A Weekend Of Maintenance For Our Stage Trailer
It's a yearly ritual ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 09/05/2017 @ 8:00AM
Every year we do a bit of stage trailer maintenance in the early spring. We clean it up, check the hydraulics, do any tweaks and repairs and just make it look the best it can be ...
Oops. Our stage trailer needed a new tarp after losing a fight with a tree.
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I was considering having a new tarpaulin on the stage trailer as it was getting a bit scruffy. They're surprisingly quite expensive and I was thinking that we might steam clean it and get away with it for another year, when the hand of fate took over and dropped a tree on it.
"So that was that then; decision made. The old one was ripped and knackered and our hand was forced."
We stripped the old girl down and had another tarp made, and we have done a right good job of it, I might say. Everything has been refurbed, and we are ready to roll.
So if anyone wants to hire it, do take a look at www.stage-hire.org.uk as there you will find details of the stage trailer and costs, plus more information about our portable stage hire.
Brian T, my stage erector partner, is very pleased that we've got the maintenance sorted out and tells me that he's greased all the appropriate nipples. Which is slightly worrying as he certainly hasn't been near the stage since last year.
So Mr P and Mr T are ready for some stage trailer action.
Until next time ...
More 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.
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