Event Descriptions 2021

Full information about our events. If you're interested in a particular category simply click on the colour coded links below. For Online events just click in the links within the event description.

All of the shows are listed here.

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

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

Events marked Family Friendly have been suggested by the entrant as generally suitable for family viewing. Events in the Children's Events category are 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). How to make a Comment.

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 Fringe

credit: Ian J Parkes

FRINGE SUNDAY - Buxton Fringe Family Friendly
Join us for the welcome return of our free showcase of Fringe entertainment featuring music, dance, street theatre, comedy, children’s fun and more. Enjoy a picnic and some Derbyshire ice cream, mingle with the stars and tweet away - #FringeSunday. Note this event will be subject to Covid regulations in July.
Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand (33a) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 2pm to 4:30pm Free Comments

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 Children's Events

Two Teams. One Ref. No Script. Lots of Laughs | credit: CSzUK

COMEDYSPORTZ - CSzUK Family Friendly
An all-ages, all-action, all-improvised competitive comedy show that sees two teams battle it out for laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions! There's a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match. 'The real winners are the happy audience... hilariously entertaining'. Buxton Fringe Review
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 24 Jul 4pm to 5pm, 25 Jul 1pm to 2pm £8 (Conc £7), Ages 8+
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

a crown, a castle and a flower for adventures

TINY!: MOUSE QUEENS AND MOLE KINGS - Stone and Water Family Friendly
Join us in the Gardens for some gentle, laughful creativity. Making Mouse Queens, Mole Kings, Ladybird Princesses or Beetle Knights and the miniature castles they call home, we'll create worlds of fabulous characters and send you off to tell your own wondertales. Materials provided. Please bring a smile.
Pavilion Gardens – Playground (33m) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 11am to 3pm Free, Ages 3+ Comments

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 Comedy

Ian Crawford Cutlery Safety Expert

ACCIDENT AVOIDANCE TRAINING FOR CUTLERY USERS - Ian Crawford Family Friendly
Health & Safety expert Ian Crawford returns to Buxton, following sell-out success in 2017 and 2018, to warn residents about the very real dangers lurking in the cutlery drawer. Think once, think twice... think fork spoon and knife! 'Had the audience rapt from the start'. Buxton Fringe Review
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 24, 25 Jul 2:30pm to 3:20pm £8 (Conc £7), Ages 12+
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Alex Kealy | credit: Ed Moore

ALEX KEALY: MONOPOLY - Alex Kealy
Alex Kealy's stand-up hour about Silicon Valley, advertising, addiction, and monopolies. A show about connection after a year without it. 'Rising star'. List, 'A storming show'. Sunday Times, Top 10 Jokes Edinburgh 2019 Guardian, 'A must-see'. Broadway Baby, 'Dynamite Interstellar routine which I wish I had written!' Mark Kermode
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 23 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 24 Jul 10pm to 11pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

ANNIE AND ANGELA'S DISCO DIVORCE PARTY - Andy Quirk & Anna J
Join housemates Annie Sup and Angela Bra on a night out celebrating the first anniversary of Angela’s divorce. Originally members of a Nineties' girl band, their lives went separate ways shortly after with Angela settling down and Annie touring Europe for twenty years as a techno DJ. Now they’re back! (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 11 & 17 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Conc £5), Ages 18+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

AT HOME WITH MISS ANGELA BRA - Andy Quirk Family Friendly
Miss Angela Bra brings you her show about life as a singer/songwriter, rising star on social media and part-time primary school music teacher. A musical comedy of puns, fun and tunes by the ton, mixing original songs with new takes on tracks from Andy Quirk’s ‘Parodies from the Peak District.’ (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm, 15 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £5), Ages 12+ Gallery
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Amadeus Martin in Barrel Of Laughs | credit: Yaz Al-Shaater

BARREL OF LAUGHS - Underground
The Fringe institution is back! (Masked and washing its hands to the national anthem). Showcasing the finest comedy talent from the UK circuit, over three Friday nights of uncensored, unpredictable (but Covid-secure) fun. 'The best bargain of the Buxton Fringe'. Buxton Fringe Review. Complete sell-out 2006-2019 (let's ignore 2020).
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 9, 16 & 23 Jul 8:30pm to 10pm £9
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Comments

Sweet Productions | Bignell & Andrews Do A Fringe!

BIGNELL & ANDREWS DO A FRINGE! - Sweet Productions
Comedy madness and surreal musical musings from the award-winning Judey Bignell and Heather-Rose Andrews! After a sell-out show on the eve of lockdown, they've spent the last year getting stranger. So come and hang out with them for an hour: they've missed you! Produced by multi award-winning Sweet Productions.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 15 & 17 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Foolish Bandits | Cast Vs Crew

CAST VS CREW - Foolish Bandits
The audience picks a well-known fairytale. The Cast attempt to perform it. But the dastardly Crew are determined to derail the drama, hurling wacky lights, strange sounds and unhelpful props at the Cast to throw them off! Improvised fairytales like you've never seen them before! 'Nail-bitingly entertaining'. Buxton Fringe Review
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 10pm to 10:45pm, 11 Jul 7pm to 7:45pm, 15 Jul 10pm to 10:45pm, 23 Jul 10:30pm to 11:15pm, 24 Jul 5:30pm to 6:15pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Charmian She Show! | credit: Steve Ullathorne

CHARMIAN HUGHES: SHE! IMMORTAL HORROR QUEEN'S GUIDE TO LOVE - Charmian Hughes
How a Hammer Horror film influenced young Charmian's life, with darkly funny consequences. When 8-year-old Charmian saw the film 'SHE' it instilled in her some lifelong old-fashioned values - Obsession, Jealousy, and Revenge. 'The combination of this diminutive, delightful lady comic and legendary, merciless temptress is irresistible'. Scotsman
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 21 Jul 4pm to 5pm, 22 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

DIRTY SCRABBLE: THE ULTIMATE LATE NIGHT COMEDY GAMESHOW - Hosted by Rob Rouse - Rob Rouse / Underground
Join Rob Rouse and guests for some highbrow and puerile late-night comedy fun. The game is simple, you can only put down 'dirty' words, or words you can 'make' dirty. Expect surprises, double-entendres, Triple Word Scores and utter filth. 'He's a man with Genuinely Funny Bones'. Sunday Times (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 10:30pm to 11:30pm £5
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Comments

That's Enough Drama / Gerard Harris | Gerard Harris: Banned In The USA

GERARD HARRIS: BANNED IN THE USA - That's Enough Drama / Gerard Harris
The manic storyteller and 2018 Comedy Award-winner returns with an action-stacked true tale of fake nations, border security, cybersecurity and job insecurity. 'An epic, stake-filled story'. Prism Vancouver, 'Terrifically entertaining'. Capital Critics Circle, Ottawa, 'Comically cathartic experience'. Orlando Sentinel, 'Great show, audience ate it up, the hour flew'. Montreal Rampage
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 15 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 16 Jul 4pm to 5pm, 18 Jul 1pm to 2pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Nigel Osner | Too Young To Stay In, Too Old To Go Out!

GERARD HARRIS: WANK IN PROGRESS - That's Enough Drama / Gerard Harris
Standup, storyteller, 2018 Comedy Award winner & 2019 Comedy Award loser, Gerard Harris brings a show with every good joke he's ever written... and plenty of others. Not for the easily offended. Not even the medium offended. Everyone else WELCOME. 'Everyone should go see Gerard at least once'. Buxton Fringe Review (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 14 & 17, 18 Jul 10pm to 10:50pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Tell Tale Tits | Her Ps and Qs

HER PS AND QS - Tell Tale Tits
Penelope and Queenie are an out-of-sync, over-sharing, double-act. Join them for a ridiculous and unashamed romp through their unexpected relationship in all its glory and flaws. But what is their secret? With more terms for vagina than you ever thought possible and itching with humour - you'll find out!
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 19 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 20, 21 Jul 10pm to 11pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Cheekykita Presents  | Him Indoors

HIM INDOORS - Cheekykita Presents
The Mighty Boosh meets The Wicker Man, with eels. But the eels are demons. Something's not quite right in this quaint northern town, and a serious journalist is determined to get to the bottom of it. Laugh-out-loud comedy horror. 'The silliest, maddest, funniest hour I've ever spent'. ***** Fringe Review
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 15-17 Jul 2:30pm to 3:20pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Impromptu Shakespeare Improv Company | Impromptu Shakespeare

IMPROMPTU SHAKESPEARE - Impromptu Shakespeare Improv Company Family Friendly
Hold onto your doublets, ruffs and trunk hose! The Bard is back! With story and verse improvised in the moment, enjoy a riotous new Shakespeare play every time - performed by a whip-smart cast. 'Side-splittingly hilarious'. ***** BroadwayBaby.com, 'Ingenious'. Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor, 'Chaotic, riotous fun'. ***** Playstosee.com
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 23 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 24 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Conc £7), Ages 10+
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

IT JUST SO HAPPENED - Mirth of Forth productions Family Friendly
Stand-up comedian Richard Pulsford (Dave’s Top Ten Edinburgh Fringe jokes 2019) hosts this alternative history show. Comedians and history buffs perform short stand-up sets based ‘on this day’ in history and explore some possible alternative histories of Buxton. Recorded for the It Just So Happened history podcast @ItJustSo1 and www.ItJustSoHappened.co.uk.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 17 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £9 (Child and Conc £7), Ages 14+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

MIKE RAFFONE'S GREAT GREEN GAMESHOW GIVEAWAY - Grass Under Foot Family Friendly
Buxton award-winner Mike Raffone and his unglamorous assistant Charlotti present a comedy game show. A hilarious madcap lottery with tatty second-hand prizes. Gasp! as the winner takes it all, in a bag for life. Sounds like rubbish, but no, it's recycled. 'A fantastic way to spend an hour'. Broadway Baby (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 10:30pm to 11:20pm, 17 Jul 4pm to 4:50pm, 18 Jul 5:30pm to 6:20pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee (poster image) | credit: Andy Hollingworth

NATHAN CASSIDY: BUMBLEBEE - Nathan Cassidy
Thought your 2020 was bad? You get home, the door is smashed, a burglar flees. You chase, to the backing of 'Flight of the Bumblebee'. And then, a sting in the tale... let's play. New stand-up show from multi-award winning Buxton Fringe favourite. 'He is untouchable'. **** The Times (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 17, 18 Jul 7pm to 8pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

THE POETRY TEACHER - Andy Gilbert
The self-proclaimed No 1 poetry teacher in the UK returns with a mini masterclass, before performing a new genre combining poetry, storytelling and theatre. Annus Horribilis, Anus Horribilis (Horrible Year, Horrible Bottom) is considered to be vulgar and deluded but the sincerity of Gilbert cannot be doubted. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 8, 9 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 10, 11 Jul noon to 1pm Free, Stong language and adult themes, Ages 16+
Further information: the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

QUESTIONS OF ENGLAND - The Institute of Managing Performance Family Friendly
Described as QI meets Whose Line is it Anyway, Questions of England is a combination of conversation and chaotic improv exploring the history, culture, people and landscape of England using hundreds of random questions in a unique and fun hour. 'It’s fabulous'. northwestend. 'Would unhestitatingly recommend'. number9review
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 18, 19 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £5 (Child Free)
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

RICHARD PULSFORD: A BIT RICH - Mirth of Forth productions Family Friendly
One-liners and silly jokes from the six-times UK Pun Championships finalist. 'The great thing about [Richard's jokes] is they made the audience laugh – every time, every one hitting the target'. Buxton Fringe Review 2019. Dave's Top Ten jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2019. The Mirror's funniest jokes 2019. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 8pm to 9pm £9 (Child and Conc £7), Ages 14+
 Tickets on the door. Comments

ROB ROUSE: NO REFUNDS - Rob Rouse
As seen as Bottom in Upstart Crow (BBC) and fresh from a sell-out run of Upstart Crow The Play, in London's glittering West End (that was unfortunately interrupted by Covid-19) Rob is thrilled to be back arsing around live in person. 'Rob Rouse has genuinely funny bones'. Sunday Times (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 17 & 20, 21 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

STEVE VERTIGO: FULL FRONTAL NEWSITY - Steve Vertigo
Hilarious and surreal cabaret show poking fun at the news, with characters, animation and videos. Steve was the only journalist granted an interview with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse about their break up? and Pestilence's solo career. 'An expert comedian who knows how to make his audience laugh'. comedytowatch.com (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 22 Jul 10pm to 10:45pm, 24 Jul 7pm to 7:45pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Steve Vertigo | Murmuration: Word On The Tweet

STEVE VERTIGO: MURMURATION - Steve Vertigo
A man isolated by technology discovers adventure, freedom and friendship when a murmuration of starlings takes him under its wing. Can he win the battle so his new friends survive? A sharp, avian adventure with quantum theory, AI, and 38,000 starlings. 'Genuinely funny... this man deserves big audiences'. Buxton Fringe Review
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 22 Jul 7pm to 7:50pm, 23 & 25 Jul 4pm to 4:50pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

WHINE, WOMEN AND THONG - I'll Have What She's Having Productions
I'll Have What She's Having present the best of its sell-out shows. A unique blend of quirky warmth, silliness and pathos from Northern women on a mission to make you laugh - dark and funny in turn. Think Alan Bennett meets Victoria Wood. 'The show with a big heart.' (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm, 22 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £6) Gallery
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Zoe Bury | Zoe Bury: Oversharing

ZOE BURY: OVERSHARING - Zoe Bury
Join Zoe, mum of three, nurse, and visually impaired, as she overshares the cringeworthy moments that life throws at her. From finding herself glued to a patient, to the darkly funny aspects of her recently acquired disability. A warm and witty glimpse into how we are all just trying to fit in. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 13 Jul 7pm to 7:45pm, 16 Jul 5:30pm to 6:15pm, 18 Jul 8:30pm to 9:15pm, 21 Jul 5:30pm to 6:15pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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 Dance

REGENCY MUSIC & DANCE - Regency ReJigged Family Friendly
Costume dances and music at the Assembly Rooms as part of Buxton International Festival, then we perform around the town demonstrating musical styles and dance sets from the Regency period - think Pride and Prejudice. We take questions and share our enthusiasm for these uniquely English aspects of social life. (New Writing)
Around the Town 15 Jul noon to 5pm Free Gallery
Further information: info@regency-rejigged.org.uk or www.regencyrejigged.wordpress.com Comments

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 Film

SNAPSHOT STORIES - Naomi Paul Family Friendly
Join Naomi Paul and Meon Vale residents in their collaborative film Snapshot Stories. This was part of Live & Local’s LivingRoom project, launched in summer 2020 in response to the pandemic. The film is a celebration of community and nature and played a part in the community’s environmental success story.
Online: Youtube link to be provided nearer the time 7-25 Jul all day Free, Donations: Meon Vale Residents Association Comments

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 Music

ALWAYS FIND A SONG - Kaleidoscope Choir Family Friendly
Kaleidoscope Choir - a joint Buxton International Festival and Opera House project - have continued singing online through recent difficult times. Now celebrating singing together in person, they show how you can always find a song to lift your spirits.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 13 Jul 1pm to 2pm Free, Donations: buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/support-us/individual-giving or cafdonate.cafon Comments

ART AND MUSIC - Hill & Friends Family Friendly
Classical music meets art in two different programmes for flute, piano and viola with live improvisations. Curated by local musician Henrietta Hill and The Green Man Gallery Resident Artists who will respond to and inspire the music. Including Debussy, Ravel and Shostakovich. See music and hear art! (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 14 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm, 8:15pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child £5, Conc £9) Gallery
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

BROADWOOD PIANO RECITALS - Royal Northern College of Music Family Friendly
The URC’s late-Victorian Broadwood grand was fully restored by Shacklefords of Macclesfield three years ago. Since then, excellent pianists from the RNCM Manchester have been regular visitors. This year we are delighted to welcome: 8th - Mason Greenwood; 15th - Jasmin Allpress; 22nd - Jay Carroll.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 8, 15 & 22 Jul 3:30pm to 4:30pm £5 (Child Free)
 Bookings via 07952 193521 (text Keith to reserve) Comments(1)

Richard Haslam - Classical Guitar (credit: Annie Feng Photography)

CLASSICAL GUITAR RECITAL - Richard Haslam Family Friendly
Vibrant and colourful programme demonstrating the versatility and extensive range of the guitar, featuring music from a variety of genres including Renaissance, Classical, South American, Contemporary and World music. Programme including works by Sor, Barrios, Villa-Lobos, Gary Ryan and John Dowland.
Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills SK22 4BH (62) OpenStreetMap 17 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £7) Gallery
 Bookings via admin@springbankarts.org.uk or fb.me/e/266TdPzCy Comments

Mr Simpson's Little Consort

ENGLISH SONGS AND MUSIC OF THE 17TH CENTURY - Mr Simpson's Little Consort Family Friendly
A short recital by Mr Simpson's Little Consort with Cate McKee, soprano, who will sing our favourite Purcell songs. Our lockdown project was to learn the complete lyra viol duet repertoire of the English eccentric, Tobias Hume, which will also feature in this recital.
Eyam Parish Church, Eyam S32 5QH (97) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 3pm to 4pm £7 (Child Free, Conc £6)
 Bookings via suesnell87@gmail.com or 07938 916976 Comments

Emmeline Quartet

EVENING CONCERT - Emmeline Quartet Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A string quartet recital that includes the works of Haydn, Beethoven and Janáček.
St Mary's Church (41) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £8 (Child Free, Conc £5)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190
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Guy Stewart Smooth & Mellow Saxophone

GUY STEWART SMOOTH & MELLOW SAXOPHONE - Guy Stewart Family Friendly
Smooth Saxophone played by Guy Stewart, with songs from his latest album Heart To My Soul. A true combination of the sound of a subtle sensual saxophone and a creative mind imbuing musical works with a quiet energy. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 9 & 24 Jul 9pm to 10pm Free Gallery
Further information: the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Jon Pickard - 'Harp-Guitar'

HARP-GUITAR IN CONCERT - Jon Pickard Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Musical bliss. Harp-guitars are extremely rare instruments with a beautiful sound - an extended guitar with extra banks of harp-like strings creating wonderful new textures and possibilities. Jon Pickard is recognised internationally as one of the most unique and interesting new players in this genre. Classical/folk influences.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 1pm to 2pm, 7:30pm to 9pm £9 (Child £5, Conc £8) Gallery
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190
Direct Opera House Online Booking Comments

Annette Gregory & Friends

JAZZ & ME - Annette Gregory & Friends Family Friendly
Annette will be sharing her love of jazz and her admiration of her mother who has inspired her, with a new creation of songs dedicated to her Jamaican heritage, and jazz classics. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 24 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £14 (Child and Conc £10)
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Jonathan Prag

JONATHAN PRAG CLASSICAL GUITAR - Jonathan Prag Opera House Sales Family Friendly
A new programme, taking us from the plaintive Farewell to Stromness to a rousing Paco Peña flamenco. On the way, a majestic Bach Prelude and Fugue, a beautiful traditional Russian melody, a tremolo from Agustin Barrios, an Armenian folk dance and a few other tuneful surprises. ‘Absolutely recommended.’ The Herald
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 16-18 & 23-25 Jul 1:05pm to 1:55pm £8 (Child £5, Conc £6)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190
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LIVE AND UNLOCKED - VociVoices Opera House Sales Family Friendly
We are so happy to be back after over a year in lockdown with some great favourites from our repertoire of songs from jazz, opera, swing, classics, operetta, musical theatre and the movies. Come and sing along or hum or just sit back, relax and enjoy.
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 24 Jul 2:30pm to 3:45pm £10 (Child £0, Conc £8)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190
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Midnight Wine

