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DECEMBER 2016 TO APRIL 2017

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE PAVILION ARTS CENTRE

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Welcome Welcome to the new season! We hope you enjoy browsing through this new season brochure. We’ve got some great new shows coming to our stage over the next few months, many of which have never been to Buxton before such as Gangsta Granny, Footloose and Hairspray. We are pleased to be working on our first co-production with Creative Cow and Malvern Theatres on the Graham Greene drama Our Man in Havana. We’d love it if you could come and support this project.

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The Big Session festival line up has been confirmed for Friday 28 to Sunday 30 April with Oysterband headlining in the Opera House on Saturday and a Sunday night treat with the Levellers. Once again, the weekend leads into Buxton Spring Fair on the Bank Holiday Monday so there will be plenty of things happening in town if you want to make it a long weekend. We’re still planning the fringe activities, so the best way to keep up to date is by following our dedicated social media @bigsessionfest. We are delighted to have been awarded the Most Welcoming Theatre in the East Midlands for the second year running! This is a testament to the hard work of all our staff and volunteers, from the gleaming brass rails polished to perfection by our lovely housekeeping team to the smiling welcome from our volunteers. Winning an award like this helps to raise the profile of both the theatre and the town and we have our sights firmly set on the national award for 2017. To all our lovely customers who took the time to vote – thank you!

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Contents BUZZ COMEDY CLUB 4 FILMS & SCREENINGS 4 TOURS 4 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS 5 LEARNING & PARTICIPATION 6 DECEMBER 8 JANUARY 14 FEBRUARY 21 MARCH 31 APRIL 44 COMING SOON 53 SUPPORT US 60 BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS 62 DIARY 65 OUR SUPPORTERS 67 BOX OFFICE OPENING: MONDAY TO SATURDAY 10AM TO 8PM, SUNDAY 4PM TO 8PM OPENING TIMES VARY DEPENDING ON PERFORMANCE TIMES. Patron: Lady Jasmine Cavendish Chairman: Carol Prowse Registered Office: 5 The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AZ. Registered in England & Wales. Company Reg. No. 1356378. Charity Reg. No. 507354. VAT Reg No. 332 005515. High Peak Theatre Trust gratefully acknowledges the continued support of High Peak Borough Council.

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Buxton Buzz Comedy Club

More stand–up from some new and not–so–new faces on the comedy club circuit.

Friday 2 December 8pm

David Whitney • Amy Howerska • Allan Finnegan Compere: Harriet Dyer

Friday 6 January 8pm

Phil Walker • Tom Taylor • Alex Love Compere: Bobby Murdock

Friday 3 February 8pm

Chris Washington • Anthony King • Howard Walker Compere: Carl Jones

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Friday 10 March 8pm

Chris Cairns • Peter Brush • Daniel Triscott Compere: Will Duggan

Friday 7 April 8pm

Mike Wilkinson • Chris Purchase • The Huyton Poet Compere: Peter Phillipson Ages 18 & over only. Shows may contain strong language and adult material. Tickets £7 in advance, £10 on the door. Discounts not available

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Films in the Arts Centre The very best movie titles from this year and more presented by Buxton Film. For more information about which films are showing and when, please visit: buxtonoperahouse.org.uk Tickets: £4.50 Matcham/Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/ Income Support/Student/Children: 50p off

Back Stage Pass Opera House Theatre Tours

Take a look behind the scenes at one of the country’s finest examples of a Frank Matcham theatre. In our guided theatre tours, discover the fascinating history of this iconic building, from its Edwardian beginning right up to the present day. Starting from the Dress Circle bar, the tour will take you through to the auditorium and backstage where you will get a glimpse of the inner workings of the theatre. Confirmed dates for tours: Thursday 19 January 11am Thursday 2 February 2pm Sunday 26 February 11am Friday 3 March 11am Tuesday 28 March 11am More tours will be announced throughout the year, so check our website for details or join our mailing list to find out about special events at Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre. Tickets: £10 per person

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SEASON HIGHLIGHTS Classical highlight: 10 February

Stewart Lee

NORTHERN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

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Gangsta Granny

Adventure highlight: 21 February

LEVISON WOOD

Drama highlight: 13 – 18 March

A JUDGEMENT IN STONE

Tosca

Dance highlight: 30 March

TRANSITIONS DANCE 60s highlight: 2 April

BOOTLEG BEATLES Children’s highlight: 12 – 16 April

GANGSTA GRANNY

Transitions Dance

Levison Wood

Music highlight: 28 – 30 April

BIG SESSION

Opera highlight: 4 & 5 May

TOSCA

Musical highlight: 30 May – 3 June

Big Session: Levellers Northern Chamber Orchestra

Bootleg Beatles

FOOTLOOSE

Comedy highlight: 14 & 15 June

STEWART LEE

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BUXTON OPERA HOUSE YOUNG COMPANY If you’re aged between 5 and 25 years and want to get involved with theatre, sign up to our Young Company membership scheme for just £10 per year. Membership allows you to: • Audition for Young Company productions • Access discounted tickets on shows and events • Meet cast members from visiting shows • Take part in exclusive drop–in workshops

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To join the Young Company, download an application form from our website. To find out more, visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/youngcompany

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KALEIDOSCOPE COMMUNITY CHOIR

MINI MOVERS & GROOVERS

If you love to sing then come and join our friendly Kaleidoscope Community Choir delivered in partnership with Buxton Festival. You don’t have to audition to be part of the choir, you can just come along and join us for an hour of singing in the Dress Circle Bar.

If you have children under 5 then our Mini Movers & Groovers sessions are ideal for you!

From choral classics and favourite hymns to pop and folk, the sound of the choir fills the Opera House corridors each Tuesday from 1pm. Tickets: £3.50 A Christmas concert performance will take place on Tuesday 13 December 1pm in the Pavilion Art Centre. Tickets: £4.50 including mulled wine and a mince pie.

Through a mix of creative movement and dance, toddlers and children can learn new skills in a fun and relaxed setting. Sessions use imaginative play, movement and music to help teach balance and coordination. Sessions take place on Monday morning from 10am to 10.45am during term time. To find out more, visit buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/mini–movers–and–Groovers Upcoming sessions: 9, 16, 23, 30 January 10am to 10.45am 6, 20 February 10am to 10.45am Tickets: £5 per session Special offer: Book for 5 sessions, get the 6th session free!

INDIGO NIGHTS Friday 9 December 7pm to 10pm If you are aged 13 to 17, come along to an evening of entertainment with live bands The Twisted and Oddity Road.

As well as great music, there will be soft drinks, a selfie corner and plenty of fun!

The Twisted

High-energy rock band from Bakewell, Derbyshire. With punchy bass, gritty guitar and kickass drumming, they will leave you wanting more.

Oddity Road

Formed in 2015, Oddity Road have worked hard to get themselves heard and they’ve succeeded! They’ve had a headline set at the Rocking Chair, Sheffield plus appearances at Tramlines and support slots at the O2 and Plug Sheffield. Tickets: £5 Young Company: £3

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MUSIC Friday 2 December 7.30pm

MUSIC Saturday 3 December 7.30pm

MUSIC Sunday 4 December 1pm

Low

A Christmas Spectacular of Brass and Comedy

Jazz at the Arts Centre

A Christmas Performance Formed in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1993, Low were perhaps the slowest of the so-called ‘slowcore’ bands – delicate, austere and hypnotic, the trio’s music rarely rose above a whisper, divining its dramatic tension in the unsettling open spaces created by the absence of sound.

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Initially comprising the husband-and-wife team of guitarist/vocalist Alan Sparhawk and drummer/vocalist Mimi Parker along with bassist John Nichols, Low began as an experimental reaction to the predominance of grunge. Their latest studio album, One and Sixes, features contributions from Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche. Tickets: £25.50–£28 Discounts not available

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with the Brighouse & Rastrick Band and Norman Prince Come and enjoy a programme of festive music by the world famous Brighouse & Rastrick Band to get you singing and laughing towards Christmas.

One of the most popular shows in the Opera House seasonal calendar, the Brighouse & Rastrick band have been delighting audiences in Buxton for many years. Along with very special guest and former Houghton Weavers frontman Norman Prince, expect a night of feelgood entertainment and good times all round. A wonderful evening of festivities! Tickets: £18–£20 Discounts not available

Andy Powell

Plus special guest Sara Creeney Jazz at the Arts Centre favourite Andy Powell returns with the Rhythm Katz Swing Band with a selection of songs from the Great American Songbook. Expect to hear swinging tunes from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Matt Monroe and many more. Powell’s reputation keeps growing after recent appearances alongside Andy Prior, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Heather Small and Paul Jones. Joining Powell will be special guest Sara Creeney, who is becoming known as one of the UK’s finest female jazz singers. As always, lunches will be available in the bar from 12.30pm. Tickets: £7 in advance, £9 on the door Discounts not available

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MUSIC Friday 9 December 1pm

MUSIC Sunday 11 December 7.30pm

MUSIC Tuesday 13 December 8pm

Coffee Concert

Emily Portman and the Coracle Band

Teddy Thompson

Melia Duo Hannah Fry, saxophone Alex Smith, percussion

Programme to include Pierre Max Dubois’ Circus Parade and Astor Piazzolla’s Oblivion.

The Melia Duo is a dynamic saxophone and percussion ensemble based in Manchester. Both students of the Royal Northern College of Music, the duo have benefitted from individual and ensemble tuition from the Equivox Duo, Simone Rebello and Rob Buckland. Melia Duo will be available for a meet and greet over coffee following this afternoon’s concert. Tickets: £7 in advance, £10 on the door Discounts not available

Emily Portman’s third album Coracle has been gathering momentum since its release in 2015, along with a wave of glowing reviews. It was named ‘Best Album of 2015’ by the Telegraph and has received airplay from the likes of Jarvis Cocker on Late Junction and with a BBC live session in store for Mark Radcliffe’s Folk Show. Portman will be joined by celebrated and longstanding collaborators Lucy Farrell (viola, saw, voice) and Rachel Newton (harp, voice). The Coracle Band features virtuosic string player Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead), M G Boulter (Lucky Strikes) and classical percussionist Toby Kearney. ‘Entrancing and unsettling. A marvellous, original work’ – Observer ‘Coracle is, without doubt, one of the folk albums of the year’ – Songlines

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson’s career has consistently garnered critical praise. His first self-titled album was released in 2000. In 2002, he played a key role in drawing his mother out of a 17-year musical retirement to record her landmark disc Fashionably Late, which he played on and co-produced.

His second album, Separate Ways, was released in 2006 and demonstrated how much his song writing, performing and record-making skills had evolved since his debut. It was followed in 2007 by Up Front & Down Low, a collection of personally charged readings of classic American country songs that demonstrated Thompson’s increased assurance as a performer and interpreter. By 2016 he had released six studio albums and has toured the world with Elton John, among others. Tickets: £18.50 Discounts not available

Tickets: £16 Discounts not available

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CTP Pantomimes and Buxton Opera House present

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LUCY DIXON

(‘Danielle Harker’ from Waterloo Road ‘Tilly Evans’ from Hollyoaks)

(‘Clive’ from Miranda) Returning by public demand

as SNOW WHITE

as DAME BRENDA BAKEWELL

Written and directed by

PHILIP DART

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JAMES HOLMES

Musical direction & arrangements by

Assistant Director/ Choreographer

MATT PALLANT

SALLY BROOKS

Saturday 10th December – Sunday 1st January Tickets from

£15.50

01298 72190 Or visit buxtonoperahouse.org.uk Call our friendly Box Office team on

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Hi ho, hi ho – away we go with a blockbuster of a show that’s sure to get you laughing, singing along and joining in with all the seasonal fun you’ve come to expect from a Buxton Opera House pantomime. Bring all the family along to enjoy the magical story of Snow White, rescued from the clutches of her wicked stepmother by seven very special little friends. As usual, there’s extra help from a bunch of daft characters, including the palace cook and her good–for–nothing son. Just as well there’s also a dashing prince on his way to ensure a happy ending! Sat 10 Dec Sun 11 Dec Mon 12 Dec Tues 13 Dec Wed 14 Dec Thurs 15 Dec Fri 16 Dec Sat 17 Dec Sun 18 Dec Mon 19 Dec Tues 20 Dec Wed 21 Dec

1pm & 5.30pm No performances 10am & 1.30pm 1pm & 5.30pm (relaxed performance) 10am & 1.30pm 1pm & 5.30pm No performances 2.30pm & 7pm 1pm & 5.30pm 1pm & 5.30pm No performances 2.30pm & 7pm

Thurs 22 Dec Fri 23 Dec Sat 24 Dec Sun 25 Dec Mon 26 Dec Tues 27 Dec Wed 28 Dec Thurs 29 Dec Fri 30 Dec Sat 31 Dec Sun 1 Jan

Tickets: £17.50–£23 Matcham: 12% off Senior Citizens/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/Students/Children under 16: £2 off School & Children’s Groups of 10 or more: £10 (one adult free per ten children) Adult Groups of 10 or more: £16 Children 2 or under: £2.50 (on parent’s knee) Babies under 12 months: Free (on parent’s knee)

2.30pm 2.30pm & 7pm 2.30pm No Performances 3pm 1pm & 5.30pm 2.30pm & 7pm 1pm & 5.30pm (signed performance) No performances 1pm 2.30pm

Travel on High Peak Buses to see the panto and get discounted bu s tickets and ice cream!*

Relaxed performance Seeing your first pantomime should be an exciting experience, but for children on the autistic spectrum and people with learning disabilities the shouts, bangs and flashes can be alarming. Additionally, many families with children who express themselves loudly, or get up and move around, find it difficult to attend formal theatre performances. With the support of the Mayor’s Charity, we are delighted to be able to hold a relaxed performance of Snow White at 5.30pm on Tuesday 13 December. To make the performance more comfortable we will adapt the script, sound, lighting and length of the performance and provide a quiet space where children can relax and unwind if they need a few moments away from the action. There is also a visual story available to download from the website to help prepare for your trip to the theatre. Tickets for the Relaxed Performance are £10, with one essential companion being free of charge. For more information, visit the website or call the Box Office on: 01298 72190.

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*T&Cs: Save 25% on two adult returns and take two kids under 16 for free on production of a valid panto ticket on that date. 50p off each ice cream/ice lolly at the presentation of a High Peak Bus ticket valid on that date

Performance times:

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MUSIC Saturday 17 December 7.30pm

FILMS Thursday 22 December 2.30pm

FILMS Friday 23 December 2.30pm

The Houghton Weavers

Buxton Opera House, in partnership with Buxton Film, present a Christmas film for all the family.

Buxton Opera House, in partnership with Buxton Film, present a Christmas film for all the family.

Elf

It’s A Wonderful Life

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the US in search of his true identity. Family adventure starring Will Ferrell.

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Starring James Stewart.

Christmas Concert

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They’ve been at the forefront of the music scene for over three decades and their visits to Buxton over the years have been particularly popular. Emerging from the North West’s folk clubs in the 1970s, the Weavers made their television debut on the BBC talent show We’ll Call You. Since then, audiences have fallen in love with their unique blend of comedy and music and the band remain true to their motto ‘keep folk smiling’. Tickets: £19 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1.75 off JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price

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Running time: 97 mins

Tickets: £4.50 Matcham/Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/ Students/Children: 50p off

Running time: 130 mins

Tickets: £4.50 Matcham/Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/ Students/Children: 50p off

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SPECIAL EVENTS Saturday 31 December 9.30pm Dinner: 6.15pm (Service: 6.45pm) The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra presents

New Year’s Eve Gala Concert SPECIAL EVENTS Monday 26 December 11am

The Grand Boxing Day Concert With the Fairfield (Buxton) Band The High Peak Mayoral Charities Committee Boxing Day concert has for the past 17 years been a most popular annual event. Due to continuing structural work on the Pavilion Gardens Octagon, this year the event will again be staged at Buxton Opera House. Featuring The Fairfield (Buxton) Band, conducted by Charles Kitchen, expect another great concert and the perfect family occasion to round off your Christmas. Tickets: Adults £2.75, Children £1.50 Senior Citizens: £2

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Anthony Kraus, conductor Jeff Moore, leader Louise Crane, mezzo–soprano Jeremy Peaker, baritone

Soprano and tenor to be confirmed

The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra return for a fun packed evening to celebrate the arrival of the New Year with style. Mark Langley jollies the party along with witty quips and verse introducing a veritable magnum of favourite music from opera, operetta, Gilbert & Sullivan and more. In an evening interspersed with fizz and champagne, enjoy a range of orchestral classics as we make our way towards midnight. The night will be rounded off with the traditional Auld Lang Syne at midnight.

Bring along your party poppers and streamers and join in the fun! Tickets: £21–£40 (concert only) Dinner: £45 (Pavilion Gardens Restaurant)

New Years Eve Gala Dinner 2016 Homemade local game terrin e served with a red onion marmalade and dress ed leaves ~~~~~~ Seared fillet of sea bass on a warm salad of pancetta, button mushrooms and toma to concasse ~~~~~~ Sliced beef tomato with buffa lo mozzarella and sliced figs served on a bed of dress ed leaves Roast sirloin of Stanedge grang e beef served with a shallot and wholegrain must ard sauce ~~~~~~ Slow cooked pork belly with an apple and calvados jus ~~~~~~ Wild mushroom, walnut and dovedale blue wellington with a roasted shall ot sauce Mulled fruit cheesecake serve d with mulled fruits, raspberry coulis and homemade tuile biscuit ~~~~~~ Trio of chocolate mousse serve d with milk chocolate ice cream ~~~~~~ Coffee and petit fours

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Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 January

RUSSIAN STATE BALLET OF SIBERIA JANUARY MARCH

Sergei Bobrov, Artistic Director • Anatoly Tchepurnoi, Music Director and Chief Conductor Performed by The Russian State Ballet of Siberia • Accompanied by a live orchestra

Formed in 1981, the Russian State Ballet of Siberia has quickly established itself as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and unusual depth. The soloists and corps de ballet are superb and never fail to delight audiences with their breath-taking physical ability and dazzling costumes.

Thursday 5 & Friday 6 January 7.30pm

Swan Lake

The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. Odile, the temptress in black tulle, seduces the Prince by spinning with captivating precision to the spellbound purity of the swan queen while Odette flutters with emotional intensity. This dual role of Odette/Odile is one of ballet’s most technical challenges.

Saturday 7 January 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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The Nutcracker

This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse King and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins... Tickets: £34–£41 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £3.25 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

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Pre-show dining available on this event

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MUSIC Friday 6 January 1pm

MUSIC Sunday 8 January 1pm

MUSIC Sunday 8 January 4pm

Coffee Concert

Jazz at the Arts Centre

Kinder Choirs of the High Peak presents

Harmonopoly

Joseph Spratt Christopher Littlewood Tim Bagley Oliver Gildea Programme to include barbershop favourites such as Love Me and the World is Mine and Cuddle Up a Little Closer; plus arrangements from popular musicals such as West Side Story and Oliver! Harmonopoly is a barbershop quartet based in Manchester whose members have been singing as a quartet since November 2014. They made a small ripple in the barbershop world after coming second in the British Association of Barbershop Singers National Youth Competition 2015. The quartet will be available for a meet and greet after the performance over coffee. Tickets: £7 in advance, £10 on the door Discounts not available

Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz Mart Rodger, clarinet Alan Dent, trumpet Chris Pendlebury, percussion Eric Brierley, trombone Louis Lince, banjo/guitar Alan Wilcox, bass Roger Browne, piano

Playing since 1982, Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz was inspired when its band leader, Rodger, visited New Orleans, the birth place of jazz. He was asked to sit in on a session at the Maison Bourbon and the audience response was exhilarating. Since then, Rodger has been playing with his band at venues across the region. As always, lunches are available in the Arts Centre bar from 12.30pm.

Messiah To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Kinder Choirs, the Kinder Anniversary Chorus and the Kinder Anniversary Orchestra will join together for a magnificent and uplifting performance of Handel’s Messiah. Messiah is one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works. For this very special anniversary performance, the oratorio will feature international soloists Yvonne Howard, Susan Bickley, Nicky Spence and Gidon Saks. The Kinder Anniversary Chorus is formed from members of the community, supporters, parents, friends and audience members, together with the Kinder Anniversary Orchestra conducted by Joyce Ellis MBE. Tickets: £25 Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle) Pre-show dining available on this event

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MUSIC Wednesday 11 January 7.30pm

TALKS Wednesday 11 January 7.30pm

MUSIC Thursday 12 January 7.30pm

Rose-Marie

Buxton Adventure Festival presents

The ELO Experience

Irish singing star Rose-Marie comes to Buxton hot off a tour of the US. With current record sales of over 17 million, all 20 of her album releases have reached Gold or Platinum, including her latest CD, My Gift Of Love For You. Rose-Marie is still busy performing her live shows across the UK, Ireland and Europe. She is one of only a handful of UK female artists with a strong enough repertoire to pull in an audience for a one-woman show in the British Isles, Europe and also Las Vegas, from where she recently returned after 5 years.

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Come and join her for a great night of laughter and song or even just the ‘craic’!

Tickets: £22 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

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Jasmin Paris

Back Into The Blue Tour

Ultrarunner Jasmin Paris has been breaking records left, right and centre. Last June, she claimed the fastest time ever for the Ramsay Round, which links 24 Lochaber Munros in a gruelling 60-mile loop. She has also claimed the fastest female time for the Bob Graham Round, covering 66 miles across 42 of the highest peaks in the Lake District in 15 hours and 24 minutes. Paris will talk about her record breaking achievements and the preparation she undertakes before any big race, including training and nutrition, as well as how the runs actually worked out on the day. She will also take a look back at getting into fell running and fitting everything around a busy schedule. There will be a support speaker, a short film screening and stunning photography, ensuring a full evening of action packed entertainment. Tickets: £17.50 Matcham/Groups (8+)/Senior/ Disabled/JSA/Income Support/ Students/Children: £5 off

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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the release of Out Of The Blue in 1977.

The legacy left by Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction – suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet. 10538 Overture, Evil Woman, Living Thing, Diary of Horace Wimp, Don’t Bring Me Down and of course Mr Blue Sky went on to become the soundtrack of our lives. The ELO Experience is the world’s foremost tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience.

Tickets: £24 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

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DRAMA Friday 13 January 7.30pm

MUSIC Sunday 15 January 7.30pm

MUSIC Friday 20 January 7.30pm

Cannon and Ball

Forever in Blue Jeans

An Evening With

The Dressing Room

Set behind the scenes at a run-down theatre, Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball find themselves involved in the crazy goings-on of compere Stu Francis and fellow comic Johnnie Casson.

This hilarious comedy play written by Bobby Ball combines sitcom with variety and comedy. Part play, part variety show, expect a whole night of great entertainment. So get your hankies out and get ready to wipe away tears of laughter. Suitable for all the family.

‘Cannon and Ball won a standing ovation! A night of pure nostalgia!’ – Derbyshire Times Tickets: £20 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

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Come and join one of the greatest parties in town as Forever in Blue Jeans celebrates 21 happy and successful years ‘on the road’.

A perfect feast of entertainment with superb singers, dancers and musicians playing the best in country music and rock ‘n’ roll. This big hearted show features songs from Patsy Cline, Garth Brooks, Elvis Presley, Billy Ray Cyrus, the Mavericks, Tammy Wynette, the Carpenters and Carole King to hits from the great Western musicals such as Oklahoma and Paint Your Wagon. Bring the whole family and come and enjoy one of the liveliest and happiest shows of them all where the star of the show is the show itself.

Tickets: £25 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

Tom Paxton

With special guests Cathy and Marcy With a music career spanning more than 50 years, Tom Paxton’s five decades have seen the recording of many enduring songs and thousands of live performances around the world, as well as winning a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2009.

Celebrated amongst his peers and audiences alike, he is one of the most highly regarded, loved, and best known folk singer/songwriters of his generation.

With timeless classics such as The Last Thing On My Mind, Bottle Of Wine and Ramblin’ Boy, he portrays through his songs and his famously generous nature a true desire for justice and to bring people together. ‘Tom’s songs are fine songs in anyone’s book’ – Uncut Tickets: £30.50 Discounts not available

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MUSIC Saturday 21 January 7.30pm

MUSIC Saturday 21 January 7.30pm

TALKS Sunday 22 January 7.30pm

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry

The Lil’ Jimmy Reed Band

Ruby Wax

Shine A Light

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In March 2016, Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago’s Union Station looking to reconnect with the culture of railroad travel and the music it inspired. Winding along 2,728 miles of track over four days, the pair recorded classic railroad songs in waiting rooms and at trackside while the train paused to pick up passengers. On the Shine A Light tour, they’ll be playing songs from the journey, along with favourites from their own back catalogues. Tickets: £22 Discounts not available

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From shot-gun shack and cotton-field to festival main stage, the prodigious talents of Lil’ Jimmy Reed have taken him a long way from the Mississippi River. One of the last surviving performers of classic Louisiana down-home blues, Lil’ Jimmy’s stinging guitar work, gritty vocals and haunting harmonica have been taking Europe by storm. His music has won him many awards and in 2014 he was inducted into the Alabama Blues Hall of Fame. He is accompanied on piano by Bob Hall, widely regarded as the UK’s finest blues and boogie exponent and by the diminutive dynamo Hilary Blythe on rock steady bass. Tickets: £16 Discounts not available

Frazzled! A Guide to Mindfulness A forum for discussion

The US born comedian, actor and writer has become a mental health campaigner and gained a Masters degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University. This event is a follow up to her sell-out touring show and best-selling book Sane New World, which helps us understand why we sabotage our sanity with our own thinking.

Her new best-selling book, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, is the basis for the discussion. Funny and insightful, this event is your passport to saner living. She might not be sane herself, but she does a pretty good imitation. Tickets: £22.50 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+) or more/Senior/Disabled: £2 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

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MUSIC Sunday 22 January 7.30pm

The Pitmen Poets From Billy Elliot to Close the Coalhouse Door, When the Boat Comes In to The Pitmen Painters, now hear the songs and stories of the Pitmen Poets.

The Pitmen Poets features four of North East England’s leading champions of its musical heritage, ex-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Durham songwriter Jez Lowe. Individually and collectively they celebrate the triumphs, tragedy, humour and hard times of the North East’s coal mining tradition in an evening of music, song and spoken word, illustrated by atmospheric archive photography. Tickets: £21 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2 off JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price

DRAMA Thursday 26 January 7.30pm & Friday 27 January 2.30pm Talking Scarlet presents

The Sound of Murder

By William Fairchild Starring Corrinne Wicks (Doctors, Emmerdale), Michelle Morris (The Knock) and Marcus Hutton (Brookside) Charles Norbury is a successful writer of children’s books... but he doesn’t like children.  An unlovable man, he has no friends, is arrogant, controlling, sadistic and cruel. His wife, starved of love and denied children of her own, has met another man. The secret lovers devise a fool-proof plan to do away with the husband; however they are unaware that their plotting has been accidentally recorded on tape. And when Charles’ secretary listens to their scheme, this gripping thriller takes another twist into a suspense-filled climax. ’I’ve yet to see a bad Talking Scarlet show. I don’t think they exist’ – Derbyshire Times

MUSIC Friday 27 January 7.30pm

The Transports

A Tale of Exile and Migration Join some of Britain’s leading folk musicians for a timely re-telling of Peter Bellamy’s legendary folk ballads The Transports. Here is a rare chance to see BBC Award Winners The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr and members of Bellowhead together on stage. This new production combines The Transports’ incredible music with spell-binding story-telling.

At a time when migration makes headlines daily, this tale of past migration shows how little has changed in the global movement of desperate people. The accompanying project Parallel Lives charts, town by town, those who once left Britain with those who have recently arrived. Tickets: £20 Discounts not available

Tickets: £16–£18 Matcham: 12% off (First Night ½ price) Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

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MUSIC Saturday 28 January 7.30pm

MUSIC Sunday 29 January 7.30pm

DRAMA Sunday 29 January 7.30pm

80s Mania

Chas Cole for CMP Entertainment presents

LipService Theatre Company presents

Prepare to experience Europe’s ultimate 80s concert show, featuring chart topping pop icons authentically recreated with a live band and awesome dancers. Performing over 35 chart topping smash-hits live in concert, with spectacular revues to Duran Duran, the Human League, Kim Wilde, Culture Club, Madonna, Wham!, Nena, Toni Basil, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Madness and many more!

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This dynamic production sets the stage alight with electric vocal performances and fierce dance moves. Together with a top quality band and professional dancers, they recreate the era with outstanding energy and stunning accuracy. So grab your ra-ra skirt, pull on your leg warmers and get ready to party!

Tickets: £26 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Hits to Blues World Tour Encompassing nearly five decades of legendary music and channelling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Hits to Blues offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved bands of all time.

From the exultant heights of such classic hits as Rhiannon, Don’t Stop, You Make Loving Fun and Seven Wonders, to the cathartic relationship autopsies contained on the bestselling Rumours album Hits to Blues, like any previous Rumours of Fleetwood Mac concert, this guarantees to offer audiences a rich and emotive musical experience. ‘An extraordinary emotive performance of Fleetwood Mac’ – Mick Fleetwood Tickets: £26.50–£31.50 Discounts not available

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot Jane Austen sits writing, her quill scurrying across the vellum. She is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip curling, handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work. Now left to his own devices, Darcy embroiders his own storyline whilst his creator stitches her quilt. When Jane returns she finds the plot has moved on and Darcy is dancing to a rather different tune. LipService explores the world of women writers, scribbling in secret or under pseudonyms, squeezing in their writing amongst the hustle and bustle of taking tea, choosing chintz and the odd attack of the vapours. Award-winning comedy duo LipService, makers of Withering Looks and Inspector Norse celebrate Jane Austen’s life 200 years on. ‘The glorious, splendidly silly comic duo’ – Independent Tickets: £14 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1.50 off JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price

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ENTERTAINMENT Tuesday 31 January 7.30pm

MUSIC Friday 3 February 1pm

The Circus of Horrors

Coffee Concert

The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation The Neverending Nightmare. This spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into an 'Alice in Horrorland’ type story, driven by a mainly original soundscape and performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek!

Programme to include Rautavaara, Telemann, JS Bach and Ysaye.

The Never-Ending Nightmare

This is not the first time that the Circus of Horrors has created history as it became the only circus ever to reach the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and the first circus to perform in London’s West End for over 100 years. Ages 16 & over only.

‘A bloody great night out’ – Times ‘Freaking awesome’ – Sun Tickets: £22–£26 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

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MUSIC Saturday 4 February 7.30pm

The Legends of Erkki Louko (violin) and American Country Tribute Show Miriam Brown (cello) Erkki Louko graduated at the Espoo Music Institute in 2006. In 2007, Louko entered the youth department of the Sibelius Academy as a student of Janne Malmivaara and Merit Palas. Miriam Brown is a fourth year cellist studying with Sally Pendlebury at the Royal Northern College of Music. Her first two years at RNCM were under the guidance of Nicholas Trygstad, principal of the Hallé orchestra.

Both musicians will be available for a meet and greet over coffee following the recital. Tickets: £7 in advance, £10 on the door Discounts not available

Following a sell-out UK tour in 2016 direct from Ireland, Europe’s No. 1 country music show returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping country classics. The 2017 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Alan Jackson and four brand new tributes to icons George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Patsy Cline and Don Williams in this must see extravaganza.

Featuring respected singers Rod McAuley, Joe Moore, Evan O’Donnell and Tracey McAuley, the show is backed by the superb Keltic Storm band and coupled with an authentic stage set that gives the real Nashville feel. One thang’s for sure… if you like country music this is the show for you! Tickets: £20 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2 off JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price

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Talking Scarlet presents

DRAMA Friday 3 to Sunday 5 February 7.30pm (except Sunday) Matinee: Saturday & Sunday 2.30pm By Peter Gordon Talking Scarlet are proud to present the world premiere of the fourth instalment of The Pratt Trilogy by Peter Gordon and this time it’s Seasonal!

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Pratt’s back and once again he is in the presence of murder! Dong Ding Murder Me On High! introduces Inspector Pratt on a ‘Silent Fright’ when he was just Sergeant Pratt as he attempts to discover why the daughter of Sir Walton Gates has nearly been sleighed to death. Peter Gordon’s plays have had over 1,450 professional and amateur productions world-wide. He is well known for his Inspector Pratt trilogy of plays, Murdered to Death, Secondary Cause of Death and Death by Fatal Murder.

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Tickets: £16–£18 Matcham: 12% off (½ price first night) Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle) Pre-show dining available on this event

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MUSIC Sunday 5 February 1pm

MUSIC Sunday 5 February 7.30pm

DRAMA Tuesday 7 February 7.30pm

Jazz at the Arts Centre

Richard Digance

‘Owdyado Theatre presents

Join Richard for a celebration of his 50 years of songs and stories that led to a BAFTA nomination and the British Academy of Composers Gold Award. Thirty-one albums, music for Bill Bryson’s latest audio book The Road to Little Dribbling and over three million YouTube views prove it was a successful journey. He is supported by acoustic duo the Broadside Boys on their first British tour as they promote their new album, Plenty More Fish In The Sea.

Private eye and troubled sleeper Charlie Daniels is hired by the seductive Elise to investigate the disappearance of her husband, a prominent gallery owner. Meanwhile, writers Charlotte and Dan are struggling to produce a script for their new ‘noir’ inspired theatre show about an art forgery ring. As scenes spin, fragment and entangle with each other one question arises: whose reality is real?

Dakhla Brass Matt Brown, drums Charlotte Ostafew, baritone sax Sophie Stockham, alto sax Pete Judge, trumpet Liam Treasure, trombone

Dakhla Brass delivers outstandingly original music combining evocative harmonies, intricate rhythms, absorbing soundscapes – all from one extraordinary drummer and four top-of-their-game horn-players. You won’t have heard anything quite like Bristol-based quintet Dakhla Brass…

Since forming in 2011, Dakhla Brass have recorded three albums of completely original music, received regular airplay across the BBC, and was selected by Jez Nelson, Giles Peterson and Jazz on 3 for BBC Introducing’s ‘Best Of New Jazz’ to perform at Manchester Jazz Festival.

Golden Anniversary Tour

Tickets: £18 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1.75 off JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price

A View from the Edge

A View from the Edge is a slick and surprising show where the search for the truth provokes a mind-bending journey through the world of dreams, imagination and ‘real life’. Pay attention now. It’s about to get weird…

Tickets: £15 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1.50 off JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price

Lunch is available in the Arts Centre bar from 12.30pm. Tickets: £7 in advance, £9 on the door Discounts not available

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MUSIC Wednesday 8 February 7.30pm

TALKS Wednesday 8 February 7.30pm

MUSIC Thursday 9 February 7.30pm

Nathan Carter and his Band

Buxton Adventure Festival presents

Macca –The Concert

The Wanna Dance Tour

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One of the biggest names on the Irish music scene, Nathan Carter is fast becoming a big name all over the UK with his fine performances that include the hit song Wagon Wheel. Carter and his six man band perform a great variety of country, Irish, pop and ballads – music for everyone of all ages. Nathan is an expert accordion player so you can expect a bit of hand clapping, foot tapping hooley as well. The looks, the charm, the talent – Carter has it all in this superbly entertaining show that will make you want to see him again.  Tickets: £27–£29.50 Discounts not available

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Sean Conway

Celebrating the Music of Paul McCartney

Adventure on the Edge Endurance adventurer Sean Conway has completed the world’s longest unsupported Ultra Triathlon around the edge of mainland Britain. He cycled, ran and swam around the British coast. He left Lulworth Cove in Devon on a bamboo bike and cycled 3,350 miles through the beautiful Welsh and Scottish coastlines before swapping his bike for running shoes for the 800 miles to Brighton, followed by a 390,000 stroke swim back to where he started. Widely admired for his endurance, courage and humour (and that beard!), Conway will entertain you with his tales of life on the edge but also inspire you to find the courage to tackle difficult challenges no matter what they may be, and above all, to live life more adventurously. There will be a support speaker, a short film screening and stunning photography, ensuring a full evening of action packed entertainment. Tickets: £17.50 Matcham/Groups (8+)/Senior/ Disabled/JSA/Income Support/ Students/Children: £5 off

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Starring West End leading man Emanuele Angeletti (Let It Be) as Paul McCartney, this is a celebration of the life and music of a legend. Macca is a career-spanning musical biopic covering McCartney’s entire solo career.

The first half of the show is a recreation of the acclaimed Wings Over The World 1975–76 concert tour complete with authentic costumes, staging and production. The second half of the production showcases all of McCartney’s solo hits, along with a selection of Beatles favourites. Featuring an acclaimed West End cast, experience the drama of Live and Let Die, the pathos of No More Lonely Nights and the nostalgia of Band on the Run alongside many, many more. ‘Emanuele Angeletti is an uncanny carbon-copy of Paul’ – Telegraph Tickets: £27 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

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MUSIC Thursday 9 February 7.30pm

MUSIC Friday 10 February 7.30pm

MUSIC Friday 10 February 7.30pm

Space

Northern Chamber Orchestra presents

The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra

Give Me Your Future Following the release of their new studio album Give Me Your Future in May 2016, Space now embark on a new tour.

Space came to prominence in the mid-1990s with hits including Female of the Species, Me and You Versus the World and The Ballad of Tom Jones. The band reunited in 2011 after a six year break. The new album has been produced by Grammy and BRIT award winning producer Steve Levine, who has worked with The Clash, Culture Cub, Beach Boys, Deniece Williams and Gary Moore to name a few.

Space have sold over two million albums worldwide with titles including Spiders, Tin Planet, Suburban Rock and Roll and Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab. The band continues to write gritty, edgy pop songs that captivate the imagination of the listener. Tickets: £15 Discounts not available

Spring Serenade Nicholas Ward, violin

Vivaldi, Spring from The Four Seasons Tchaikovsky, Waltz from Serenade for Strings Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 Dag Wiren, March from Serenade for Strings Gilbert & Sullivan, song selection Handel, Water Music

Enjoy a light and lovely concert to serenade you into spring. The programme includes Spring from Vivaldi’s ever-popular The Four Seasons, with NCO’s Artistic Director, Nicholas Ward, as soloist. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 and Handel’s Water Music are equally popular all-time classics, while the NCO will be joined by a soprano soloist (soon to be announced) for a selection of songs, courtesy of the legendary, Victorian-era composer and lyricist duo, Gilbert & Sullivan. Tickets: £26–£30 Discounts not available

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A tuneful, comedy extravaganza featuring numerous props, costume changes and a wealth of bizarre instruments, including a musical toilet! Far more than a skiffle band, to the LPSO skiffle means 'anything goes', a formula which has proven highly successful as they tour all over the UK and Europe.

Familiar songs, tunes and original material, all performed in that unique LPSO style with influences ranging from Limerick to Louisiana, Moscow to Morocco, Athens to Arkansas, Soho coffee bars and traditional variety. Comic songs, parodies, hilarious skits and outstanding musicianship combine for a first class show. ‘I love your band... great fun!’ – Rick Wakeman Tickets: £16 Discounts not available

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MUSIC Saturday 11 February 7.30pm

COMEDY Monday 13 February 7.30pm

MUSIC Tuesday 14 February 7.30pm

Fairport Convention

John Shuttleworth

Mike + The Mechanics

Plus support: Sally Barker Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967’s summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band’s passion for live performance has never wavered. To mark their 50th year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled 50:50@50. The band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire. Fairport Convention’s line-up is Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

John Shuttleworth hits the road following appearances on Celebrity Antiques Roadshow and the second series of Radio 4’s John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music for his farewell tour.

After numerous shows in US, UK and Europe last year, Mike + The Mechanics kick off their 2017 tour at Buxton Opera House in the first of 30 major concerts across the country.

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50th Anniversary Tour

‘Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves’ – Guardian Tickets: £22 Discounts not available

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My Last Will and Tasty Mint

A recent health scare (well, a mild bout of sciatica) has made ‘Sheffield’s finest singer/songwriter’ (Times) focus on his mortality and the many things he needs to do before the inevitable move into a hospice. Can sole agent, Ken Worthington, pull out the stops and make John a star before his retirement?

Word of Mouth Tour 2017

Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford joins forces with a new generation Mike + The Mechanics which includes one of the UK’s most prolific R&B singers, Andrew Roachford and Canadian-born singer Tim Howar, who formed and toured with his band Vantramp, with the likes of Rod Stewart and Paulo Nutini.

As well as hilarious new songs, John will bash out the favourites on his trusty Yamaha: Two Margarines, I Can’t Go Back To Savoury Now, Mutiny Over The Bounty, Y Reg plus many more.

The Word Of Mouth Tour 2017 will include their massive 80s hit single The Living Years which reached No. 1 in the US plus other classic hits including Silent Running, All I Need is a Miracle, Word of Mouth, Another Cup of Coffee and the unforgettable Over My Shoulder.

‘Punch the air to character comedy in a class of its own’ – Sunday Times

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FILM Wednesday 15 February 7.30pm

DRAMA Wednesday 15 February 7.30pm

DRAMA Thursday 16 February 7.30pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Scottish Falsetto Socks Do Shakespeare

Don’t Go Into the Cellar presents

Experience an evening of extraordinary short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival.

Earth’s funniest footwear return with a brand new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence, taking on the ‘Bard Of Avon’ himself. Howl at their Hamlet, roar at their Romeo and Juliet and peer into their Coriolanus. Plus all the usual satirical nonsense from the ‘Two Gentlesocks Of Verrucca’.

