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David Pibworth | The Blog

ACTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR

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The Stage Hires Have Started To Come In for 2019

One of my other businesses is stage hire. We have a stage trailer that we tow onto your site as well as custom staging ...

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Stan And Ollie Vs Laurel And Hardy

I don't normally go in for recommending films, but I'm making an exception today. Stan and Ollie is an outstanding film in my opinion ...

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The Arches Theatre: Planning For 2019

We had our initial production of As You Like It at the Arches Theatre over the summer and we are now working on the 2019 season ...

   
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Merry Christmas And All That Jazz

As Christmas is approaching, I thought I'd wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I'm not going to say Happy Holidays ...

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The Arches Theatre: The Pink Panther Strikes Again

I'm very pleased to announce one of our productions for the 2019 season at the Arches Theatre in Clifton Reynes ...

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Well, Here It Is: It's Christmas Again

For the first time in years, I'm not doing panto this Christmas. I did it for 9 years and decided to take a couple of seasons away ...

   
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The Arches Theatre: An Aerial Perspective

We had some fabulous weather recently and Ian from Video Drone Services got his eye in the sky flying above the Arches Theatre ...

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The Arches Theatre In All Its Panoramic Glory

Although we're not doing anything with The Arches Theatre for the rest of the year, I was pleased to get an alternative view of the site ...

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Black Labrador Puppies: Only Two Remaining ...

Since Myrtle gave birth, there's been a lot of interest for our new litter of black Labrador puppies. There are only 2 left ...

   
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The Last Outing Of 2018 For Our Stage Trailer

Just a short one this week as we're putting our stage trailer away for the winter. A bit of cleaning, oiling and fettling is required ...

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Our Labrador Pups Are Getting Noisier!

As my blog readers know, our bitch Myrtle had 6 labrador pups, 4 dogs and 2 bitches. We're keeping 1 girl ...

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Me, Tom Cruise And Barry Seal

I've done a few interesting filming jobs. The one I'm on at present is especially interesting as it's about a chap named Barry Seal ...

   
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A House Full Of Labrador Puppies Again

Every two or three years we breed a litter of black Labradors. Our Myrtle has just had a little of six pups ...

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Pantomime And The Art Of The Disappearing Act

It's time to turn my attention to pantomime. I'm currently working on making people disappear and re-appear somewhere else ...

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Over The Top Chaps!

This week, starting tonight, Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy will be presenting the last ever Blackadder episodes ...

   
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BOFF: All The World's A Stage

We set up the Big Olney Food Festival stage and sound desk on Friday, then on Saturday morning, I rehearsed with my jazz band ...

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Blackadder Goes Forth: The Final Push

I'm very pleased to be appearing in this excellent performance of Blackadder Goes Forth: The Final Push this September ...

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Taking Our Stage Trailer Further Afield

Every year we take our stage trailer a little further afield, to an event in Sussex. It's an annual French market at Heathfield ...

   
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Stage Hire At The Right Price

This summer, we've done stage hire at places like Fenny Poppers, the Henry Allen Trust at Brooklands School and Campbell Park ...

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The Arches Theatre Is For Hire

After last week's opening performance of As You Like It by the Wet Mariners, the Arches Theatre is formally open ...

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An Entertaining Evening At The Arches Theatre

On 4th August 2018, the Wet Mariners entertained the crowd at The Arches Theatre with their performance of 'As You Like It' ...

   
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Too Many People Want To Be Taken Seriously

Last week my daughter asked me why some people want to be taken seriously and others don't. A bit philosophical for me really ...

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The Arches Theatre: Final Tweaks And Little Changes

I've been pottering down at the Arches Theatre making final tweaks and planning how we're going to run the opening night ...

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Just Occasionally, One Has To Take A Day Off

Occasionally, one has to take a day off. Neither my wife or I do very often other than for a week's holiday each year ...

   
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The Arches Theatre: Nearly Finished!

We have the fence up for the Arches Theatre and we need to hang the gates. The weather looks good for our first production ...

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The Arches Theatre: The First Performance Has Sold Out!

So, we're now getting near the stage with the Arches Theatre, where we can photograph it almost completed and work out hire rates ...

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The Arches Theatre: The Groundworks Are Done

Well, the weather has been fabulous and we've been working hard at the Arches Theatre at Clifton Reynes near Olney ...

   
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The Arches Theatre: Marching Towards Opening Night

Onward goes the march towards the opening of the Arches Theatre on the 4th August. We've been working hard on the site ...

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As You Like It at The Arches Theatre

A digger is at the Arches Theatre. This is to clear the stones and level the ground before we put the hard surface down

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Where Are We Up To With The Arches Theatre?

We've put a lot of work into the Arches Theatre so far. I was out and about yesterday and took some photos of the place ...

   
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I Know All About Stage Illusions

At this time of year, my mind turns to pantomime. Apart from appearing in them, I'm called upon to advise on stage illusions ...

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More About Doris, The Aston Martin DB2

Some of you will know Doris, who is our Aston Martin DB2. She's currently being serviced and made ready for action ...

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Have Stage Trailer Will Travel

Well, summer is near so it's back to outside events once more and our stage trailer is getting booked out for events ...

   
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The Arches Theatre: Phase 2 Begins

The second phase of the Arches Theatre has begun. We've totally cleared the site, and now have four arches opened up ...

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Current News About The Arches Theatre

Our new outdoor theatre, The Arches at Clifton Reynes will be opening with a production of 'As You Like It' on the 4th August 2018 ...

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A Brand New Theatre in Milton Keynes

I've been thinking of opening a theatre in Milton Keynes as most of the venues in and around MK have outpriced themselves ...