Jive to the best of the Bard

The Shakespeare Jukebox. Photo contributed.
The Shakespeare Jukebox. Photo contributed.

One of the Buxton Festival Fringe’s most popular events, The Shakespeare Jukebox – winner of the Fringe award for Best Street Theatre two years running – returns to the Opera House forecourt this July for another summer of crowd-pleasing excerpts from the work of the Bard.

For the price of a small donation to charity, the three members of the Jukebox company will perform a scene from those listed on the Jukebox menu. Whether it’s Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, or something more obscure, the Jukeboxers will be there in all weathers to entertain the crowds outside the Opera House.

The jukebox was the brainchild of Gerard Crawshaw in 2005. Gerard originally performed solo on the forecourt, before recruiting Maria Carnegie and a rolling roster of players from the Buxton Drama League to take part in this venture. This year, the Jukebox company will be Maria, Richard Silson and Barrie Goodwin. Once again, all proceeds from the shows will go to the Buxton Samaritans.

The Shakespeare Jukebox will perform on the Opera House forecourt on July 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20 and 21 between 6pm and 7pm.