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Star names will turn back time to bring a witty and poignant comedy of Victorian life from the page to the stage.

Veteran actress Hildegard Neil teams up with Karen Ford (Grange Hill) and Judy Buxton (On The Up) in the female-driven play Cranford, which will be staged in Buxton.

The action is centred on a genteel town whose community thrives on co-operation and gossip. Domestic peace is constantly threatened by financial disaster, and imagined burglaries.

Cranford comes to Buxton Opera House from May 19 to 21. Tickets £12 to £17; call 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.