Monday 14 July 2014

Fringe Bulletin - Tuesday 15th July

Just four new shows opening on the Fringe today – though there is plenty to catch-up with.

The Kaleidoscope Community Choir is in open rehearsal at the Octagon from 1-2pm. If you go to listen feel free to join in. The Choir meets regularly to sing and rehearse. It is having a summer break after today – but contact the Opera House for times and dates of the new season’s rehearsals which are open to all.

Comedian Caimh (pronounced Kweeve) McDonnell returns to Buxton with his new show Southbound and Down. Last year Caimh moved to London, trying to be an upstanding member of the society – he says this show is proof that no good dead goes unpunished. High Peak residents could probably have told him and saved him the trouble. Caimh, who has written for Sarah Millican and Mock The Week, is at Underground Venues at 7pm.

Dennis Potter’s play Blue Remembered Hills was first seen on TV in 1979 with a cast including Helen Mirren and Colin Welland playing 7-year-olds. Set in the Forest of Dean in 1943 a childish prank goes terribly wrong. The REC Youth Theatre bring a new production to the Arts Centre Studio at 7.30 tonight.

Local trombone player Sam Slide has long-promised to ‘do’ the Fringe. Finally he keeps his promise – with the help of a couple of mates. He is at the Old Clubhouse at 7.30 telling stories from his life with musical accompaniment and an explanation of how the trombone works. You could hear carols, jazz, Bach and blues.

Among the performers we say ‘goodbye’ to today is comedian Andrew Watts whose show Feminism for Chaps was very favourably reviewed when it opened. Samantha Mann’s comedy show Stories About Love, Death and A Rabbit finishes at 10pm tonight. The Fringe reviewer reported: “You’re in a cellar with a man dressed as a spinster librarian who punctures his act with mimes of a rabbit eaten by a fox, surrounded by an audience who aren’t quite sure what’s going on; you’re going to end up laughing!” 

It will also be your last chance to catch Seriously Funny – a play about the friendship and relationship of Tony Hancock and Kenneth Williams. That starts at 8.30pm at the United Reformed Church.

Tonight’s Fringe At Five – 5pm at the Pavilion Gardens Bandstand – includes some songs from the Sideways Band, who closed the Fringe Sunday show so brilliantly. [If you haven't seen them already Donald Judge took many brilliant photos of Fringe Sunday. If you were there you may well be here:

Meanwhile continuing throughout the Fringe there are excellent art exhibitions at the Art Café (in the Pavilion Graden), at the Buxton Museum and the Green Man Gallery.

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