MIDNIGHT WINE - Chris Milner - Journeyman Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Well respected singer/songwriter Chris Milner - Journeyman shares songs (contemporary and traditional), wine and stories from almost 50 years in the great British folk scene touring UK and Europe. He's now thinking 'maybe he chose the wrong genre'. Come and chill out, listen and advise. Bring a bottle!
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 17, 18 Jul 3:15pm to 4:15pm £6 (Child Free, Conc £5)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190
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MIX IT UP - Serpentine Community Garden Family Friendly
Outdoor early afternoon acoustic double bill amongst Serpentine Community Garden’s raised beds. The Good Ole Boys are getting the band back together; Susie and the Bad Habits sing acappella. They may mix it up. Come early for mocktails and hot drinks. Stay later to see what's growing. Booking required.
Serpentine Community Garden (107) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul noon to 4pm Free
Further information: eventbrite.co.uk/e/mix-it-up-with-the-good-ole-boys-and-susie-and-the-bad-habits-tickets-154595861383 or info@serpentinecommunitygarden.org Comments

The Roth Guitar Duo (Emma Smith and Sam Rodwell)

MUSIC FOR TWO GUITARS - The Roth Guitar Duo Family Friendly
The Roth Guitar Duo plays an eclectic mix of music from early to modern day works, arranged and composed for two guitars. Programme to include works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Steve Reich, Astor Piazzolla, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Yvonne Bloor and Manuel de Falla.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 20 Jul 1pm to 2pm £5 (Child Free) Gallery
 Bookings via rothguitarduo@gmail.com or 07872 068453 Comments

ORCHESTRAL CONCERT WITH SOLOIST - High Peak Orchestra Family Friendly
We look forward to welcoming you to a short musical evening with no interval. Our soloist, Russian violinist Savva Zverev, will play the soaring notes of Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending, followed by Elgar's charming Serenade for Strings, We end with JC Bach's sunny Symphony in B flat.
St John's Church (40) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £10 (Child Free)
 Bookings via jenanndale@gmail.com or 07786 782192 Comments

PIANO MEDITATIONS - Adrian Lord Family Friendly
Join Cheshire composer and pianist Adrian Lord, to hear him perform music from Piano Meditations - his brand new release of calming piano music. Also listen to a selection of pieces from his first two albums. 'His music is just sublime. You won’t be disappointed!'. Buxton Fringe Review 2020 (New Writing)
Buxton Methodist Church – Church (06a) OpenStreetMap 17 Jul 1pm to 2pm £8 (Child and Conc £5)
 Bookings via www.adrianlordpiano.com Comments

RAINTOWN SEERS: TRANSATLANTIC MUSIC SESSIONS - Raintown Seers Family Friendly
With their outstanding new singer (Florida native, Sara Beth) the popular five-piece roots band Raintown Seers performs an eclectic mix of classic, contemporary and original songs in the Americana genre. 'Stories that are well told and music performed faultlessly... my only regret was that it wasn't longer'. Buxton Fringe Review (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 11 Jul 1pm to 2pm, 19 Jul 10pm to 11pm, 20 Jul 7pm to 8pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Rik Roberts | Rik Roberts: Guitarist

RIK ROBERTS: GUITARIST - Rik Roberts Family Friendly
Guitar maestro Rik Roberts returns to the Fringe with an eclectic show covering an impressive range of styles. Expect Classical, Spanish, Jazz, Folk, South American, African, Rockabilly and Bluegrass from this virtuoso, along with his usual entertaining banter. No picks, no tricks, one man, one guitar!
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 9 & 23 Jul 1pm to 2pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

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SAM DUNKLEY LIVE - Sam Dunkley Family Friendly
'One of the Fringe's favourite sons'. Buxton Fringe Review, and previous Best Music award-winner, returns for his tenth Buxton Fringe, with his much-loved blend of songs, witty repartee and tall tales. Equally at home with traditional folk songs, self-penned numbers and humorous offerings, this is a show not to miss.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 5:30pm to 6:15pm, 13 Jul 8:30pm to 9:15pm, 25 Jul 5:30pm to 6:15pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

THE STORY IN THE SONG - Four Tell
An experienced group of folk singers tell stories old and new. Traditional and contemporary folk songs, some familiar, some less so, sung in the great acoustic and space that is the Green Man Gallery.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 8pm to 9pm £8 (Child and Conc £6)
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

WHEN A PIANO AND A STORY RAN INTO A SONG - Egriega and Ormrod Family Friendly
Buxton Fringe music award winner 2016 and 2019 presents songs, piano playing, and unbelievable stories. Pieter will be playing a piano piece by Liszt called Années de pèlerinage - solo you can't hear it - and Charles will play the guitar part from Deep Purple's Speed King on kazoo and tenon saw. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 7 & 13 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 21, 22 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £7 (Child and Conc £5)
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

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BUXTON SPOKEN WORDS LIVE! - Buxton Spoken Words Family Friendly
Buxton Spoken Words are proud to offer a reading of Christina Rossetti’s epic poem: Goblin Market. There will also be original poetry performed by local writers from Buxton and the High Peak. This event will take place live and in person if at all possible. If not it will take place online. Further details to be announced. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Online: www.facebook.com/Buxton-Spoken-Words-105382554732032 or www.youtube.com/channel/UC7fsKtnsRrXtllrLSpykD-g 9-25 Jul all day Free, Donations: Donations towards our Fringe Festival costs will be gratefully received.
Further information: the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Claire Finn headshot photographer David Myers

COLLECTION OF SPOKEN WORD FILMS by Claire Finn - Claire Finn Family Friendly
Spoken word films performed and written by Claire Finn. Living Ghost & Voice of the seasons were chosen for the BBC upload festival and aired on BBC Radio Nottingham. Rippled waters is a new piece of writing. (New Writing)
Online: youtu.be/f8-z53OqDWw 7-25 Jul all day Free, Six mins 48 secs Gallery
Further information: Clairefinnactor@gmail.com Comments

Writers in the Peak present a cornucopia of writing and raspberry sauce.

A CORNUCOPIA OF WRITINGS WITH RASPBERRY SAUCE - Writers in the Peak
Once again Writers in the Peak are returning to the Fringe. Step into the world of twitching curtains, ponderings and the meanderings of others. Peer inside their heads and join us as we explore their thoughts through monologues, poetry and music. (New Writing)
Online: writersinthepeak.wordpress.com/ 7-25 Jul all day Free, Strong language, Ages 14+ Gallery
Further information: 07497 910930 Comments

Cædmon memorial, Whitby

CÆDMON SINGS - Michael Gibson
The rhythm of our earliest, our Anglo Saxon poetry which was then called 'song', is that of heaved oar-strokes, the smith’s hammer blows, and chords struck on the harp. Michael Gibson will follow that rhythm – more faintly heard today – back to its beginnings.
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 10, 11 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 16-18 Jul 8pm to 9pm £9 (Conc £7), No adult content but more suited to adults, Ages 16+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Willow tit (credit: The Wildlife Trusts)

THE EEL AND THE WILLOW TIT - Steve Ely
The European eel and the willow tit are the fastest declining UK species. Their populations have crashed by 95% in the last 50 years. Steve Ely has published poetry about both. He will read poems and talk about the confluence of autobiography, conservation and literature that led to their creation. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 13 Jul 3pm to 4pm £7 (Child and Conc £5), Sponsored by Milners Law
 Bookings via 07952 193521 (text Keith to reserve tickets) Comments

Rose Condo #YouAreHere (credit: Lee Wood)

THE GEOGRAPHY OF ME - Rose Condo Family Friendly
Where in the world is Rose Condo? Join this solo spoken word journey through heartbreak and hilarity. Award-winning Canadian poet (and self-proclaimed map nerd) Rose Condo traces her travels through foreign and familiar lands, sharing her 'honest, unflinching, charming & deeply human poetry' (Dominic Berry - Glastonbury Poet in Residence).
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 22 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 23, 24 Jul 3pm to 4pm £7 (Child and Conc £5)
 Bookings via www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-geography-of-me-tickets-151768171687 Comments

Sarah Gordon (credit: Silver Pine Productions)

LAUDABLE PUS (FROM GALEN TO GALLSTONES) - Silver Pine Productions Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Buxton Fringe regular Sarah Gordon debuts her one-woman show of medical myths and mishaps from Ancient Greece to anti-vaxxers. (New Writing)
High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (30) OpenStreetMap 15, 18 & 22 Jul 8pm to 8:45pm £7.50 (Child and Conc £5)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 or www.fatsoma.com/
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Ted Hughes (credit: Reg Innell)

MADE IN MEXBOROUGH: TED HUGHES’S SOUTH YORKSHIRE - Steve Ely
Ted Hughes is primarily associated with the moorland landscapes of the Upper Calder Valley around his natal Mytholmroyd. However, the place that formed Hughes as a poet was the industrial South Yorkshire around Mexborough, where he lived from the ages of eight to 21. Steve Ely reveals this still too little-known story.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 13 Jul 5pm to 6pm £7 (Child and Conc £5), Sponsored by Milners Law Gallery
 Bookings via 07952 193521 (text Keith to reserve tickets) Comments

credit: Mark Henderson

THE SECRET GARDENS - Chapel Arts Creative Writing Group Family Friendly
Enjoy video performances of stories, prose and poetry written to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Buxton's Pavilion Gardens. Love stories, ghosts, magical fantasies, curious histories, Beatlemania and the further adventures of Fred, Doris and Ethel all feature. See www.chapelarts.org.uk for a downloadable PDF of the works. (New Writing)
Online: bit.ly/3eQLjNj 7-25 Jul all day Free Gallery Comments

Twilight Tales

TWILIGHT TALES - L& J Family Friendly
We will be reciting and performing the ghost stories of Leslie Oldfield. They are mainly set in and around the Peak District and one of the them, A Primal Fear is set in Poole's Cavern where we will be performing the show. (New Writing)
Poole's Cavern (34a) OpenStreetMap 13 & 15 Jul 7pm to 8pm £8 (Conc £5), Adult themes
 Bookings via leslieoldfield362@yahoo.co.uk Comments

A new addition to your bookshelf!

WHAT IT IS TO BE BLUE - Dreamshed Theatre Family Friendly
Bill Cronshaw's humorous, nostalgic and wistful celebration of a life spent being a Manchester City fan is the basis of this launch of Bill's book 'What it is to be Blue'. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church – Blue Room (55c) OpenStreetMap 9, 10 Jul 7pm to 8pm £5 (Child Free), Ages 9+ Gallery
 Bookings via 07771 965985 Comments

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Artwork (c) Mister Hope

THE SHAKESPEARE JUKEBOX - Buxton Drama League Family Friendly
The award-winning Shakespeare Jukebox goes hybrid! Following last year’s online success, a new selection of filmed performances will be posted during the Fringe for you to watch anytime, anywhere. We’ll also be returning for a handful of live performances where you can select your favourite scenes and watch in person.
Pavilion Gardens (33) OpenStreetMap 10, 16, 17 & 23, 24 Jul 6pm to 7pm Free Comments

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AFTER SHAKESPEARE - Slade Wolfe Enterprises Limited
What happens to Shakespeare's best-loved heroes, and most reviled villains after the curtain falls? Lexi Wolfe weaves together Shakespeare's words, historical research, and her own dramatic spark, as she transforms into four distinct characters, to follow their onward journeys. 'Lexi Wolfe is a formidable actor'. Buxton Fringe Review (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 12 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 13 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 14 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 15 Jul 1pm to 2pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

By Andrew Cowley

BATTLE CRY by Matt Fox & Steve Cowley - Madam Renards
When you’ve witnessed the worst things imaginable, the world can never be the same again. Battle Cry is a new 50-minute solo piece based on a true story of a former soldier battling PTSD. Relevant, real and unflinching, reminding us that asking for help maybe the toughest battle. (New Writing)
High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (30) OpenStreetMap 23, 24 Jul 8pm to 8:50pm £9, Adult themes and strong language, Ages 12+ Gallery
 Bookings via www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/battle-cry-by-matt-fox-steve-cowley-tickets-151497883247 Comments

BLISTER by Laura Lomas - REC's 18-25 Theatre Company
An ordinary summer's day. Liam is about to make a decision he will spend a lifetime regretting. One day. One mistake. Seven futures sent spiralling. Blister explores the limits of forgiveness and permanence of trauma. Performed by REC’s newly formed 18-25 company. Amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
St Anne's Community Centre – Main Hall (39a) OpenStreetMap 20, 21 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £6), Strong language, themes of death and violence, Ages 14+
 Bookings via Eventbrite Comments

BRIGHT. YOUNG. THINGS. by Georgina Christou - REC Youth Theatre Company's Junior Company
Six remarkable young geniuses compete for the title of ‘Britain’s Brainiest Child’. Pressure mounts, spotlight gets harsher. Who will win? Who will lose? What does winning mean anyway? A fast and funny play about the challenge of finding out who you are. Amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
St Thomas More School (96) OpenStreetMap 12, 13 Jul 6pm to 7:15pm £8 (Child and Conc £6), Ages 10+
 Bookings via Eventbrite Comments

BUCKETS - haywire Theatre Opera House Sales
buckets is a story about why you shouldn’t go skydiving with your hamster. About how to complete a successful mugging. About how to tell someone you love them. But mostly, buckets is a show about the weight we have on one another, and what we leave behind once we’re gone.
High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (30) OpenStreetMap 9, 10 & 16, 17 Jul 7:30pm to 9pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), Adult themes, Strong language, References to death/suicide, Ages 15+
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190
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Lucy Savin and Jonathan Whittington

THE BUS STOP - Empress Presents Opera House Sales
The Bus Stop is a one-act play set at Bolton Interchange. It's Sunday lunchtime. Jacki and Keith strike up a conversation, share secrets and fears, become friends for the time they're at the bus stop. But that's just the beginning... Short Q&A after performance.
St Mary's Church (41) OpenStreetMap 22 Jul 2:45pm to 3:45pm, 7:45pm to 8:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £6), Ages 14+
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 or mgth@btinternet.com or 07958 079583
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BUTTERCUP by Patricia Downey - Spanner In The Works Theatre Company
Mary, Katie, and Colleen - teenagers in late 70s Belfast. 'I don't think Clarke's Dance Studio is top of the bombers' list'. 'Never mind the bombs, I'm not learning to dance like John Travolta?' Three friends, enduring everything that life and history throws at them. Hard-hitting contemporary all-female led theatre. (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 19, 20 Jul 4pm to 4:50pm, 21 Jul 7pm to 7:50pm, 22 Jul 5:30pm to 6:20pm, 24 Jul 1pm to 1:50pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

The Crooked Spire, The Windlass edition.

CROOKED SPIRE MURDER MYSTERY MUSICAL (WINDLASS EDITION) - Ashgate Heritage Arts Family Friendly
In 1360, John Carpenter arrives in Chesterfield to build a windlass and erect a new church spire. But the master carpenter is murdered. More death and intrigue follow and John becomes the suspect. Will John find young Walter who has disappeared? And will he be able to clear his name? (New Writing)
Online: www.ashgateheritagearts.co.uk 18 Jul from 7:30pm, 19-25 Jul all day Free, BSL Interpreter Gallery
Further information: hennesm8@aol.co.uk or 07497 910930 Comments

DON JUAN - The REC Theatre Company
Martin Beard returns to the Fringe with his multi award-winning one-man show. An ageing Don Juan reflects on early his life as an incorrigible womanising libertine. A litany of passionate and intriguing encounters and eventual violent confrontation with his mother's murderer before finally getting his comeuppance.
High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (30) OpenStreetMap 8 & 11 Jul 7pm to 7:50pm £8 (Conc £6), Adult themes, strong language., Ages 16+
 Tickets on the door. Comments

Hambledon Productions | Dracula! One Bloody Fang After Another

DRACULA! ONE BLOODY FANG AFTER ANOTHER - Hambledon Productions
One man. Eighteen roles. Plenty at stake. A paranormal force grips Whitby in 1897. Lucy Westenra is ill, and Van Helsing has only one conclusion. Bram Stoker's immortal horror story is given an affectionate lampooning in this physical, riotous comedy. 'A gifted performer, with spot on comic timing'. Reviews Hub (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 9:45pm to 11pm, 10 Jul 6:45pm to 8pm, 11 Jul 8:15pm to 9:30pm £10 (Conc £9) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

DRESSING UP DIETRICH - Patricia Hartshorne
Patricia's coming out - of Marlene Dietrich's suitcase! Songs, suits, suspenders. Colourful, comic and poignant solo cabaret. Glamour and guts of an icon, plus a few backstage secrets... Touring with Marlene, and surviving lockdown with the woman who defied Hitler! **** The Stage, Buxton Fringe Best Comedy Award Winner 2000.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 8, 9 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 10 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 11, 12 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

FANTASTIC MR. FOX by Roald Dahl, adapted by Sally Reid - REC Youth Theatre Company's Junior Company Family Friendly
Mr Fox, with help from his family and Badger, is eager to outsmart the terrible farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean. Join REC’s Junior Company in the beautiful Grin Low woods and adventure into Dahl’s world of the Fantastic Mr. Fox. In collaboration with Stronger Roots BCA. This an amateur production.
Grinlow Woods – at Poole's Cavern (94) OpenStreetMap 10, 11 Jul 1:30pm to 2:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £6)
 Bookings via Eventbrite Comments

New writing by Shaun Hennessy, which casts deep, dark shadows...

FOR I HAVE SINNED - Qweerdog Theatre Opera House Sales
Qweerdog Theatre (twice Greater Manchester Fringe New Writing nominee) presents a darkly humorous, intimate thriller. A desperate man has lost his faith. A weary priest is eager to give him succour. What is the ultimate, selfless sacrifice and how many are prepared to make it? (New Writing)
United Reformed Church – Blue Room (55c) OpenStreetMap 16, 17 Jul 7:30pm to 8:40pm, 18 Jul 5pm to 6:10pm, 23, 24 Jul 8:30pm to 9:40pm, 25 Jul 3pm to 4:10pm £8 (Child and Conc £5), Mature subject and content. Duration: 80 mins, Ages 12+
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 or qweerdog@outlook.com
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HOW TO THINK THE UNTHINKABLE by Ryan Craig - REC Youth Theatre Company's Senior Company
REC’s award-winning Senior Company brings to life Craig’s adaptation of Sophocles’ tragedy of Greece’s most famous teenager. Set in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, Antigone fights for what she believes is right. What would you do? This performance is by a Licensee of non-professional actors.
St Thomas More School (96) OpenStreetMap 12, 13 Jul 7:45pm to 8:45pm £8 (Child and Conc £6), Themes of death, Ages 11+
 Bookings via Eventbrite Comments

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

JEKYLL & HYDE: A ONE-WOMAN SHOW - Sweet Productions
'You must suffer me to go my own dark way...' Stevenson's classic science-horror is reborn, starring award-winning performer Heather-Rose Andrews. Class, terror, and hypocrisy in Victorian London, as the search for self collides with the lure of the sensuous, taking its toll on all around Jekyll & Hyde.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 16, 17 Jul 1pm to 2pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

Hambledon Productions | Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

JUST LIKE THAT! THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW - Hambledon Productions Family Friendly
Tommy Cooper's misfiring magic, trademark fez and quick-fire gags made him a true comic genius. 'A remarkably faithful performance'. Time Out, as John Hewer 'captures the Cooper style'. The Stage. With live musical accompaniment, this acclaimed production is the perfect tribute to Britain's favourite comedian. Sell-out shows 2016 & 2019.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 8, 9 Jul 4pm to 5pm, 10 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £10 (Conc £9), Ages 8+ Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

Sudden Impulse Theatre Company | Kes

KES - Sudden Impulse Theatre Company Family Friendly
Award-winning Fringe favourite Sudden Impulse brings the inspiring and much-loved book/film to the stage. Billy doesn't know what he will do, but one thing has changed his life forever, allowing him to soar above the narrow confines of his family, his home, his town and society: his kestrel hawk: Kes.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 19 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 20-23 Jul 2:30pm to 3:30pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

