Radio 4’s multi-award-winning musical comedian Jay Foreman offers Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children as part of Buxton Fringe’s vibrant For Families section also featuring the delightful Darling family in Peter Pan A Musical Adventure, a swashbuckling youth production from Mad Hatters Music.
These are just a few of the eagerly awaited family shows coming to the Fringe in July.
It is never too early to become a Fringe-goer; babies and young children as well as children with complex needs are given a warm welcome by Collar & Cuffs Co offering an award-winning multi-sensory musical, Little Meerkat’s Big Panic, at Underground Venues.
There is also Babbling Vagabonds with their Grinlow Woods promenade theatre piece A Wild Walk - The Golden Thief, and an interactive dragon show The Reluctant Dragon from Munchkins & Monsters Theatre. These last both include a workshop element and “have a go” is definitely the philosophy behind Stone and Water’s long-established Tiny! event in the Pavilion Gardens. This year’s theme is Underwater so be sure to join them in making a mermaid, dolphin or other creature of the deep.
Storytelling never goes out of fashion so Stone and Water will also be offering Lost Stories of Buxton at Buxton Library while Buxton Story Tellers will be offering Soup and Stories at The Cafe at The Green Pavilion.
Chelmorton Village Festival is also in the For Families section this year and with good reason - check their website chelmorton.net for details of their family-friendly dog show, scarecrow competition, Saturday stalls, tombola and more.
Keith Savage chair of the Fringe states: “We are glad that there are such interesting shows in interesting venues that will engage young children. There is no more receptive an audience and some of my most vivid Fringe memories are of performances that my own children found absorbing.”
Further Fringe events in other categories, such as Fringe Sunday in the Pavilion Gardens, are also suitable for children - look out for the handy family-friendly, smiley face symbol in the programme.
The Fringe wishes to thank its sponsor The University of Derby as well as financial supporters The Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust and High Peak Borough Council, its Fringe Friends and the town’s many Fringe supporters and venues.