Buxton Dame swaps his panto puns for EastEndless fun.

Posted: 18 July 2019

Regular Buxton panto goers will be no stranger to the hilarious talents of James Holmes who normally dons his Dame costume for his annual visit. However, Holmes will be arriving early this year with a different comic act.

Fresh from this year’s London comedy festival, Camden Fringe, EastEndless sees James leave the colourful wigs and make-up behind as he takes on the role of an Eastenders addict. Tony Coventry has every EastEnders episode (well, all except for one) on video. When he lands a bit part on the show, his dreams seem to have become true. However, Tony discovers you must careful what you wish for as his dream job turns into a hilariously horrific nightmare. 

This new work is written by Tim Fountain, who is best known for his biography on Quentin Crisp, and his journalistic works in the Guardian and Daily Mail. He has also appeared on Newsnight and featured in documentaries for both BBC and Channel Four.

EastEndless is at Pavilion Arts Centre on Friday 16 August at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £14. Discounts are not available. To buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel: 01298 72190 or visit:



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