Spellbinding showcase of entertainment

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers. Photo: Wattie Cheung Photography.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers. Photo: Wattie Cheung Photography.

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A SPELLBINDING array of shows have been unveiled in the new season brochure for Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre.

Running until August 2013, the new brochure features 100 events, from comedy, drama, ballet and burlesque to modern dance, films, music, youth theatre and more.

Maria Freidman. Photo contributed.
Maria Freidman. Photo contributed.

Drama during the new season will include Agatha Christie’s classic mystery A Murder is Announced, Woody Sez – The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie and Charlotte Bronte’s Jayne Eyre. Miss Julie will stir up emotion with its frank portrayal of sexuality and inter-class relationships, and Loosing the Plot by John Godber will provide belly-laughs, pathos, wry smiles and tears aplenty.

Music to lift the spa town will include legendary live rhythm and blues act Dr Feelgood, West End leading lady Maria Friedman and the Four Four Time Festival of Live Music with a bumper line-up including Richard Hawley, The Zappatistas, Heaven 17 and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

Further ahead, watch out for an entire recreation of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells using just four hands and feet in the live show Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells ‘For Two’.

Comedy to take Derbyshire audiences laughing through winter and spring includes legendary comic Jimmy Carr with his show Gagging Order, farcical Swedish crime thriller Inspector Norse, funny man Justin Moorhouse, national institution John Shuttleworth and up-and-coming act Josh Widdicombe.

Jane Eyre - coming to Buxton Opera House in 2013. Photo contributed.
Jane Eyre - coming to Buxton Opera House in 2013. Photo contributed.

Entertainment for the children comes courtesy of the Bafta award-winning TV animation Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, The Wind in The Willows, Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! and two shows of the awesomely entertaining Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians.

Ballet on the agenda includes Swan Lake and The Nutcracker by the Russian State Ballet of Siberia, plus An Evening with the Russian Cossacks and three works by Birmingham Royal Ballet: The Grand Tour, Take Five and Diverts. Ballet Theatre UK will also provide a special treat with Alice in Wonderland.

Finally, for opera fans there is Madam Butterfly with The Grand Opera of Belarus, Don Pasquale by Swansea City Opera and La Traviata performed by Opera UK.

Brochures are available now from the Buxton Opera House Box-Office. To buy tickets, request a brochure or for more information, call 0845 127 2190 or visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk to make a booking.


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