World Tour

Follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe. Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel through an exhilarating collection of the latest films from the most talented adventure film makers of today. An exciting event not to be missed with free prize giveaways! Tickets: £15 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/ JSA/Income Support/Students/ Children: £1.50 off (not Dress Circle)

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This is the Socks’ ninth all-new hour long show, fresh from the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. Following their sellout success with such shows as Socks in Space and Minging Detectives, this year they’ve risen to the challenge of Shakespeare to rave reviews.

Dracula’s Ghost When Bram Stoker’s widow welcomes lawyer Mr Leech into her home, there begins a tale of the most feared vampire of all time, of his undead life and times and the remarkable characters he has met down the centuries. An original stageplay concerning the actual story of Count Dracula – prepare for nothing but the bloody truth! Tickets: £12 Discounts not available

Ages 12 & over only.

‘Had every single audience member... laughing until they cried’ – Edinburgh Evening News Tickets: Adults £12, Ages 12 to 16 £10 Discounts not available

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DRAMA Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 February 7.30pm Matinee: Saturday 2.30pm

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London Classic Theatre presents

Hysteria By Terry Johnson

Directed by Michael Cabot Designed by James Perkins Lighting by Andy Grange 1938. Hampstead, London.

Sigmund Freud has fled Nazi-occupied Austria and settled in leafy Swiss Cottage. The ageing Freud intends to spend his last days in peaceful contemplation but when Salvador Dali pays a visit and discovers a naked woman in the closet, eye-popping mayhem ensues. An acknowledged modern classic, Terry Johnson’s hilarious farce explores the fallout when two of the 20th century’s most brilliant and original minds collide. Terry Johnson is one of the UK’s most celebrated contemporary playwrights. His notable successes include Mrs Henderson Presents, Dead Funny, Insignificance, The Graduate and Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick.

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Hysteria won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 1994.

London Classic Theatre is one of the UK’s leading touring theatre companies. Recent successes include national tours of The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett and Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends. Tickets: £18–£20 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1.75 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle) Pre-show dining available on this event

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MUSIC Saturday 18 February 7.30pm

MUSIC Sunday 19 February 7.30pm

TALKS Tuesday 21 February 7.30pm

McGoldrick, McCusker and Doyle

That’ll Be The Day

An Evening with

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle, three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions, are touring in early 2017 to celebrate the release of their latest album. This is a rare chance to see three of the world’s finest musicians share a stage together. A founding member of Lúnasa and current member of Capercaillie, McGoldrick is a master on the flute and Uilleann pipes. Battlefield fiddler McCusker has performed with Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene. Doyle, a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Dublin, is the founding member of Salas and has played an active role in the renaissance of traditional Irish music. Tickets: £17.50 Discounts not available

After an incredible three decades of touring, the UK’s No.1 rock ‘n’ roll variety production That’ll Be The Day returns with another opportunity to see its latest most popular show! Featuring a sensational line-up of classic gold hits, spanning the 50s right through to the 70s and 80s, mixed as always, with even more hilarious comedy! Complete with stunning costumes and incredible live music performances, we guarantee you’ll be on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over. Welcome to the golden age of popular music… revived! ‘The best rock ‘n’ roll show on the road’ – Time Out ‘This show just gets better and better’ – Telegraph Tickets: £28 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

Levison Wood Best-selling author, photographer and TV presenter Levison Wood shares his experiences as a modern day explorer. With his keen desire to immerse himself fully in local cultures and customs, Wood has delighted audiences around the globe with stories of his epic adventures, ranging from being chased by crocodiles to falling off a mountain. In this adventure-filled one-man show, Wood recounts his amusing and sometimes poignant tales of life as a soldier in the Parachute Regiment and his subsequent transition into an explorer of international standing. His latest show will include tales from his journeys walking the length of the Nile and the Himalayas, both of which were documented by Channel 4. Tickets: £25.50 Under 16s: ½ price (not Dress Circle) Matcham: 12% off

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DRAMA Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 February 7.30pm Matinee: Saturday 2.30pm

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Rumpus Theatre Company presents

Raffles

The Mystery of the Murdered Thief The return of the gentleman cracksman A sparkling whodunit based on the thrilling classics by E. W. Hornung

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Harry ‘Bunny’ Manders is convinced that his erstwhile partner in crime, the gentleman cracksman A. J. Raffles, drowned while escaping a daring theft aboard a transatlantic liner. But a chance reply to a newspaper advertisement reveals an entirely different scenario and at once Bunny is embroiled again in his old life of burglary, mayhem, adventure and murder! Starring Ian Sharrock (Emmerdale, Heartbeat, I’m Alan Partridge) as Bunny, Raffles is the latest production from Rumpus Theatre Company who last visited Buxton with Father Brown – The Curse of the Invisible Man.

FAMILY Saturday 25 February 11am & 2pm Big Wooden Horse presents

Monstersaurus! One day Monty found a book ‘Inventions Very Rare’ Create yourself a monster friend BUT ONLY IF YOU DARE! This brand new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monster-ously good! Follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters, but he has a problem – now he has made them all, what is he going to do with them?! This energetic show full of thrills, spills, magic and mayhem will delight the whole family – with original music and plenty of audience participation!

‘Guarantees to set your heart racing’ – Remotegoat

For ages 3 & over and their families.

Tickets: £16–£20 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

Tickets: £14.50 Family Tickets: £37.50–£50 Discounts not available

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MUSIC Sunday 26 February 7.30pm

MUSIC Saturday 4 March 7.30pm

MUSIC Sunday 5 March 1pm

Heartbeat Chorus

The Take That Experience

Jazz at the Arts Centre

The spectacular, sparkly Heartbeat Chorus are the 2015 Sweet Adelines’ UK ladies’ barbershop champions. They represented the UK and Netherlands in the International Barbershop Competitions in Las Vegas and have approximately 70 members whose ages range from early 20s to 80 years old. The ladies are from a diverse range of backgrounds, including lawyers, scientists, teachers and a wigmaker. Heartbeat Chorus’ repertoire includes well known songs from musicals to popular numbers such as Somebody to Love and Africa. Tickets: £15 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/Students/ Children: £1.50 off

As Take That celebrate an incredible 25 years as the UK’s number one boy band, the Take That Experience mark a decade, wowing audiences wherever they perform. With their amazing vocals, stunning costumes and electrifying dance routines, they successfully recreate the magic of Take That. The Take That Experience bring you all the classic songs you know and love, from the 90s through to the present, including smash hits Pray, Relight My Fire, Patience, Shine and These Days.

This special anniversary show also sees the return of the one and only ‘Robbie Williams’ and brings alive songs such as Angels, Rock DJ and Candy to an already explosive concert! The five boys don’t just give you a night you’ll ‘never forget’… they give you the Take That Experience!

Andrew Wood Trio Matthew Ratcliffe, piano Martyn Spencer, double bass Andrew Wood, drums

The Andrew Wood Trio is a young, dynamic and exciting piano trio hailing from the East Midlands, exploring the songbooks of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald in a style reminiscent of the Oscar Peterson Trio and the Bill Evans Trio.

Fresh from a tour with UK jazz saxophone legend Tony Kofi, the Andrew Wood Trio is a date not to be missed! As always, lunches are available from the bar from 12.30pm. Tickets: £7 in advance, £9 on the door Discounts not available

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FAMILY Wednesday 1 March 1pm & 4.30pm Thursday 2 March 10am & 1pm From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage!

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Holly is a young Fairy Princess who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn’t always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn’t have wings and he doesn’t do magic, but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. They live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise high above them and every day is an adventure.

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Join Ben and Holly and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family! Tickets: Adults £17.50–£20.50, Children £15.50–£18.50 Family Tickets: £46.50–£62

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MUSIC Sunday 5 March 7.30pm

TALKS Wednesday 8 March 7.30pm

MUSIC Friday 10 March 1pm

Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers

Buxton Adventure Festival presents

Coffee Concert

In 1974, the world was to witness a new musical phenomenon the like of which had not been seen since the days of Elvis and the Beatles. The music of the Bay City Rollers became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers growing up in the mid-70s. The face and voice of that soundtrack belonged to Les McKeown. With McKeown leading the way, the band’s singles and albums shot to the no. 1 spot all over the globe. Massive hits such as Bye Bye Baby, Shang-A-Lang, Summer Love Sensation and Give A Little Love propelled the band to world-wide superstardom and their trademark Scottish tartan was seen everywhere across the planet. Join Les McKeown and his four-piece band for a celebration of an amazing show! Tickets: £22 Discounts not available

Mick Fowler

Zamorra Guitar Trio

Mick has been a leading climbing adventurer since the mid-1970s and has become well-known as an innovative and inspirational mountaineer. He has established numerous climbs, including the first ascent of the north face of Sulamar in China and new routes across the Himalayas, such as on Gojung (6,310m), the Prow of Shiva (6,142m) and Kishtwar Kailash (6,451m). He has won several awards, including two Piolet d’Ors and authored a number of critically acclaimed books, including Vertical Pleasure, Climbing in the Cold and On Thin Ice. There will be a support speaker, a short film screening and stunning photography, ensuring a full evening of action packed entertainment. Tickets: £17.50 Matcham/Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/ Students/Children: £5 off

Don Candy Sam Rodwell Owen Bunting Programme to include Ravel, Shostakovich and others. All three members of Zamorra are currently studying under the tutelage of Craig Ogden at the Royal Northern College of Music. Candy, who is from Australia, graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Australia before coming to the UK. Rodwell has performed in masterclasses for artists including David Russell, Gary Ryan and Julian Byzantine. Bunting is currently an undergraduate at the college and is interested in contemporary classical music for guitar. Members of Zamorra Guitar Trio will be available for a meet and greet over coffee following the performance. Tickets: £7 in advance, £10 on the door Discounts not available

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Wednesday 8 March to Saturday 11 March

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DERBY GILBERT & SULLIVAN The popular opera company presents a week long festival of musical treats to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Wednesday 8 March 7.30pm

Thursday 9 March 7.30pm

National Heritage Opera presents

Flanders and Swann

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By Puccini Heritage Opera visits Buxton Opera House for the first time with Puccini’s heart-breaking story of undying love and longing, in this critically acclaimed production. Soprano Sarah Helsby Hughes and tenor Nicholas Sales lead a cast of 10 professional singers, accompanied by a 28-piece orchestra. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Tickets: £22–£28 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

Donald Maxwell, a regular and favourite performer in Buxton, will join with Andrew Nicklin to present the songs of Flanders and Swann and others. This duo has been highly praised for similar concerts over the last few years. Tickets: £14–£18 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/ Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle) Pre-show dining available on this event

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Friday 10 March 7.30pm

Saturday 11 March 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derby Gilbert & Sullivan Company presents

Derby Gilbert & Sullivan Company presents

Although The Sorcerer is less well-known than the everpopular The Mikado, it contains delicious humour and beautiful and exciting music, including the famous patter song, My name is John Wellington Wells, which is always ‘explosive’ fun! Accompanied by a full orchestra.

The Mikado has survived for over 130 years and remains arguably the most popular opera written by the partnership. This new production by Andrew Nicklin, with Gilbert poking (not always) gentle fun at the British Establishment, remains as potent as it has ever been, especially post Brexit. Ko-Ko’s 'Little List' will inevitably be updated to take into account the news and the fads of early 2017. Accompanied by a full orchestra.

The Sorcerer

Tickets: £18–£22 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle) Pre-show dining available on this event

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The Mikado

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MUSIC Saturday 11 March 7.30pm

COMEDY Sunday 12 March 8pm

MUSIC Friday 17 March 7.30pm

Lindisfarne

Count Arthur Strong

Tilston and Lowe

Legendary 70s folk-rock pioneers Lindisfarne return to form with a classic six-piece line up of long time members fronted by original founding member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle and slide guitar. With a repertoire of unforgettable songs like Meet Me On The Corner, Fog On The Tyne, Lady Eleanor and Run For Home and a reputation for live performance second to none, Lindisfarne’s power to galvanise festival and concert audiences remains undimmed and is guaranteed to get the crowd on its feet and singing along.

The Sound of Mucus

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Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. This is an amazing event. ‘Just gets funnier and funnier’ – Guardian ‘…never needed to resort to toilet humour or swearing to maintain one and a half hours of pure hilarity’ – Manchester Evening News ‘A relentless blast of comic surprises’ – Times Tickets: £24 Discounts not available

First paired together whilst on tour in the US a few years ago, award-winning singer-songwriters Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe realised they could be onto something special. Some time passed before the two would reunite, but the spark was lit and plans were afoot! In 2015, Tilston and Lowe embarked on their debut UK tour before releasing the album The Janus Game in November.

Tilston is the writer of classics such as Slip Jigs and Reels, The Naked Highwayman and Here’s to Tom Paine and his songs have been covered by the who’s who of folk. Lowe’s double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards for Best Singer and Best New Song was a timely reminder of Jez’s standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Lowe can also be seen in Buxton alongside Billy Mitchell, Box Fox and Benny Graham with the Pitmen Poets. Tickets: £15 Discounts not available

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DRAMA Saturday 18 March 7.30pm

MUSIC Sunday 19 March 7.30pm

DANCE Monday 20 March 7.30pm

Door Ajar Theatre presents

Patsy Cline

Peak Dance Festival

An evening of song, laughter and legendary stories is promised in this enthralling tribute to the music, life and times of one of the world’s biggest country music stars, Patsy Cline.

For the 11th year running, Buxton Opera House proudly presents a spectacular showcase of young dance talent from Derbyshire, with ‘wonder’ being this year’s theme. A mix of dance styles will be performed by students from both primary and secondary schools in Derbyshire. Each school will be presenting a unique piece of choreography. It certainly promises to be a fine celebration of great home grown dance talent!

Thisbe

Fourteen years have passed since the fateful night Thisbe’s parents, Helena and Demetrius, were lost in the woods. The only thing they remember is waking up completely in love with one another. But as their love becomes obsession, where does this leave their neglected and confused daughter, Thisbe?

