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“Healthy” number of entries for Buxton Fringe

Published: 21 May 2022
Reporter: Steve Orme

Back at Buxton: Impromptu Shakespeare

Buxton Fringe is celebrating a “healthy” 168 entries—back to pre-COVID levels—for the Derbyshire extravaganza which will run from Wednesday 6 until Sunday 24 July.

The Impromptu Shakespeare improv company will return to Buxton, while Rob Rouse, who appeared in the BBC series Upstart Crow, will also be performing.

There will be a one-woman Jekyll and Hyde from Sweet Productions, Freddie Hayes’s Dr Faustus with puppets and potatoes and dark physical theatre in Something Wicked Theatre Company’s Kafkaesque.

There are one-person shows such as Fotheringhay in which Jane Collier invites us to meet Mary Queen of Scots, Little Boxes featuring Little Britain’s Joann Condon, Make-Up from NoLogo, Badass, a love letter to the NHS by Sarah Mills, and The War of the Worlds as realised by Ross Ericson.

Buxton Fringe chair Stephen Walker said, “the Fringe is back to full strength with a programme full to bursting with exciting performances.”