Fantastic recycled plastic, we need your plastic bottles.

9 December 2019

With the world’s waterways becoming increasingly littered with plastics, everyone is becoming more aware of the changes that we need to make the future more sustainable.  As the new production of Deep is linked so closely with the waters of Buxton, we are looking for new and imaginative ways to reuse and reinvent everyday plastics.

The production, staring young local performers, will feature a set made with waste plastic bottles. Freelance set designer Kate Unwin, who has worked on many National Theatre productions, will be taking on the task of turning trash into treasure. We are therefore issuing a call out to the people of Buxton to donate their used plastic bottles.

Kate who is a passionate advocate for helping the planet where she can, said, “This is chance for all the community of Buxton to be involved in this production. Not only will they be contributing to the set, but also helping spreading the idea of re-purposing single plastic.”

Anyone wanting to donate their used bottles can leave them at the Buxton Opera House offices at 5 the Square during office house. All we ask is that bottles are rinsed clean before you drop them off. Unfortunately we can’t take milk bottles. After the performance the bottles will be collected and recycled.

Deep tells the story of Jan, a Buxton teenager rejected by his peers and is unable to cope with his father's illness. Jan finds solace in a voice that speaks from the deep. The voice is kind, but is it a trap? Or psychosis? Or love? And how do you date a girl who lives underwater when you can't swim?

Deep is at Buxton Opera House on Sunday 26 January at 7pm Tickets are priced at £15. Discounts are not available. To buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel: 01298 72190 or visit:

DEEP is part of Sensory Buxton, a programme of art and events curated by Amy Sharrocks and Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust, looking at water, the environment and wellbeing in Derbyshire, funded by Arts Council England. For more information: