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APRIL TO AUGUST 2014

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE & PAVILION ARTS CENTRE For more information call our friendly Box Office team on 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190 or visit buxtonoperahouse.org.uk You can also find us on:

High Peak Theatre Trust gratefully acknowledges the continued support of High Peak Borough Council and Arts Council England

BOX OFFICE 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk SEASON SPONSOR

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BOX OFFICE 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk Monday 14 April to Saturday 26 April

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EasterFest promises to be a fun packed holiday with a range of exciting shows and workshops for the whole family to enjoy! Create quirky characters and devise a short play with national touring theatre company Maison Foo; perfect your Broadway dance routines with dedicated dance theatre, DÉDA; learn crazy circus skills including stilt-walking and unicycle riding with Greentop, the Circus School of the North or join West End musical director and vocal coach to the stars, Steve Pritchett and perform ‘Glee style’ in a ShowChoir extravaganza.

WELCOME

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You’ll notice that this brochure is a little bit different! Over the coming seasons we will be developing our programme and our brochure to ensure we are offering a wide variety of the very best theatre we can to our audiences. We have reduced the number of pages which means we can send brochures to more of our customers and, in this issue, we have put all our new shows at the front of the brochure, followed by those you may have seen in previous editions, so you can easily spot those shows you are yet to book for. We have also added the Pavilion Arts Centre events to the main body of the brochure so that you can see what’s happening on any day of the week.

EasterFest

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New shows this Season

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Buxton Festival

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Gilbert & Sullivan

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Spring/Summer Season 2014

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Coming Soon

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The season offers a wide range of enterainment for all the family - from our Summer Pops concerts to drama and musical theatre, alongside sensational opera, dance and performances by our very own Kaleidoscope Youth Theatre. Throw in some knock-out comedy, including Dawn French’s first solo tour, and there really is something for everyone!

Panto 2014

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Discounts & Special Offers

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We welcome and value all feedback and would love to hear from you. You can contact us by emailing: theatresecretary@boh.org.uk

How to Book

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Theatre Information

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Diary at a Glance

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Supporters

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We very much look forward to seeing you at the Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre over the Summer. Stella McCabe Interim Chief Executive

High Peak Theatre Trust is governed by a Board of Trustee Directors who oversee the running of the theatre and contribute their professional skills to the Trust. 2

Summer Pops Family Festival

We’ve also got some fabulous shows at the Opera House during the Easter break. Don’t miss the enchanting fairy tale adventure Dotty the Dragon and the ever popular Sooty Show - back by popular demand. The Comedy Club 4 Kids will be delivering side-splitting gags to anyone over the age of six and the Science Museum will be performing daring experiments live on stage. There’s lots of new activities during EasterFest, but as a final treat you could put your glad rags on and come to our very first, and super-glitzy, EasterFest Ball! For more information call our friendly Box Office on: 0845 127 2190 or visit: buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Opera House Mon 14 April 2pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Thu 17 April 3pm

Blunderbus Theatre Company presents

COMEDY THE SOOTY CLUB 4 KIDS SCIENCE MUSEUM LIVE SHOW

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Opera House Fri 18 7pm & Sat 19 April 2pm & 7pm

Opera House Tue 22 April 11am & 2.30pm

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NEW SHOWS THIS SEASON Pavilion Arts Centre Studio Monday 21st April 11am and 2pm

Opera House Tuesday 13 May 8pm

Uncontained Arts presents

JASON MANFORD

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Based on the book by Lewis Carroll. After the success of their 2009 tour of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, performing to sell out audiences across the UK, Uncontained Arts return with this new production of another much-loved classic children’s tale. Tickets: Adults £7, Children £6 Family Tickets: £24 (4 people incl at least 2 children), £18 (3 people incl at least 1 child).

Opera House Thursday 8 May 7.30pm Motionhouse presents

BROKEN Building on the success of international hit Scattered, Motionhouse’s brand new production Broken erupts onto the stage examining our precarious relationship with the earth. This powerful company submerge highly athletic dance within intricate digital imagery and original music in an unashamedly visual and adrenaline fuelled spectacle. Hanging in suspense, diving for support and scrambling to safety, the dancers negotiate the cracks and craters of this world of illusions where nothing is quite as it seems. Ravishing, delicate and poignant, Broken will take audiences on a journey into the earth, as they have never seen it before… 'This is a company that has long cornered the high-impact end of the dance market' - Guardian Tickets: £13, £15 Discounts: Groups of 8 or more/Senior Citizens/Disabled: £1.25 off (not Dress Circle). JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle). School & children’s groups of 10 or more: £7.50 (1 adult free per 10 children). Matcham Cards/Buxton Breaks: £1.75 off

Opera House Friday 30 May 7.30pm Creative Cow presents

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER by Oliver Goldsmith

FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS

Charles Marlow is beset with a stutter and a quiver when in the presence of women. When his father sets him up with his old friend’s eligible daughter, he is totally tongue tied – but charmed by her gibbering suitor, Miss Hardcastle employs an unexpected tactic to put him at his ease. Mayhem and confusion ensue in this delightful comedy where a plethora of mistakes and misunderstandings create a heartwarming and hilarious evening of classic theatre.

Jason is back with a wealth of comedy anecdotes, comic misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with his trademark likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.

Tickets: £15 Discounts: Groups of 8 or more/Senior Citizens/Disabled: £1.25 off (not Dress Circle). JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle). Matcham Cards/Buxton Breaks: £1.75 off

‘He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture’ – Daily Telegraph ‘Effortlessly entertaining’ – Evening Standard ‘Manford retains an affably jovial demeanour that makes him warmly enjoyable company’ – Chortle Tickets: £23.50 No discounts

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Opera House Sunday 25 May 7.30pm

JON RICHARDSON NIDIOT Jon Richardson is checking his tyre pressures, hoovering his floor mats and putting an emergency packed lunch in the boot of his car, ready to hit the road again with a brand new tour Nidiot. The perennial singleton and misanthrope is determined to become a more easy going person for the sake of his friends and his future health. Come and find out whether or not a leopard can change its spots, or if they are doomed to be angry forever not to have been given a more uniform and symmetrical fur pattern. ‘One of our most individual and interesting stand-ups’ – The Times

Opera House Tuesday 3 June 7.30pm

JETHRO Laughter not only provides a full-scale workout for your muscles, it unleashes a rush of stress-busting endorphins which strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Always slightly on the edge, Jethro’s fruity Cornish humour is the perfect remedy to cheer us all. Turning everyday events into farcical stories, embellished into hilarity with his trademark West Country dialect. Tales told with such effortless rhythm, timing and charm that it just melts all seriousness into pure laughter. The perfect anecdote to everyone’s day.

‘Sublimely brilliant, stunning...’ – Time Out

Contains adult humour.

Tickets: £20.50 No discounts

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BOX OFFICE 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk Opera House Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 June 7.30pm Matinee: Saturday 2.30pm Sell a Door Theatre Company presents

Opera House Friday 13 June 8pm

AN EVENING WITH Opera House Wednesday 11 June 7.30pm Opera UK presents

COSÍ FAN TUTTE By Mozart One of Mozart’s most popular operas, nobody could deny that the score is sublime – but the plot? Some might accuse it of being trivial, even silly. On the face of it perhaps it is. A frothy soufflé of fun! We are led to believe that two boyfriends come back in disguise and their fiancés are totally taken in by this and allow themselves to be seduced by the imposters. Once the deception is revealed, the implication is that life reverts to normal. But does it? Life is not that easy and the audience will be put through every gamut of emotion in this seemingly simple, but actually complex story, with Mozart’s music soaring and plummeting, gloriously reflecting every change of mood. To commemorate 100 years since the start of World War One, the opera will be set in the early summer of 1914 – just before the outbreak of the Great War. Sung in English with a live orchestra. ‘A resounding success – light and sunny and very funny. The two girls looked like sisters and sang like angels’ – What’s On in London Tickets: £17, £21, £25 Discounts: Groups of 8 or more/Senior Citizens/Disabled: £2 off (not Dress Circle). JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle). Matcham Cards/Buxton Breaks: £2.50 off

GERVASE PHINN One of Britain’s most popular comic writers, best selling author, radio and TV personality Gervase Phinn makes a welcome return to the Opera House. Affectionately dubbed 'the James Herriot of Schools', Gervase has written a wide range of academic books, children's poetry and fiction and is a columnist on the Yorkshire Post and The Countryman. An evening of good clean humour. Tickets: £16 No discounts.

Opera House Saturday 14 June 7.30pm Phil McIntyre & Michael Grandage Company present

DAWN FRENCH 30 MILLION MINUTES Directed by Michael Grandage Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, embarks on her first ever solo tour! Based on her life and career, 30 Million Minutes consists of various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in, as Dawn takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows for sure. Tickets: £36, £40.50 No discounts

Winner of the Tony ‘Triple Crown’ for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the story of a recent college graduate named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet sexpert) and other colorful types who help him finally discover his true purpose in life! From the producers of Seussical (West End), Spring Awakening (Debut UK Tour) and Lord of the Flies (UK Tour) Sell a Door Theatre Company revive this critically acclaimed musical for a summer 2014 tour. Directed and choreographed by Cressida Carré and designed by Richard Evans, this production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd., on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

Suitable for audiences 14 & over.

