What do you do on Shrove Tuesday? Eat pancakes is probably the answer…. But not if you’re from Ashbourne, a small market town in the shire, where Shrove Tuesday marks the start of the two day Royal Shrovetide Football. It’s not a football game like you might imagine, firstly the goals are three miles part, rather than 11 players per team, it’s more like 500 and the match doesn’t last a mere 90 minutes, no, this game starts at 2pm each day and finishes when a goal is scored or at 10pm.
We are so excited about the electrifying Charge, from acclaimed Dance-Circus company Motionhouse, coming to the Buxton Opera House on March 16th (Friday) that we want to giveaway a pair of tickets to a lucky winner!
This production seemed to encapsulate all that is in Verdi’s music with elegant overtures and romantic tunes that stick to your heart and your memory. This production of La Traviata was very, very, Verdi.