Today at the Buxton Festival & Fringe - Friday July 24

Festival season in Buxton. Photo: Mohamed El-Fatih.
Festival season in Buxton. Photo: Mohamed El-Fatih.

Listings for the Buxton Festival and Buxton Festival Fringe for Friday July 24.


Daily 9:30am to 4:30pm DERBYSHIRE STONE: High Peak Artists (33f) (VA)

During opening hours (closed Mondays) THE DERBYSHIRE OPEN 2015: Buxton Museum & Art Gallery (7) - Visual Arts

During opening hours (closed Mondays) THE HIGH LINES: Brian Adams (7) (VA)

Friday July 24

9:00am to 10:00am - LEWIS DARTNELL (21) (B)

9:30am to 5:00pm - MAKING YOUR GARDEN GROW CELEBRATION/EXHIBITION: High Peak Community Arts (33j) (VA)

9:30am to 5:30pm - ARTO FUNDUKLIAN - HIS PERSONAL CHOICE: Buxton Museum & Art Gallery (7) (VA)

10:15am to 11:15am - SINCLAIR McKAY (8) (B)

10:30am to 8:00pm - FRAGILE DREAMS IN SOLID STONE: The Green Man Gallery (86) (VA)

11am to 11:30am - DR INGBERT BLUTHNER (74) (B)

12:00pm to 1:15pm - VERA BRITTAIN & BUXTON WALK (33 - Bandstand) (OE) S/O

12:00pm to 1:30pm - STEPHEN HOUGH (PIANO) (74) (M) S/O

1:00pm to 1:45pm - G&D: Tattyband (10) (Th)

2:00pm to 2:30pm - FRINGE READINGS: Buxton Festival Fringe (31) (SW)

2:00pm to 3:00pm - MATTHEW DENNISON (74) (B)

2:00pm to 3:00pm - MELODY: Unholy Mess * (6d) (SW)

2:00pm to 8:00pm - BUXTON ART TRAIL 2015: Buxton Art Trail (47) (VA)

2:30pm to 3:45pm - TES - TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES RE-IMAGINED: Steve Larkin (10) (Th)

3:00pm to 3:30pm - FRINGE READINGS: Buxton Festival Fringe (31) (SW)

3:30pm to 4:30pm - LAURA SNOWDEN (40) (M)

4:15pm to 5:15pm - THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Henry James (Adapted by Martin Prest): That’s My Cue Productions (10) (Th)

5:00pm to 5:30pm - FRINGE AT FIVE: Buxton Festival Fringe (33a) (ST)

5:30pm to 6:30pm - ACOUSTIC CONNECTIONS WITH RAINTOWN SEERS: Raintown Seers (10) (M)

5:30pm to 6:30pm - AS YOU LIKE IT: Butterfly (34a) (Th) *

5:45pm to 6:30pm - G&D: Tattyband (10) (Th)

5:45pm to 6:30pm - NANA & NUNU - THE BIG SNEEZE!: Dame for a Laugh (74a) (FF)

5:45pm to 6:45pm - PIÈCES MUSICALES: Les trois amies (86) (M)

6:00pm to 6:10pm - A SONG AT SIX (33 - Bandstand) (M)

6:00pm to 7:00pm - THE SHAKESPEARE JUKEBOX: Buxton Drama League (8) (ST)

6:15pm to 6:45pm - PRE-OPERA TALK (8) (O)

6:15pm to 7:40pm - TROUBLESOME PEOPLE by Jill Haas: Ashrow Theatre * (55a) (Th)

7:00pm to 7:50pm - THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF REVEREND RACCOON: * (21) (Th)

7:00pm to 8:00pm - AS YOU LIKE IT: Butterfly (34a) (Th) *

7:00pm to 8:00pm - A FAIR COP STANDS UP: Alfie Moore (10) (C)

7:00pm to 9:15pm - TRIAL BY JURY & COX AND BOX DOUBLE BILL: PB Theatricals (96) (FF)

7:15pm to 8:15pm - LIGHTSPEED by Clem Haran: Organised Chaos Productions (10) (Th)

7:15pm to 9:45pm - GIOVANNA D’ARCO (8) (O)

7:30pm to 8:30pm - THE UNFURLING OF INDIGO HIGGINS: Arletty Theatre (55b) (Th)

7:30pm to 8:35pm - BORIS: WORLD KING by Tom Crawshaw: Three’s Company & KPS Productions (74a) (C)

7:30pm to 9:30pm - PIANO RECITAL: Jonathan Ellis (6a) (M) *

7:30pm to 10:00pm - DOVETALES ON THE BORDERLINE: SPANNING THE DOVE : The Packhorse Poets (66) (SW)

8:00pm to 10:00pm - AN EVENING OF MILDLY AMUSING WICKEDLY LYRICAL SONG: Sideways and Serrated (22) (M)

8:30pm to 9:30pm - AS YOU LIKE IT: Butterfly (34a) (Th) *

8:30pm to 9:30pm - CAIMH MCDONNELL: BRIDE AND PREJUDICE: Caimh McDonnell (10) (C)

8:45pm to 9:45pm - OLIVER MEECH’S IMPROVISED MAGIC SHOW: Oliver Meech (10) (C)

9:00pm to 10:30pm - ANOTHER 100 YEARS OF JAZZ (33 - Cafe) (M)

9:00pm to 10:00pm - THE GHOSTHUNTERS’ CLUB: Cul-de-sac theatre (11) (Th)

9:00pm to 10:00pm - I AM BEAST: Sparkle And Dark (74a) (Th)

9:15pm to 10:30pm - ALBION AND ALES: Albion (40) (M) *

9:30pm to 11:30pm - MUSIC ON TAP: Tap House - Buxton Brewery (23) (M)

9:45pm to 10:45pm - KING LEAR (ALONE): inamoment theatre company (21) (Th) *

10:00pm to 11:00pm - PHIL BUCKLEY’S BIG IDEA: Phil Buckley (10) (C)

10:30pm to 11:30pm - PAUL KERENSA - BACK TO THE FUTON PT2: The Comedy Agency (10) (C)

Events listed in bold are official Festival events, booking line through the Opera House on 0845 127 2190 or

Events listed in bold italics are in both the Festival and the Fringe.

Fringe events marked * denote advanced bookings can be made from the Opera House Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or online at Letters in brackets refer to categories.


Th (Theatre); M (Music);

C (Comedy); Da (Dance);

V (Visual Arts); F (Film);

FF (For Families); SW (Spoken Word); OE (Other Events/Special Festival events); O (Opera); B (Books). S/O denotes sold out. NB: This is based on available information at time of going to press; other shows may also have sold out.


02 Buxton Community School

04 University of Derby Buxton (Dome)

06 Buxton Methodist Church

07 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

08 Buxton Opera House/ Forecourt

10 Underground Venues

11 Scrivener’s Bookshop

21 Old Clubhouse

22 Hydro Restaurant and Bar

23 Buxton Tap House

28 Town Hall Piazza

31 Old Hall Hotel

32 The Palace Hotel

33 Pavilion Gardens

34 Poole’s Cavern

35 The Railway

38 The Springs Shopping Centre

40 St John’s Church

41 St Mary’s Church

45 Trinity Church

46 The Source

53 Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL

55 United Reformed Church

62 Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills SK22 4BH

66 The Packhorse Inn, Crowdecote SK17 0DB

74 Arts Centre/Studio

86 Green Man Gallery

91 Lee Wood Hotel

94 Grinlow Woods - at Poole’s Cavern

96 St Thomas More School

Visitors are advised to check on the website or with the Fringe Information Desk 01298 73461 where possible. For the Festival see or the Festival Office 01298 70395.