Today at the Buxton Festival & Fringe - Saturday July 26

Buxton Opera House during the festival
Buxton Opera House during the festival

Listings for the Buxton Festival and Buxton Festival Fringe for Saturday July 26.


During opening hours (closed Mondays) DERBYSHIRE OPEN 2014: Buxton Museum & Art Gallery (7) (VA)

During opening hours (closed Mondays) TAKEN FROM THE LANDSCAPE: Kate Pheasey (7) (VA)

Daily 10:30am to 5:30pm WITHIN THE FRINGE: Buxton & High Peak Artists (86) (VA)

Daily (except July 25-27) 10:30am to 5:30pm SQUARE ROOTS: The Green Man Gallery (86) (VA)

Daily (except July 9-11) 9:30am to 5:00pm SEA FEVER: High Peak Artists (33f) (VA)


9:00am to 10:00am ROBERT BARLETT (31) (L) S/O

9:30am to 5:00pm - LANDSCAPES FOR DAD: Michaela Wrigley (7) (VA)

10:00am to 4:00pm THE MAGICAL STORYTELLING YURT (33) (OE)

10:30am to 11:30am MARGARET DRABBLE (33) (L)

11:00am to 4:00pm - ACRYLIC PAINTINGS - AN EXHIBITION OF ORIGINAL WORK: Paula Hobdey (95) (VA)

Noon to 1:30pm - THE FIBONACCI SEQUENCE (40) (M)

12:30pm to 1:30pm - DANCING & THE DIVINE/SHAKESPEARE’S MUSIC/WORKSHOP: K’antu Ensemble (55) (M)

1:00pm to 1:45pm - HANS MY HEDGEHOG: Anna Beecher (10) (FF)

1:30pm to 2:00pm - PRE-OPERA TALK (8) (O)

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

2:00pm to 3:00pm - LISA APPIGNANESI (74) (L)

* 2:00pm to 3:00pm - THE THEO THE MOUSE SHOW: Dreamshed Theatre (55b) (FF)

* 2:00pm to 3:30pm - SUMMER SERENADE: Bel Canto Singers (41) (M)

2:30pm to 3:30pm - THE ANGINA MONOLOGUE: Doug Devaney (10) (Th)

2:30pm to 4:30pm - GLORIA – A PIGTALE (8) (O)

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

* 3:00pm to 4:30pm - FESTIVE FANCIES: Sheffield Lydian Ensemble (6a) (M)

3:45pm to 5:00pm - ROOTS & FOLK WITH RAINTOWN SEERS: The Raintown Seers (10) (M)

4:00pm to 5:30pm - THE WAR TO END ALL WARS: Darren John Poyzer (10) (M)

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

5:45pm to 6:45pm - WHEN THE BAND BEGINS TO PLAY by Patricia Hartshorne: GlovesOff (74a) (Th)

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

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

6:15pm to 6:45pm - PRE-OPERA TALK (74) (O)

6:15pm to 7:00pm - SHREW: Ami Jones (10) (Th)

7:00pm to 7:45pm - ORTHODOX: Slow Left Arm (10) (C)

7:00pm to 7:45pm - WORD WIZARDS’ FREE FRINGE: Word Wizards Community Writers (70) (SW)

7:15pm to 10:15pm - OTELLO – A CONCERT PERFORMANCE (8) (O)

* 7:30pm to 8:15pm - THE GOOD LADY DUCAYNE: Threadbare Carpet (11) (Th)

* 7:30pm to 8:30pm - HIS LETTERS: Dreamshed Theatre (55c) (Th)

7:30pm to 8:30pm - SWAN CANARIES: Arletty Theatre (55b) (Th)

7:30pm to 9:30pm - MART RODGER MANCHESTER JAZZ: Mart Rodger (6a) (M)

* 7:30pm to 9:45pm - OPERA DELIGHTS: City of Manchester Opera (40) (M)

7:45pm to 8:30pm - SHAKESPEARIENCE / THE ADVENTURE MACHINE: Three’s Company (10) (C)


8:15pm to 9:00pm - WORD WIZARDS’ FREE FRINGE: Word Wizards Community Writers (70) (SW)

8:30pm to 9:40pm - BILL WOOLLAND IS ‘COMEDY DAD’: Bill Woolland (10) (C)

9:00pm to 10:00pm - BACK DOOR: The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company (10) (Th)

9:00pm to 10:30pm - PEGGY, DUKE & BENNY (33cafe) (OE)

9:45pm to 10:45pm - TOO COOL TO CARE: Lolie Ware (74a) (C)

10:00pm to 11:00pm - ALFIE MOORE: THE NAKED STUN: Alfie Moore (10) (C)

10:30pm to 11:30pm - ALL THE THINGS I’M NOT: Simon Feilder (10) (C)

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


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); L (Literature)

S/O denotes Sold Out. NB 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

31 Old Hall Hotel

32 The Palace Hotel

33 Pavilion Gardens

34 Poole’s Cavern

35 The Railway

40 St John’s Church

41 St Mary’s Church

42 St Peter’s Church

44 Lee Wood Hotel

45 Trinity Church

53 Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton, SK17 6UL

55 United Reformed Church

62 Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills, SK22 4BH

70 Buckingham Hotel

74 Arts Centre

86 Green Man Gallery

94 Grinlow Woods - at Poole’s Cavern

95 9 Wye Head, Buxton SK17 9AG

96 St Thomas More School

99 The Market Place

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.