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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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Posted by David Pibworth on 28/01/2020 @ 8:00AM

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 ...



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About David Pibworth ...


David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions who provides entertainment for theatre and corporate events. This ties in very well with The Arches Theatre, an outside venue that David owns underneath a disused railway line, equidistant from Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. This was one of the few venues that could operate with social distancing in place during the summer of 2020 and where they ran everything from Shakespeare to Richard Digance through the summer months.

David has been involved in light entertainment for many years, even going back as far as working on a production with Norman Wisdom in London. He has a knack of keeping in touch with everyone he's worked with and would bring such people as Chas and Dave, Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk round to play locally when the chance arose.

His company also represent the stage rights for Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, the writers of Steptoe and Son and Hancock's Half Hour. He has recently negotiated permission with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to produce Porridge on stage although this is all hampered by the current situation and the availability of theatres.

Next year, at the Arches Theatre, he will produce Ripping Yarns, written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones. This will be an interesting production as not only does one episode involve playing a football match, but also with the agreement of Michael Palin and the wife of the late Terry Jones, it has been decided that all the profits on this production will go to a dementia charity as Terry Jones died as a result of dementia, as did David's father and uncle.