Christmas at Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre

Buxton Opera House is offering a host of glittering festive events to enjoy this winter.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol and this year Buxton Opera House is offering two opportunities to relive the famous tale. Crowd of 2 Theatre returns to Pavilion Arts Centre (with a cast of four actors, some chains and a mask or two) to perform its latest adaptation of the festive favourite on Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December.

Whilst Buxton Opera House’s Junior Theatre Company (aged 8 to 10) will bring Ebenezer, a musical adaptation (with a catchy score and all the familiar characters) to the Arts Centre stage on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 December.

Visitors can sing carols and Christmas songs in the beautiful Edwardian Opera House during Christmas with Buxton Musical Society, appearing with Worcester College, Oxford on Sunday 14 December.  The award-winning Brighouse & Rastrick Band are also back with The Very Best of Brass and Comedy on Friday 19 December, combining their talents with ex-Houghton Weavers frontman Norman Prince.

Twas the Night before Christmas by Distraction Theatre Company will play at Pavilion Arts Centre on Friday 28 November, a heart-warming story of two sisters Ellie and Bella (who live in a gossiping Victorian village) and their father, who  must do all he can to raise enough money for their dowries. The theatre company return the following night for The Twelve Days of Christmas (Saturday 29 November at 7.30pm); a popular and vibrant show following Elizabeth Fairfax and her rather unusual Christmas of 1895. After having declared his love, Mr Edward Fitzwilliam lavishes Elizabeth with the most extraordinary and ridiculous 12 days of her life.

Don’t miss two visits from the ever popular British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, bringing a flavour of ‘Christmas in Vienna’ with waltzes, songs and tunes in A Viennese Strauss Christmas Gala on Sunday 30 November and orchestral favourites from opera, ballet and film during New Year’s Eve Gala. Revellers at the Gala can also enjoy a pre-concert 3-course dinner at 7.15pm in the Pavilion Garden’s complex.

As always Buxton Opera House is the place to see pantomime, this year’s feel-good show is Jack and the Beanstalk (Thursday 11 December to Saturday 3 January), starring Steve Nallon from TV’s Spitting Image and Joseph Elliot ‘cook’ in the popular CBeebies series. Whilst children will also love Father Christmas Needs a Wee, a TaleGate Theatre musical adaptation of Peter Allan’s much loved book, with witty humour and fantastic music (Friday 19 December at the Arts Centre).

Ends

For more information on Christmas shows or to buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or buy online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.

For more information, press or competition tickets, please contact Jennifer Mather

Press Officer Tel: 01298 72050 email: jmather@boh.org.uk

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