Monday 5 June 2023

Fringe 23 Under Starter's Orders

From l-r, pianist and singer John McGrother, Sarah Gordon from Silver Pine’s Laudable Pus, I Call the Shots comic storyteller Mike Venables and Corinne Coward from Buxton Drama League’s production of Two.

Saturday was the Epsom Derby, but more importantly it was the Buxton Festival Fringe Programme Party.

Which means just one thing, we are in the home straight to this year's Fringe! In just 4 (yes 4) short weeks the curtain will lift on what promises to be a bumper year.

We were delighted at the huge crowd who turned out to celebrate with us and grab their copy of the programme still warm from the press. In fact so many of you joined us that we had to do not one but two emergency wine/beer runs to the shops!

Our performers who gave us sneak previews of their acts were brilliant if a bit gory in places! In fact chair Stephen Walker looked a bit worried as he arrived just in time to witness the live amputation on stage using just a bread knife and rusty garden saw!  

Feedback on the night revealed that this year's programme cover from High Peak Photography Club's Caroline Claye is a smash hit. But it's what's inside that makes it extra special - some 190 entries across 10 genres.

So if you missed out on Saturday's event, be sure to hunt down a copy of the programme from numerous locations across Buxton or download our app here:

After the party our exhausted but happy Marketing Officer Steph Billen said: "It was a brilliant turn out and all our acts were fab. As always we are grateful to everyone who supports us and to the Green Man Gallery for hosting us." 

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