Cue the prankster Puck and his fairy flunkeys who love nothing more than to meddle with the mortal world. With the promise of solving all of her problems, they lure Thisbe into the woods where it isn’t long before she finds herself embroiled in their roguery. Intoxicated with magic and adventure, has Thisbe gone too far this time? Can she stop her family falling apart? And does she even want to? BSL interpreted and with an original score, this play is full of playful wit and boisterous theatricality. Tickets: £12 Discounts not available

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The Concert She Never Gave

It is over 50 years since Cline left a great legacy of hit records. This wonderful show pays tribute to country music’s world renowned superstar. Featuring the star of the West End production Patsy, the fabulously talented Sandy Kelly.

Joining Kelly is George Hamilton V with his special tribute to his father George Hamilton IV. One of the true greats of country music and one of Patsy’s closest friends, Hamilton’s many hits include Abilene, Early Morning Rain and She’s A Little Bit Country.

Tickets: £7 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1 off JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price

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ROY MARSDEN SOPHIE WARD MARK WYNTER DEBORAH GRANT SHIRLEY ANNE FIELD ANTONY COSTA BEN NEALON IN

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DRAMA Monday 13 to Saturday 18 March 7.30pm Matinee: Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood – on Valentine’s Day. Ruth Rendell’s brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself.

Led by Director Roy Marsden, best known as an actor for playing PD James’ detective Adam Dalgliesh for 14 years on ITV, the cast includes film, TV and stage favourite Sophie Ward, who played the beautiful, ill-fated love interest of Young Sherlock Holmes and Dr Helen Trent in long-running ITV drama Heartbeat, pop-idol Mark Wynter who since his hit parade days has featured in seven Agatha Christie Company productions, Deborah Grant (Not Going Out, Bergerac,), movie icon Shirley Anne Field, who became an overnight star in two landmark films The Entertainer opposite Sir Laurence Olivier, and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning with Albert Finney, Antony Costa who shot to fame in chart topping boy band Blue, and Agatha Christie Company stalwart Ben Nealon whose TV credits include ITV’s award winning drama Soldier Soldier.

Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses around the UK, Bill Kenwright presents a new production adapted from one of the most celebrated works of the writer often hailed as the successor to Agatha Christie. Tickets: £22-£32 Matcham: 12% off Groups (10+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle) Pre-show dining available on this event

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ENTERTAINMENT Tuesday 21 March 7.30pm

MUSIC Wednesday 22 March 7.30pm

Reduced Shakespeare Company and Seabright Productions present

Matthew Townshend Productions presents

William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor Acclaimed stars of the West End stage, the Reduced Shakespeare Company are back with another barnstormingly irreverent and breathtakingly hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage – as seen through the eyes of three Americans wearing trainers. In a better-latethan-never nod to the Bard’s 400th anniversary, the bad boys of abridgement present this ‘new’ play by the man himself, as discovered in a Leicester car park! The show, mercifully abridged by the RSC from its full hundred hour running time to a more palatable ninety minutes, embarks on its debut UK tour.

‘I love criticism just so long as it’s unqualified praise,’ Noel Coward once said. Lucky then that the reviews for MTP’s new production of Noel & Gertie, based on the playwright’s 54-year friendship with Gertrude Lawrence, have met with admiration, acclaim and applause. The love story, devised by Sheridan Morley from the couple’s letters and diaries, is told with all ‘the Master’s’ flair and wit. Featuring song and scenes from Private Lives and Blithe Spirit, this beautifully set and immaculately executed production by Matthew Townshend takes a perfectlyorchestrated trip down memory lane. A showcase of the affectionate, complex and tempestuous relationship of two of the best-loved performers of the 20th century.

Tickets: £18.50 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1.75 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

Tickets: £18–£22 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1.75 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

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MUSIC Wednesday 22 March 7.30pm

Daoirí Farrell / The Damien O’Kane Trio A former electrician who decided to change profession after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is being described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Damien O’Kane is a Northern Irish musician of many talents. Teamed up with master guitarist Steven Byrnes (Treacherous Orchestra, Kate Rusby) and Steven Iveson’s (Damien O’Kane Band) sublime and exhilarating electric guitar playing, this is a trio that take traditional Irish music and song and, in the words of the Telegraph, turn it into ‘folk-pop that is Irish music for the 21st Century’. Tickets: £15 Discounts not available

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MUSIC Thursday 23 March 7.30pm

An Evening of Dirty Dancing The Tribute Show

Now in its seventh record-breaking year, An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is a five-star homage to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. This is the original concert celebration of the iconic music from the multi-award winning soundtrack to Dirty Dancing – a high energy, emotional roller-coaster of an evening with breathtaking choreography and buckets of nostalgia. The show includes the classic songs Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me and many more. Put your dancing shoes on and get ready to have the time of your life! Please note this production is not affiliated with Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage on tour in the UK and worldwide.

‘All singing, all dancing, highly watchable entertainment’ – The Stage Tickets: £20.50–£22.50 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

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TALKS Thursday 23 March 7.30pm

MUSIC Friday 24 March 7.30pm

Speakers from the Edge presents

The Magic of Motown

Surviving Madagascar

Now seen by over a million people worldwide, music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town.

Ash Dykes

Following his debut tour, 2015’s Breaking Mongolia, which covered his solo, unsupported walk across Mongolia, Ash Dyke’s new show features his most recent record-breaking, world-first crossing of Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island, trekking 1,600 miles in 155 days and climbing eight of the island’s highest mountains along the way.

In Surviving Madagascar, the twice National Adventurer of the Year tells the story of how he came to take on his daring expeditions, before recounting his latest adventure; how he contracted the deadliest strain of Malaria, was held up by the military and was almost washed away at night by a ferocious, crocodile-infested river as he became the first person ever to traverse the length of Madagascar’s interior.

Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.

Celebrate the sound of a generation with timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, the Supremes, the Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and many more. Tickets: £25.50 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

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COMEDY Friday 24 March 8pm

MUSIC Saturday 25 March 7.30pm

OPERA Sunday 26 March 7.30pm

Tony Law

The Fureys

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production

A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome

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Multi award-winning comedian Tony Law embarks on a UK tour with a brand new show of the inimitable surreal comedy-art that has made him one of the most celebrated live performers in the UK.

In A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome, Law is closer than ever to nonsense nirvana. Behold the comedy event horizon. Without a hint of a joke, this powerful show has achieved a sort of comedy which aims at making no sense at all and yet it means everything. Every dog damned thing ever. Science called and they want their goal back. Law has burst the net. You will feel sick with awe. ‘Chaos has rarely been so finely constructed and this much fun’ – Times Tickets: £16 Students: £2 off

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For over 39 years, Ireland’s legends the Fureys have been selling out concerts worldwide.

Hear them sing their timeless classics including When You Were Sweet 16, I Will Love You, The Green Fields of France, The Old Man, Red Rose Café, From Clare to Here, Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway, Leaving Nancy, Steal Away plus songs from their new CD The Times They Are A Changing. Their emotive songs stir many feelings… tears and laughter, sadness and joy. Tickets: £20 Discounts not available

La Bohème

By Puccini Introducing the Russian soprano Ecaterina Danu as Mimi and starring Olga Perrier, the French Soprano as Musetta. Directed by Ellen Kent, this brand new production is traditionally staged and features beautiful sets and costumes. La Bohème is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include a brass band, snow effects and an appearance by Musetta’s dog. This classic tale of Parisian love and loss features many famous arias including Your Tiny Hand is Frozen, They Call Me Mimi and Musetta’s Waltz. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Cast subject to change. ‘Authentic, tender and passionate’ – Telegraph Tickets: £36.50–£40 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior /Disabled: £3.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle) Pre-show dining available on this event

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MUSIC Sunday 26 March 7.30pm

DANCE Thursday 30 March 7.30pm

MUSIC Friday 31 March 7.30pm

Snake Davis

Transitions Dance Company

You Win Again

(more) Classic Sax Solos The sax man on over 400 records and many classic hits, Snake has worked with some of the world’s biggest acts including Take That, Lisa Stansfield, the Eurythmics, George Michael, Ray Charles, Tom Jones and of course, M People to name just a few.

Snake performs a myriad of classics such as Baker Street, Harlem Nocturne, Pink Panther and his own solos from Million Love Songs, Moving On Up, Search for the Hero and Change. What’s more, he also tells you a bit more about them, fascinating facts and insights into the music we already love. Imagine a room full of the saxophone greats; Junior Walker, King Curtis, Clarence Clemmons, Charlie Parker, Michael Brecker and more. Snake can deliver them all; sultry sax, searing sax, screaming sax, sexy sax, soulful sax. This show has it all. Tickets: £20.50 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2 off JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price

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The 2017 triple bill

Transitions Dance Company returns with a brand new triple bill of freshly commissioned contemporary works by choreographers Cristian Duarte, Oded Ronen and Charles Linehan. Performed by twelve superb dancers, this surprising, intriguing and captivating performance combines quirky dance theatre with bold physical movement for an engaging and enjoyable night out. Tickets: £16 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1.50 off JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price Young Company Members/Peak Dance Festival Participants: £5

The Bee Gees Story

Following its West End debut at the Leicester Square Theatre, You Win Again – The Story of The Bee Gees embarks on its first ever nationwide tour.

Immerse yourself into the Gibb Brothers’ hits through the 60s, 70s and 80s, topped off with a glittering variety of iconic artists they wrote for. This spectacular production tells the incredible story of the Bee Gees in an all new musical experience.

This breath-taking concert takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, More Than A Woman, You Should Be Dancing, How Deep is Your Love?, Jive Talkin’, Tragedy, Massachusetts, Words, I’ve Got to Get a Message to You, Too Much Heaven, Islands in the Stream, Grease, If I Can’t Have You and many more! Tickets: £27.50 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

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MUSIC Friday 31 March 7.30pm

MUSIC Saturday 1 April 7.30pm

MUSIC Saturday 1 April 7.30pm

The Swingles

Iconic

Plus special guests Twelfth Day

The Show

Brian Kennedy

For more than half a century the Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy winners since they first made waves in the 60s. With two new albums in 2015 (Deep End and Yule Songs vol.II), the Swingles celebrate that legacy by starting a whole new chapter.

Steve Steinman’s all new hit show delivers the best of the best soundtracks from some of the coolest and 'Iconic' movies of all time.

Having survived a childhood on the infamous Falls Road, West Belfast, at the height of its troubles, Brian Kennedy has beaten all the odds to carve an extraordinary career in music. First and foremost a live performer and songwriter, Kennedy’s constant touring of Ireland, the UK, Australia, Germany and the US has resulted in an ever-growing international fan base over a phenomenal 25 year career.

In 1963, American-born Ward Swingle first assembled a group of Parisian session singers to sing Bach’s keyboard music. The resulting album, Jazz Sebastian Bach, launched the Swingle Singers to fame. Since then their repertoire has grown to include a huge variety of music, as well as new original songs. Tickets: £18 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1.75 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

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A full cast of incredible singers and dancers plus a formidable band blast their way through some of the most recognisable music ever! David Bowie, Tina Turner, AC/DC, Prince, Elvis and Paul McCartney are just a few of the legendary performers who have made the movie soundtracks unforgettable. Teamed up with an incredible stage set, pyrotechnics, video projected screens and aerial silk performances; this is a show that will blow you away.

His work with Van Morrison has been well documented. The Belfast legend invited Kennedy to a rehearsal one day that resulted in him being featured as guest lead singer on the now unforgettable Blues & Soul Revue. Tickets: £16.50 Discounts not available

So go ahead punk, make your day!

Tickets: £26.50–£28.50 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

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MUSIC Sunday 2 April 7.30pm

DANCE Sunday 2 April 7.30pm

TALKS Wednesday 5 April 7.30pm

The Bootleg Beatles

Mi Flamenco presents

Buxton Adventure Festival presents

in Concert

One of the world’s most famous Beatles tribute bands, the Bootleg Beatles continue to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time.

Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the 60s, every tiny detail is meticulously covered from costumes to authentic period instruments; from their witty ‘Scouse’ banter to their ‘inflection perfect’ vocal mimicry. Complete with a little help from their orchestral ensemble, this is a not-tobe-missed spectacular for ‘Beatlemaniacs’ of all ages. It’s not the Beatles...but you simply won’t believe it! ‘Off-the-scale fabulous’ – Chris Evans ‘Flawless!’ – Mojo Tickets: £32 Discounts not available

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Incognito Mi Flamenco’s mission has always been to bring quality, entertaining, but non-clichéd performance, using artists of the highest calibre, into creative spaces all over the UK and beyond. Launched in 2006, Mi Flamenco’s aim is to reach audiences through the emotive power of flamenco, deep-rooted in Spanish gypsy culture.

The Incognito journey begins with original music by guitarist Uri Tal, entwined with beautiful classical cello and powerful flamenco song and dance. There then follows some extraordinary improvised flamenco song and dance taking place around a simple wooden table: a real insight into how the artists live and breathe flamenco. Expect an evening of powerful dance, theatre, humour and beauty. Tickets: £16 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/ JSA/Income Support: £1 off Students/Children: £2 off

Eric Jones

The Ups and Downs of a Tremadog Tea Maker After taking up skydiving and climbing in his 20s, Jones had progressed to BASE jumping off the Eiger by his 50s. The Ups and Downs of a Tremadog Tea Maker will cover his early climbing days in Wales and the Dolomites. He’ll talk about his alpine soloing on the Eiger, Matterhorn, and Mont Blanc, BASE jumping from Angel Falls in Venezuela, as well as climbing the Old Man of Hoy and Devils Tower in his 70s. Eric’s exploits were years ahead of their time and he is regarded by many as Britain’s most successful solo climber. There will be a support speaker, a short film screening and stunning photography, ensuring a full evening of action packed entertainment. Tickets: £17.50 Matcham/Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/ Students/Children: £5 off Kindly supported by

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DRAMA Thursday 6 April 7.30pm

MUSIC Friday 7 April 1pm

ENTERTAINMENT Saturday 8 April 7.30pm

European Arts Company presents

Coffee Concert

Fascinating Aïda’s

The Scarlet Trio

Dillie Keane

Philip Brett, violin Kay Stephens, viola Amy Jolly, cello

Dillie Keane takes a short break from her Fascinating Aïda gal pals to present her first solo show in 558 years.

