Buxton Fringe

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


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

Buxton Fringe smaller but hailed a success

Buxton Festival Fringe 2016 contributed nearly £400,000 to the local economy even though it was slightly smaller than the 2015 event.

Steve Orme, 16 October 2016

Pratchett-style fantasy opened up in Buxton bookshop

Cul-de-sac Theatre Company is to perform in Scrivener’s Bookshop at Buxton Fringe a Terry Pratchett-inspired fantasy Return to Eredurf, penned by Janet Hopley—one of the shop’s bookbinders.

Steve Orme, 18 July 2016

Hunt for hippo in Buxton Fringe family show

London-based Mouths of Lions will make its Buxton Fringe debut with a “weird and wonderful interactive family show” Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never Be Caught.

Steve Orme, 18 July 2016

Aulos commemorates remembrance at Buxton

Buxton Fringe award winners Aulos Productions return to the Derbyshire festival with Lest We Forget, a new play exploring ideas of commemoration and remembrance.

Steve Orme, 09 July 2016

Home truths for aspiring opera singers in Buxton

Crimes Against Taste returns to Buxton Fringe with its new show Tenor and Baritone which explores “the hilariously tragic lives of two aspiring opera singers”.

Steve Orme, 09 July 2016

Shakespeare’s greatest heroes together in Buxton

Shakespeare's greatest heroes decide they should do something to stop the oncoming apocalypse in Shakespeare's Avengers Assembleth: Age of Oberon which stops off at Buxton Fringe as part of a national tour.

Steve Orme, 09 July 2016

Show to tour after Buxton Fringe performances

A production which had a two-week run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015 and which will go on a full tour in 2017 will be performed three times at Buxton Festival Fringe.

Steve Orme, 09 July 2016

Jacques Brel rejuvenated for Buxton replay

Nominated for best show at Buxton Fringe 2015, Jacques Brel: A Life a Thousand Times (Une Vie a Mille Temps) is returning to the Derbyshire spa town “revised, rewritten and rejuvenated”.

Steve Orme, 02 July 2016

Sea change as Heart of Oak swims into Buxton

Heart of Oak Theatre Company will make its Buxton Fringe debut with Hitting the Wall, a new play about a man’s attempt to swim the previously unconquered sea channel between the Mull of Kintyre and Ireland.

Steve Orme, 02 July 2016

Cloaks go under cover at Buxton Fringe

Leicester’s fishhouse theatre will be taking its new production Cloaks, set in a theatre cloakroom where customers’ coats become characters, to the 2016 Buxton Fringe.

Steve Orme, 02 July 2016

Jim to tell Rosa’s tale at Buxton Fringe

Poet and lyricist Jim MacCool, a regular visitor to Buxton Fringe, returns for the 2016 festival with a tale about Marxist theorist, philosopher and revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg.

Steve Orme, 02 July 2016