Sunday, 14 July 2013

Last Week At The Fringe

Well not 'last week', 'next week' - but next week is the last week of Fringe (and Buxton Festival) 2013. So what is there to watch out for? Well most of the visual arts exhibitions are around for a little longer - though note that the Museum doesn't open on Monday.
In terms of music - well Africa Entsha have excited everyone and they are at St John's from 16-18 (as well as singing on the Pump House Roof and guesting at Club Acoustic at the Old Clubhouse late on the 17th). So you've no excuses for not hearing these guys.
At the Railway on the 15-16 is a hot, hot cabaret show - Kiss of the Red Menace, with songs from Cabaret, Chicago & All That Jazz!
The highly-regarded Early Music specialists Partita do their second show of this Fringe at the Methodist Church on Wednesday 17th. Also watch out for a couple of Dutch singers - Elrieke & Poldy - at Underground Venues from 17-19 July.
In terms of Theatre there are still chances to catch Fringe 'royalty' George Telfer in his Richard Burton show - 18, 20 & 21. What were they doing casting Dominic West when George was available? Virtually simultaneously George is also Graham Chapman in Not The Messiah. [Message to George - should you let your agent be working you this hard? You're 'royalty'!] 
There are a couple of performances of Spoonface Steinberg to come at the Old Clubhouse (18 & 19) - unless it is sold out. Check quickly! 
The Zoo Story has been getting some people excited - more shows at Underground Venues from 15-18 July.
An all-female production of Titus Andronicus opens on the 16th at the Arts Centre Studio - from the same company that brought us the highly-acclaimed Romeo & Juliet last year.
Buxton's Victorian 'Tram' is known the world over apparently. At £5 a trip it is a bit of a steal really. It leaves more or less hourly from the front of the Opera House - or as we prefer to think of it, from the Fringe Desk.
Starting on July 15th in Poole's Cavern is a 'Victorian Candlelit Tour'. With Lord Martin Beard in charge this should be wild fun.
When you've done this lot come back for more!