Spring into a star-studded season at Buxton Opera House

Miss Nightingale, musical, which will be running in Buxton from February 17 to 20.
Miss Nightingale, musical, which will be running in Buxton from February 17 to 20.

‘Tis the Season to be jolly’ and Buxton Opera House is promising just that, after unveiling its December to April season of events.

The new Spring What’s On brochure is hot off the press and hitting the shelves tomorrow (Friday).

Here’s our take on the best treats in store.

Comedy fans are in for a giggle with a list of famous names including veteran entertainer Brian Conley, Ruby Wax chatting about mindfulness and Julian Clary lecturing on the ‘Joy of Mincing’, In surprising demand is Stewart Francis, performing his show – Pun Gent.

For razzle-dazzle look no further than your own doorstep with some of the country’s leading musicals. In February there’s a 40s theme with Miss Nightingale, Blood Brothers is in March, and even Heartbeat’s Greengrass will be filling the hills with the sound of music with the premiere of Heartbeat the Musical in April!

For drama lovers, we can’t say too much but Miss Marple may well be sleuthing in town.

Aside from Lulu and Gilbert O’ Sullivan, the big news for music lovers is the return of folk festival, The Big Session over the April/ May bank holiday, with concerts from Seth Lakeman, Oysterband and more, plus fringe events incorporating a huge beer festival, a ceilidh and birdwatching!

For children there’s Moscow State Circus, Northern Ballet (The Tortoise & The Hare) and Peppa Pig.

For information on winning a season pass for every show turn to page(). Pick up your new season brochure at Buxton Opera House Box Office or go online. www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk