Wednesday 23 July 2014

The variety that is the Fringe - six new shows

Six new shows open on the Fringe today and in their own way they illustrate the range and diversity of artistic endeavour that is showcased throughout the Festival.

‘Shakespearience’ is the second new show from Three’s Company and it takes bits and pieces of the Bard’s writing and reassembles them. No doubt some purists will object but it will – if previous Three’s Company shows are anything to go by – will be witty, fun, challenging and a chance to hear cheek by jowl bits of Shakespeare that you otherwise wouldn’t. 7.45 at Underground Venues.

‘Hans my hedgehog’ is a new show ‘for families’ by former Buxton resident Anna Beecher. Anna tells anew story with clear roots in traditional tales. A woman longs for a child but her son is born covered in hedgehog quills. A lost man makes a wild promise and a young girl longs for a handsome husband. Recommended for all aged 6 and over Anna begins the story of Hans at 5pm.

‘Over the garden fence’ is a new piece of theatre at the Arts Centre Studio. Join Annabelle and her grandmother Dolly on their heartfelt, amusing and often frustrating journey as they come to terms with the onset of Dolly’s dementia.

‘Dr Sketchy Sheffield’ provides you with an opportunity to draw some of the best burlesque, cabaret and circus-style performers – who will pose for your drawing pleasure as well as perform, live for your entertainment. A one-off opportunity this Fringe at the Old Clubhouse from 7.30pm.

The High Peak Magic Society return for ‘An evening of close up magic’. This always sells-out and you’ll need to check at the Opera House for ticket availability. At The Palace Hotel tonight and tomorrow.

‘Soiree’ is a new play and is being performed at Buxton Community School’s drama studio for the next three nights. A dinner party has been organised to welcome the return of a friend. Two couples make up the party. What should have been an enjoyable evening quickly turns bad and could be the last straw for one of the couples.

The Dotdotdot Flamenco Company opened last night to absolutely rave reviews. They are at the Arts Centre Studio for three more nights starting at 9pm. The dance, song and music were all highly acclaimed. You may want to see and hear what the fuss is all about. If you are in the Pavilion Gardens at 5pm over the next three nights get a free taster at Fringe At Five.

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