Festive shows on Opera House menu

Blunderbus Theatre Company – A Very Snowy Christmas

Buxton Opera House is gearing up for a sparkling Christmas with an array of festive shows on the menu.

Once again Buxton Musical Society chorus and orchestra will provide a special concert conducted by Michael Williams on Sunday December. With a wide selection of carols and Christmas songs, the annual concert always guarantees to get audiences into the festive spirit, with audience participation actively encouraged. BMS will also welcome their very special guests, The Choir of Worcester College, Oxford.

Also on Sunday December 9 Blunderbus Theatre Company are providing a stage adaptation of the best-selling book The Very Snowy Christmas with puppetry, music and songs.

Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band will provide their show – Carols & Capers 2012 on Sunday December 16, with the renowned folk band providing a mix of renaissance and modern instruments, guaranteed to be a Christmas party to remember.

Gervase Phinn will be at the venue on Monday December 17, with tales of life as a school inspector in the Yorkshire Dales, and a celebration of Christmas with anecdotes, poems and readings. Christmas Crooners on Sunday December 23 will provide a fantastic night of Christmas favourites with songs from Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra as well as lots of Carols – presented with a cosy set complete with Christmas tree and fireplace!

And where better to watch a traditional family pantomime that the fairy tale setting of the beautiful Edwardian Opera House. This year’s pantomime title is Peter Pan from Wednesday December 12 until Tuesday January 1 and stars Glen Davies from Bear Behaving Badly and Louis Emerick, Mick Johnson from Brookside, as Captain Hook.

There will be more details about the panto on an artsbeat blog later this month. To buy tickets for any of these shows call the box office on 0845 127 2190 or buy online at http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk .

Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band