I've gone back into booking interesting acts for local entertainment. Those of you who remember my promotions from the past will remember me bringing various acts to The Carlton House Club and behind the Robin Hood pub in Clifton Reynes ...
If you'd like to see Richard Digance at The Carlton Club in Olney, book soon as tickets are limited.
They included Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, Terry Lightfoot and all the jazzers plus Clem Curtis, all of whom I worked with on and off for many years. They've all gone to the great 24-hour bar in the sky now. We had old Chas and Dave behind the Robin Hood once but they're semi-retired now, although I'd like to get them back at some point.
"But I've turned my eye to the old-fashioned comedy acts, which I love."
I contacted Richard Digance as I saw he was doing a 'Not Bad For His Age' tour and asked if he could fit an Olney gig in the book at the Carlton House Club. Richard was a pal of Clem, so knows Olney and was happy to put another date in the book and so he's coming to the Carlton House Club on the 31st March this year.
Although he's more low profile nowadays - he's 68 and writes music and runs workshops as well as just taking it easier - he was very prominent on tv and radio a few years back. He had his own Saturday night special and guest loved being on the show including such notables as Status Quo, Brian May and Elkie Brooks.
He was also on tour with Tom Jones for 87 concerts. Everyone loves Richard as he's really funny, clever and always happy to have a natter.
Tickets are £15 and it's a great intimate venue and will seat around 100, so get in early. The Winchester Club have already got a table of 10. The tickets have gone on sale from today, so email me and I can sort it out for you or ring me on 07879 414110 which is the hotline as it were.
Come along, have a good laugh and meet a great entertainer.
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.
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