Chekhov’s Shorts

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European Arts Company returns with a hugely entertaining collection of classic one-act farces by Anton Chekhov, including The Evils of Tobacco, The Dimwit, The Bear, Swan Song and The Proposal. This is Chekhov as you’ve never seen him before – funny! Originally performed in Russian vaudeville theatres, these bittersweet plays are Chekhov at his comic best – before The Seagull got stuffed, Uncle Vanya fired blanks, the Three Sisters started moaning and The Cherry Orchard was ‘car-parked’. ’Chekhov wasn’t all doom and gloom! European Arts Company’s production of Chekhov Shorts is fast-paced, witty and engaging’ – The Stage Tickets: £14 Discounts not available

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Programme to be confirmed.

Made up of three award-winning young musicians, the Scarlet Trio formed whilst studying for the String Leadership Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music. They were awarded the Hirsch Prize for their performance of Beethoven’s String Trio in C minor and have since relished playing the small but fantastic repertoire for string trio.

Members of the Scarlet Trio will be available for a meet and greet following the performance. Tickets: £7 in advance, £10 on the door Discounts not available

With some brand new songs, some grand old favourites, gorgeous songs of love and songs of disgraceful filth, Dillie will break your heart, mend it again and have it sent to the cleaners for pressing. And she’ll give you her recipe for chutney while she’s at it. Dillie will be accompanied on the piano by the very young but very talented Michael Roulston. ‘Keane, whose piano-playing remains as sprightly and inventive as ever, prompts gales of laughter with merely the raising of a quizzical eyebrow’ – Times ‘Her worldview is laconic, her lyrics lacerating, her voice now capable of going deeper than a Chilean miner’ – Telegraph Tickets: £22 Discounts not available

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MUSIC Sunday 9 April 1pm

MUSIC Sunday 9 April 7.30pm

Jazz at the Arts Centre

Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra

The Original Panama Jazz Band Jon Critchley, trumpet Dave Thomas, clarinet/vocals Laurie Cooper, trombone Hugh Potter, string bass Malcolm Hogarth, piano Bill Buck, drums

The Original Panama Jazz Band has been playing together since 1954. Their line-up has seen 40 musicians pass through and the current sextet features some of the most experienced and versatile musicians on the North West jazz scene. Expect to hear traditional and Dixieland favourites.

As always, lunches are available in the Arts Centre bar from 12.30pm. Tickets: £7 in advance, £9 on the door Discounts not available

Golden Night of Swing 50th Anniversary Tour

In 1967, Syd Lawrence formed what was to become the UK’s most successful and longest running big band. The band performed in theatres all over Europe, regularly featuring on many TV shows such as Les Dawson, Morecambe and Wise, Pebble Mill, Wheel Tappers and Shunters and a Royal Variety performance. With Radio 2 broadcasts every week and numerous album recordings, the orchestra also toured with Tony Bennett, Matt Monro, Frankie Vaughan and Mel Tormé and played concerts with Shirley Bassey, all adding to the orchestra’s gravitas. Come and join this wonderful orchestra to celebrate 50 glorious years of swing!

DANCE Monday 10 April 7pm The Claire Dobinson School of Dancing presents

Raise the Barre Showcasing the talents of local children from the youngest ballerinas to those aspiring to dance professionally, the show promises to be a fun filled celebration of dance!  The dance school will be celebrating its 45th anniversary this year having been opened by Elizabeth Chamberlain in 1972. Claire has been principal for the last 17 years and is delighted to be returning to the Opera House. Raise the Barre will feature classical ballet, tap, modern stage, acrobatic, street and contemporary dance as well as physical theatre... something for everyone.

Tickets: £14 Matcham: 12% off Senior Citizens/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: £1.50 off

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Birmingham Stage Company presents

FAMILY Wednesday 12 to Sunday 16 April Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 2pm & 7pm Saturday 10.30am & 2.30pm Sunday 11am It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!

From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the world premiere of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children. ’I am over the moon that Gangsta Granny is coming to the stage. It’s the most popular of all my books and I am sure this production by the brilliant Birmingham Stage Company will delight not just children but their parents and of course grandparents’ – David Walliams

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Tickets: Adults £18–£20, Children £14–£16 Family Tickets: £40–£54 (not Dress Circle)

Illustrations © Tony Ross, 2011 Cover lettering of author’s name © Quentin Blake, 2010

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COMEDY Friday 21 April 8pm

Andy Parsons PEAK BULLSH**T

FILM Monday 10 to Monday 17 April Buxton Film presents

Buxton Film Festival The fifth Buxton Film Festival features, as ever, a selection from the best of world cinema over the past year.

This year’s festival also celebrates the work of Buxton-born film and TV director Robert Stevenson. In a long career, he worked with giants such as Hitchcock, Welles and Disney. There will be a screening of one of his most celebrated collaborations with Orson Welles, Jane Eyre (1944), plus a sing-a-long Mary Poppins, which remains Stevenson’s most enduring achievement. Full programme to be announced. To find out more, visit www.buxtonfilm.org.uk

Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it. It’s one of the things we do best. Or is it? Was it something we did best but like everything else has now gone West. Or South. Or East. Ah, go on. Take a risk. Put on your lucky pants and your party shoes and get yourself on a night out. Or maybe come out dressed in a binbag, top hat and clogs. We could all use a laugh. Age 14 & over only.

As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. – and repeated on Dave. ‘Brilliantly funny and insightful’ – Metro ‘Cracking adlibbing… a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain’ – Guardian Tickets: £17.50 Discounts not available

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DRAMA Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 April 7.30pm Matinee: Saturday 2.30pm Creative Cow Productions in association with Malvern Theatres and Buxton Opera House present

Our Man In Havana

’You should dream more, Mr. Wormold. Reality in our century is not something to be faced’ Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana

Cuba 1958. Meet Jim Wormold – a hapless vacuum cleaner salesman who gets sucked into a dirty world of espionage and double agents when the chance of helping out MI6 with a job or two proves too good an offer to resist. And, quite frankly, he could do with cash to pay for his teenage daughter’s ever increasing lifestyle. Thrillingly adapted for the stage by Clive Francis, this uproarious farce is filleted to perfection from Graham Greene’s hilarious, subversive and ever popular novel.

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From the company who brought us Travels With My Aunt last year, we are excited to again play host to Creative Cow with another Greene classic.

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MUSIC Sunday 23 April 8pm

Shakin’ Stevens Echoes Of Our Times Following the release of his 12th studio album Echoes Of Our Times, platinum-selling Shakin’ Stevens will be coming to Buxton as part of a major new tour.

Known as an entertainer and performer, with 33 hit singles and four UK No.1s, this new record clearly marks Shakin’ Stevens out as an artist, songwriter and storyteller.

Echoes Of Our Times grew from Shaky’s realisation that, like most of us, he knew so very little about the background of his family – the stories of his ancestors’ loves and lives lost, and their struggles to survive. Ages 14 & over only.

Tickets: £25.50–£39 Discounts not available Pre-show dining available on this event

BALLET Wednesday 26 April 2pm & 4pm Northern Ballet presents

Goldilocks and the Three Bears With sell-out performances and hugely successful CBeebies adaptations, including Ugly Duckling and Tortoise & the Hare, Northern Ballet’s Short Ballets for Small People are not to be missed. Goldilocks is a mischievous little girl with hair as bright as gold. Always on the look-out for an adventure, one day her curiosity leads her to a house full of many surprises. With a family of friendly bears, a beautiful blue bird and bowls of delicious porridge, this ballet is just right!

Bringing this classic children’s story to life, Goldilocks & the Three Bears is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre for the first time. This child friendly performance lasts approximately 40 minutes. Tickets: Adults £8, Children £6 Discounts not available

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OYSTERBAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ELIZA CARTHY & SAUL ROSE LEVELLERS ACOUSTIC NANCY KERR AND THE SWEET VISITOR BAND BLACKBEARD’S TEA PARTY THE HUT PEOPLE BIG SESSION CEILIDH WE SESSIONS E TIC KEND KET FOLK TRAIN £96S BUXTON RAMBLE FRINGE ACTIVITIES @BigSessionFest facebook.com/bigsessionfest www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/the-big-session

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Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 May

ENGLISH TOURING OPERA Thursday 4 & Friday 5 May 7.30pm

Tosca FAMILY Monday 1 May 1.30pm & 4.30pm Scamp Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre present

The Scarecrows’ Wedding Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows). Harry loves Betty, and Betty loves Harry – so they decide to get married and Harry sets off to search for their wedding day essentials including a dress of feathers, a bunch of flowers and a necklace made from shells. However, when the farmer notices he is missing a scarecrow, he replaces Harry with the devilishly smooth but dangerous Reginald Rake. Dashing, daring and ever so cool, can Reginald persuade Betty that he is the scarecrow for her? Will Harry make it back in the nick of time before Reginald ruins their special day? For ages 3 & over and their families.

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‘Enchanting and hilarious. Bags of sheer family fun’ – The Stage Tickets: £14 Family Tickets: £36–£48

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By Puccini Puccini’s Tosca is one of the world’s best-loved operas, brimming with lust, corruption and intrigue. When the firebrand revolutionary Cavaradossi is imprisoned, Tosca is faced with an impossible choice: submitting to the desires of the sadistic chief of police, or letting her lover be executed. Sung in Italian with English surtitles Pre-show dining available on this event

Saturday 6 May 7.30pm

Patience By Gilbert & Sullivan

An all-singing, all-dancing comedy by the masters of British musical theatre, Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience pokes fun at Victorian society and its stock characters, with willowy poets, sighing maidens and burly officers galore. Expect plenty of tunes and humour as fresh today as it was at the first performance. Sung in English with surtitles

Tickets: £28–£36.50 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £3 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle) Book for two or more English Touring Opera productions at the same time and save £10 off the total (top two prices only)

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COMEDY Sunday 14 May 7.30pm

COMEDY Sunday 21 May 8pm

MUSIC Thursday 25 May 7.30pm

Henning Wehn

Jon Richardson

Let’s Hang On

Westphalia is Not An Option

Old Man

Join German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn for an evening of Teutonic jolliness at its best. After his last show tackled those well-known staples of light entertainment that are the British obsession with home ownership and the self-serving nature of most fundraising efforts, this time Henning’s having an unbiased look at immigration. He also wonders if, generally speaking, people are competent. Luckily in his case this doesn’t matter as either he’s funny or he lives up to a national stereotype. It’s a win-win situation. Come along. Or else.

The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher?

Ages 16 & over only.

‘Very entertaining and very accessible’ – Scotsman ‘Forget about the Euro, Henning hits the Mark’ – Nottingham Post ‘His accent is not so much German as indescribable’ – Daily Mail Tickets: £19.50 Discounts not available

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Ages 14 & over only.

‘Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at turns hilarious and disturbing and under no circumstances should you miss’ – Mirror ‘One of our most individual and interesting stand-ups’ – Times Tickets: £23.50 Discounts not available

The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons This award-winning production, endorsed by Frankie Valli himself, celebrates the music of one of popular music’s most successful bands of all time. Take a step back in time with an anthology of classic hits including Grease, December 1963 (Oh What a Night!), Sherry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Beggin’, Walk Like A Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more, climaxing with a spectacular finale of Let’s Hang On! Complete with a brand new stage design for 2017, prepare for an electric atmosphere and don’t be surprised to find yourself on your feet and dancing before the night is over! ‘You guys are dynamite!’ – Frankie Valli ‘These guys are absolutely brilliant’ – Paul O'Grady Tickets: £25 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle) Pre-show dining available on this event

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MUSICALS Friday 26 May 7pm & Saturday 27 May 3pm

COMEDY Saturday 27 May 8pm

FAMILY Monday 29 May 2pm

Buxton Opera House Young Company presents

Reginald D Hunter

The People’s Theatre Company presents

The Little Mermaid Jr. Journey Under the Sea with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture, performed by Buxton Opera House Young Company. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home and her fins behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. Tickets: £10 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1 off JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price

During the 15 years in which he has lived in the UK, Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. In the past 12 months he has appeared in a critically acclaimed tour of Ireland as well as performing across Europe. His appearances on television have included 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular three-part BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South which documented Reginald’s epic road trip from North Carolina to New Orleans through 150 years of American popular song. Ages 18 & over only.

‘Reginald D Hunter joins the top rank of stand-up comedians working today… a comedian going for broke, flying in the face of received opinion in a way that is simply exhilarating... this is comedy of a rare scope’ – Times ’Stand-up comedy’s coolest customer’ – Telegraph Tickets: £26 Discounts not available

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Don’t Dribble on the Dragon By Steven Lee Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop! When Tom’s endless drooling threatens to tear the brothers’ friendship apart can their dragon’s amazing magic help them put it back together again or will it only end up making things worse? Based on the fabulous new book by Steven Lee and with magic designed by the legendary Paul Daniels, this spectacular musical adventure about growing up and the importance of family is the perfect feel good show for big hearted adults and loving little ones alike. As an extra treat, Steven will be available to sign copies of Don’t Dribble On The Dragon which you can bring with you or buy in the theatre after the show. For all the family! Tickets: Adults £14, Children £12 Family Tickets: £36–£48

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MUSICAL Tuesday 30 May to Saturday 3 June 7.30pm Matinee: Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

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Sell A Door Theatre Company presents

Footloose

Footloose is back and better than ever before. Everybody cut loose as the explosive 1980s rock ‘n’ roll sensation bursts on to the stage in a remastered show for 2017.

City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he’s forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world comes to a standstill when he arrives at Bomont to find dancing and rock music are banned. Taking matters into his own hands, soon Ren has all hell breaking loose and the whole town on its feet. Based on the 1980s screen sensation which took the world by storm, Footloose sizzles with spirit, fun and the best in UK musical talent. With cutting edge modern choreography, you’ll enjoy classic 80s hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It For The Boy and of course the unforgettable title track Footloose like never before.

