This year’s Buxton Festival Fringe is set to feature 170 acts from around the globe as well as performers from closer to home.
Artists who have signed up for this year’s Fringe, which runs from July 3-21, include two performers from Brazil, African comedian Daliso Chapondo, French company La Petite Familie and singer-songwriters Elrieke and Poldy from Holland.
Harpur Hill School are to take part in the Fringe for the first time with Oliver, while the school’s choir and brass band are also appearing alongside Tideswell Male Voice at St John’s Church, Buxton.
The REC Youth Theatre Company have two plays while music will come from bands including Buxton trio Nine Feet North and local bands Fuzzy Felt World and Arkham Karvers.
Comedy will be provided by double Fringe award winners Max and Ivan, as well as another one of last year’s winners, Helen Arney in two new shows.
New to the Fringe is Boris Nicoli and a welcome local newcomer is the Litton Poetry Festival featuring performers including poet and comedian John Hegley.
As ever, Theatre and Music form the backbone of the programme. Smooth Faced Gentlemen, who won awards in 2012, present an all-female Titus Andronicus while Butterfly will bring Hamlet to Poole’s Cavern and Little Red Hen Theatre Co promise An Evening with Charlotte Bronte. There is also classic music from High Peak Orchestra, Partita and the Cantibus Choral Ensemble.
In Visual Arts, Buxton Art Trail are taking over Pavilion Gardens for Art in the Park and on the Railings, The Great Dome Art Fair takes place in the home of Fringe sponsor, The University of Derby Buxton, and there are solo shows from Suzanne Pearson and Louise Jannetta plus a trio of exhibitions in Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.
The printed programme will distributed from the beginning of June or the full line-up can be seen online at www.buxtonfringe.org.uk/descriptions2013.html.