BUXTON FRINGE 2014: Do - or be - something at this year’s festival

Carol Robson
Carol Robson

Away from the main categories of the Buxton Fringe, there is a chance to experience something really different or even life-changing.

Just one highlight from a rich Spoken Word section is Carol Robson’s Finding Me (Take Me As I Am), in which she presents poems from her humorous and revealing first collection exploring her gender and sexuality.

Adam and Eve were pioneers when it comes to gender politics but how did they really feel about things?

All the way from America, previous Fringe Award winners Bern and Betsy Budd return with Mark Twain’s witty imagining of The Diaries of Adam & Eve.

Traditionally there is some playful subversions of male female roles in pantomime but find out for yourself by taking part in the Fringe’s first ever Panto Capers Workshop, held by Buxton Drama League.

Running from 10am to 3pm on July 19, it includes a chance to show off to your friends with a performance at 2.30pm.

The award-winning magicians of High Peak Magic Society are not known for changing people’s gender, but have been known to create doves out of thin air.

What’s more they carry out much of their magic right under your very nose, so hold onto your watch as they work each table during their popular shows at the Palace Hotel.

Under the influence of a maverick hypnotist, nine people reveal their true selves in The Remarkable Case of You, exciting dance and physical theatre from the award-winning Brick Wall Ensemble performing at new venue The Market Place.

Meanwhile Dotdotdot Flamenco Company are out to reverse any pre-conceptions you might have about flamenco, offering to strip this Spanish dance form to its bare essence.

Finally the award-winning Open Shorts 2014 short film competition from Buxton Film offers a chance to experience ten very different cinema offerings in the space of one varied evening.