Prufrock, Haydn and Other Crazy Fools at the Buxton Fringe

Press Release 12 June 2012

By times calm and thoughtful, at others outspoken and challenging, Spoken Word has become one of the most interesting and diverse categories in the Fringe. Fresh from a hit run in New York, PrufrockÂ's World is John RainerÂ's dramatic interpretation of TS Eliot's poem - see the striking character and biography of Prufrock himself emerge. Prize-winning novelist Edmund Bealby-Wright goes head-to-head with Joseph Haydn in Quartet À Tête. Stories from his virtuoso comic novel, This Farewell Symphony, are interspersed with string quartets and gypsy tunes played on classical instruments.

Who is Dwane Reads? The Derby performance poet reads from his mini album, Big Bet Boy & Tales of Other Crazy Fools free at three set times in three different locations. Two recently published Edale poets combine spoken word and music in Sex, Skewed Riffs and Sonnets! Terry Dammery's Love in the Vernacular collection is guaranteed to spice up your sex life while Simon Jackson's Fragile Cargo provides music, humour and 'bite'. At the Buckingham Hotel, now an established part of the Fringe, Word Wizards host the 5th Festival Fringe Poetry Slam, in effect two hours of brand new writing.

In Unconventional Attitudes Vicky Ellis offers a re-imagining of Emma Hamilton's character via oral storytelling in the Western tradition, blending Greek mythology with modern European history. Meanwhile EdithÂ's Story offers the chance to get the behind the scenes guide to the famous bookshop ghost story at ScrivenerÂ's Books where artist and illustrator Katie May will also be showing her work.

Finally, for a relaxing half hour after lunch, get yourself a coffee, or something stronger, in the George Potter Bar at the Old Hall Hotel and listen to Festival Fringe Readings. A real Fringe tradition, these free events cover fascinating topics chosen by the readers themselves.

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