What’s on at Buxton Opera House

Saturday 13 January 2018 7.30 pm

80s Mania

Performing over 35 chart topping smash-hits live in concert, with spectacular reviews to Duran Duran, The Human League, Kim Wilde, Culture Club, Madonna, Wham!, Nena, Toni Basil, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Madness and many many more!

£26 (Discounts are available)

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Tuesday 16 January to Saturday 20 January 2018

Selladoor Theatre Company present

Spamalot

Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. Join King Arthur as he travels with his hapless Knights of the Round Table on a divine mission to locate the illusive Holy Grail – with uproarious consequences.

£24-£35 (Discounts are available)

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Wednesday 17 January 2018 7.30 pm

LowePro Buxton Adventure Festival presents

Jamie Andrew and Ness Knight

In January 1999 mountaineer Jamie Andrew and a climbing partner were trapped for five nights on the storm bound icy summit of a French mountain.

£17.50 (Discounts are available)

Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Thursday 25 January 2018 7.30 pm

Brendan Cole presents

All Night Long

Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole takes to the stage to wow audiences with his latest spectacular production, All Night Long. Brendan is joined by his sensational cast of guest dancers, his captivating leading lady and superbly talented 14-piece band and singers, to whip up an extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom magic.

£33-£39

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 26 January 2018 7.30 pm

The Illegal Eagles

The world’s official No.1 Eagles t ribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.

£26.50 (Discounts are available)

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 27 January 2018 7.30 pm

The Original Elvis TCB Band

The TCB Band with Special Guest Dennis Jale & The Imperials will perform all of the classic Elvis Presley songs that they recorded and played live with Elvis from his NBC Comeback Special in 1968 right up until his death in 1977.

VIP £60.50 Standard £39

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 28 January 2018 7.30 pm

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.

£23

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Thursday 1 February 2018 7.30 pm

Dave Spikey – Juggling On A Motorbike

Dave had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a biomedical scientist when in 1987 someone uttered the immortal words, ‘You’re really funny, you should be a comedian” and for some reason, he took them seriously!

So now in 2017 he celebrates the 30th anniversary of his comedy career. In this show he will look back on his remarkable life and his incredible journey from working class lad to chief biomedical scientist to much loved comedy performer and writer.

£17.50

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 2 February 2018 1 pm

Coffee Concert – Mowbski Quartet

Friday lunchtime recitals by students from Manchester’s internationally renowned Royal Northern College of Music.

William Chadwick, violin, Emily Mowbray, violin, Juliette Kowalski, viola, Miriam Brown, cello

£7 in advance, £10 on the door

Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 2 February 2018 8 pm

Buxton Buzz Comedy Club

More stand-up from some new and not-so-new faces on the comedy club circuit.

£7 in advance, £10 on the door

Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 3 February 2018 7.30 pm

King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys

Rough, tough and always rocking, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys have appeared at festivals, in concert and at clubs throughout the UK and Europe – and they still play the Birmingham Jazz Festival, where they have headlined for an unprecedented 14 years.

£18

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 4 February 2018 7.30 pm

La Traviata

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias.

Based on a true story, it tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan, Violetta. There are many echoes of Verdi’s own life in Traviata and he threw himself into the music. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

£36.50-£40 (Discounts are available)

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Wednesday 7 Feb 2018 7.30 pm

Tangomotion

From virtuoso displays of traditional tango dance in stunning costumes to the exquisite sounds of 1930s and 40s Buenos Aires and the powerful Nuevo Tango music of Astor Piazzolla, Tangomotion is a breathtaking journey into the heart of Tango Argentino.

£20-£24 (Discounts are available)

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Wednesday 7 Feb 2018 8.30 pm

Ferrari: Race to Immortality (15)

The 1950s. Dawn of the iconic Scuderia Ferrari in the Formula One World Championship and deadliest decade in motor racing history. As cars pushed the limits of human ingenuity, drivers lived on a knife edge between life and death.

£7 (Discounts available)

Buxton Cinema Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Thursday 8 February 2018 7.30 pm

The ELO Experience

Greatest Hits and More Tour

In 2016 Jeff Lynne’s ELO came back to prominence with the release of a brand new album – Alone In The Universe and a UK and World tour. The ELO Experience 2018 tour will included the greatest hits from an extensive and impressive back catalogue spanning over 45 years.

