Fringe for all the family!

Buxton Fringe’s For Families programme offers something from across all the Fringe categories, giving families the chance to experience everything the Fringe has to offer. From theatre to comedy, and from disco-dancing to storytelling, there is something to inspire and entertain the whole family.

Be taken away to far off lands with the REC Youth Theatre Company’s Arabian Nights or join a hippo hunt to try and catch an elusive Hippo with Mouth of Lion’s show Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never Be Caught. Experience all the fun of the pantomime, but in the summer (oh no it isn’t) with Theseus & The Maze Of The Minotaur by Buxton Drama League, or watch as Granny Grump, in 2 Boards and A Passion’s show, reveals how she used to be a superhero.

For musical theatre enthusiasts, PB theatricals offers The Zoo and Cox & Box, two short, comic Gilbert and Sullivan-style operettas. Enjoy an outdoor performance, bring a picnic and relax in the Pavilion Gardens.

The gardens also are the location for the ever popular Magical Storytelling Yurt, run by High Peak Community Arts, and for Stone and Water’s event Tiny! Dragons, Wyrms and Serpents, where everyone is given the chance to help fill the gardens with a host of wriggling creatures.

The magic continues with High Peak Magic Society’s An Evening of Close-up and Stage Magic. At this special show, audience tables become the stage for some amazing close-up magic using cards, coins, rings and ropes. Meanwhile Milkshake by Seska mixes comedy and magic to create an energetic family-focused comedy gig.

Lastly Baby Loves Disco wants to get the whole family up and dancing. It will be taking over Buxton’s Level 2 nightclub for a unique family day-clubbing experience. Spend the afternoon dancing away to the best nostalgic and pop floor fillers.

Keith Savage, chair of the Buxton Fringe, states: “We’re delighted that there are so many events that families can share, talk about, plan for and remember. It really matters to us that parents, carers and children can come to the Fringe and go away excited by something that they have seen and heard.”

The Fringe wishes to thank its sponsor The University of Derby as well as financial supporters The Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust and High Peak Borough Council, its Fringe Friends and the town’s many Fringe supporters and venues.

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