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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. HighPeak 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: https://www.flickr.com/photos/donaldjudge/
Meanwhile continuing throughout the Fringe there are
excellent art exhibitions at the Art Café (in the Pavilion Graden), at the BuxtonMuseum
and the Green Man Gallery.