Something for all in new season

Seth Lakeman. Photo: Tim Young.
Seth Lakeman. Photo: Tim Young.

A SPELLBINDING array of shows featuring some of the biggest names in drama, music and comedy are set to grace the Buxton stage.

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre’s new autumn/winter season brochure features a star-studded line-up featuring the likes of West End hit Calendar Girls, Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse in Concert and funnymen Jimmy Carr and Rob Rouse.

Calendar Girls comes to Buxton Opera House in November. Photo contributed.

Calendar Girls comes to Buxton Opera House in November. Photo contributed.

Expect a heady dose of razzle dazzle when the heart-warming true story Calendar Girls - starring Lesley Joseph, Ruth Madoc, Camilla Dallerup and Kacey Ainsworth - arrives in November for a six-night run.

Also straight from the West End will be the glittering spectacle Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, while Peter Pan is this year’s Opera House Christmas pantomime.

Music is provided by the likes of folk king Seth Lakeman, The Idiot Bastard Band featuring Ade Edmondson and Phil Jupitus, Joan Armatrading, 10cc and Paul Carrack, while Morpurgo reads his famous story War Horse with evocative music by folk award-winners Tams and Coope.

There’s the return of English Touring Opera, and The British Philharmonic Orchestra are back by popular demand for the Opera House’s annual New Year’s Eve Gala Concert.

Comedy is provided in the form of Paul Chowdhry and Jack Dee, master of camp Julian Clary, pub landlord Al Murray, Alan Davies, Rob Rouse and Jimmy Carr.

And for younger audiences, there’s the children’s classics Rapunzel and Pinocchio, plus the funny, heart-warming story of The Selfish Crocodile.

Brochures are available from the Opera House Box Office. For bookings, call 0845 127 2190 or visit