Another century for Buxton Fringe

Buxton Festival Fringe has hit the century mark again, with 02 acts registered for this year’s event.

The acts range from the return of surreal stand up Tam Hinton to Derbyshire-inspired jazz from the JET Collective and a tribute to cabaret writers Kander & Ebb from Ladyblue Music.

Novelist Edmund Bealby-Wright and composer Joseph Haydn have a Quartet à tête with stories illustrated by music, the Young Rec Theatre Company are taking on Oscar Wilde’s classic play Salome, and also in theatre, Cul-de-sac theatre depicts two astronomers threatening to make God irrelevant in The Transit of Venus while Fol Espoir bring us Winston Churchill as we have never seen him before – on the run in the African Savannah in 1899.

Fringe chair Stephanie Billen said: “We’re pleased with how well the Fringe is shaping up for 2012.

“All the indications are that it will be another bumper Fringe plus it’s good to see the Dance category looking so healthy and more entries in the For Families section since the first deadline. Music is also massive this year.”

The printed programme will be distributed from the beginning of June and its official launch is at Club Acoustic, The Old Clubhouse on Wednesday, June 13.

This year the Fringe has announced a new competition to design the programme cover for 2013 – see details on the website.

There is still some time left for anyone to enter the Fringe.

The strict and final deadline for inclusion in the printed programme is April 22, with April entries charged at the full cost of £80.

Stephanie said: “There’s always room for more at the Fringe, so enter online and don’t leave it too late”.

Details of how to choose your venue, enter and pay online are published on the Fringe website. For further information go to or telephone 01298 79351.