Bakewell theatre group set for big show

A Bakewell-based theatre group is taking its new theatre production The Buried Moon to Buxton as part of this year’s fringe festival.

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

Joint artistic director Phil Coggins said: “We are delighted to be part of this festival, it has been a really exciting folktale to create for stage. We have had sell out audiences in Lincolnshire and can’t wait to share it with the people of Buxton.”

The traditional folktale is about the boggarts and boggles that dwell on the marshes and the adventures of a nervous bottle washer called Mossy.

Babbling Vagabonds use puppets, storytelling, shadows and music to bring the story to life.

The play is being staged at the United Reform Church on Hardwick Sq East on Saturday, July 9 at 11am and at Buxton Methodist Church Hall on Chapel Street on Sunday, July 10 at 2pm.