£24 (Discounts are available)

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 9 February 2018 7.30 pm

Dr. John Cooper Clarke

Plus Special Guests

Poet; Movie Star; Rock Star; TV & Radio Presenter; Comedian; Social & Cultural Commentator John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ his poetry is included on national curriculum syllabus and his effect on modern music is huge.

£22-£31 (Discounts are available)

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 9 February 2018 – Thursday 15 February 2018

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (15)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (in Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police.

£7 (Discounts available)

Buxton Cinema Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 11 February 2018 7.30 pm

The Legends of American Country

Following a sell-out UK tour in 2017 direct from Ireland Europe’s No 1 Country music show “”The Legends of American Country”” returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics.

The 2018 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Kenny Rogers and 4 brand new tributes to icons George Jones, Charley Pride, Patsy Cline and Don Williams in this must see extravaganza.

£22.50

Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 11 February 2018 7.30 pm

Jimmy Osmond – Moon River and Me

Direct from the USA, the only official Andy Williams tribute show starring Jimmy Osmond. This brand new show full of award-winning music, nostalgic footage and special memories of Andy Williams will touch your heart.

Jimmy Osmond began his performing career at the tender age of three with Andy Williams on his television series. This year marks Jimmy’s fiftieth anniversary in show business.

£31-£33.50

VIP Tickets including meet and greet and front row seats £82

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Tuesday 13 February 2018 7.30 pm

LowePro Buxton Adventure Festival

Al Hinkes and Terry Abraham

From award-winning and critically acclaimed filmmaker Terry Abraham (BBC hits ‘Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike’ and ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’) comes this epic documentary featuring legendary mountaineer Alan Hinkes OBE; the first and only Briton to have climbed all fourteen 8000m peaks.

Both Al and Terry will be at the event to present and talk in depth about the film, as well as answering your questions.

£17.50 (Discounts are available)

Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Wednesday 14 February 2018 7 pm

Royal Shakespeare Company presents a live screening of

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin,Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but

is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister…Christopher

£15.50 (Discounts are available)

Buxton Cinema Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Wednesday 14 February 2018 7.30 pm

Suggs What A King Cnut – A Life in the Realm of Madness

Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, one-man show, ‘My Life Story’, Suggs is treading the boards again.

If the first show was about how on Earth he got there, Suggs: What a King Cnut  is about the surprises that awaited him when he did.

Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace.  Nearly blowing the closing ceremony of the Olympics.  Watching his underpants fall to earth on Bowie’s driveway. Things have gone a smidge surreal since the Madness frontman was a twelve year old in shorts on the tough streets of North London.

£32

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 16 February 2018 7.30 pm

Vonda Shepard – Live in Concert

Following the success of Vonda’s 2015 / 2016 tours which saw her Sell Out venues across the UK, Vonda will be returning to play with her full band.

Vonda first shot to fame through her long running appearances, performances and musical accompaniment on the smash hit US TV show Ally McBeal. The theme song ‘Searching My Soul’ reached the top 10 in the UK and Vonda released a series of Ally inspired albums which went on to sell a staggering 12 million copies worldwide. This is one feel good evening filled with nostalgia not to miss!

£25

Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 16 February 2018 7.30 pm

Joe Brown

The First Nationwide Tour Ever…Just Joe”,

Just Joe, the man by himself, uncut, solo, uncensored, an audience with. Just Joe will see Joe talk about his early days, growing up in a pub in London’s East End, discovering Skiffle, becoming a Rock ‘N’ Roll pioneer and touring with the likes of Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and Gene Vincent before headlining shows with The Beatles as opening act.  The heady days of Rock ‘N’ Roll will be laid bare and the evening promises to be an intimate glimpse into the hectic world of one of Britain’s most enduring and best loved performers.

£30.50-£32.50 (Discounts are available)

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 17 – 22 February 2018

Early Man (U)

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

£7 (Discounts are available)

Buxton Cinema Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 17 February 2018 7.30 pm

Fisherman’s Friends

Bound together by lifelong friendship and shared experience for more than 20 years, the Fisherman’s Friends have always performed on the Platt (harbour) in their native Port Isaac to raise money for charity, by singing the traditional songs of the sea handed down to them by their forefathers.

The Fisherman’s Friends have been widely credited with starting the revival of interest in shanty-style choral singing but a cornerstone of their success has been their constantly evolving and expanding repertoire.

£26.50

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 17 – 21 February 2018

Journey’s End

March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches in northern France led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin). A German offensive is imminent, and the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham Tom Sturridge) and their cook (Toby Jones) distract themselves in their dugout with talk of food and their past lives.

£7 (Discounts are available)

Buxton Cinema Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Wednesday 21 – Sunday 25 February 2018

West Side Story

With thrilling music by Leonard Bernstein and wonderful lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story is based on the Shakespearean classic Romeo and Juliet and sees the street gangs of New York clash in this breath taking musical packed with hit songs and high energy dance.

£18-£22

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Thursday 22 February 2018 7 pm

National Theatre Live presents a live streaming of

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

Ages 15 & over only

£15.50 (Discounts are available

Buxton Cinema Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 23 February 2018 8.30 pm

The Maze Runner: Death Cure

In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze. Cert: TBC.

£7 (Discounts are available)

Buxton Cinema Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 23 February – Thursday 1 March 2018

Phantom Thread

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

£7 (Discounts are available)

Buxton Cinema Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Monday 26 February 2018 1.30 pm

Some Like It Hot

After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band’s sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in. Cert 12.

£7 (Discounts are available)

Buxton Cinema Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Monday 26 February 2018 7.30 pm

Buxton Film – The Party

Sally Potter’s black-and-white film of a dinner-party, thrown by a successful politician to celebrate promotion, is a dark comedy, satirising fashionable middle-class, white Western lifestyles. With a top-notch cast (Kirstin Scott-Thomas, Timothy Spall, Cillian Murphy, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz and Cherry Jones) this is fiercely intelligent entertainment.

£7 (Discounts are available)

Buxton Cinema Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Tuesday 27 February  – Saturday 3 March 2018

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

Everyone’s favourite 1970s classic TV comedy, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is back with Joe Pasquale starring as the loveable accident-prone Frank Spencer, Sarah Earnshaw as his wife Betty and Susie Blake as his disapproving Mother-in-Law, Mrs Fisher.
The most successful sitcom of the decade gave us the hapless Frank and his long-suffering wife Betty with catchphrases galore and a never-ending list of disasters with roller-skating escapades and runaway chickens.

£28-£35

Buxton Opera House

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 2 March 2018 1 pm

Coffee Concert  – Carnelian Saxophone Quartet

Friday lunchtime recitals by students from Manchester’s internationally renowned Royal Northern College of Music.
The Carnelian Saxophone Quartet is a dynamic ensemble based in the North of England. They play a diverse repertoire ranging from classical music to folk and pop music. The group formed in September 2015 when they all met at the Royal Northern College of Music, and since this time they have performed at an extensive and diverse range of concerts and events. They have collaborated with other musicians, particularly percussion, and have developed their own unique sound. Carnelian Saxophone Quartet appears by kind permission of the RNCM.

£7 in advance, £10 on the door

Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 2 March 2018 8 pm

Buxton Buzz – Comedy Club

More stand-up from some new and not-so-new faces on the comedy club circuit.

£7 in advance, £10 on the door

Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 4 March 2018 2 pm

Royal Ballet Live Screening

The Winter’s Tale

Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.
The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse a nd regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.
This is a pre-recorded screening.

£15.50

Buxton Cinema Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 4 March 2018 8 pm

Ed Byrne – Spoiler Alert

Originally intended by Ed to be called I’ll Millennial You in a Minute, the promoter considered the title, ‘off-puttingly baffling’. It’s Ed’s own chainsaw in the photo, by the way. Is life that bad or have we good reason to complain about it? Are we filled with righteous anger at a world gone wrong or are we all just a bunch of whiny little brats? In short, are we spoiled? Come and watch as Ed Byrne takes this question, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out. Go on, spoil yourself.