From the the award winning team at Sell A Door Theatre Company, producers of Avenue Q, American Idiot and Little Shop of Horrors. Footloose is back and it’s better than ever before!

 ’Has the audience on their feet’ – OK! Magazine

‘The happiest most electrifying hit show – go now’ – Sky News

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 ’You leave feeling like you can change the world’ – Manchester Evening News  Edinburgh Evening News ‘A must-see show’ – Hull Daily Mail ‘It’s a blast’ – Metro

‘Grease-meets-Glee’ – The Stage Tickets: £24–£32 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/ JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle) Pre-show dining available on this event

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MUSICALS Friday 2 & Saturday 3 June 7.30pm Matinee: Saturday 2.30pm Tilly Music presents

Annie Jr. A cast of 60 local children and the award-winning choir Perfect Pitch star in Annie Jr., a new all-children’s version of Tony Award-winning musical Annie. Among the huge young cast, which was whittled down from 120 auditionees, two lucky 'Little Girls' will play the title role for the production. Featuring music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and book by Thomas Meehan, Annie Jr. is the story of a plucky 11-year-old in 1930s America who dreams of escaping the clutches of the child-hating orphanage matron Miss Hannigan and going in search of her real parents. The special one-hour production features the well-known hits It’s The Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow.

MUSIC Friday 9 June 7.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT Saturday 10 June 7pm ‘til late

Killer Queen

The Ken Dodd Happiness Show

Killer Queen have been performing their tribute to Queen since 1993. Their expert musicianship, extraordinary energy and accurate portrayal of one of the world’s greatest live bands have rightfully earned Killer Queen the title of Queen ‘tribute royalty’. They have been thrilling sell-out audiences across the globe from the UK to Moscow and in 2016 did their first tour of US, Killer Queen recreates the high energy and the powerful phenomenon that was Queen live.

‘This guy is not to be missed’ – Official Brian May website Tickets: £24 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2.25 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

One of Britain’s finest comedians, Ken Dodd returns for another tattyfilarious evening of laughter and song.

The comedy legend has been on the road with his Happiness Show for longer than we can remember and he never fails to make each visit to Buxton both unique and special. Come along and enjoy a fun-filled variety show suitable for all, packed with non-stop gags, entertaining songs and plenty of happiness all round! Tickets: £23.50 Discounts not available Pre-show dining available on this event

Tickets: £10 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/ JSA/Income Support/Students/ Children: £1 off

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COMEDY Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 June 8pm

MUSIC Friday 16 June 7.30pm

FAMILY Saturday 17 June 1.30pm & 4pm

Stewart Lee

The Illegal Eagles

Mister Maker

Often acclaimed as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, the Illegal Eagles return to the stage in 2017, this time celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK and international touring!

Join CBeebies’ Mister Maker in his live theatre tour!

Content Provider After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World. Ages 16 & over only. ‘Imagine Dave Allen teaching media studies’ – Evening Standard

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‘A slime-pit of bitterness’ – Jan Moir, Daily Mail ‘Clever, but very unfunny’ – Rod Liddle, Sunday Times ‘Lee remains one of the best stand-ups in the country’ – Metro Tickets: £25.50 Discounts not available

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This seasoned group of talented musicians are true Eagles fans at heart. Their impressive mastery of the Eagles distinctive sound has made them one of the most sought after shows of their kind in the world.

For their special 20th Anniversary tour, the Illegal Eagles bring you their strongest and most popular show to date. Performing all of the classic Eagles hits including Hotel California, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane and many more! ‘The band were flawless in their delivery both musically & vocally’ – Express Tickets: £26.50 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

& The Shapes Live!

With a fabulous supporting cast and art at its heart, this fantastic live show encourages Mini Makers and grown-ups to sing, dance and make some noise! There’s a big ‘make’ to take part in, lots of audience participation and... The Shapes! Yes, you’ll be able to share the fun with Circle, Square, Rectangle and Triangle too! Mini Makers, get ready to go on a real arty adventure and book your tickets today! ‘The show is genius’ – South London Press ‘Inventive, creative and entertaining, a great way for young children to see just how much fun being crafty can be’ – Sheffield Star Tickets: Adults £17, Children £13 Family Tickets: £39–£52

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MUSICALS Monday 23 to Saturday 28 October 7.30pm Matinee: Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is coming to Buxton with a production, guaranteed to have you dancing the night away! It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heart-throb Link Larkin along the way! Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more. Don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days – let your hair down and book now!

‘AS LIGHT AND BOUNCY AS A BUBBLE OF GUM! The Observer

Tickets: £26–£42 Matcham: 12% off Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/ JSA/Income Support: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle) Students/Children: £2.50 off Mon–Thur eve (not Dress Circle) Pre-show dining available on this event

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By becoming a Matcham member you get great benefits including discounts and priority booking. Plus you’ll be subscribed to our Matcham email newsletter, so you’ll have a better chance of getting tickets for a sell–out show! • Half price tickets to some first nights • 12% discount on many shows

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• Reservations held until one week before a performance, or two weeks for very busy or sold out performances Premier Membership – £35 Up to four discounted tickets per show. Individual Membership – £18 One discounted ticket per show Senior Membership – £13 One discounted ticket per show for those over 60 (proof of eligibility may be required) To find out more visit: buxtonoperahouse.org.uk or call: 01298 72190

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We are currently recruiting new members! Take part and help support the Opera House.

Become a member of the Giant Cash Bonanza Lottery and be entered into weekly cash prize draws with an annual jackpot of £10,000!

The Giant Cash Bonanza Lottery is a fundraising scheme that directly supports the running and upkeep of Buxton Opera House. For just £2 a week, you will be entered into weekly, monthly and annual draws where the following prizes can be won: • Cash prizes of between £10 and £500 or a £1,000 jackpot

• A year’s subscription to our Matcham Card Premier membership scheme • Family tickets for our annual pantomime with an optional meet and greet with the stars • Gift vouchers up to the value of £50

The Giant Cash Bonanza Lottery is run by the Giant Cash Bonanza Society. If you would like to join the scheme, call 01484 484130 or request a form from our Box Office. The Giant Cash Bonanza Society is registered with the Gambling Commission, reg 28662. Promoter: Giant Cash Bonanza Society. Person of Trust: Mr R Thewlis. Minimum age of participation: 16 years old.

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At England’s oldest hotel

Situated directly opposite Buxton’s Opera House, the Old Hall Hotel is the ideal venue to unwind and indulge in pre and post theatre dining. Our special 2 and 3 course menus are prepared by our talented Chef to get you to your seat on-time.

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Relax before and after the performance with a Theatre Break at The Old Hall Hotel. Our Theatre Break includes pre or post performance dinners, an overnight stay and an award-winning breakfast.

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TICKET PRICES AND FEES

Our Box Office sells tickets on behalf of companies that include visiting theatres, concerts, shows, artists and other venues. These clients decide the value of the tickets and the money collected from the sale of tickets is passed on accordingly. The advertised price of a ticket is the price that you pay; all ticket prices include any taxes, levies and booking fees. The cost of a ticket is made up of: • Deal Value: The face value of the ticket set by our clients

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• Booking Fee: All tickets, except where we sell tickets for a third party, include a 7.5% Booking Fee. This fee goes towards the running cost of our ticketing system, ticket printing, staffing and all credit, debit, cheque, and cash handling costs. These fees help us to stay an effective business, which in turn helps us reinvest in our theatres and continually improve the service we provide • Restoration Levy: Buxton Opera House is an exquisitely beautiful Edwardian theatre and one of the country’s finest examples of Frank Matcham theatre design. To help maintain and operate both the Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, the cost of tickets includes a restoration levy of £1 for tickets over £10 and 50p for tickets under £10. Tickets for some community events and other venues are exempt from the restoration levy.

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ONLINE BOOKINGS

If you book online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk you can: • Login to your account and change your preferences • Become a Matcham Card member and have your discount automatically added to your basket • Choose your seat from our seating plan or be allocated the ‘best seat’ available at the time of booking • Print your tickets at home Not all tickets, concessions and special offers are available to book online. In some parts of the theatre there are seats with a restricted view of the stage and these are usually the last seats to be put on sale. Delivery Options: You are welcome to collect your tickets from the Box Office during normal opening hours, but if you prefer to have your tickets posted we charge a delivery fee of 80p which covers the ticket printing and postage cost. You can also print your tickets at home free of charge.

BOX OFFICE

The Box Office is usually open Monday to Saturday 10am to 8pm. When there is no performance the Box Office will close at 6pm. Sunday Box Office opening is generally 4pm to 8pm but this varies depending on performance times. The Box Office will be closed on a Sunday if there is no performance. Tickets for Pavilion Arts Centre can be bought at the Arts Centre Box Office one hour before the show or bought in advance from the main Box Office. Please note that we are only able to take cash for tickets bought on the Studio door. To speak to one of our friendly Box Office team call 01298 72190.

TICKET EXCHANGE

We cannot exchange tickets or money for a different event. Where there is more than one performance of an event we can exchange tickets where available. This requires a minium of 48 hours notice and there is £1.50 administration fee for exchanging tickets.

LOST TICKETS

We can reprint tickets on the night of the performance at a cost of £1.50. Proof of ID will be required.

REFUNDS

We are unable to refund the cost of the tickets unless a show is cancelled. Postage charges are non–refundable.

RESERVATIONS Reservations cannot be taken for events that are likely to sell out such as high profile music and comedy performances. Other reservations can be held for seven working days, but for very popular shows you will be asked to pay for your tickets in advance. If you book on the same day as the show, your tickets will be held until 30 minutes before the start of the performance.

CHANGES TO PROGRAMME

If a show is cancelled we will try to contact customers in advance. We publish any cancellation or unavoidable changes to performances on our website and social media. Please check before travelling. All information is correct at time of going to press.

ADMISSION

The management reserves the right to refuse admission and to request any ticket holder to leave our buildings at any time. Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable point in the performance at the discretion of the management.

RELOCATION OF SHOWS

Occasionally we may need to relocate a show from the Opera House to the Arts Centre or from the Arts Centre to the Studio (or vice versa). Numbered tickets may change to general admittance, in which case we are unable to offer refunds.

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By becoming a Matcham member you get great benefits including discounts and priority booking. Plus you get to hear about new shows going on sale and receive the What’s On brochure before everyone else, so you have a better chance of getting tickets for a sell–out show even if there’s no Matcham discount. For more information about becoming a member, see page 60.

STANDBY TICKETS

Standby tickets are sometimes available to students age 16+ and anyone in receipt of JSA/ Income Support. The tickets are usually priced at £10 and are available one hour before the performance, subject to availability.

GROUP DISCOUNTS

In addition to our standard group rates, we can sometimes offer a more generous discount for groups of 20+. Free teacher places are available with some group bookings. Please enquire with the Box Office.

DISCOUNTS AND SPECIAL OFFERS

Only one discount is available per ticket and all offers and discounts are subject to availability. You may be asked to provide proof of eligibility. Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre reserves the right to withdraw offers at any time.

GARDENS TICKETS

Gardens Tickets guarantee the best seats in the theatre along with complimentary refreshments and cloakroom service in the Pavilion Gardens Conservatory.

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CHILDREN

We welcome children to the theatre and include a varied programme of children’s shows and events throughout the year. We have a small number of booster seats available on first come first served basis. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups should have one adult per 10 children. Children under three and babies less than 12 months are welcome at family shows where the £2.50 discounted price or ‘Babies Free’ is shown. The Studio Theatre seating is not suitable for children under three. For safety reasons the Upper Circle side seats and boxes in the Opera House are not suitable for families with children under 10 years old. For more information, please ask the Box Office for a copy of our family safety leaflet.

DANCING

Dancing is not permitted in the Dress Circle, Upper Circle or Gallery areas, so if you would like to dance, please book Stalls seats. For your safety, no standing is allowed in the Upper Circle sides and boxes.

SURTITILES

Surtitles may not be visible from some seats. Please check with the Box Office before booking.

RESTRICTED VIEW

A small number of seats in the Upper Circle have a restricted view of the stage. We want our customers to have the best experience possible, therefore, these seats are usually priced at a lower rate to reflect the restricted view. Family tickets are not available on restricted view seats.

REFRESHMENTS

We have three bars in the Opera House: the Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle bars which are open for pre–show and interval drinks 45 minutes before each performance. You can beat the queues by ordering interval drinks in advance. Unfortunately we are unable to take debit and credit cards.

SMOKING

Both Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre are no smoking buildings and e–cigarettes are not permitted.

THEATRE TOURS & COFFEE MORNINGS

The Fundraising Friends of Buxton Opera House hold a coffee morning in the Dress Circle bar most Saturdays between 10am and 12 noon, they’d love to see you! They sometimes also offer tours of the theatre at a cost of £2.50 per person. Private group tours can also be arranged, please contact 01298 72050 for details. Please note that the theatre is over three levels and the tours involve several flights of stairs. For more infomation about our regular Back Stage Pass theatre tours, see page 4.

VOLUNTEER

Make new friends, learn new skills and contribute to the life of this wonderful theatre by becoming one of our volunteers. Volunteers help with selling programmes and refreshments and showing customers to their seats. A full induction and ongoing training is provided. For more information call: 01298 72050, email: foh@boh.org.uk or write to Buxton Opera House, 5 The Square, Buxton SK17 6AZ.

GETTING HERE

Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton SK17 6XN Pavilion Arts Centre, St John’s Road, Buxton SK17 6BE Buxton is easy to reach via the A6, A515 and A53. The theatre is well signposted from the town centre. There is free parking after 6pm on the upper level of the Pavilion Gardens car park (don’t use the downstairs car park as it closes early) or on some streets close to the theatre which are not covered by the Residents Parking Scheme. There is additional evening and weekend parking (excl 28 Sept, 3 and 16 Nov) at St. Thomas More School, Palace Fields, Buxton SK17 6AF – please leave some money in the honesty Box! A train service is available from Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton. For more information on services and connections call 08457 484950.

