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By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: February 26, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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A VARIETY of shows and plays are on the cards for Buxton audiences, both at the town's Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre.

Thursday 27 February at 7.30pm: Blake in Concert. The award winners are back, fresh from their tours in Asia, America and Europe, with hilarious stories to tell and a host of new songs to share.

Friday 28 February to Sunday 2 March. Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Sunday 2pm and 5pm: The Moscow State Circus. A new show from the famous circus, with magnificent featsof human achievement.

Tuesday 4 March at 7.30pm: Andy Kirkpatrick – Inappropriate Climbing. The only 'stand-up' mountaineer in the UK, Andy Kirkpatrick returns with his fifth theatre tour.

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Wednesday 5 March at 7.30pm: Dirty Dusting.

Three cleaning ladies Gladys, Elsie and Olive are about to be put to pastures by their overzealous office manager.

Thursday 6 March at 7.30pm: Don Quixote. A Russian showpiece of thrilling technique, pure panache and explosive ballet fireworks.

Friday 7 March at 7.30pm: Giselle. The most poignant of all classical ballets combining powerful emotions and visual splendour in a tale of love, treachery and forgiveness.

Saturday 8 March at 2.30pm and 7.30pm: Swan Lake. The greatest romantic ballets of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky's haunting and unforgettable score.

Wednesday 5 March at 7.30pm: Seann Walsh – The Lie-in King. Comedy's fastest rising star returns with an all-new show to prove to the world that he's the The Lie-in King!

Sunday 9 March at 1p m till 2pm: The Weave. Liverpool based jazz musicians play a repertoire of warm and largely friendly home grown tunes.

Sunday 9 March at 7.30pm: Nabucco by Verdi Opera & Ballet International. Renowned director Ellen Kent returns with a new production of her first Opera, Nabucco, a powerful tale laced with revenge, destruction and jealousy.

Monday 10 March at 7pm: Interface 14. A showcase of the best of the country's youth dance talent from schools and community groups.

Tuesday 11 March at 7.30pm: Rich Hall Live. The master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid fire wit returns to stage.

Friday 14 March at 7.30pm: The Only Way is Downton. Direct from a west End season Luke Kempner's tour-de-force impressions comedy, in an extended version.

Saturday 15 March at 7.30pm: Joe Longthorne. The talented mimic delivers a night of his endless voices including hundreds of the world's top singers, including Shirley Bassey!

Saturday 15 March at 1.30pm and 3.30pm: Hey, Presto! Producers of Bringing Down the Moon brings anew production Hey, Presto! based on the book by Nadia Shireen and staring Presto the cat.

Sunday 16 March at 7.30pm: Miles Jupp. Actor, writer and comedian rants about domestic imprisonment, fatherhood, having to have opinions, hot drinks and a number of other things.

Monday 17 March at 7.30pm: Chris Packham – Wild Night Out! Chris goes wild across country with an entertaining and informative look at some of nature's most popular and interesting species.

Thursday 20 March at 7.30pm: Meat Loaf Story.

Steve Steinman returns with his epic adventure delivering the best of the best from Meat Loaf's incredible catalogue of events.

Friday 21 March at 7.30pm: I Magician. After 10 years performing around the world, Jamie astounds in his first UK tour, blending new technology with incredible magic and illusion.

Friday 21 March at 7.30pm: Adaire To Dance: Coffee Shop Culture. Exploring themes of social interaction, lifestyle and routine through innovative contemporary dance.

Friday 21 March at 8pm to 1am: The 7th Buxton Soul Night. Returning for another night of Northern Soul & Motown at the Octagon, with classic oldies and rare tracks.

Saturday 22 March at 7.30pm: Beyond The Barricade. Celebrating its 15th year, the UK's longest running musical theatre concert recreates all the West End favourites.

Saturday 22 March at 7.30pm: The Unknown Land. A compelling tale of extreme survival and one man's journey to the end of the earth.

Sunday 23 March at 7.30pm: Tap Factory. Stomp meets Tap Dogs in a visual and highly exciting show, this featuring the world's best tap dancers.

Tuesday 25 March at 7.30pm: Barry Cryer – Twitter Titters. Baz returns with his persistent joke telling to bring a ray of sunshine to your life.

Tuesday 25 to 30 March: Buxton Festival of World Cinema 2014. A feast of passion, comedy, colour, action and suspense documentary and music for lovers of film from every corner of the globe.

Wednesday 26 March at 7.30pm: Balletboyz – The Talent. Featuring 10 exceptional young dancers and two stunning dance pieces, The Talent is a cheeky and original piece, fusing spectacular dance with stunning music and film.

Wednesday 26 March at 7.30pm: Sherlock Holmes. The critically acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company put dynamic detective duo Holmes and Watson through their paces as they tackle one of their most fiendish cases.

Thursday 27 March at 7.30pm: The Bootleg Beatles. The No1 Beatles tribute group covers every tiny detail meticulously from costumes to authentic period instruments.

Friday 28 March at 7.30pm: Hedda Gabler. Henrik Ibsen's drama about Hedda Gabler, one of the most notorious heroes of theatre.

Saturday 29 March at 7.30pm: The Solid Silver 60s Show 2014. Relive the 60s with original artists singing the original hits!

Sunday 30 March at 7.30pm: Down to Earth – An Evening with Monty Don. Renowned gardening writer and BBC television presenter speaks about his life and travels.

For further information about any of the shows and to book tickets call the Buxton Opera House on 0845 127 2190 or visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

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