Drama about love gets replay at Buxton Fringe

Published: 29 June 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

Alex Keen and Rachel E Thorn in Between Us

Buxton Fringe 2019 will be the biggest ever with more than 220 entrants and 760 individual performances as the festival celebrates its 40th year.

One of the highlights of Fringe40 will be Between Us, a “witty” drama about falling in love and falling apart. It returns to the Fringe and is hoping for better fortune than in 2018.

Sheffield actress Rachel E Thorn said, “we took Between Us to Buxton last year and two of the three performances coincided with the World Cup semi-finals!” The whole country was gripped by football fever.”

Between Us tells the inside story of a couple's relationship. The twist is that the show is completely improvised. The performers create new characters and tell a new story each time—inspired by an anecdote from the audience.

“Buxton is a fabulous fringe festival in a great part of the world,” said co-performer Alex Keen. “We can’t wait to share Between Us with Peak District audiences again. Maybe this year (England coach) Gareth Southgate would like to see it too.”

Between Us is at The Old Clubhouse, Buxton on Thursday 4 at 7PM and Tuesdays 9, 16 and 23 July at 10PM. It then goes to the Edinburgh Fringe.