£27

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Tuesday 6 March 2018 6.45 pm

The Royal Opera House Live Streaming

Carmen

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form. Numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.
£15.50

Buxton Cinema Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 March 2018

A Shakespeare’s Globe and Bristol Old Vic Co-Production

The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales)

Emma Rice’s exquisite (Daily Telegraph) production comes to Buxton Opera House following its critically acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare’s Globe.
As our destitute heroine struggles to survive, she strikes her matches to keep warm. Each match will conjure a new story, a new vision, and we will hold her hand as we tumble down the rabbit hole together. Inspired by the beautiful and devastatingly sad Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Little Match Girl, and combining Andersen’s other tales, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and Thumbelina, The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales) reveals a spellbinding world of magic and mystery.

£18-£25

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Wednesday 7 March 2018 7.30 pm

LowerPro Buxton Adventure Festival presents

Robert Jebb & Jon Morgan

Jebb won the British Fell Running Championships in 2003, 2006 and 2013 and the English Championships in 2006 and 2008. He has also won the Ben Nevis Race four times.In July 2016, Jebb completed the Bob Graham Round in 14 hours 30 minutes, then the second-fastest round of all time and the first time any runner had come within an hour of Billy Bland’s 1982 record of 13 hours 53 minutesRob will cover both his mountain running and cycling career in his talk.

Jon Morgan enjoys many different sports and is keen to show a few slides of some of his more memorable outings. On New Year’s Day a few years ago he ran an unsupported winter Bob Graham round, something very few people have done – he has a few slides of that, but not many as it was dark for 17 hours! He has been a passionate climber all his life and will next take you step by step up the North Face of the Eiger. Thirdly on skis he did the famous Chamonix Zermatt ski tour in a continuous nonstop push in 30 hours, a journey normally taking a week. I’m sure you will enjoy the variety and the beauty of these 3 iconic mountain journeys.£17.50

Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 11 March 2018 6.30 pm

The Performance Academy

You Should Be Dancing

Following their debut stage show in 2014 with You Can’t Stop The Beat and last year’s Pure Imagination, the New Mills based dance school returns with a brand new show.
Established in 2012, the Performance Academy provides up to date training in all aspects of performing arts. Their annual showcases in Buxton have been extremely popular with audiences and proudly demonstrate the talent and versatility of the Academy’s students.

£9-£15

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Monday 12 March 2018 7.30 pm

An Evening with Ant Middleton

Ant Middleton, adventurer, survival expert, TV presenter, ex elite forces soldier, will be touring theatres across the UK in spring 2018, sharing his experiences and exploits as a modern day explorer and expedition leader.
Ant’s appetite for adventure and extremes has no limit and has led him to take on some amazing challenges both in the military and in his TV roles SAS (Who Dares Wins)and Escape.
In this adventure filled one-man show, Ant recounts his extraordinary life in the military – having achieved the elite forces holy trinity serving in the Paras, Marines and SBS – with tales that will defy belief for their sheer bravery and danger. The tour also includes further tales and behind the scenes moments, revelations and gossip from his TV shows; and will give us an exclusive insight into his life and exciting future TV projects!
£12.75- £22.50

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Tuesday 13 March  2018 7.30 pm

Levellers Acoustic

Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2018, Brighton folk-punk band Levellers are touring in the Spring around the release of an acoustic album recorded at Abbey Road Studios with legendary producer John Leckie.
Emerging victorious through the ups and downs of label deals, spats with the music press and the wear and tear of touring, the Levellers are still going strong after 30 years in the game. They have long been and still are one of the best live bands around but, often overlooked is their impressive back catalogue of recorded music.
The Levellers sold more platinum, gold, and silver albums in the 1990s than any other act. They’ve had 7 Top 40 albums, including the number one album Zeitgeist and their platinum-selling 1991 album Levelling The Land, and a number of Top 40 singles including This Garden, Hope St, Just the One and What a Beautiful Day.

£26

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Tuesday 13 March 2018 8 pm

Tom Allen – Absolutely

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour this autumn.
As seen on Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Offs Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Channel 4s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4s Just a Minute and News Quiz.
In the last year Tom has supported Sarah Millican around the world, sold out his Edinburgh and London runs and even passed his driving test!

Ages 14 & over only.

