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Davis returns to Buxton Fringe with modern family life comedy

Published: 12 July 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

Buxton Fringe’s “favourite mum, writer and performer” Ginny Davis will return to Buxton Fringe playing nine characters in a new one-woman play UpDownSizing.

It is the latest in Davis’s Ruth Rich saga of comedies about modern family life. Previous plays include Double Booked which was nominated for best theatre production at Buxton in 2011.

Ruth Rich, mother of millennials, thinks her hands-on parenting days are over. Two children have flown the nest and the third is away at university. It is time to downsize. Contracts are about to be exchanged and packing is underway. But as storm clouds gather overhead, Ruth is reminded that when it rains it pours and she is forced to count her chickens.

Davis said, “nothing is out of bounds in UpDownSizing. Children will always behave like kids when their parents are around. They can help it. Animals can’t. The play contains both. As a solo performer, I should have listened to the advice.”

UpDownSizing moves into Underground at the Clubhouse, Water Street, Buxton on Friday 19 July at 1 and 5:40PM and Sunday 21 July at 1PM.