Current News About The Arches Theatre
All the world's a stage ...
Our new outdoor theatre, The Arches at Clifton Reynes nr Olney will be opening with a production of 'As You Like It' performed on the 4th August 2018 by Willow Globe favourites, the Wet Mariners ...
As You Like It will be the first production at the Arches Theatre in August.
painting by: francis hayman, 1708–1776
This outstanding company have earned spectacular credits at the National, Theatre Royal Bath and with many other leading companies in the UK.
"This is accessible, skilful, vibrant Shakespeare not to be missed."
Although tickets are not yet on sale, please do contact me if you would like some as I shall put you down on our list and you will be contacted before they go on sale to the public in June. Tickets will be £10 each for this production and are limited to just 72 tickets, which is the capacity of the venue at present.
If you would like to come and see the venue before that, with a view to hiring it in the future, then also let me know as we will be having a drinks party down there and viewing on the night before the opening.
"You are of course welcome to contact me before that for a private viewing if you are interested."
The next production at the Arches Theatre will be 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' the week after the opening, by the local company ETC Theatre Company (who last year produced Spamalot) and details of that will follow soon.
Until next time ...
David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions (DPP) which provide corporate entertainment and also actors for corporate training and development.
Having worked in the Light Entertainment field for many years and produced shows for Al Murray & Joe Pasquale amongst others, David is in a position to advise on well-known comedy and musical acts. DPP also represent Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's scripts which include Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.
He is the director of MK Theatre of Comedy who are very well known locally for their stage adaptations of classic comedy scripts such as Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, Allo Allo and many others.
He is a long-standing member of Equity and the Directors Guild of Great Britain and has acted in, and directed, many productions over the years, mainly in Light Entertainment, but with occasional forays into Shakespeare etc. Every Christmas he is contracted as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, currently with 'That's Entertainment' who also use him as a director.
He teaches eccentric magic for The Pauline Quirke Academy and MKTOC also run a youth drama school in Olney from the DPP offices.
David maintains his busy lifestyle is a surefire way to avoid being on any committees. He is married to Julie, and they have one daughter, Esther and live in Clifton Reynes, surrounded by dogs, cats and horses. They live so close to the church that David has instructed his daughter - when he dies and not before - to fire him over the wall from a circus cannon.