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A Magical Night Of Shakespeare At The Arches Theatre

And you could even be part of it ...

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We are delighted to announce our first performance at The Arches Theatre this summer. The wonderful Etcetera Theatre Company, based in Milton Keynes, will be kicking off our summer schedule with its magical adaptation of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' from 6th-8th August ...

The first production at The Arches Theatre has been announced!

The first production at The Arches Theatre has been announced!

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Director John Drinkwater and Company members have a wealth of knowledge and experience performing Shakespeare's great plays. Many have acted in and directed local productions and others have been part of the legendary Royal Shakespeare Company.

"With this excellent Shakespearean background, the
production is unmissable!"

Tickets will be available to purchase very soon. Continue to follow The Arches Theatre on Facebook, but why not follow ETC too for hot of the press production news? Find them at to see more about the team and the productions they're putting on in the near future.

Do you want to join the cast of a Midsummer's Night Dream? If anyone local is interested in auditioning for a role within the production, please get in touch with me as soon as possible. There are a few roles available and some acting experience is required - although not specifically Shakespeare.

A Midsummer's Night Dream

A read-through is planned for the evening of the 10th February at Clifton Reynes. The dates you must be free are 2nd - 8th August for rehearsals and production. Rehearsals will be at The Arches Theatre, but full details are yet to be finalised.

This is a great opportunity for any local actor or actress. Not only will you be working with an excellent Director and Theatre Company, but you'll also get to perform on our beautiful outdoor stage.

Until next time ...


Would you like to know more?

If you'd like to talk to me about joining the cast of A Midsummer's Night Dream, do give me a call on 01234 241357, leave a comment below or click here to ping over an email and let's see how I can help you..

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About David Pibworth ...


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.