Tickets: £20.50, £22.50 Discounts: Groups of 8 or more/Senior Citizens/Disabled: £2 off (not Dress Circle). JSA/Income Support/Students: ½ price (not Dress Circle). Matcham Cards/Buxton Breaks: £2.50 off


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NEW SHOWS THIS SEASON Opera House Monday 28 July 7.30pm

STEVE HEWLETT IS THINKING INSIDE THE BOX Fresh from his stunning appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, TV's top comedy ventriloquist now embarks on a major theatre tour with his hilarious friends. From talking hands, to bottles of water, from Arthur Lager to Little ‘Simon Cowell’, Steve and his creations won the hearts of the nation and wowed the judges in the BGT final.

Wednesday 9 to Sunday 27 July

BUXTON FESTIVAL FRINGE 2014 The Fringe runs alongside Buxton Festival and offers a spectacular programme of theatre, comedy, dance, music, film, exhibitions, poetry, children’s events and street entertainment. One of the largest Fringes in England, there are over 500 performances including a free afternoon sampler in the Pavilion Gardens on Fringe Sunday, 13 July. Advance booking for some events is available from the Opera House Box Office from the beginning of June. Details will be published in early June in the widely distributed free Fringe programme and sooner than that on www.buxtonfringe.org.uk, where you can also become a Fringe Friend, find news and reviews and add your comments on shows. To find out more about Buxton Festival Fringe 2014 email: info@buxtonfringe.co.uk or call 01298 70705.

Now Steve and his cast of zany characters, along with international award winning illusionist Richard Griffin, take a brand new, spectacular show on the road to delight and amaze the whole family. Tickets: £16, £18 Discounts: Groups of 8 or more/Senior Citizens/Disabled: £1.50 off (not Dress Circle). JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle). Matcham Cards/Buxton Breaks: £2 off

Opera House Tuesday 29 July 7.30pm

JIMMY CARR FUNNY BUSINESS Jimmy’s been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy' which, let’s face facts, is not that impressive. It’s like being the ‘tallest dwarf’ or the ‘healthiest Glaswegian’. Really not that big a deal. Funny Business is Jimmy’s brand new stand up show. Tickets: £26 No discounts

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BUXTON FESTIVAL AN EVENING WITH … Buxton Festival presents three unique Sunday evenings discovering the Life & Times of three fascinating figures...

Sunday 13 July 7.15pm

JEFFREY ARCHER Opera House Friday 11 July 8pm

in conversation with Chris Beetles

MERCEDES-BENZ OPERA GALA

Bestselling author, politician and life-long art lover and collector, Jeffrey Archer talks candidly to his friend, art dealer Chris Beetles.

SUSAN BULLOCK, SOPRANO RICHARD BERKELEY-STEELE,TENOR Stephen Barlow conductor with the Northern Chamber Orchestra, Buxton Festival Chorus and the Kinder Children’s Choir (FounderDirector: Joyce Ellis MBE) Introduced by Sean Rafferty The 2014 Buxton Festival opens with a fabulous gala concert of operatic highlights, starring two of Britain’s most renowned singers, in an evening featuring the Wagnerian repertoire for which they’re best known as well as popular Viennese music. Susan Bullock is one of the world’s most sought-after dramatic sopranos. In recent seasons she has appeared as Wagner’s Brünnhilde in opera houses across the world. She became the first ever soprano to sing four consecutive cycles of Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Highly regarded in the Heldentenor repertoire, Richard Berkeley-Steele is known for roles in operas by Wagner, Richard Strauss and Britten, his recent performances include Tristan und Isolde at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. They are joined by the popular Kinder Children’s Choir, of which Susan Bullock is Vice President. Tickets: £15-£45

Sunday 20 July 7.15pm

JAMES NAUGHTIE in conversation with Matthew Parris Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie and MP-turnedbroadcaster Matthew Parris provide a unique insight into today’s political world, as well as their shared fascinations with the worlds of music and literature.

Sunday 27 July 7.15pm

RANULPH FIENNES in conversation with Anton Bowring Record-breaking adventurer, explorer and mountaineer Ranulph Fiennes is joined onstage by the mastermind behind his epic adventures, Anton Bowring. Tickets: £16, £19

This is just a taster of what Buxton Festival 2014 has to offer. For information on all Buxton Festival events, go to buxtonfestival.co.uk

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LATE-NIGHT JAZZ Buxton Festival presents a series of late-night, cabaret-style shows at the Pavilion Café (in the Pavilion Gardens complex) on Friday and Saturday nights. Friday 11 July 9pm Joe Stilgoe

Saturday 19 July 9pm The Alex Garnett Quartet

Saturday 12 July 9pm Joe Stilgoe & Natalie Williams

Friday 25 July 9pm 100 Years of Jazz in 99 minutes

Friday 18 July 9pm Patricia Hammond & The Ragtime Parlour Band

Saturday 26 July 9pm Peggy, Duke & Benny Tickets: £18

Opera House Monday 14 July 8pm

LESLEY GARRETT, SOPRANO EMMA JOHNSON, CLARINET ANDREW WEST, PIANO Lesley Garrett and Emma Johnson are celebrated for their achievements in classical music, making it popular, moving and fun. They have the ability to communicate their work to a wider audience because they strip away a lot of the mystique, performing with openness, generosity and enthusiasm in many genres and styles. Expect sparks to fly and much pleasure to be had. Tickets: £15-£25

Opera House Monday 21 July 8pm

THE SWINGLE SINGERS The Swingle Singers are an international a cappella phenomenon. These seven young and versatile voices deliver folk ballads, funk jams and fugues with equal precision and passion. Tickets: £15-£25


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Opera House Wednesday 30 July 7.30pm

THE PUPPINI SISTERS Let’s face it: who can resist three bewitching females dressed in delightfully matching attire, singing in close harmony and moving in impeccably synchronized steps? Just like the Andrews Sisters, who took the genre to the top, the Puppini Sisters have long become synonymous with the intoxicating mix of music and style they call Swing-Pop, and have won hearts all over the world. In the eight years since their inception, the Puppini Sisters have received accolades from fans as disparate as Prince Charles and Cyndi Lauper, have been awarded Gold and Multi-Platinum discs, performed on iconic stages all over the world and collaborated with ‘banging’ electro-swing groups as well as traditional orchestras. Plus support: Anita Rose Anderson Tickets: £18 No discounts

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Opera House Friday 1 August 7.30pm

LÚNASA WITH BARBARA DICKSON BELLA HARDY & IN CONCERT THE MIDNIGHT WATCH

From her roots in the Scottish folk scene of the late 60s through to mainstream chart success with hits including Answer Me, Another Suitcase in Another Hall, January, February and the millionselling number one single, I Know Him So Well, Barbara Dickson has long since cemented her status as one of the UK’s best-loved performers.

Lúnasa are internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental band of recent times and are one of the most treasured Irish acts around today. Their inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory.

Her stage career has included the roles of the original Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s long-running musical Blood Brothers and as Viv Nicholson in Spend Spend Spend, both of which have won her an Olivier award for Best Actress. With a new album of the songs of Gerry Rafferty released in 2013, she continues to record and to play to sold-out audiences throughout the UK.

‘Beautifully crafted and conceived with poetic flair’ – The Independent

Tickets: £21, £23 No discounts

Tickets: £18 No discounts

In the space of a few short years, singer/songwriter Bella Hardy has become one of the most creative, prolific and original voices on the flourishing UK folk scene. In February, Bella became the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2014.

Opera House Saturday 2 August 7.30pm

Opera House Monday 4 August 7.30pm

THE FEELING

FROM THE JAM

With their new album Boy Cried Wolf, BRIT award-nominated band The Feeling are back. Since their debut album Twelve Stops and Home topped the UK charts in 2006, The Feeling have achieved a number of accolades including three Top 10 singles, becoming the most-played band on UK radio in 2006 as well as being named Songwriters of the Year at the Ivor Novello awards.

Featuring former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings.

With Dan Gillespie-Sells’ songwriting known for pushing a phrase seemingly beyond its limit and chord progressions going one step further than others, The Feeling have a sound instantly recognisable and thrilling. Plus support: Danny & The Champions of the Word Tickets: £23 No discounts

Opera House Sunday 3 August 7.30pm

LAST NIGHT AT THE SUMMER PROMS The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra return with their special Proms to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WW1 and 75th Anniversary of WW2. Join compere Mark Langley, the 46 piece orchestra and our star singers John Hudson (tenor) and Anna Clare Monk (soprano). This will be a wonderful evening of reflection, rousing tunes, flag waving, whistle blowing and of course Pomp and Circumstance which our forefathers fought and gave their lives to preserve. Tickets: £26, £28 No discounts

Opera House Tuesday 5 August 7.30pm

THE BIG CHRIS BARBER BAND 60TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Chris Barber OBE, this year celebrates his Diamond Jubilee as leader of his band on a full-time professional basis. The Big Chris Barber Band features everything from New Orleans to blues to late 20s Ellington, played with extraordinary panache and skill. Barber is an icon of traditional jazz in the UK. You can count on an exciting evening of high quality music which will appeal in equal measure to the aficionado and the newcomer. Tickets: £14, £16 No discounts

The Jam exploded onto the punk scene in 1977 with their debut single In The City, becoming the sound of the British youth and one of the biggest selling bands in British history. Expect to hear classic hits such as Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, Going Underground, Town Called Malice and The Modern World as well as some live favourites and songs from Bruce’s solo career. Plus support: Jay Diggins Tickets: £21 No discounts


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Pavilion Gardens Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 August 3pm Cambridge Touring Theatre presents an open-air production of

Pavilion Arts Centre Saturday 9 August 7.30pm

ONLY ONE DIRECTION

ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND - THE MUSICAL

MIDNIGHT MEMORIES TOUR

Come and have a joyful, fun-filled picnic with your family while you watch this hilarious musical show.

