Traditional tale

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PEAK District-based Babbling Vagabonds will conjure up a frightful slice of theatrical magic this weekend when they bring their new theatre production The Buried Moon to the Buxton Festival Fringe.

Babbling Vagabonds were commissioned to retell this traditional folktale by theatres in Lincolnshire.

The story is about the boggarts and boggles that dwell on the marshes ready to pounce should a person stray from the path. The Maiden of the Moon looks after everyone, but what would happen if she disappeared? Join a nervous bottle washer, Mossy, who sets out into the darkness to find her. This epic quest is brought to life with puppets, storytelling, shadows, original music and two naughty boys who should be in bed!

The Buried Moon will be performed at the United Reformed Church, Hardwick Square East, on Saturday from 11am-noon, and at Buxton Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, on Sunday from 2pm-3pm.

Tickets, priced £5 for adults and £4.50 for children, are available from Buxton Opera House on 0845 127 2190.