
Situated in the heart of the shopping centre. Exchange one of your old books for any of those donated to the exchange. Bring along any books you have finished with and pick up another, plus why not stop and read them inside the exchange and discuss books with other visitors?
The Springs Shopping Centre (38b) Google Map 10-15 Jul 9am to 5:30pm, 16 Jul 10am to 4pm, 17-22 Jul 9am to 5:30pm, 23 Jul 10am to 4pm Free Comments

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