Autumn promises a firecracker of a season at Buxton Opera House

Posted: 2 July 2019

While the summer sun still seems yet to arrive, Buxton Opera House is already looking towards autumn with the release of its new autumn/winter season brochure.

Our colourful front cover features the mad scientists of pop Frisky & Mannish. This comedy cabaret duo has gone from strength to strength since being described as the undisputed hit of the Edinburgh Fringe back in 2009. Mixing humour and music, these pop scientists will be brewing a perfect concoction of pop comedy which will have you shamelessly belly laughing along.

One of the big names joining us this autumn is the legendary singer Lulu. Celebrating an amazing 55 years since the release of her smash hit debut single Shout Lulu is on tour with her new show On Fire. Featuring the hits such as Relight My Fire, To Sir With Love and Shout, this tour is the ultimate celebration of Lulu’s life and career.

Another legend, but this time from the comedy world, is Dr John Cooper Clarke. The original ‘people’s poet’ will be mixing new material, classic verse and his comic ponderings on modern life in his show The Luckiest Guy Alive.  

One of our bigger shows to look forward to this autumn has to be Fame The Musical. Having enjoyed an amazing seven West End runs the smash hit musical follows the lives of the students of New York’s High School for Performing Arts. Exploring the highs and lows of life, with romances and heartbreak, Fame continues to be one of the best-loved musicals across the world.

Another show which continues to be a sell-out both in the West End and in the USA is An Inspector Calls. Stephen Daldry’s production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller has won more awards than any other production in history. Inspector Goole shatters a peaceful dinner party with his arrival at the Birling family home. His investigations into the death of a young woman make the family examine their consciences and how their actions have consequences.

While it may still seem a long way off, it won’t be long before Christmas is upon us once more. This year’s panto, Cinderella, promises more magic and sparkle from beginning to end. CBBC presenter and star of BBC’s Waterloo Road Shannon Flynn will be joining the cast as our favourite rags to riches heroine Cinderella. James Holmes will also be joining us for an amazing fifth year as one of the ugly step-sisters.

Adult fans of James Holmes can also get a sneak peek of our favourite dame in quite a different role in EastEndless. Join him for a blackly comic look behind the scenes of BBC’s Top Soap in this new play written by Tim Fountain.

Christmas doesn’t always mean time off in front of the telly, over 1 million NHS staff members are in fact off to work. After the success of This is Going To Hurt Adam Kay is back with Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas. Delving into his new book, Adam gives us a peek behind the blue curtain once more at the most wonderful time of the year. Expect his award-winning stand-up comedy alongside hilarious new content.

Pick up your new autumn season brochure now. You can view it online here

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