The world's original and best One Direction tribute band come to the Pavilion Arts Centre as part of their 2014 theatre tour!

Boys and girls are invited to come along dressed in their best ‘Wonderland’ fashion. White Rabbit? Alice? Mad Hatter?

Travelling all over the UK, Europe and as far out as Dubai and having played to over 150,000 people, Only One Direction have secured themselves as the most popular tribute band on the market. Capturing the charisma, energy and enthusiasm of the famous five this show features songs from all of One Direction's smash hit albums including What Makes You Beautiful, Story of My Life, Best Song Ever and of course, Midnight Memories. The perfect family friendly pop concert guaranteed to keep you Up All Night complete with giveaways, audience participation and a meet and greet with the boys. Book your seats today for a great night with Only One Direction. You can also join the action right now on Twitter @only1Dmusic and at www.onlyonedirection.com Tickets: Adults £16, Children £13 Family Tickets: £49 (4 people incl at least 2 children), £39 (3 people incl at least 1 child). Children's groups of 8 or more: £1 off

Suitable for ages 5 & over.

Opera House Sunday 10 August 2pm

Before Sunday’s show, there will be a 45 minute drama workshop with the actors. The workshop starts at 1.30pm and tickets are £2.

MILKSHAKE! LIVE

Tickets: Adults £13, Children £9 Family Tickets: £36 (4 people incl at least 2 children), £27 (3 people incl at least 1 child). PlayLink

Starring some of your Milkshake! favourites, this brand new musical spectacular is sure to have children up on their feet and singing at the top of their voices! Joining this fantastic show will be two Milkshake presenters who will take us on a fun milkshake adventure; bound to dazzle and delight!

Monday 4 to Saturday 9 August Buxton Opera House & Funny Wonders present the

The show features brand new songs, classic favourites and funky dance routines, plus plenty of laughter, bags of audience interaction and bucket loads of fun for all the family! Tickets: Adults £13.50, Children £11.50 Family tickets: £46 (4 people incl at least 2 children), £34.50 (3 people incl at least 1 child). Children 2 or under: £2.50 (on parent’s knee) Babies under 12 months: Free (on parent’s knee)

For the 12th year running the puppets are back in Buxton for the first week of August. There will be a great selection of performances, workshops and street theatre in the Pavilion Arts Centre and elsewhere as Funny Wonders, in association with Buxton Opera House, present a fantastic week of fun – with strings attached! For more information, please visit our website.


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Opera House Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 August 7.30pm

DERBY GILBERT & SULLIVAN COMPANY

Opera della Luna presents

THE MIKADO Set in the zany flashy world of modern fashion houses with costumes inspired by Versace and JeanPaul Gaultier, this energetic production promises a riot of gorgeous and bizarre creations.

Thursday 21 & Friday 22 August 7.30pm

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE The internationally acclaimed company makes a welcome return to Buxton with performances of two contrasting Gilbert & Sullivan operas.

Expect sequins, stunning gowns, glamour, glorious singing, and, of course, the company’s inimitable brand of mad-cap humour. The cast includes Opera della Luna stalwarts and Gilbert & Sullivan specialists: Richard Gauntlett as Ko-Ko, Louise Crane as Katisha and Ian Belsey as the Mikado. Even the most hardened traditionalists will be delighted by the verve of Opera della Luna’s performance, whilst those who have consigned Gilbert & Sullivan to the dustbin of history will be forced to think again.

Opera House Friday 8 & Saturday 9 August 7.30pm

‘Jeff Clarke’s vivacious production is delightful. Mischievous and witty, and the outfits have all the razzle-dazzle of Versace’ – Financial Times

Oxbridge Opera Company presents

Tickets: £24, £26 Discounts: Groups of 8 or more/Senior Citizens/Disabled: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle). JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle). Matcham Cards/Buxton Breaks: £3 off

THE SORCERER The Sorcerer was Gilbert & Sullivan's first full-length success and contains all the features found in their later collaborations. A mysterious magic salesman brings a love potion to a rural village and people of all classes are powerless to its effects. Touching, comic and containing some of the finest melodies Sullivan ever wrote, The Sorcerer is a gem. Staged by the Oxbridge Opera Company, who have produced acclaimed productions of the Gilbert & Sullivan operas for the last four years, this production uses Sullivan's full original orchestration, some of the finest young professional singers in the country and finds new and exciting meanings in this Victorian classic whilst still remaining true to the author's intentions. A must see! Tickets: £20, £23 Discounts: Groups of 8 or more/Senior Citizens/Disabled: £2 off (not Dress Circle). JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle). Matcham Cards/Buxton Breaks: £2.50 off

An apprentice pirate who is a slave of duty, and the Cornwall Constabulary doing theirs, leads to lots of fun for the Very Model of a Modern Major-General, his daughters and the Pirate King.

Opera House Sunday 17 August 7.30pm

A FEAST OF GILBERT & SULLIVAN One of the UK’s leading Gilbert & Sullivan Concerts, recapturing all the fun and magic of the original D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. Accompanied by the 37 piece British Philharmonic Orchestra, the former singers of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company will be performing selections from every Gilbert & Sullivan opera, in all their traditional glory. This is family entertainment at its very best, packed with great melodies and heaps of fun. Presented by the soloists with short scenes of dialogue and witty anecdotes of times spent in The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company this is a concert not to be missed. Tickets: £24, £26 No discounts.

Saturday 23 August 7.30pm

THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD With Sullivan’s magnificent music, The Yeomen of the Guard tells the bittersweet story of a strolling jester, Jack Point, against the majesty of the Tower of London. Tickets: £16, £18 Discounts: Groups of 8 or more/Senior Citizens/Disabled: £1.50 off (not Dress Circle). JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle). Matcham Cards/Buxton Breaks: £2 off


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NEW SHOWS THIS SEASON Pavilion Arts Centre Thursday 28 August 7.30pm

Opera House Sunday 6 April 7.30pm

SING ALONG SOUNDS OF WARTIME

LET’S HANG ON Opera House Friday 4 & Saturday 5 April 7.30pm Matinee: Saturday 2.30pm

All the hits of World War 1 and 2. Featuring music from the Glen Miller Orchestra, Dame Vera Lynn, George Formby and Max Bygraves, all of whom gave up their time to entertain the troops around Europe helping to keep up their morale. With a live band and projector screens, come along and have a good old sing song! Tickets: £10.50, £12.50 No discounts.

Present Company presents

Opera House Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 August 7.30pm Matinee: Saturday 2.30pm Original production by The Really Useful Theatre Company Limited produced by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Limited Present Company proudly presents

ASPECTS OF LOVE Pavilion Arts Centre Studio Friday 29 August 7.30pm

BLACKHEART Since Unlike Water was used on a TV commercial British multi-instrumentalist duo Blackheart have recorded three albums, enjoyed airplay in nearly every country in the world and played successful tours of the UK, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands plus two headline tours of Australia and New Zealand. Their music and unique sound shun categorisation, combining acoustic instruments and the voice of Chrissy Mostyn with ancient synthesisers, effects, atmospherics and electronica to create a new brand of avant-garde ethereal folk. Tickets: £10 Discounts: Groups of 8 or more/Senior citizens/Disabled: £1 off JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price

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Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart Based on the novella by David Garnett A joyful, edgy, tumultuous romance extolling youth and love. Set in France, the intricate and thought provoking plot charts the tangled relationships of two Englishmen, Alex and his artist uncle George, with three women: a French actress Rose, an Italian sculptor Giulietta and Rose’s daughter Jenny, a young girl blossoming into womanhood in a hot-house atmosphere of intertwined lives and loves. The show explores how their actions are compelled by their emotions and how their affairs convert the many ‘aspects of love’ into a Journey of a Lifetime. There are multiple infidelities, multiple lovers - and multiple implications. For over twenty-five years Present Company has presented lavish revivals of musicals and operettas using professional principals and orchestra with a non-professional chorus. Tickets £14, £16, £18 (eves), £12.50, £14.50, £16.50 (matinee) Discounts: Group of 8 or more /Senior Citizens/Disabled £1.50 off (not Dress Circle) JSA /Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle) Matcham Cards/Buxton Breaks: £2 off

THE MERRY WIDOW

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, their music and everlasting popularity spanning many decades, were finally brought to iconic status with the Broadway hit musical The Jersey Boys. Today, Let’s Hang On truly captures the original magic of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The atmosphere created is not only from their music but also their own unique sound, nostalgic mood, and electric feeling! Definitely not a night to be missed! Tickets: £19.50, £21.50 Discounts available

The champagne sparkle of Paris in the naughty 1890s, the romance of the Viennese waltz, the breathtaking exuberance of the can-can and the political intrigues and liaisons of Embassy soirées are all brought to life by the magic of Franz Lehár’s delightful melodies.

Opera House Monday 7 April 7.30pm

THE ILLEGAL EAGLES The Illegal Eagles are back this year with their Heaven Heats Up tour. The classic line-up of Phil Aldridge, Keith Atack, Al Vosper and Darin Murphy was completed with the addition of Garreth Hicklin, whose ability to capture the emotion of Don Henley’s vocal delivery has ensured that critical and audience acclaim has been unanimously positive.

Present Company uses professional principals & orchestra with a nonprofessional chorus. Tickets: £14, £16, £18 (eves), £12.50, £14.50, £16.50 (matinee). Discounts available

Tickets: £22.50, £24.50 Discounts available

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RECITALS

BUXTON BUZZ COMEDY CLUB

Pavilion Arts Centre Friday 4 April 1pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Friday 4 April 8pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Sunday 13 April 1pm

PETHER STRING TRIO

JAMES ALDERSON JONNY GREATREX SUSAN HANKS COMPERE: BEN LAWES

MART RODGER MANCHESTER JAZZ

Tickets: £6

Tickets: £6

JAZZ

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Opera House Wednesday 9 April 7.30pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Friday 11 & Saturday 12 April 7.30pm

REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY IN THE BIBLE: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF GOD (ABRIDGED) From fig leaves to final judgment… The Good Book just got better! It’s apocalypse now as the three cultural guerrillas of The Reduced Shakespeare Company set their reductive sights on the Good Book. Can bolts of lightning be far behind? It’s an affectionate, irreverent roller coaster ride from fig leaves to Final Judgment as the boys tackle the great theological questions. Tickets: £14, £16 Discounts available

Kaleidoscope Youth Theatre Company presents

Regan De Wynter presents

HMS PINAFORE Inspired by a scrapbook of POWs performing G&S during World War 2, the award-winning team that brought Pirates to Cate Blanchett's Sydney Theatre, take Gilbert & Sullivan below deck, where the troops set out a distraction from the goings on above board with a production of one of their most popular tales. With infectious tunes and a beautifully constructed libretto it deals with the age-old conundrum of love between social classes. Joyful, witty and fun for all the family!

Opera House Saturday 12 April 7.30pm

BOBBY SOCKS & BLUE JEANS A sensational and exciting live music production featuring over 40 Smash Hits from the fabulous 50s & 60s. This dynamic show stars the outstanding talents of Kytsun Wolfe, along with The PonyTails and The 5 Pennies, some of the most celebrated and talented musicians and performers in the world of professional entertainment, who, with incredible accuracy, recreate the most popular time in music.

Opera House Thursday 10 & Friday 11 April 7.30pm

Tickets: £18.50, £20.50 Discounts available

For ages 8 & over.

Citizenship class at Wootton Bassett School and the supply teacher has gone a bit nuts, doing a runner and locking the pupils in. That’s bad enough, but tensions are higher today than normal, a day when only yards from their confinement a repatriation of fallen British soldiers is happening along the high street – as it has over a hundred times before through this quiet Wiltshire town. An amateur production by our Youth Theatre company.

Tickets: £16, £18 Discounts available

Tickets: £7 Discounts available

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Opera House Sunday 13 April 7.30pm Swansea City Opera presents

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Mozart’s sublime music is a feast for jaded opera goers and newcomers alike. Beautifully staged and sung in English, with elegant 18th century costumes, Figaro will give you an enchanting evening’s entertainment - a delight for the eyes and ears.

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Opera House Monday 14 April 2pm Blunderbus Theatre Company presents

DOTTY THE DRAGON Written by Bill Davies, with music and lyrics by Frank Goodhind

Sung in English with a live orchestra. Pre-performance talk: 6.15pm with Artistic Director Brendan Wheatley.

An enchanting fairy tale adventure with a very happy ending... this clever new show comes to life with an irresistible blend of live music, fabulous puppets and high energy storytelling. Little people aged 3 to 7 will love this funny, heart warming tale. But, big people will have lots of fun, too. You can’t help but fall in love with Dotty the baby Fire Dragon...

Tickets: £18, £21, £24 Discounts available

Tickets: Adults £8, Children £7 Family tickets available

ALSO IN THE ARTS CENTRE Pavilion Arts Centre Studio Saturday 5 April 7.30pm Black Toffee presents

HIDDEN Tickets: £6.50 Discounts available

KALEIDOSCOPE CHOIR

CINEMA

Pavilion Arts Centre Tuesday 15 April 1pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Wednesday 16 April 3pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Thursday 17 April 3pm

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (U)

COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS

Tickets: £3.50

Tickets: £4 Discounts available

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THE KEN DODD HAPPINESS SHOW A tattifelarious evening of laughter and song with a true comic genius and showbiz legend. Treat yourself to a funfilled variety show for all the family with guests, jokes and songs celebrating over 50 years of ‘happiness’ with The King of Comedy!

THE ENERGY SHOW Opera House Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 April 7.30pm Rumpus Theatre Company presents

WHO’S WHO! By Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall

Two futuristic science students race against time to prove their knowledge of energy. With help from the incredible virtual lab-assistant, i-nstein, and a steampunk workshop full of gadgets and chemicals, they explore, experiment and explode anything and everything they can find, live on stage. Suitable for everyone aged 7+. Tickets: Adults £16, Children £13 Family Tickets available

In this fast-moving comedy of mistaken identity, old friends Bernard and Timothy find themselves staying in a posh hotel, one to have an affair with girlfriend Helen and the other to help him cover it up... but when wife Joanna turns up, events spiral inevitably towards unexpected and hilarious conclusions!

Tickets: £20, £22 No Discounts

Opera House Tuesday 22 April 11am & 2.30pm

‘Stand out funny lines” The Public Reviews on Neville’s Island

Direct from CITV, Sooty heads into town in a fabulous new show to delight the whole family. Joining the nation’s favourite bear will be Sweep, Soo and Sooty's TV Partner Richard Cadell – who will be attempting to keep Sooty from getting up to mischief! Boy will he have his hands full!

Tickets: £13, £15, £17 Discounts available

Tickets: Adults £11.50, Children £9.50 Family Tickets available

TAKING CHARLIE Dark comedic fantasy based on a true story about the abduction of Charlie Chaplin’s body by two hapless

THE JUST SO STORIES Pavilion Arts Centre Friday 25 April 3pm

SHLOMO’S BEATBOX ADVENTURE FOR KIDS

Four talented young actors use umbrellas, pots, pans, socks, cushions, tennis balls, lampshades, and much more to create fantastical creatures and worlds, leading their audience on an unforgettable and song-filled journey from Pusat Tasek the Heart of the Sea - to the banks of the great grey-green Limpopo river. ‘The Just So Stories were terrific yesterday. My boy was captivated’ - Daily Telegraph Tickets: £8 No discounts

Suitable for all ages Tickets: £6 No discounts

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Goofus Theatre Company presents

Red Table Theatre presents

Hi kids! Roll up for a beatbox adventure like no other! I, Shlomo, your sonic superhero, invite you to become one of my sidekicks as I show you how to create a world of funny sound effects, brilliant noises and cool music, all made using just your mouth!

THE SOOTY SHOW

Pavilion Arts Centre Studio Friday 18 & Saturday 19 April 7.30pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Saturday 26 April 1.30pm & 3.30pm

Opera House Thursday 24 April 7.30pm

SCIENCE MUSEUM LIVE

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ALSO IN THE ARTS CENTRE kidnappers in 1978. A tale full of bad ideas and dead comics, the play uses puppetry, physical theatre and shadow play to create the world the characters inhabit. ‘It was clear we were in the company of consumate story-tellers, unafraid to take risks in pursuit of a laugh - or a tear’ – Gordon Hamlyn, Public Review Tickets: £8.50 Discounts available

RECITALS

BUXTON BUZZ COMEDY CLUB

Pavilion Arts Centre Tuesday 29 April 1pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Friday 2 May 1pm

Pavilion Gardens Café Friday 2 May 8pm

ARTS CLUB

DEVENTER ENSEMBLE

Tickets: £5

Tickets: £6

NICK PAGE MIKE NEWALL DANIEL KENNEDY COMPERE: RORY O'HANLON Tickets: £6


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Opera House Tuesday 29 April 7.30pm

Opera House Sunday 4th May 2pm & 7pm

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY

PEAK DISTRICT MUSIC CENTRES GALA CONCERT

Direct from London's West End, award winning actor Dean Elliott (Buddy Holly in Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story) and a full cast of performers tell the compelling story of the greatest music duo of all time in this 50th anniversary celebration. Tickets: £17.50, £19.50 Discounts available

Opera House Friday 2 May 7.30pm

SOUL LEGENDS Featuring timeless soul classics from Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Tina Turner, Luther Vandross and Michael Jackson plus many more, it’s all aboard the sensational soul train show of the year. Embarking from soul’s heady 60s origins steam non-stop, through to the present day via everyone’s favourite 70s and 80s dance hits. Tickets: £19, £21 Discounts available

Pavilion Arts Centre Friday 2 May 7.30pm

RUBY WAX SANE NEW WORLD Based on her critically acclaimed book, the US born comedian, actor, writer and mental health campaigner helps us understand why we sabotage our sanity with our own thinking. Sane New World shows us how to find calm in a frenetic world and become the master, not the slave, of our own minds. This show is your passport to saner living. She might not be sane herself but she does a pretty good imitation.

Opera House Tuesday 6 & Wednesday 7 May 7.30pm Matinee: Wednesday 2.30pm

Starring

Talking Scarlet presents

Andrew Paul (The Bill, Where The Heart Is)

Peak District Music Centres’ bands and orchestras return to the Opera House for their hugely popular annual Gala Concerts. Over 300 of the area’s top young musicians perform well known classics, movie hits and even a touch of jazz.

Corrinne Wicks (Emmerdale, Doctors)

Tickets: £5, £6 & £7 (2pm); £6.50, £8, £9.50 (7pm) Students and children: £1 off

Liz Burns, a psychoanalyst, receives an unexpected visitor – Nicki, a deeply troubled young woman who is visited in her dreams by a bearded devil who carries her away to a lonely, terrifying old house. The truth will be finally revealed as this gripping play reaches its shattering conclusion.

‘Wax has an extraordinary mind, and she has brought it to bear with her trademark wit… a ruby beyond price’ Stephen Fry

Free after-show Q&A with the company in the Stalls. For ages 11 & over. Tickets: £12, £14 Discounts available

Tickets: £17.50 Discounts available

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JAZZ

KALEIDOSCOPE CHOIR

Pavilion Arts Centre Studio Saturday 3 May 7.30pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Sunday 4 May 1pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Studio Monday 5 May 2.30pm

AN EXTRAORDINARY LIGHT

BEN MARTIN TRIO

OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM

Tickets: £6.50 Discounts available

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Tickets: £5

Tickets: Adults £9, Children £8, Family tickets available

Pavilion Arts Centre Tuesday 6 May 11.15am

Pavilion Arts Centre Tuesday 6 May 1pm

BEANBAG STORIES

Tickets: £3.50

Tickets: £3 per participating child


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Opera House Monday 12 May 7.30pm

Opera House Wednesday 14 May 7.30pm

Opera House Thursday 15 May 7.30pm

RAT PACK LIVE

Theatrical Niche presents

SING-A-LONG-A GREASE

THAT’LL BE THE DAY

The brand new singalong screening of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Beginning with a vocal warm-up before the show, sit back and watch Danny, Sandy and the gang while singing and dancing along to the lyrics as shown on the screen. It couldn’t be easier... or more fun! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.

Prepare yourself for a party as the legendary That’ll Be The Day, the nations favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show, returns by popular demand with a brand new production for 2014. Now in its 28th year of touring continuously in the UK and Europe, That’ll Be The Day is living proof that rock ‘n’ roll will never die!

Tickets: £13.50, £15 Discounts available

Tickets: £23.50, £25.50 Discounts available

Featuring all the patter and razzamatazz of the Rat Pack’s infamous live stage show, join the UK’s number one Dean, Sammy and Frank live concert extravaganza. Prepare to experience the definition of cool. Together the talented trio combine superbly, spectacularly, ‘swingsationally’ in Rat Pack Live.

Opera House Friday 9 May 7.30pm

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Tickets: £20, £22 Discounts available

BLOOD WEDDING Theatrical Niche breathe fresh fire into Federico García Lorca's famed tragedy this with a stunning new adaptation. A unique blend of puppetry, mask work and movement illustrate this revered Spanish work, harking back both to the renegade intentions of the playwright, whilst drawing on modern theatre-craft from critically-acclaimed director, Alice Sillett. Schools workshops available: Contact participation@boh.org.uk or 01298 72050. Free after-show Q&A with the company in the Stalls

JOE BROWN IN CONCERT

‘What great value for money. Not to be missed!’ – Daily Mail

Suitable for ages 12 & over.

Premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown returns to Buxton for 2014. Joe, with his five piece band, will be on stage all evening and the musical styles incorporated into this new show are as unique as the man himself. Packed with timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, folk and rock ‘n’ roll, all interwoven with Joe’s effervescent delivery and humorous reminiscences, this sensational show is a musical journey not to be missed.

Tickets: £13.50 Discounts available

Tickets: £18, £20 Discounts available

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KALEIDOSCOPE CHOIR Kaleidoscope Intermediate Theatre presents

Interactive Theatre International presents

FAULTY TOWERS THE DINING EXPERIENCE Tickets: £39.50 (includes meal) No discounts

MUGENKYO TAIKO DRUMMERS As the most successful touring taiko drum group on this continent, Mugenkyo have developed a spectacular passionate style with music for the soul, fusing the traditional spirit with a contemporary look & sound, creating a modern stage performance that has captivated audiences everywhere…

Tickets: £24.50, £26.50 No discounts

Saturday 10 May 1pm Last few tickets remaining!

Opera House Saturday 17 May 7.30pm

The Old Clubhouse Monday 12 May 7pm Tickets: £3.50

Pavilion Arts Centre Friday 16 & Saturday 17 May 7.30pm by Roald Dahl, adapted for the stage by David Wood A group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid the world of children. Will the witches triumph? Are the children of England doomed? Can two small boys and an elderly lady save the day? An amateur production by our Youth Theatre company. Suitable for ages 5 & over. Tickets: £7 Discounts available


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Pavilion Arts Centre Sunday 18 May 7.30pm

JOSH WIDDICOMBE INCIDENTALLY… Star of Channel 4’s The Last Leg, BBC1’s Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week, Josh Widdicombe returns to the road this autumn touring his brand new show Incidentally...

Opera House Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 May 7.30pm Matinee: Wednesday 2.30pm

Birmingham Royal Ballet returns with an eclectic programme of dance that shows the skill and diversity of this world class company.

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS

QUATRAIN

A MIXED BILL

‘His talent for comedy is priceless’ Evening Standard

Highlights of some of our most loved ballets including Beauty and the Beast, giving audiences a chance to delight in some of the best bits from our world-renowned classical ballet repertory.

FAÇADE Hilarious comic ballet based on Edith Sitwell’s deliciously nonsensical poetry. Enjoy a break from the sanity of everyday life with this series of delightful characters.

Opera House Sunday 18 May 7.30pm

Tickets: £17, £21, £25 Discounts available

SARAH MILLICAN HOME BIRD

T U O D L SO

ILABLE BE AVA Y A M NS RETUR

Opera House Monday 26 May 2.30pm Image Musical Theatre presents

THE JUNGLE BOOK Adapted from the original Rudyard Kipling story, this production dramatises the journey to maturity of Mowgli the man cub. During a light hearted rehearsal, some children are chosen and rehearsed into their parts while the rest of the audience learns the choruses of four songs. During the interval the actors and children are costumed and the show runs seamlessly with everyone taking part.

This Olivier Award winning play stars Bob Golding as comedy icon Eric Morecambe. Don’t miss this moving, often hilarious tale about one of Britain’s bestloved entertainers; a heartwarming story of the man what brought us the sunshine. What do you think of it so far? Brilliant!

For ages 5 to 11 and their families. Tickets: Adults £8.50, Children £7.50 Family Tickets available

‘…will bring sunshine into the lives of all who see it’ Daily Telegraph ‘Wonderful. Exceptional. Incredibly emotional. Hilarious’ The Times Tickets: £16, £18 Discounts available

ALSO IN THE ARTS CENTRE Opera House Friday 23 & Saturday 24 May 7.30pm Matinee: Saturday 2.30pm Buxton Drama League presents

OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR Drama, comedy and songs combine to show all the courage, horror, poignancy and absurdity of the First World War. An amateur production. Tickets: £11, £13 Discounts available

Opera House Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 May 7.30pm Matinee: Saturday 2.30pm

An exciting new piece by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s own dancer and choreographer Kit Holder, set to music from cult tango/classical fusion composer Astor Piazzolla.

BITESIZED BALLET

Tickets: £15 No discounts

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KALEIDOSCOPE CHOIR Pavilion Arts Centre Tuesday 20 May 1pm to 2pm Tickets: £3.50

Pavilion Arts Centre Sunday 25 May 7.30pm European Arts Company presents

THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE

Thursday 14 February 1895 was the opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest and the zenith of Oscar Wilde's career. Four days later, he took legal action against the Marquis of Queensbury for criminal libel. So began a dizzying series of events which saw Wilde go from toast of the town to disgraced prisoner. Using transcripts from the original trials and Wilde's own sparkling words, we can feel what it was like to be in the company of a genius... Tickets: £11 Discounts available


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Opera House Wednesday 28 May 1.30pm Aracaladanza in association with MOKO Dance present

CONSTELLATIONS Choreographer Enrique Cabrera has taken the brilliantly abstract work of artist Joan Miró as his starting point and repeatedly fills his imaginary blank canvas with vivid colours, shape and movement. Wonderful dance, ingenious puppetry, and terrific digital visuals are delivered with the trademark playfulness, creativity and style which mark this company out as one of the most accessible, and one of the best.

Pavilion Arts Centre Friday 30 May 7.30pm Pavilion Arts Centre Thursday 29 May 11.30am (for ages 4 and under) & 2.30pm (for ages 4 to 8) Tell Tale Hearts presents

YUMMM! A celebration of food seen through children’s eyes using dance and live music. A highly imaginative production where tables can dance; plates spin; and the audience can contribute to the dinner time rituals! An energetic and fun dance show – performances are followed by a short play activity for children.

YOUNG-CHOON PARK

Pavilion Arts Centre Saturday 31 May 7.30pm

Opera House Sunday 1 June 7.30pm

BILLY PEARCE

JOE MCELDERRY

The British comedy award winner appears on stage as part of his latest national tour in a night of comedy not to be missed! Although many of the themes Billy jokes about are of an adult nature, unlike other comedians, he never descends into the quagmire of crudity, nor does he rely on obscene language.

After winning the sixth series of the ITV’s The X Factor in 2009 Joe returned to our screens as the triumphant winner of the second series of Pop Star to Opera Star in 2011, where he had received 80 percent of the voting throughout the series. There is only one Joe McElderry and there is only one night for you to see this incredible singer with his band performing songs from rock and pop to classical.

Tickets: £18.50 No discounts

Tickets: £20, £22 No discounts

South Korean born pianist Young-Choon Park was a child prodigy and by the age of nine was playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra. This year’s programme includes Beethoven’s Pathétique and Appassionata sonatas – two of the composer’s greatest and best-known works – followed by Schumann Sonata No. 2 and finally Liszt’s Venezia e Napoli that paints a musical picture of Venice floating on the glittering and sleepy waters of the lagoon.

Suitable for ages 4+ and their families.

Limited to 60 children - one adult per child or group of children.

‘…individually refreshing, while demonstrating real passion and style as well as outstanding technical proficiency…’ Sunday Times

Tickets: Adults: £10, Children £7.50 Family Tickets available

Tickets: £4.50 No discounts

Tickets: £10, £12 Discounts available

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Opera House Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 June 7.30pm Matinee: Thursday 2.30pm London Classic Theatre presents

ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE

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Kath and her elderly father Kemp live in a house on the outskirts of a rubbish dump. Their drab existence is interrupted by the arrival of a new lodger, the enigmatic Mr Sloane. Provocative and sexually ambiguous, Sloane soon has both Kath and her brother Ed competing for his favours. But all is not as it seems. The play celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Joe Orton’s classic black comedy. Tickets: £12.50, £14.50, £16.50 Discounts available

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CINEMA

KALEIDOSCOPE CHOIR

RECITALS

Pavilion Arts Centre Tuesday 27 May 1pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Wednesday 28 May 7.30pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Studio Sunday 1 June 7.30pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Tuesday 3 June 11.15am

Pavlion Arts Centre Tuesday 3 June 1pm

Pavlion Arts Centre Friday 6 June 1pm

ARTS CLUB

ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA (15)

EXTRA SENSORY DECEPTION

BEANBAG STORIES

Tickets: £3.50

Recitals at the Arts Centre

Tickets: £4 Discounts available

Tickets: £6.50 Discounts available

Tickets: £5

Tickets: £3 per participating child

VOCAL & PIANO RECITAL Tickets: £6


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Pavilion Arts Centre Thursday 5 June 1.30pm Hiccup Theatre presents

Pavilion Arts Centre Sunday 8 June 7.30pm

PINOCCHIO

THE REFLECTIONS

Hiccup Theatre have joined forces with acclaimed writer Michael Rosen (We’re Going On A Bear Hunt) to bring Carlo Collodi’s timeless tale to life. Live music, puppetry, storytelling, and of course longer and longer noses, combine in a magical combination which promises to become a new theatre classic for families.

Suitable for ages 4 & over and their families.

Five world class musicians, singers and songwriters bring you a great new show highlighting some of the best British rock and pop music of a generation. This all-star band comprises of The Moody Blues drummer Gordy Marshall and keyboardist Paul Bliss of The Moody Blues and The Hollies, bassist Marcus Cliffe from The Manfreds, guitarist Huw Davies from The War of the Worlds and current lead singer of 10cc, Mick Wilson.

Tickets: £7.50 Family Tickets available

Tickets: £18.50 Discounts available

KW & NB Ltd presents a Tall Stories production of

THE GRUFFALO Don’t miss Tall Stories’ hit musical stage adaptation of the award winning picture book, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Meet a wheeler-dealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl and a maracashaking, party mad Snake! Mouse can

scare these hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined...? Suitable for ages 3 & over. ‘A fine piece of children’s theatre’ - Sunday Times ‘Monstrous fun!’ - Daily Mail Tickets: Adults £12, Children £11 Family tickets available

All illustrations copyright © Axel Scheffler 2004, published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

An East Midlands Children’s Theatre and Dance Network touring production.

Opera House Friday 6 June 1.30pm Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 June 11am & 2pm

SIMON EVANS LEASHED

Pavilion Arts Centre Friday 13 June at 7pm & Saturday 14 June at 3pm Kaleidoscope Junior Theatre Company presents

PIRATES OF THE CURRY BEAN Opera House Thursday 12 June 7.30pm

AN EVENING OF DIRTY DANCING: THE TRIBUTE SHOW The original tribute to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. All the hits are superbly performed in this, slickly choreographed treat. This iconic sexy song and dance spectacular features a dynamic cast of incredible performers sure to show you the time of your life!

Set sail for a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas in this piratical musical! Jack & Liza Periwinkle discover a real life treasure map, but when the infamous Redbeard and his pungent Pirates of the Curry Bean steal it, the race is on to reclaim the map and find the treasure! With colourful characters, sparkling songs and a witty script as sharp as a cutlass, this show is dripping with piratical style! An amateur production by our Youth Theatre company. Tickets: £7 Discounts available

Please note this production is not affiliated with Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage in the West End Opera House or on tour in the UK Supported by and worldwide. Tickets: £17.50, £19.50 Discounts available

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After a total run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013, Evans is back with more Tickets: £13 No discounts ‘sizzlingly entertaining, beautifully

BUXTON BUZZ COMEDY CLUB Pavilion Arts Centre Friday 6 June 8pm

GARY DELANEY CAIMH MCDONNELL EDDIE FRENCH COMPERE: JAMES ANFIELD Tickets: £6

JAZZ Pavilion Arts Centre Sunday 8 June 1pm to 2pm (lunches available in the Arts Centre from 12.30pm)

DAKHLA BRASS Tickets: £5

KALEIDOSCOPE CHOIR The Old Clubhouse Monday 9 June 7pm Tickets: £3.50


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Opera House Sunday 15 June 2.30pm & 7.30pm Ballet Theatre UK presents

THE LITTLE MERMAID

Pavilion Arts Centre Thursday 19 June 7.30pm

Opera House Sunday 22 June 6.30pm

Baroque Theatre Company presents

The Performance Academy presents

UP POMPEII

YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT

Dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story. When the kind hearted Little Mermaid rescues the Prince during a storm at sea she begins a journey that takes her far from her home beneath the waves. To pursue her love on to the shore she makes a bargain with an evil Sea Witch, but it comes at a heavy price. This charming and poignant ballet explores the nature of longing and how goodness can be rewarded in unexpected ways.

Based on the original characters devised by Talbot Rothwell and Sid Colin for the Frankie Howerd BBC comedy, this hilarious romp through ancient Pompeii brings back all the television favourites in this full-length play. A riot from start to finish!

Tickets: £17, £21, £25 Discounts available

Tickets: £11, £13 Discounts available

An un-named northern university town is home to Rupert Rigsby, landlord of arguably the seediest, most run-down boarding house that England has to offer. His unlucky tenants Alan and Philip are the focus and foil of the majority of Rigsby’s many prejudices, usually at the expense of his dignity and standing in the eyes of Ruth Jones, with whom he is hopelessly and pathetically in love.

Come and see The Performance Academy from New Mills and Buxton, as they showcase their debut stage show You Can’t Stop the Beat.

Opera House Saturday 28 June 7.30pm

KINDER CHOIRS SUMMER CONCERT Five times finalists in the BBC Choir of the Year competition, the 100 young singing stars of the Kinder Choirs, under Choir Director Joyce Ellis, once again light up a summer night at the Opera House with their youthful vitality and vocal skills. This year’s Summer Concert will be another wonderful mix of classical works, ballads and popular songs. Tickets: £14.50, £16.50 Discounts available

Tickets: £15 & £17 (mat), £18 & £20 (eves) Discounts available

Tickets: Adults £12.50, Children £8 No discounts

ALSO IN THE ARTS CENTRE

ALSO IN THE ARTS CENTRE

KALEIDOSCOPE CHOIR

CINEMA

Pavilion Arts Centre Tuesday 17 June 1pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Wednesday 18 June 7.30pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Tuesday 24 June 1pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Sunday 6 July 1pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Tuesday 1 July 1pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Friday 4 July 8pm

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (12)

ARTS CLUB

Tickets: £3.50 No discounts

Tickets: £4 Discounts available

Tickets: £5

THE ORIGINAL PANAMA JAZZBAND

SULLY O’SULLIVAN BEN SCHOFIELD RACHEL FAIRBURN COMPERE: DES SHARPLES

Tickets: £3.50

JAZZ

Tickets: £5

KALEIDOSCOPE CHOIR

BUXTON BUZZ COMEDY CLUB

Tickets: £6


SPRING/SUMMER SEASON 2014

Pavilion Arts Centre Sunday 29 June 5pm Clare Pickford School of Dance presents

SUMMER SHOWTIME Clare Pickford School of Dance, with their dedicated, qualified dance teachers, take pride in their ability to get the best out of young people's dancing talents, whilst still ensuring that everyone has as much fun as possible! This year’s Summer Showtime will showcase the school’s work and the students will get the opportunity to demonstrate the hard work they put in during every lesson. Tickets: Adults £8, Children £4 No discounts

ON SALE NOW!

WUTHERING HEIGHTS Thursday 4 September

PEPPA PIG’S BIG SPLASH BUGLE BOY 1 to 3 October

Sunday 19 October

Tuesday 15 July 1pm

KALEIDOSCOPE COMMUNITY CHOIR SUMMER CONCERT Join Buxton's Kaleidoscope Choir for adults for a fun, informal open rehearsal. Led by Carol Bowns, it will feature a wide range of music including African ‘welcome’ songs, pop and gospel classics. Audiences will be able to hear the choir's progress and will be encouraged to join in! The Kaleidoscope Community Choir is run in partnership with Buxton Opera House and held every fortnight on a Tuesday lunchtime at Pavilion Arts Centre and Monday evenings at the Old Clubhouse. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to have sung in a choir before. Tickets: £3.50 No discounts.

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE IS A MEMBER OF

GIANT CASH BONANZA

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 September

THE CHRISTIANS The Octagon, Pavilion Gardens

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BOX OFFICE 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

AUTUMN/WINTER 2014

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ALED JONES Saturday 25 October

ROSS NOBLE TANGENTLEMAN Friday 21 November

HENNING WEHN EINS, ZWEI, DIY Sunday 16 November

Giant Cash Bonanza is a lottery run on the theatre’s behalf by the Giant Cash Bonanza Society, and all proceeds from the subscriptions paid by Buxton Opera House members go solely and directly towards the upkeep, improvement and running of the theatre.

THERE IS ONE ANNUAL JACKPOT PRIZE OF £10,000 PLUS… WEEKLY CASH PRIZES £10, £25, £50, £100 JACKPOT: £1,000 FREE PRIZE DRAW EVERY MONTH WIN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING GREAT PRIZES ONE YEAR MATCHAM PREMIER MEMBERSHIP TO GET DISCOUNTS OFF MANY SHOWS (TWO TO BE WON) FAMILY PANTOMIME TICKET FOR 4 WITH A CHANCE TO MEET THE STARS AFTERWARDS (TWO TO BE WON) ONE OF EIGHT PAIRS OF TICKETS TO A PERFORMANCE AT THE OPERA HOUSE (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

ALSO IN THE ARTS CENTRE

KALEIDOSCOPE CHOIR

CINEMA

Pavilion Arts Centre Tuesday 8 July 11.15am

The Old Clubhouse Monday 14 July 7pm

Pavilion Arts Centre Wednesday 27 August 7.30pm

BEANBAG STORIES

Tickets: £3.50

TWELVE YEARS OF SLAVE (15)

Tickets: £3 per participating child

Tickets: £4 Discounts available

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PART OF THE GIANT CASH BONANZA LOTTERY AND SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF THE OPERA HOUSE CALL THE GIANT CASH BONANZA SOCIETY ON 01484 484130 QUOTING BUXTON OPERA HOUSE. IF YOU’RE ALREADY A MEMBER, THEN… THANK YOU & GOOD LUCK! 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 yeasr old.


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BOOK BEFO THE END O RE AND GET £ F JUNE 2 OFF!*

DISCOUNTS & SPECIAL OFFERS

HOW TO BOOK

PLAYLINK

IN PERSON

CHILDREN

The Box Office opens Monday to Saturday 10am to 8pm (6pm when there is no performance) Sunday 4 to 8pm depending on performance times (Closed if no performance). Hours may vary. Tickets for the 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. Cash only for Studio tickets bought on the Studio door.

We welcome children to the theatre and include a varied programme of children’s shows and events throughout the year. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups should have one adult per 10 children. Children under 3 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 is not suitable for under 3s. For safety reasons, Upper Circle side seats & boxes are not suitable for families with children under 10 years. A family safety leaflet is available from the Box Office.

If you love everything from powerful thrillers and favourite classics to hilarious comedies and contemporary tales, book for any 3 plays at once and get your ticket(s) for the third (in date order) for just £5 each with PlayLink.

MATCHAM CARD

Channel Theatre Company and Buxton Opera House present

Opera House Thursday 11 December 2014 to Saturday 3 January 2015 Join us for a GIANT celebration this Christmas! When luck finally runs out for poor Dame Trott and her lazy son Jack, the only solution is to sell Daisy, the family cow. So Jack and Daisy set out for market, little knowing that a rip-roaring, magical adventure is lurking just around the corner. With hilarious comedy routines, fabulous dance numbers and some eye-popping effects, Jack and the Beanstalk is a feel-good Christmas treat for the whole family. Contact our box office now for some great festive deals (magic beans not accepted).

DATE PERFORMANCE TIMES Thurs 11 Dec 1.00pm Fri 12 Dec 1.00pm & 7.00pm Sat 13 Dec 2.30pm & 7.00pm Sun 14 Dec No performances Mon 15 Dec 1.00pm Tues 16 Dec 10am & 1.30pm Wed 17 Dec 10am & 1.30pm Thurs 18 Dec 1.00pm & 7.00pm Fri 19 Dec No performances Sat 20 Dec 2.30pm & 7.00pm Sun 21 Dec 1.00pm & 5.30pm Mon 22 Dec 2.30pm & 7.00pm Tues 23 Dec 2.30pm & 7.00pm Wed 24 Dec 2.30pm Thurs 25 Dec No performances Fri 26 Dec 2.30pm & 7.00pm Sat 27 Dec 2.30pm & 7.00pm Sun 28 Dec 1.00pm Mon 29 Dec 2.30pm & 7.00pm Tues 30 Dec 2.30pm & 7.00pm Wed 31 Dec 1.00pm Thurs 1 Jan 2.30pm Fri 2 Jan 2.30pm & 7.00pm Sat 3 Jan 2.30pm & 7.00pm

Terms & conditions* • • • •

Offer applies to adult tickets only Available on all evening performances Offer subject to availability This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer • Bookings must be made before 30 June and payment must be made at the time of booking • Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre reserve the right to withdraw the offer at any time

Matcham Card holders get great benefits including: • Half price tickets to the first nights of some shows • Discounts on most shows (not available online) • Priority booking for some events • Advance email notification about new shows • Reservations held until one week before a performance, or two weeks for very busy or sold out performances Premier Membership – £35 Up to 4 discounted tickets per show. Great for families! 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)

BUXTON BREAKS Get discounted tickets for most shows when you stay at any holiday accommodation in the Buxton area. A list of hotels and guest houses is available from Buxton Tourist Information Centre on 01298 25106 or online at www.visitpeakdistrict.com You will be asked for confirmation of your accommodation, such as booking form, hotel compliment slip or key when you collect your tickets.

GROUP DISCOUNTS In addition to our standard groups rate we can sometimes offer a more generous discount for groups of 20+ and larger school groups. Free Teacher places are available with some group bookings.

STANDBY TICKETS Standby Tickets are sometimes available to full time students aged 16+ and people in receipt of JSA/Income Support. These are available one hour before the performance, subject to availability. Proof of eligibility is required.

OTHER DISCOUNTS Discounts are available on most shows - please contact the Box Office or visit the website. You may be asked to provide proof or eligibility and only one discount is available per ticket.

SPECIAL OFFERS We’d like to send you information about special offers and events. To join our mailing list, please send your email address to: marketingofficer@boh.org.uk

BY PHONE Call 0845 127 2190 (Local rate from any UK landline) or 01298 72190. Please see Box Office opening times above.

ONLINE Visit: buxtonoperahouse.org.uk. Some discounts are not available online. There is a small (nonrefundable) internet fee for online bookings. We accept most major debit/credit cards and National Theatre Tokens. All ticket prices include a £1 levy (50p for tickets under £10) which goes towards the cost of operating and maintaining the Opera House & Arts Centre. There is no levy for workshops and participatory events.

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.

DISABLED CUSTOMERS & COMPANIONS Registered Disabled customers receive discounts to many performances, as indicated on each page. Essential companions or anyone in receipt of Carers’ Allowance are admitted free (proof of eligibility may be requested). Companions outside these categories receive a 50% discount (when discounts are available on that performance).

DANCING Dancing is not allowed in the upper levels, so if you want to dance, please book Stall seats. For your safety, no standing is allowed in the Upper Circle sides and boxes.

TICKET EXCHANGE If you are unable to attend a show, please give us 48 hours notice and we can exchange your tickets for another performance of the same show if one is available. We cannot transfer tickets or money to a different event. Tickets will not be refunded unless the performance is cancelled. Postage charges are nonrefundable.

RESERVATIONS Reservations are held for seven working days. If you book on the day of a show, your tickets will be held until 30 minutes before the start of the performance. For very popular shows, tickets booked within 7 days of the performance must be paid for when you book.

MARKETING LIST When you book you will be asked to join our marketing list. We would love to keep you up to date with new shows and offers please say yes!


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THEATRE INFORMATION ACCESS

THEATRE TOURS & COFFEE MORNINGS

The Opera House is an Edwardian building and only partially accessible to wheelchair users. The level access entrance is 72cms at its narrowest point. 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.

The Fundraising Friends of Buxton Opera House hold open coffee mornings most Saturdays between 10am and 12 noon. They also offer tours of the theatre on the same days at £2.50 per person. Private group tours can also be arranged at £5 per person, contact 01298 72050 for details.

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. All parts of the Pavilion Arts Centre, except the Main Room balcony, are accessible by wheelchair. 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 availablility). There is an induction loop system at both Box Offices. Audio & Braille copies of the brochure are available, call 01298 72050. Assistance dogs are welcome.

REFRESHMENTS Pre-show and interval drinks are available in the bars which are open 45 minutes before each show. You can beat the queues by ordering interval drinks in advance. Please note both venues are no smoking buildings.

LATECOMERS If you miss the start of a show, you will only be admitted where there is a suitable break in the performance and at the discretion of the performers or management.

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APRIL

Pavilion Arts Centre

Other

MAY

Friday 4

Recitals at the Arts Centre: Pether String Trio

1pm

Friday 4

The Merry Widow

Friday 2

Recitals: Deventer Ensemble

7.30pm

Friday 2

Soul Legends

7.30pm

Friday 4

Buxton Buzz Comedy Club

Saturday 5

The Merry Widow

WILLOUGHBY LUNCHEON CLUB

Saturday 5

Hidden

To raise funds for the Opera House, the Willoughby Club host a luncheon at The Lee Wood Hotel on the last Thursday of every month between March and November. Call 01298 813464 for details.

Sunday 6 Monday 7

1pm

8pm

Friday 2

Ruby Wax

7.30pm

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Friday 2

Buxton Buzz Comedy Club

7.30pm

Saturday 3

An Extraordinary Light

Let’s Hang On

7.30pm

Sunday 4

Jazz: Ben Martin Trio

The Illegal Eagles

7.30pm

Sunday 4

Peak District Music Centres

8pm 7.30pm 1pm 2pm & 7pm

Wednesday 9

Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Bible (abridged)

7.30pm

Monday 5

Old MacDonald Had A Farrm

2.30pm

Thursday 10

HMS Pinafore

7.30pm

Tuesday 6

Beanbag Stories

11.15am

GETTING HERE

Friday 11

HMS Pinafore

7.30pm

Tuesday 6

Kaleidoscope Choir

Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton, SK17 6XN

Friday 11

Bassett

7.30pm

Tuesday 6

The Devil at Midnight

7.30pm

Buxton is easy to reach via the A6, A515 and A53. The theatre is sign-posted 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 in some streets close to the theatre which are not covered by the Residents Parking Scheme.

Saturday 12

Bobby Socks & Blue Jeans

7.30pm

Wednesday 7

The Devil at Midnight

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Saturday 12

Bassett

7.30pm

Thursday 8

Motionhouse: Broken

7.30pm

Sunday 13

Jazz: Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz

1pm

Thursday 8

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - sold out

7.30pm

Sunday 13

The Marriage of Figaro

7.30pm

Friday 9

Joe Brown

7.30pm

Monday 14

Dotty the Dragon

2pm

Friday 9

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - sold out

7.30pm

Tuesday 15

Kaleidoscope Choir

Tuesday 15

Who’s Who!

Wednesday 16

Film: Monsters University

Wednesday 16

Who’s Who!

Thursday 17

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Friday 18

Science Museum Live – The Energy Show

Friday 18

Taking Charlie

Saturday 19

Science Museum Live – The Energy Show

Saturday 19

Taking Charlie

Monday 21

Alice in Wonderland

Tuesday 22

The Sooty Show

Thursday 24

Ken Dodd

Friday 25

Schlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids

Saturday 26

The Just So Stories

Tuesday 29

Arts Club

Tuesday 29

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

A train service is available from Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton. For more information on services and connections call 08457 484950.

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

1pm

Saturday 10

The Rat Pack Live

7.30pm

Saturday 10

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

1pm

7.30pm 1pm & 7.30pm

3pm

Monday 12

Blood Wedding

7.30pm

Monday 12

Kaleidoscope Choir

7pm

3pm

Tuesday 13

Jason Manford

8pm

7pm

Wednesday 14

Sing-a-long-a Grease

7.30pm

Thursday 15

That’ll Be The Day

7.30pm

Friday 16

The Witches

7.30pm

7.30pm

Saturday 17

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

7.30pm

11am & 2pm

7.30pm 2pm & 7pm

7.30pm

Saturday 17

The Witches

7.30pm

11am & 2.30pm

Sunday 18

Sarah Millican - sold out

7.30pm

7.30pm

Sunday 18

Josh Widdicombe

7.30pm

3pm

Tuesday 20

Kaleidoscope Choir

1.30pm to 3.30pm

Tuesday 20

Birmingham Royal Ballet

7.30pm

Wednesday 21

Birmingham Royal Ballet

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Thursday 22

Morecambe

7.30pm

Friday 23

Morecambe

7.30pm

Friday 23

Oh! What A Lovely War

Saturday 24

Morecambe

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Saturday 24

Oh! What A Lovely War

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 25

Jon Richardson

Sunday 25

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

7.30pm

Monday 26

The Jungle Book

2.30pm

Tuesday 27

Arts Club

BOX OFFICE 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190

www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

1pm 7.30pm

Wednesday 28 Aracaladanza: Constellations Wednesday 28 Film: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

1pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

1pm 1.30pm 7.30pm

Thursday 29

Yummm!

11.30am & 2.30pm

Friday 30

She Stoops To Conquer

7.30pm

Friday 30

Young-Choon Park

7.30pm

Saturday 31

Billy Pearce

7.30pm


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JUNE

Other

Our current business, funding partners and other supporters include:

JULY

Sunday 1

Joe McElderry

7.30pm

Sunday 1

Extra Sensory Deception

7.30pm

Tuesday 3

Beanbag Stories

11.15am

Tuesday 3

Kaleidoscope Choir

Tuesday 3

Jethro

7.30pm

Wednesday 4

Entertaining Mr Sloane

7.30pm

Thursday 5

Pinnochio

1.30pm

Thursday 5

Entertaining Mr Sloane

Friday 6

Recitals: Vocal & Piano Recital

Friday 6

The Gruffalo

Friday 6

Buxton Buzz Comedy Club

Saturday 7

The Gruffalo

Saturday 7

Simon Evans

Sunday 8

Gruffalo

Sunday 8

Jazz: Dakhla Brass

Sunday 8

The Reflections

Monday 9

Kaleidoscope Choir

Wednesday 11

Cosí fan tutte

7.30pm

Thursday 12

An Evening of Dirty Dancing

Friday 13 Friday 13 Saturday 14

Pirates of the Curry Bean

Saturday 14

Dawn French

Sunday 15

The Little Mermaid

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Tuesday 17

Kaleidoscope Choir

1pm

Wednesday 18

Film: Captain Phillips

Thursday 19

Pavilion Arts Centre

1pm

2.30pm & 7.30pm 1pm 1.30pm 8pm 11am & 2pm

FUNDERS

Wednesday 9 to Sunday 27 July BUXTON FESTIVAL FRINGE Monday 11 to Sunday 27 July BUXTON FESTIVAL Tuesday 1

Kaleidoscope Choir

1pm

Friday 4

Buxton Buzz Comedy Club

8pm

Sunday 6

Jazz: The Original Panama Jazzband

Tuesday 9

Beanbag Stories

Monday 14

Kaleidoscope Choir

Tuesday 15

Kaleidoscope Choir Fringe Concert

Monday 28

Steve Hewlett and Friends

Tuesday 29

Jimmy Carr

1pm 11.15am 1pm 7.30pm

Thursday 31

Barbara Dickson

7.30pm

Friday 1

Lúnasa & Bella Hardy

7.30pm

Saturday 2

The Feeling

7.30pm

7.30pm

Sunday 3

Last Night at the Summer Proms

7.30pm

Pirates of the Curry Bean

7pm

Monday 4

From The Jam

7.30pm

Gervase Phinn

8pm

1pm 7.30pm 7pm

3pm

AUGUST

Monday 4 to Sunday 9 August BUXTON PUPPET FESTIVAL

7.30pm

Avenue Q

Tuesday 5

The Big Chris Barber Band

7.30pm

Friday 8

The Sorcerer

7.30pm

7.30pm

Saturday 9

The Sorcerer

7.30pm

7.30pm

Saturday 9

Only One Direction

7.30pm

Milkshake! Live

Thursday 19

Up Pompeii

7.30pm

Sunday 10

Friday 20

Avenue Q

7.30pm

Thursday 14

The Mikado

7.30pm

Saturday 21

Avenue Q

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Friday 15

The Mikado

7.30pm

6.30pm

Saturday 16

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – The Musical

7.30pm

Saturday 16

The Mikado

Sunday 22

LomasDistribution

7.30pm 7.30pm

7.30pm

BUSINESSES AND PARTNERS

7pm

Wednesday 30 The Puppini Sisters

11am & 2pm

THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS

You Can’t Stop The Beat

Monday 23

Rising Damp

Tuesday 24

Arts Club

1pm

Sunday 17

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – The Musical

Tuesday 24

Rising Damp

7.30pm

Sunday 17

A Feast of Gilbert & Sullivan

Wednesday 25 Rising Damp

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Saturday 28

Kinder Choirs Summer Concert

7.30pm

Sunday 29

Clare Pickford School of Dance

5pm

BOX OFFICE 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190

www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

2pm

3pm 7.30pm 3pm 7.30pm

Thursday 21

The Pirates of Penzance

7.30pm

Friday 22

The Pirates of Penzance

7.30pm

Saturday 23

The Yeoman of the Guard

7.30pm

Thursday 28

Aspects of Love

7.30pm

Thursday 28

Sing Along Sounds of Wartime

7.30pm

Friday 29

Aspects of Love

7.30pm

Friday 29

Blackheart

Saturday 30

Aspects of Love

7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm Fundraising Friends of Buxton Opera House and The Willoughby Luncheon Club

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