Thursday, 9 May 2013

Family Fringing

We hope that there is something in the Fringe for all to enjoy. It also matters that there are things for families to share and enjoy together. In the Fringe programme there is a section of events especially suitable For Families. This is what we have in Fringe 2013:
ABSOLUTE IMPROV STORIES! - To Be Continued... Family Friendly
Come shout out zany ideas... if you're brave enough, maybe you can get on stage too! This interactive improvised story is based entirely on suggestions from the kids - who knows what could happen! Will giant bogies take over? Maybe it will star a wolf dentist - come find out!
Underground Venues: 12 Jul 4:45pm to 5:30pm, 13-14 Jul 11:30am to 12:15pm £8 (Child and Conc £7), Ages All
LIONEL BART'S OLIVER! - Harpur Hill Primary School Family Friendly
Lionel Bart's famous musical Oliver! is back by popular demand following sell-out performances earlier in the Spring. Join us for an excellent evening of fun-filled family entertainment by the students and staff in a musical extravaganza 'that has to be seen to be believed.'
Harpur Hill Primary School, Trent Ave, Buxton, SK17 9LP: 16-17 Jul 6:30pm to 8:15pm £5 (Child £2.50, Conc £2), Ages 6+
Bookings via 01298 23261

PAN-O-RAMA by Tom Crawshaw - REC Youth Theatre Company Family Friendly
Harriet is a child, but has lived among adults all her life. That is, until a strange visitor delivers her invitation to a magical land beyond the sea. Multi-award-winning REC Youth Theatre presents a Peter Pan/Harry Potter/Lord Of The Flies mash-up comedy for all the family. (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio: 16 & 18 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 19-20 Jul 6pm to 7pm £9 (Child £5, Conc £8), Ages All
Bookings via undergroundvenues.co.uk. Bookings (noon-3pm) & info: 02081 440 070. Other prices/discounts available.

RETURN OF THE TINY! PIRATES - stone & water Family Friendly
Fresh from treasure-hunting around the world, the Buxton Pirates are back. Join the stone & water crew to make your own miniature pirate and tiny ship and venture off into Pavilion Gardens looking for Tiny! treasures.
Pavilion Gardens: 6 Jul 2pm to 5pm Free, Ages All
A VIKING TALE - THE STORY OF SIGURD THE DRAGONSLAYER - SOOP Theatre Family Friendly
Join Sigurd, the greatest Viking of them all, on an epic adventure! Slaying dragons, capturing gold and conquering a forest of flame - all with his faithful horse by his side. But when a cruel witch's spell betrays his true love, Sigurd faces his toughest challenge yet. (New Writing)
Arts Centre - Studio: 15 Jul 7:30pm to 8:30pm, 16-18 Jul 6pm to 7pm £8 (Child and Conc £7), Ages 9+

The Smiley Face appears against all these events and is used to indicate shows that the entrants think are particularly suitable for children and family groups. You will find plenty of other events on the website - and in the full-colour 54 page printed programme - with the Smiley Face icon attached. We hope this helps everyone choose the events that they think suit them best.