Buxton Fringe

The latest news, features and reviews of theatre, dance and opera in the Buxton Festival Fringe.


TicTac to stage nature comedy plays at Buxton

A compilation of three short comedy plays by Devon playwright Nick Discombe, Nature Knows Best will be presented at Buxton Fringe by Exeter-based TicTac Theatre.

Steve Orme, 15 July 2017

Baby death case inspires Buxton Fringe play

Caroline Burns Cooke will take her play And the Rope Still Tugging her Feet, which examines the treatment of unmarried mothers in Irish society, to Buxton Fringe.

Steve Orme, 15 July 2017

Opera North Youth Company performs at Buxton

Opera North Youth Company will head to Buxton Fringe to perform Dr Ferret’s Bad Medicine Roadshow, a musical version of Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Tales.

Steve Orme, 11 July 2017

Mozart and Kim Kardashian team up in Buxton

Pioneering contemporary music theatre company Leoe and Hyde will take to Buxton Fringe an adaptation of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro loosely based on Kim Kardashian’s infamous marriage to Kris Humphries.

Steve Orme, 08 July 2017

Hamlet videogame nostalgia at Buxton Fringe

A “wild” mix of clowning, Shakespeare and videogame nostalgia can be seen at Buxton Fringe in Edward Day’s one-man show Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC.

Steve Orme, 08 July 2017

King Lear’s story continues at Buxton

A one-man play which continues King Lear’s story is to be performed in four non-theatre spaces, starting with a church hall in Buxton as part of the 2017 Fringe.

Steve Orme, 08 July 2017

Forgotten Tales told again at Buxton Fringe

Storytelling collective Parable Arts will present The Forgotten Tales, a “one-man performance breathing life into the hilarious, heroic and heart-breaking stories that were once well-known across the ancient Celtic Isles”, at Buxton Fringe.

Steve Orme, 08 July 2017

Play Time with a difference at Buxton Fringe

The theatre company of TV comedy writer-performers Matt Zeqiri and Oliver Neck, Of Mice Theatre, will stage its first full-length play at Buxton Fringe, Play Time.

Steve Orme, 01 July 2017

Buxton comedy about assassinated Prime Minister

Nick Hall will perform at Buxton Fringe his one-man comedy play about the life and death of a forgotten British leader in The Assassination of Spencer Perceval.

Steve Orme, 01 July 2017

New venue for biggest ever Buxton Fringe

Buxton Festival Fringe will be the biggest ever in 2017 and will feature a new venue, a 120-seat studio theatre located in the town’s Pavilion Gardens.

Steve Orme, 13 May 2017