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How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse. Buxton Festival Fringe 2011.
How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse. Buxton Festival Fringe 2011.

THE Pavilion Arts Centre in Buxton will be presenting an event tomorrow (Friday, June 10) in celebration of the very best of the Buxton Festival Fringe.

Fringe First, presented in association with the Fringe, reunites some of the Fringe award-nominees and winners from the 2010 Fringe in one evening showing the variety and talent on offer each year.

The event will also mark the official launch of the new programme for the 2011 Fringe.

It features artists from all the Fringe’s categories. There’s music ensemble Fordante presenting a selection of popular film and light classical music, while youth group Shadow Syndicate will give a preview of their show for this year’s Fringe, Fugee by Abi Morgan.

Comedian Gerry Howell gives the audience a first look at his latest show Moonshine And Trumpery, and The Shakespeare Jukebox will appear on stage with a selection of ad hoc scenes from the Bard. Piff the Magic Dragon will dazzle with a display of close-up illusion. There’s also the hilarious How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse. The evening will be compered by popular singer-songwriter Sam Dunkley.

Tickets for Fringe First on Friday June 10 are £8 and £10. Call 0845 127 2190 for further information.

There will be a display of award-winning and nominated artwork from some of the Fringe’s brilliant array of visual artists at 6.30pm, ahead of the 7.30pm start.