£16.50

Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Wednesday 14 March 2018 7.30 pm

Russell Watson – Canzoni d’Amore

Having sold more than seven million albums worldwide, Russell Watson is firmly established as the UKs best-selling classical crossover artist of all time.
To date, his illustrious career has included performances for Her Majesty The Queen, The Pope and two US Presidents.  Following a series of sell-out performances in 2015-16, The Peoples Tenor returns to the stage with his brand-new show Canzoni d’Amore.
Captivating to watch and enchanting to listen to, Russell Watson continues to wow audiences with his enigmatic and entertaining live performances.

£41.40-£49.50

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 16 March 2018 7.30 pm

Motionhouse presents

Charge

Premiering in October 2017, Charge, Motionhouse’s incredible new multi-media show is about energy.
From the electrical charge that sparks human life, to the beating of our hearts and the memories we make, six performers use dance and acrobatics to delve deep into the human body, tracing the incredible story of energy in our lives.
Digital projections create a world on stage where dancers and images interact seamlessly, bringing to life stories of energy in our own bodies, humans as energy manipulators and the Earths weather systems. In an exciting fusion of art and science, Motionhouse has worked with partners from the University of Oxford on the role of electricity in the human body to inspire the show.

£16

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 17 March 2018 7 pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Experience an evening of extraordinary short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival.
Follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe. Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel through an exhilarating collection of the latest films from the most talented adventure film makers of today. An exciting event not to be missed with free prize giveaways!

£15

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 18 March 2018 7.30 pm

Take That Experience

Relight your fire for one of the most successful boy bands of all time.
Take That Experience show “Relight The Fire” gives you the very latest Take That favourites as well as all the classic songs from the past including Back For Good, Relight My Fire, Could It Be Magic, Patience, Shine, Rule The World, Up All Night, Greatest Day and The Flood.
Featuring five wonderfully talented guys, with a remarkable on-stage chemistry, full replica costumes, and a performance that literally gives you The Take That Experience!

£22.50

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Monday 19-21 March 2018 7.30 pm

20th Century Boy

The Smash Hit Marc Bolan musical

This hit musical, inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, returns to the stage to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic stars untimely death.
Featuring some of the greatest rock songs ever written, 20th Century Boy tells the life story of the legendary Bolan and his band T. Rex. This show exposes some of the myths and takes the audience on a tearful yet feel-good journey through Marc’s fascinating life, cut short by a cruel twist of fate.
At his peak, Bolan was arguably the biggest rock star the UK had ever seen. Rocker, poet, electric warrior, king of glam and godfather of punk Marc Bolan became a superstar and the press dubbed him ‘Bigger than the Beatles’. Before his tragic death in 1977, a few days short of his 30th birthday, Bolan lived life at breakneck speed, creating a series of iconic images, a string of number one hits and an army of obsessive fans. 20th Century is a glorious celebration of glam rock at its colourful best!
£22-32.50

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Thursday 22 March 2018 8 pm

Shappi Khorsandi – Mistress & Misfit

Shappi presents England’s unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton.
For too many years she has been known as just ‘Nelson’s mistress’, a bit of a harlot. (You get ONE job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation.) Women’s lib wasn’t a ‘thing’ in Georgian times; Emma moved mountains to haul herself from ‘scullery maid’ to ‘Lady Hamilton’. Yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked to get ahead in life, but who hasn’t? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in.

£17.50

Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 23 March 2018 7 pm

NT Live: Encore

Julius Caesar

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast from The Bridge Theatre, London.
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated elite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.
Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

This is a pre-recorded screening.

£15.50

Buxton Cinema Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 23 March 2018 7.30 pm

English Touring Opera

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro

An energetic new production of one of the world’s most beloved operas, Mozart’s classic comedy The Marriage of Figaro.
During the course of one eventful day, Figaro and Susanna must overcome every obstacle put in their way by Count Almaviva and his cronies before they can finally be united as man and wife
Sung in English surtitles.
Pre-Show Talk Friday 23 March: 6.30pm (venue tbc)

£28-£36.50

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 24 March 2018 7.30 pm

English Touring Opera

Puccini: Il tabarro & Gianni Schicchi

Puccinis one-act operas Il tabarro and Gianni Schicchi could hardly be more different.
One is a moody romance ending in a grotesque murder on a barge in Paris, and the other is a sparkling comedy about a family inheritance in Florence. First performed in 2011 to great critical acclaim, this double bill shows Puccini at his finest as a master of the theatre that speaks to the heart.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Pre-Show Talk Saturday 24 March: 6.30pm (venue tbc)

