Isy’s award

Isy Suttie
Isy Suttie

TV comedienne and former Matlock schoolgirl Isy Suttie has been honoured with an award at Derbyshire’s premier arts festival.

Isy, who plays Dobby in television’s Peep Show, picked up the accolade for best solo comedy show at the Buxton Festival Fringe.

She said: “I am really honoured to have won the award. I was up against some really talented acts and I still can’t believe I won.

“Unfortunately I was unable to make the awards but it sounds like they were really fun and I’d love to be involved with Buxton Fringe again in the future – it’s really professionally run and has some really great and unusual shows.”

She chose Buxton to premiere her new creation, Pearl & Dave, ahead of taking it to the world-famous Edinburgh Festival this month.

Earlier in the year, Isy won funniest woman award at the national LAFTAs event, beating off big-name challengers such as Sarah Millican and Shappi Khorsandi.

Nick Danan, a fellow winner at the Buxton Festival Fringe, will be performing in Bakewell during the town’s annual arts festival, which starts tonight (Thursday, August 4).

He stars in Butterfly theatre company’s promenade production of Macbeth, which sets off from Bakewell Church at 7.30pm from August 9-13.

Nick was awarded best actor by the Buxton Festival Fringe judges, following his performance in the play at Poole’s Cavern last month.

l Tickets for Macbeth cost £10; book tickets by contacting 07772 543576 or www.wearebutterfly.com.