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Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Daily Bulletin - Wednesday 16 July
As the second full-week of the 35th Buxton
Festival Fringe begins things are getting busier as more new shows open. Here
are some of today’s debutantes:
The CHS Youth Theatre Company from Chapel-en-le-Frith begins
its run with a play called ‘Crossroads’ which it performs at the United
Reformed Church. The question is psoed – ‘What would make your life perfect –
but what would it cost you?’ Hints of the Faustus myth.
Buxton Drama League begin three nights at the Methodist
Church with a new play ‘Caroline’ which is written and directed by Toni Saxton,
a Drama League member. Caroline is found trying to cope with the death of her
daughter – can she overcome her feelings of guilt?
More new drama at Underground Venues as ‘Because She Loved
the Lion’ opens at 7.30pm. ‘The story of a mother, her daughter, her sister and
a mouse consumed by a lion with a beautiful mane.’
For younger audiences, perhaps, but not starting until 8pm
is an adaptation of Jules Verne’s ‘Around the World in 80 Days.’ Performed by
the REC Youth Theatre and presented at the Pavilion Arts Centre Studio this
treatment has been written by Tom Crawshaw who grew up in Buxton and is part of
the company that runs Underground Venues during the Fringe.
We don’t get much dance in the Fringe and a daring new piece
opens at a venue new to this year’s Fringe. Sian Dudley who worked at the
Buxton Opera House is managing a number of venues around the Market Place. At
the Loft at 9.15 tonight Brick Wall Ensemble will be performing ‘The Remarkable
Case of You’ in which nine people, under the influence of a hypnotist will
reveal their true selves. The performance will include ‘adult themes’ we are
Perennial Buxton favourites the Tideswell Male Voice Choir
sings at St John’sChurch starting at 7pm.
The show is entitled ‘Do you hear the people sing?’ and the Choir will be
joined by pianist Christopher Ellis and other special guests. The church will
be full of people and voices.
Among those leaving Buxton after today is Chris
Neville-Smith with his play ‘Waiting for Gandalf’ which is on at Underground
Venues at 10.30pm. Chris has entered into the spirit of the Fringe
wholeheartedly – blogging on what he sees as the ‘Best of the Fringe’ and
offering advice to visitors on ‘Surviving in Buxton.’ Chris is just one of many
people who have been welcome guests – we’ll miss him and we hope he takes a
piece of Buxton with him when he returns to Durham.