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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it:

New generation theatre at Buxton Fringe

In amongst the Theatre programme there is a strong selection of theatre from younger performers more than capable of holding their own alongside their older peers.

Regular visitors to Buxton and multi-award winners Shadow Syndicate return with the powerful, provocative and acutely relevant Fugee, a contemporary, hard-hitting play, blending fiction with verified facts, highlighting injustices faced by child refugees arriving in the UK, and the failings of those supposed to take care of them.

Theatre laughs at Buxton Fringe

There are plenty of laughs to be had in this year’s Buxton Fringe Theatre programme.

Hambledon Productions have an inventive take on Herman Melville's classic tale of revenge in Maybe Dick in which all plot will be lampooned, and all jokes will be harpooned. There’s another parody in Star Warts: A New Hip, as ReZolution present a bold theatrical interpretation of what they call “the mostest lovedest cinematical experiences of the 20th century”.

A chance to reflect with Fringe Spoken Word

This year’s Spoken Word category at Buxton Festival Fringe takes audiences on a (sometimes musical) trip into the past with time for self-reflection and the chance to consider life, the universe and everything.

In Woman of Enlightenment, Anna Seward invites the audience to join her on a stroll through life as an independent Georgian woman. Meanwhile in Fotheringhay: Mary Queen of Scots, Jane Collier celebrates the 450th anniversary of Mary’s first visit to Buxton with an audience with the Queen. On

Small is beautiful at Buxton Fringe

Amid the wealth of theatre, comedy and music on offer it is easy to overlook some of the must-see entertainment listed in the smaller categories at Buxton Fringe.

Dance is thriving this year with accessible fun including Shellac is Bac!’s 1950s’ Tea Dance at the United Reformed Church, a Family Ceilidh in Bakewell courtesy of the National Youth Folklore Troupe of England and the ever-popular Buxton Day of Dance from Chapel-en-le Frith Morris and featuring sides from all over the country.

Adventures galore for children at Buxton Fringe

A vibrant Children’s Events section offers adventures galore at this year’s Buxton Fringe (July 5-23).

Families can venture into Gadley Wood to see Babbling Vagabonds’ outdoor production The Wagon of Wonder or make fabulous creatures in the Pavilion Gardens with Stone and Water and their latest Tiny! workshop.

Award-winners return to Buxton Fringe!

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July (16:00)

Sad that Shakespeare hasn’t written anything new for over 400 years?

Well, hold onto your doublets, ruffs and trunk hose. The Bard is back! With story and verse improvised in the moment, enjoy a riotous new Shakespeare play every time – performed by Impromptu Shakespeare’s whip smart cast.