£28-£36.50

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 25 March 2018 3 pm

English Touring Opera

Rossini: Fireworks

A thrilling concert of highlights from Rossini’s greatest operas – his serious ones!
These were the operas of which Rossini was most proud, and which contain his most brilliant writing for orchestra, and his most challenging vocal fireworks. John Andrews will conduct the full ETO orchestra in exciting scenes from Rossini’s Otello, La donna del lago, Maometto, II Elisabetta and Ermione.
Pre-Show Talk Sunday 25 March 2pm (venue tbc)

£28-£36.50

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Monday 26 March 2018 7.30 pm

Jasper Carrott’s Stand Up & Rock

Stand Up & Rock is back! The 2017 tour will see the legendary Jasper Carrott back with a new stand up show before introducing his musical compatriots that have been ‘rockin’ audiences all over the world.
Bev Bevan, as well as being Jasper’s mate has rock star credentials that most dream of. Founding member of The Move and ELO, Bevan’s band are one of the finest around. Joining them are Geoff Turton from the Rockin’ Berries and Suzi Woo.
So do not miss this unique show that gives the opportunity to see and hear great artistes belt out a night of fantastic songs and Jasper back where he belongs – making us laugh!

£30

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Royal Ballet Live Screening

Bernstein Centenary

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from choreographers Wayne Mcgregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.
Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story.
To celebrate the centenary year of the composers birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music. The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artists first foray into Bernstein.

£15.50

Buxton Cinema Pavilion Arts Centre

To book, call the Box Offic e on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Tuesday 27 – Thursday 29 March 2018

Les Petits Theatre Company present

Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass

The Magic Cutlass is the hugely anticipated sequel based on the award-winning book by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto.
When Flinn, Pearl and Tom are in the middle of their school play their old nemesis, Mr T the T-Rex, appears and kidnaps the children forcing them to hunt for the secretive Magic Cutlass; a sword that grants the holder any wish! The children are whisked away for another fantastic adventure to a world of devious dinosaurs, deep sea dangers and smelly sausages! It’s all aboard, me hearties, for a real live pirate adventure!
Will fearless Flinn be able to outwit the pirate dinosaurs? Will Pirate Pearl be brave enough to battle the dangerous dinos and will terrified Tom be back in time for Tea? All aboard for a non-stop action packed theatrical experience with live music, puppetry and dastardly dinosaurs.
Brought to life by Les Petits; the exciting children’s theatre company from the team behind internationally acclaimed theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles (Alice’s Adventures Underground).

£13

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 30 March 2018 7.30 pm

Hello Again – The Story of Neil Diamond

Tribute shows, homages, cele brations? There are just so many. Some good, some bad, they come and go in and out of vogue, much like the artist(s) that they are emulating. A very select few however, are just so good, that they become a sensation in their own right, thus becoming a must see, the only show for fans of the original artist.
Hello Again most certainly falls into this category, with a cast that can proudly boast past credits to include Michael Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Take That, Spice Girls, Bay City Rollers, Freddie Starr, Culture Club, The Drifters and many more, it’s no surprise that this show has accelerated itself to becoming the talk of theatre land.

£25-£27

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 31 March 2018 7.30 pm

Judy and Liza

Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli are still the most loved mother and daughter team in showbiz. Now the two iconic performers are back together again thanks to Judy and Liza, the new musical experience touring the UK.
Set against a background of photographs and movie clips of the two women, this production features performances of all of your favourite hits including Cabaret, Maybe This Time and The Man That Got Away. The audience are taken on an emotional rollercoaster as we discover the uncanny parallels between some of Judy and Liza’s most iconic songs and their own personal lives, so often blighted with tragedy and loneliness.
West End star Emma Dears once again takes on the role of Liza Minelli, following a successful UK tour. This is a chance to hear the sensational stories of the lives of two of the world’s most legendary stars of stage and screen and to enjoy some of the most beautiful and popular songs of the last eighty years.
£25

Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

 

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