Help Us Smash Last Year’s Fundraising Total

Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy (MKTOC) returns to The Arches Theatre this September. The brilliant local cast will stage three more chapters of Ripping Yarns, the Boy’s Own adventure parodies by Michael Palin and Terry Jones of Monty Python fame ...

For the second year running, MKTOC and The Arches will be donating all monies raised through ticket sales for these performances to the National Brain Appeal. In 2021, a grand total of £10,000 was raised by ticket sales and generous donations.

"Please help us smash this amazing total and raise valuable funds for this incredible charity!"

This charity was chosen because the brilliant Terry Jones sadly died in 2020 from frontotemporal dementia. David Pibworth (owner of The Arches) also lost his father to dementia. So, this is a charity close to all our hearts.

Join us from 1st – 3rd September for hilarious outdoor performances of:

- 'The Curse of the Claw': A strange Burmese relic carries a terrible curse that our hero tries to lift to save his family.

- 'Whinfrey's last case': Set in 1913, Britain's greatest (and overworked) secret agent takes a much-needed holiday to Cornwall and uncovers a German invasion plot.

- 'Murder At Moorstones': Hugo and Dora drive down to see Mumsie and Dadsie-pie for a long weekend in the country. But their top-hole weekend turns out to be longer than they thought.

MKTOC have already staged 6 of the 9 episodes (3 indoors in 2009 and 3 more at the Arches Theatre in Summer 2021). If you have seen their previous performances, then you know you will not want to miss out on this. We have been given kind permission by Michael Palin and Alison, the wife of the late Terry Jones both of Monty Python fame.

"We're will announce our cast in due course, but you will see some very familiar faces!"

The performances will be directed by David Pibworth and Jon Davies. Tickets are available here, so get yours now before they all go and join us this summer to enjoy some fantastic comedy theatre at our outdoor theatre whilst raising money for an extremely worthy charity.

We look forward to seeing you in a few months.

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