Sunday, 6 May 2012

The Brits Are Coming

This Elvis will be at Fringe Sunday - July 11th, 2-4.30pm

There's a whole lot of comedy in this year's Fringe - and we may well need it. Some of our shows are warming up in Hollywood. Kent Valentine, James Sherwood and Mark Allen - to name but three - are going down a proverbial storm. Look at the link above. If they're good enough for Hollywood they should be OK for Buxton.

Our own party - Fringe Sunday - is pretty much sorted and we have a totally packed programme. You won't be able to move without bumping into a juggler, a comic, a trombonist, an actor or a belly dancer. You'll have to make your own decision as to who you want to bump into. So huge thanks to all the musicians, actors and performers who have agreed to join us on July 11th. We should emphasise that all those taking part are doing so for free and gratis - just for the thrill of playing for you. So, pack yourself a picnic, a blanket and some chilled wine and head for the Pavilion Gardens. We'll kick off at 2pm and go right through to 4.30pm. We'll have perfomers on the Bandstand and others will be roving amongst the audience. You can expect to see, hear and be generally amazed by:
Kooky Babooshka - Manchester's hottest comedy group;
Hayden Cohen - a Woody Allen/Elvis Costello love child (obviously not really);
Jager Brass - a quintet from the Royal Northern College of Music with fanfare, Bach and the Beatles;
Tideswell Male Voice Choir - ever-popular and likely to include songs from favourite musicals;
Tongue in Chic will bring prize-winning poetry;
Landau Forte Youth Theatre will perform high-energy physical theatre;
Milk Theare will be offering intriguing excerpts from their show based on The Merchant of Venice;
Buxton-based Dolls House Productions will bring us Elvis and maybe a touch of the Carpenters;
Candid Theare will be doing snippets of their show J and C that has one hand on Beckett's shoulder and the other holding Shakespeare's pint;
Carrot Napper Productions from Leicestershire will preview their 3-hour show for the Poole's Cavern Marquee - expect direct comedy;
there will be a preview of a new musical about the Eyam plague - with a cast of 17;
award-winning magic, juggling and escapology will come from High Jinx;
songs and cabaret come from the Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy;
more comedy with extracts from Not the Adventures of Moleman;
finally, but not least, the show-stopping Belly Dance Flames.
How much luck do you want in one day!

Also around will be the Hendrick's Horseless Carriage of Curiosities - with story-telling, curisosities and (just possibly) Hendrick's G&T; a children's tent with face-painting, a free lucky dip and other delights; the Buxton Fringe Friend's nearly pyramid stage; some work anticipating the Great Dome Art Fair which takes place on 24-25 July.

by Keith Savage - Published 27/06/2010

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