A LADY OF LETTERS - Chapel-en-le-Frith Players
Alan Bennett’s classic monologue from the Talking Heads series set in the 1980s. Miss Ruddock dashes off copious letters with her trusty fountain pen, complaining about all and sundry. When she tries to alert the authorities to a potential tragedy, it is this lonely spinster who ends up in trouble.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 13 Jul 6:30pm to 7:15pm, 16 Jul 8:30pm to 9:15pm, 18 Jul 6:30pm to 7:15pm £9 (Conc £8), Brief use of profanity.
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Easy Company | Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS by Sam Steiner - Easy Company
Social interaction is restricted - by law. The government has limited speech to only 140 words a day. Deprived of the building blocks of conversation, can a relationship survive? Following their success with Jordan in 2019, Fringe award-winning Easy Company returns to Buxton with this highly relevant, thought-provoking play.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 8:30pm to 9:40pm, 16 Jul 6:45pm to 7:55pm £10 (Conc £9)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £3 off. Comments

Alphamum Productions / Joann Condon | Little Boxes

LITTLE BOXES - Alphamum Productions / Joann Condon
Follow actor Joann Condon (Little Britain) as she explores the boxes she has found herself in. The hopes and dreams of a child, the frustrations of an acting career, the tensions of parenthood, the grief in losing loved ones, the fear of being... herself. 'Achingly funny'. **** LondonTheatre1
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 12-14 Jul 4pm to 4:50pm, 15 Jul 7pm to 7:50pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

THE LOST KIDS - REC Youth Theatre Company's Young REC-ers Family Friendly
The Lost Kids wait for Peter Pan to return. He’s been gone since breakfast! To pass the time, they retell the story of heroic Wendy. A new retelling of the childhood classic. Performed by REC’s youngest company, in the beautiful Grin Low Woods. In collaboration with Stronger Roots BCA. (New Writing)
Grinlow Woods – at Poole's Cavern (94) OpenStreetMap 10, 11 Jul 11am to noon £6 (Child £4, Conc £5)
 Bookings via Eventbrite Comments

Meet the person behind the make-up. Moj Taylor in Make-up | credit: Photography by Bethany Blake

MAKE-UP by Andy Moseley - NoLogoProductions
The star is leaving the building. The nobody is returning. Neither of them are having a good time. Leave the glamour and costumes behind, and step into the green room with fringe veterans, NoLogoProductions, for what could be Lady Christina's final performance. Nominated New Writing, Buxton Fringe 2018.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 7pm to 8pm, 10 Jul 1pm to 2pm, 11 Jul 4pm to 5pm, 12 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

credit: Neil Munro

MR FOX - Polis Loizou / The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company
'Be bold, be bold, but not too bold... Lest your heart's blood should run cold.' A one-man retelling of the gleefully wicked old folk tale about a headstrong young woman, her secretive fiance, and his deadly secret. From the award-winning Buxton-favourites Off-Off-Off-Broadway. 'Enthralling storytelling'. Fringe Guru (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 8:30pm to 9:15pm, 10 Jul 5:30pm to 6:15pm, 11 Jul 10pm to 10:45pm, 12 Jul 8:30pm to 9:15pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

TEMPUS FUGIT | credit: © N&I/Joe Berglöw Kenneway

NATHAN & IDA: TEMPUS FUGIT - Nathan & Ida
2018's Fringe Comedy award winners return with a brand new, fast-paced comedy about two wooden characters forever trapped in an enchanted cuckoo clock. A dark, striking tale about repetition, breaking free and running out of time. Tick tock. 'Pacy, energetic and expertly done... a hot ticket!'. Buxton Fringe Review (New Writing)
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 7pm to 7:50pm, 9 Jul 5:30pm to 6:20pm, 10 Jul 4pm to 4:50pm £8 (Conc £7)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

NAUGHTY BOY - Eddy Brimson
Eddy Brimson’s powerfully performed journey from mental institution to hedonistic weekend of sex, drugs and violence jangles the nerves with sharp writing on identity, morality and politics. 'A hugely entertaining and adult piece of theatre'. ***** The Herald online 'A tour de force and no mistake'. ***** Associated Press (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 15, 16 Jul 6:30pm to 7:30pm £10 (Conc £8), Adult themes, strong language, and violent content, Ages 18+
 Bookings via the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Theatrical Awakening | Prison Of The Mind

PRISON OF THE MIND - Theatrical Awakening
Imagine your memories started to fade. Imagine the one remaining memory was one you wished you could forget. Imagine you were trapped in your final destination. The legacy of a traumatic past explored through an innovative and challenging piece of theatre. Multi award-winning at All England Theatre Festival 2017.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 14 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 18 Jul 4pm to 5pm £9 (Conc £8) Gallery
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

ROMEO & JULIET: THE CONFESSIONS - inamoment theatre Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Ever fundamentally wondered why, considered what might also have happened, or thought... what really did take place in Verona? Join us to hear the real voices of The Friar and The Nurse using the words of Shakespeare/Bramwell... and your imagination. inamoment, award-winning theatre. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church – Blue Room (55c) OpenStreetMap 22-24 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm £8 (Child and Conc £6) Gallery
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190
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Nigel Osner | Too Young To Stay In, Too Old To Go Out!

TOO YOUNG TO STAY IN, TOO OLD TO GO OUT! - Nigel Osner
Nigel Osner casts a quizzical eye over life's challenges and occasional opportunities for those no longer young. Dating, love, holidays - even the gym! Original songs and stories by male and female characters. Lots of humour... but with a bitter sweet edge. 'Tremendously talented'. Scotsman. Buxton New Writing nominee 2017.
Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21) OpenStreetMap 13, 14 Jul 5:30pm to 6:25pm, 15 Jul 4pm to 4:55pm £9 (Conc £8)
 Bookings via underthefringe.com Info: 020 8144 0070. Students & low income £2 off. Comments

TYRANNY ROLLS - JUSTICE FOR ALL - But Why?
Tyranny Rolls needs your help! HM Moore brings bigotry to Buxton for a guaranteed evening of hate and violence. We’re the voice for the voiceless. The hammer for the disadvantaged and downtrodden. Join us. Award-winning But Why? returns to Buxton with a new immersive experience. See website for details. (New Writing)
Online: tyrannyrolls.wordpress.com/ 8-25 Jul 3pm to 10pm £25 (Conc £20), Adult themes, Strong language. Multiple day immersive experience, Ages 12+
 Bookings via tyrannyrolls.wordpress.com/ Comments

THE VIRTUOUS BURGLAR - Sudden Impulse Theatre Company Opera House Sales
A burglar is discovered when the owner of the flat returns unexpectedly with his mistress. When the owner's wife arrives, the burglar is forced to pretend the mistress is his wife. A profusion of spouses and lovers appear in this comic farce. By Dario Fo, translated by Joseph Farrell.
United Reformed Church – Green Room: Hall (55b) OpenStreetMap 17, 18, 20, 21 & 23, 24 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm £10 (Child and Conc £8)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190
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A Whiter Shade of Pale

