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Thursday, 17 July 2014
Today at the 35th Buxton Festival Fringe
So what’s new today at the Buxton Festival Fringe? The short
answer is ‘Lots’ and here is a quick summary.
Early music specialists Partita have been coming to the
Fringe for 20 years now and have built-up a loyal following. Led by lutenist
Roger Child, Partita always have some new songs and music for audiences to hear
and no doubt their concert tonight at St John’s Church will prove to be no
Likely to be totally different – but such is the joy of the
Fringe – is ‘Professor Harry Stottle’s Music Hall Extravaganza’ which starts a
run at the Old Clubhouse at 7pm. The show aims at a vivid re-creation of the
heyday of the British music hall.
Scrivener’s Bookshop is the smallest venue in the Fringe –
just 12 tickets are available for performances of ‘The Ghosthunters’ Club’
which is on for just three nights starting at 7.30pm tonight. Be prepared to
search all five floors of the creaky bookshop in search of ghosts in this
spooky, tongue-in-cheek event.
A new play – ‘Boy On A Bed’ – is back for its second outing
at the Arts Centre Studio. Well-received on its first performance when the
reviewer described it as ‘sometimes funny, often touching’ the play explores
the developing sexual awareness of a young man who is a keen athlete who meets
Also back on the Fringe is ‘ComedySportz’ – a fast-paced
improv comedy show between two teams. Taking place in Underground Venues at
7.30pm ‘be prepared
to take an active part, get your funny-muscles well stretched and limbered up
to get the silliness going and your ideas flowing: it is fast, frantic and
funny’ wrote the Fringe reviewer.
4 comedian Alfie Moore brings his new show to Buxton. ‘The Naked Stun’. Alfie has been described by David Mitchell as ‘Brilliantly funny, genuinely
hilarious.’ He is at Underground Venues tonight at 8.30pm.
comedy is on offer at Underground from The Dead Secrets in their show
‘Bulletproof Jest’ – a series of inventive, and sometimes absurd, sketches.
it is music that you are looking for then Buxton Brewery’s Tap House begins a
week of gigs starting tonight at 9.30 with the Gren Bartley Band. There are a
different bands – in a whole range of styles – between now and 25th
July. Admission is Free.