MARKETING LIST

When you book you will be asked if you wish to join our marketing list and receive information from both Buxton Opera House and the visiting artist/company by mail, email, telephone and SMS. We would love to keep you up–to–date with new shows and offers – please say yes! You can change your preferences at any time by logging in to your account on our website.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

If you have any problems during a performance please contact one of our Front of House team and we will do our best to resolve the issue. We value your feedback on our programme of events, customer service and the experience you had at Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre. If you would like to get in touch please contact customerservice@boh.org.uk – we’d love to hear from you!

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ACCESS

The Opera House is an Edwardian building and only partially accessible to wheelchair users. The level access entrance is 72cms at its narrowest point. Unfortunately the building cannot be accessed by motorised scooters. We have three wheelchair spaces in the Stalls at ground floor level and an adapted toilet. We are happy to help you transfer from your wheelchair to the theatre seats. If you will be transferring from a wheelchair to theatre seating, even if you don’t need any help, please let us know when booking. The Stalls Bar is not accessible, but a member of staff will gladly bring refreshments to your seat.

DISABLED CUSTOMERS AND COMPANIONS

Registered Disabled customers receive discounts to many performances. Personal Assistants or anyone in receipt of Carers’ Allowance are admitted free of charge (proof of eligibility may be requested). Companions outside these categories receive a 50% discount as long as discounts are available on that performance.

Although the Opera House foyer and Box Office counter are not accessible, there is wheelchair access to the Box Office side door in Water Street, where there is an intercom system. The Pavilion Arts Centre has good downstairs accessibility, however the layout of the seating can change for certain shows, please check when booking.

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For your safety, we advise that you bring a companion if you would have difficulty making your own way out of our buildings in an emergency. We have passive infra–red (PIR) systems in both venues for customers with hearing impairments. This works through a headset rather than your hearing aid, please reserve a headset through the Box Office when you book your tickets (£10 cash deposit required, limited availability). There is an induction loop system at both Box Offices. Assistance dogs are welcome.

The information in this brochure is available in large print, please call 01298 72050

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PRIVACY STATEMENT

www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk is owned and operated by High Peak Theatre Trust, and we are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected online. We treat any personal information collected about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. To create an account, book tickets online or subscribe to any of our mailing lists, we collect certain information about you such as name, address, email address and phone number. This information may be shared with the visiting artist/company but will not be sold or passed on to third parties without your prior consent. The information will be used to process your booking. If there are any problems relating to the performance, we will use your contact information to get in touch and let you know of any changes. We would also like to keep you informed about any offers and events we think may be of interest to you. This communication may come from Buxton Opera House or from the visiting artist/company. If a visiting artist/ company request information regarding their performance at Buxton Opera House or Pavilion Arts Centre they must agree to treat

the information in accordance with this privacy statement. We will only send you information about future events if you have ticked the relevant boxes under ‘My Preferences’ when you log in to your account on the Buxton Opera House website: • Mail: I would like to receive information from Buxton Opera House by mail • Email: I would like to receive information from Buxton Opera House by email • Telephone: I would like to receive information from Buxton Opera House by telephone • SMS: I would like to receive information from Buxton Opera House by SMS text message You can amend your preferences at any time by logging in to your account. You can unsubscribe from emails by following the link on any email communication we send to you or by contacting admin@boh.org.uk

Data Protection

By creating an account with us, you are consenting to us storing and processing your personal information as described above. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is High Peak Theatre Trust. You can check the information we are storing about you at any time by contacting us at: High Peak Theatre Trust, 5 The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6AZ For a full copy of our Data Protection Policy please visit: buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

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DECEMBER Thursday 1 Friday 2 Low: A Christmas Performance 7.30pm Saturday 3 Brighouse & Rastrick Band 7.30pm Sunday 4 Monday 5 Tuesday 6 Wednesday 7 Thursday 8 Friday 9 Saturday 10 Snow White 1pm & 5.30pm Sunday 11 Monday 12 Snow White 10am & 1.30pm Tuesday 13 Snow White 1pm & 5.30pm Teddy Thompson 8pm Wednesday 14 Snow White 10am & 1.30pm Thursday 15 Snow White 1pm & 5.30pm Friday 16 Saturday 17 Snow White 2.30pm & 7pm Sunday 18 Snow White 1pm & 5.30pm Monday 19 Snow White 1pm & 5.30pm Tuesday 20 Wednesday 21 Snow White 2.30pm & 7pm Thursday 22 Snow White 2.30pm Friday 23 Snow White 2.30pm & 7pm Saturday 24 Snow White 2.30pm Sunday 25 Monday 26 The Grand Boxing Day Concert 11am Snow White 3pm Tuesday 27 Snow White 1pm & 5.30pm Wednesday 28 Snow White 2.30pm & 7pm Thursday 29 Snow White 1pm & 5.30pm Friday 30 Saturday 31 Snow White 1pm New Year’s Eve Gala Concert 9.30pm (Dinner at the Pavilion Gardens: 6.15pm)

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Buxton Buzz Comedy Club 8pm Jazz at the Arts Centre: Andy Powell 1pm

Coffee Concert: Melia Duo 1pm Indigo Nights 7pm Emily Portman & the Coracle Band 7.30pm Kaleidoscope Choir Christmas Concert 1pm

The Houghton Weavers 7.30pm

Film: Elf (PG) 2.30pm Film: It’s a Wonderful Life (U) 2.30pm

JANUARY Sunday 1 Snow White 2.30pm Monday 2 Tuesday 3 Wednesday 4 Thursday 5 Swan Lake 7.30pm Friday 6 Swan Lake 7.30pm Saturday 7 The Nutcracker 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sunday 8 Kinder Choir: Messiah 4pm Monday 9 Tuesday 10 Wednesday 11 Rose-Marie 7.30pm Thursday 12 The ELO Experience 7.30pm Friday 13 Cannon and Ball 7.30pm Saturday 14 Sunday 15 Forever in Blue Jeans 7.30pm Monday 16 Tuesday 17 Wednesday 18 Thursday 19 Back Stage Pass 11am Friday 20 Tom Paxton 7.30pm Saturday 21 Billy Bragg & Joe Henry 7.30pm Sunday 22 Ruby Wax 7.30pm Monday 23 Tuesday 24 Wednesday 25 Thursday 26 The Sound of Murder 7.30pm Friday 27 The Sound of Murder 2.30pm Saturday 28 80s Mania 7.30pm Sunday 29 Rumours of Fleetwood Mac 7.30pm Monday 30 Tuesday 31 Circus of Horrors 7.30pm

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Coffee Concert: Harmonopoly 1pm Buxton Buzz Comedy Club 8pm Jazz at the Arts Centre: Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz 1pm Mini Movers & Groovers 10am Film: 7.30pm Buxton Adventure Festival: Jasmin Paris 7.30pm

Mini Movers & Groovers 10am Film: 7.30pm Film: 7.30pm

The Lil’ Jimmy Reed Band 7.30pm The Pitmen Poets 7.30pm Mini Movers & Groovers 10am Film: 7.30pm

The Transports 7.30pm Mr Darcy Loses the Plot 7.30pm Mini Movers & Groovers 10am Film: 7.30pm

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FEBRUARY Wednesday 1 Thursday 2 Back Stage Pass 2pm Friday 3 Dong Ding Murder Me On High! 7.30pm Saturday 4 Dong Ding Murder Me On High! 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sunday 5 Dong Ding Murder Me On High! 2.30pm Monday 6 Tuesday 7 Wednesday 8 Nathan Carter 7.30pm Thursday 9 Macca: The Paul McCartney Story 7.30pm Friday 10 Northern Chamber Orchestra 7.30pm Saturday 11 Sunday 12 Monday 13 John Shuttleworth 7.30pm Tuesday 14 Mike + the Mechanics 7.30pm Wednesday 15 Banff Mountain Film Festival 7.30pm Thursday 16 Hysteria 7.30pm Friday 17 Hysteria 7.30pm Saturday 18 Hysteria 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sunday 19 That’ll Be The Day 7.30pm Monday 20 Tuesday 21 Levison Wood 7.30pm Wednesday 22 Thursday 23 Raffles: The Mystery 7.30pm Friday 24 Raffles: The Mystery 7.30pm Saturday 25 Raffles: The Mystery 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sunday 26 Back Stage Pass 11am Monday 27 Tuesday 28

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Film: 7.30pm Coffee Concert: Erkki Louko & Miriam Brown 1pm Buxton Buzz Comedy Club 8pm The Legends of American Country 7.30pm Jazz at the Arts Centre: Dakhla Brass 1pm Richard Digance 7.30pm Mini Movers & Groovers 10am Film: 7.30pm A View from the Edge 7.30pm Buxton Adventure Festival: Sean Conway 7.30pm Space 7.30pm London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra 7.30pm Fairport Convention 7.30pm Film: 7.30pm Scottish Falsetto Socks Do Shakespeare 7.30pm Dracula’s Ghost 7.30pm Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle 7.30pm Mini Movers & Groovers 10am Film: 7.30pm Film: 7.30pm

Monstersaurus 11am & 2pm Heartbeat Chorus 7.30pm

MARCH Wednesday 1 Ben and Holly 1pm & 4.30pm Thursday 2 Ben and Holly 10am & 1pm Friday 3 Back Stage Pass 11am Saturday 4 The Take That Experience 7.30pm Les McKeown and his Bay City Rollers 7.30pm Sunday 5 Monday 6 Tuesday 7 Wednesday 8 Madam Butterfly 7.30pm Thursday 9 Flanders and Swann 7.30pm Friday 10 The Sorcerer 7.30pm Saturday 11 The Mikado 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sunday 12 Count Arthur Strong 8pm Monday 13 A Judgement in Stone 7.30pm Tuesday 14 A Judgement in Stone 7.30pm Wednesday 15 A Judgement in Stone 2.30pm & 7.30pm Thursday 16 A Judgement in Stone 7.30pm Friday 17 A Judgement in Stone 7.30pm Saturday 18 A Judgement in Stone 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sunday 19 Patsy Cline – The Concert She Never Gave 7.30pm Monday 20 Peak Dance Festival 7.30pm William Shakespeare’s Long Lost Tuesday 21 First Play 7.30pm Wednesday 22 Noel & Gertie 7.30pm Thursday 23 An Evening of Dirty Dancing – The Tribute Show 7.30pm Friday 24 The Magic of Motown 7.30pm Saturday 25 Sunday 26 La Bohème 7.30pm Monday 27 Tuesday 28 Back Stage Pass 11am Wednesday 29 Thursday 30 Transitions Dance Company 7.30pm Friday 31 You Win Again – The Story of the Bee Gees 7.30pm

Jazz at the Arts Centre: Andrew Wood Trio 1pm Film: 7.30pm Buxton Adventure Festival: Mick Fowler 7.30pm Film: 7.30pm Coffee Concert: Zamorra Guitar Trio 1pm Buxton Buzz Comedy Club 8pm Lindisfarne 7.30pm Film: 7.30pm

Tilston and Lowe 7.30pm Thisbe 7.30pm Film: 7.30pm Damien O’Kane / Daoiri Farrell Trio 7.30pm Ash Dykes 7.30pm Tony Law 8pm The Fureys 7.30pm Snake Davis 7.30pm Film: 7.30pm

The Swingles and Twelfth Night 7.30pm

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APRIL Saturday 1 Iconic 7.30pm Sunday 2 The Bootleg Beatles 7.30pm Monday 3 Tuesday 4 Wednesday 5 Thursday 6 Friday 7 Saturday 8 Sunday 9 Syd Lawrence Orchestra 7.30pm Monday 10 Claire Dobinson School of Dancing 7 pm Tuesday 11 Wednesday 12 Gangsta Granny 2pm & 7pm Thursday 13 Gangsta Granny 2pm & 7pm Friday 14 Gangsta Granny 2pm & 7pm Saturday 15 Gangsta Granny 10.30am & 2.30pm Sunday 16 Gangsta Granny 11am Monday 17 Tuesday 18 Wednesday 19 Thursday 20 Our Man in Havana 7.30pm Friday 21 Our Man in Havana 7.30pm Saturday 22 Our Man in Havana 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sunday 23 Shakin’ Stevens 8pm Monday 24 Tuesday 25 Wednesday 26 Goldilocks & the Three Bears 2pm & 4pm Thursday 27 Friday 28 Saturday 29 The Big Session: Oysterband and Eliza and Saul 7.30pm Sunday 30 The Big Session: Levellers Acoustic plus Honey Ryder 7.30pm

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Brian Kennedy 7.30pm Mi Flamenco 7.30pm Film: 7.30pm Buxton Adventure Festival: Eric Jones 7.30pm Chekhov’s Shorts 7.30pm Coffee Concert: Scarlet Trio 1pm / Buxton Buzz Comedy Club 8pm Dillie Keane 7.30pm Jazz at the Arts Centre: The Original Panama Jazz Band 1pm Buxton Film Festival Buxton Film Festival Buxton Film Festival Buxton Film Festival Buxton Film Festival Buxton Film Festival Buxton Film Festival Buxton Film Festival

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THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS FUNDERS

PREFERRED HOTEL PARTNER

FUNDRAISING PARTNERS

Fundraising Friends of Buxton Opera House

The Willoughby Luncheon Club

CAVENDISH BUSINESS CLUB MEMBERS AND PROJECT PARTNERS B&B

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Andy Parsons 8pm

Lee Wood Hotel BEST WESTERN

Film: 7.30pm

The Big Session: Blackbeard’s Tea Party 7.30pm The Big Session: The Hut People 4.30pm The Big Session: Ceilidh 2pm The Big Session: Nancy Kerr and The Sweet Visitor Band 4.30pm

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DESIGN: SQUARE ONE CREATIVE – WWW.SQUARE1CREATIVE.CO.UK

’THIS THEATRE IS ONE OF THE GREAT THEATRES AND CAN BE COMPARED TO THE PALLADIUM AND SUCHLIKE. ON TOP OF THAT, IT RESIDES IN BEAUTIFUL BUXTON, WHICH IS ALWAYS A JOY TO VISIT’

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