A WHITER SHADE OF PALE - Buxton Drama League
An original comedy audioplay by Buxton Drama League. Ghostly uninvited guests in the ancestral home of the Wellhavalin family have stories to tell. A visiting Paranormal Investigation Team seems more bitter and twisted than the spirits. For some this won't end well. For others there will be valuable life lessons. (New Writing)
Online: www.awhitershade.co.uk 7-25 Jul all day Free, Strong language, Violence, Adult themes. Approx one hour, Donations: A donation link is available via website Comments

RAY CASTLETON AS GEOFF MARSH IN "WITHOUT MALICE OR ILL WILL"

WITHOUT MALICE OR ILL WILL - Hand On The Tap
Ray Castleton returns with his award-winning play about the miner who became a police officer and how he then faced his mates across the picket lines in 1984/85. Now free of the shackles of the uniform, he tells his story with no punches pulled.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 20, 21 & 23 Jul 8:30pm to 9:30pm £10 (Child and Conc £8), Contains some strong language and descriptions of violence, Ages 15+
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ART ON THE RAILINGS - Buxton Art Trail
Buxton Art Trail takes to the boulevard! An art exhibition à la Montmartre on Buxton’s beautiful Broad Walk alongside Pavilion Gardens. Come and join local artists showing a wide variety of work.
Pavilion Gardens – Broad Walk (33g) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 10am to 4:30pm Free, Donations: Please contact info@buxtonarttrail.com if you would like to donate Comments

BUXTON FLOWERPOT TRAIL 2021 - Funny Wonders Family Friendly
Head to where you see the dots, can you find the flowerpots? Family fun around Buxton. Trail maps are available from the Pump Room, Poole’s Cavern and The Green Man Gallery. Cost £1. Or download a copy for free from www.funnywonders.org.uk. Donations welcome. #BuxtonFlowerpotTrail
Around the Town 7-25 Jul all day £1 Gallery
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BUXTON PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021 - Chapel Camera Club Family Friendly
Just for fun again this year! Take six photos on six themes in six hours - in the right order. You can use your camera or phone and take them anywhere you like. No judging or prizes this year, but an enjoyable challenge which will sharpen your observation/photography skills.
Online: www.facebook.com/Buxton-Photo-Challenge-234599926595191 10 Jul 10am to 4pm Free Comments

The Ghosts of Saturday Night - Alex Kelly - 3rd Prize - The Buxton Spa Art Prize 2019

THE BUXTON SPA PRIZE EXHIBITION 2021 - The Buxton Spa Prize Family Friendly
An exhibition celebrating Buxton and its breathtaking backdrops. View artwork created during the spring and summer of 2021 by over 100 plein air artists from across the United Kingdom. See all the prize-winning entries and vote for your favourite painting in the Buxton Spa Art Prize People’s Choice Award.
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 10:30am to 8pm, 8-25 Jul 10:30am to 5:30pm Free
Further information: the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Seeing. oil on applied canvas and threads on canvas 100 x 100 cm, by L.Jannetta

CONSIDERED CONSOLIDATION - The Louise Jannetta Gallery & Studio Family Friendly
Contemplation permits a plentiful emptiness where anything can appear without obstructions. And synaesthetic stimulus, haptic, optic, spatial and temporal, without defined parameters, evokes this void with its own profusion. The climate is warm and the time is ripe to take a moment to acknowledge these apparently empty powers.
Louise Jannetta Art Studio (rear of 24 Dale Rd) (14) OpenStreetMap 9, 10, 16, 17 & 23, 24 Jul 10am to 4pm Free Gallery
Further information: enquiries@louisejannetta.co.uk or 07931 821191 Comments

KEEP IT UNDER YOUR HAT - Mary Gwen Family Friendly
Installation suspended from the ceiling consisting of a modern interpretation of Welsh hats, depicting cultural secrets and identity, sense of place, purpose and belonging in Wales today. Explores themes of dichotomy, fear, heritage, shared knowledge and diversity with an environmentally-aware backdrop.
Pavilion Gardens – Foyer (33c) OpenStreetMap 7-25 Jul 9:30am to 5pm Free
Further information: Info@marygwen.com Comments

TAKE THE WATER - Nick Charnley Family Friendly
Based in a former nail salon this new art and design space celebrates the Fringe with a tribute to the local mineral water. Carried daily from the well nearby the water literally takes centre stage where, in addition to performing a functional role, it acts as a focus for contemplation. See nailboudoir.uk/
The Nail Boudoir (126) OpenStreetMap 7-25 Jul 10am to 4:30pm Free Comments(1)

An Art Up Close Event

UP HERE SCULPTURE TRAIL - Art Up Close Family Friendly
A discovery of intriguing sculptures and art installations in the trees of Buxton Pavilion Gardens and The Serpentine.
Pavilion Gardens (33) OpenStreetMap 7-25 Jul all day Free, Donations: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lindsey-piper Comments

The Green Man Gallery and Creative Hub

WHERE WE ARE NOW - The Green Man Gallery Artists Family Friendly
The Green Man Gallery's resident artists present a celebration of their art and inspirations. A vibrant exhibition of paintings, drawings, print-making, mixed media, photography, mosaics, ceramics and textiles which also explores the stories, journeys, processes and techniques behind the art. Open every day in the first floor galleries.
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 10:30am to 8pm, 8-25 Jul 10:30am to 5:30pm Free
Further information: the Gallery, 01298 937375 or thegreenmangallery.com Comments

Blue light, Brown Edge Woods

WINTER WOODS AND OTHER LANDSCAPES - Geoff Shoults Family Friendly
The story of winter told through evocative and atmospheric photographs of woodlands, mostly within walking distance of Buxton photographer Geoff Shoults' home. Geoff has won several international awards including Mountain Photo of The Year and The Art of Travel. Other mountain and landscape images on display too.
Jo Royle Outdoor (113) OpenStreetMap 7-17 & 19-24 Jul 10am to 3pm Free Gallery Comments

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Penfold Letterbox

BUXTON LETTERBOX TRAIL - South West Peak Landscape Partnership Family Friendly
Can you tell a Penfold from an Anonymous? Follow our family-friendly trail around the town centre and identify six different letterboxes. Complete the trail and get a souvenir badge and postcard. Pick up a trail map from the Fringe Desk, the Visitor Centre in The Pumproom or The Green Man Gallery.
Around the Town 7-25 Jul all day Free, Some busy roads to cross , Ages 3+ Gallery Comments

dress with colour, flare and frivolity....

BUXTON PRIDE PICNIC - Stone and Water Family Friendly
A summer afternoon, fancy hats, wonderful cakes, fabulous people: Buxton’s Pride Picnic is back for its fourth summer feast, a celebration of the town’s LGBTQ+ community. Join us for laughter, conversation, new friends, old tarts… bring your own picnic and maybe bake a cake for our Big Gay Bake Off.
Pavilion Gardens – Swimming Pool Lawns (33n) OpenStreetMap 17 Jul 2pm to 5pm Free Comments

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