Friday 28 May 2021

Him Indoors - an absurd Comedy Horror...

Absurd comedy-horror from the mind of comedian Sonja Doubleday

Think The Mighty Boosh meets The Wicker Man, but with a northern woman who looks a bit like the girl from The Exorcist with a better sense of humour. Welcome to Tittitutar Town. An unusually odd place, 2,000 miles up North (somewhere near Manchester) where some of the weirdest characters you’ll ever come across live. Him Indoors (written by award-winning comedian Sonja Doubleday) is a laugh-out-loud, absurd comedy horror show, attracting alt-comedy fans and horror-heads alike.  

In the quaint Northern town of Tittitutar, something’s not quite right, and a very serious journalist is determined to get to the bottom of it. A spooky woman claims she has a small man living inside her. A tiny little man trapped in her belly. Don’t believe it? Come along on the journalist’s journey and find out for yourself…

Him Indoors is performed by comedy powerhouse Sonja Doubleday, along with co-stars Nina Atesh (playing a handful of equally strange Tittitutar inhabitants) and Christian Cascone as the ambitious, cocky, yet slightly exasperated journalist. 

 ‘A woman talks to a two-inch man without any explanation, clouds sing pop songs for no reason, two shop attendants dance to a robot cat because they could; absolutely nothing followed any set of rules that I’m used to and I laughed out loud constantly’ (Sam Esame)

‘I might have proposed marriage as it's such a delight. As it is it's inventive, imaginative, insane and probably many other fantastic words that begin with i, and definitely worth seeking out,a stunning piece of absurdity' Alex Finch (comedy to watch)

After some dates at Brighton Fringe, Him Indoors can be found in Buxton on July 15th, 16th and 17th at Underground Venues at The Old Clubhouse @2:30pm

Find Sonja Doubleday on Twitter and Instagram at @cheekykita1 

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Sunday 23 May 2021

Q. What's Orange and Green and uses the Bus?

A. Buxton Fringe!

Yes, this year's traditional orange Fringe is going green in a big way!

I don't know about you but I love getting the bus - someone else does the driving, no need to fill up with petrol and best of all no need to worry about parking, and with the beautiful views on routes around Buxton I can sit back and enjoy the ride.

So imagine how excited I was to learn that the Fringe has teamed up with D&G and High Peak buses to promote travelling to the Fringe on public transport. Our lovely Fringe posters are going to be on display on 150 local buses and in bus stations at Derby, Hanley and Macclesfield.  

Keep your eyes peeled for the posters and if you spot one please post a pic and tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook (@BuxtonFringe) using the hashtag #FringeOnTheBus.

What's more we've signed up to the Plastic Free Pledge to help our friends at Transition Buxton reduce single-use plastic.  

And what perfect timing as our Fringe information desk is on the move - all of which has given Gaye, our lovely desk manager, the chance to have a sort out and reduce our single-use plastic.  

I predict it's going to be reusable cups and recycled bunting all the way!

We can't wait to see our live performers and welcome live audiences back so do pop in to say "Hi". 

But before you leave home, help us and the environment by remembering:

Bus pass/fare - Check! 
Reusable cup - Check!
Fringe app on phone - Check!

Let's make this the biggest Green Orange Fringe yet!

If you want to know more about our environmental policy go to

Carole Garner

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Wednesday 12 May 2021

Painting the Town Orange

Buxton's floral displays might have more than a hint of Fringe orange this year
(credit: Stephanie Billen)

Yes you read that right; I know it's more traditional to paint a town red but this is Buxton and we like to do things a bit differently here! 

I think everyone would agree that we can all do with a bit of cheering up this year and the Fringe has come up with a simple and fun way to do this - by encouraging shops, businesses, care homes, public spaces and residents to create “Orange Hot Spots” across the town throughout July.

The Fringe has joined forces with a number of local groups to organise displays of orange flowers, orange bunting, flower pot people with orange hair, orange-bottomed Bilberry bumble bees or even just orange Fringe posters. The Bilberry bee is a very special bee. It lives high on the moors surrounding Buxton and it helps to pollinate lots of plants but sadly it is in danger of extinction. So let’s give it a helping hand by planting lots of orange flowers to give it a feed and keep it going. You can also support the Buxton Garden Trail (24-25 July) at the same time by purchasing marigold and fuschia plants from them - contact

Everyone can get involved including the kids. Good and easy orange flowers to grow include Nasturtiums, Marigolds and Calendula but there are lots of others. And what’s more, by planting flowers, even one or two on a small windowsill, we can help encourage butterflies, insects and especially bumble bees. 

Don’t have green fingers or any outside spaces?  Create your own display for your window with tissue paper, coloured pens and paints or Fringe posters, or have a go at drawing the Bilberry bee with its distinctive orange bottom! Contact if you would like further information on making or displaying the bee!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your paintbrush or gardening gloves, get creative, have some fun and let's turn Buxton Orange!

Carole Garner