All About My New Disappearing Cabinet!
Now you see her, now you don't ...
Posted by David Pibworth on 05/11/2019 @ 8:00AM
Last time, I blogged about moving into Arts Central in Kiln Farm as I needed the space to create my new disappearing cabinet, this time, I'm pleased to announce it was a really good move ...
This is my finished disappearing cabinet along with my beautiful assistant, Susan!
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My new disappearing cabinet is finished, and I've created a video for you that shows you how it works, thanks to my beautiful assistant Susan who appears and then disappears again.
Of course, I'm not going to give away how it's done, but if you're a pantomime producer who is looking for a great stage illusion to enhance your show this year then I've also created a 'producers only' video that shows you how it's done and how easy it is to get it to work with your cast.
I've really enjoyed creating my disappearing cabinet during my time at Arts Central!
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You don't need the gaol door on the front. Some of you may want to simply use a silk drape over it or some other form of cover. However you'd like my disappearing cabinet to be configured then just ask and I'll make that happen.
Until next time ...
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If anything I've written in this blog post resonates with you and you'd like to discover more, it may be a great idea to give me a call on 01234 241357 and let's see how I can help you.
About David Pibworth ...
David is the owner and Artistic Director of The Arches Theatre in Clifton Reynes near Milton Keynes. Productions are underneath some flood arches on the disused Midland railway line (Bedford to Northampton). It is equidistant from Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. You bring your food, drink and chairs and enjoy the varied shows that are produced. This year - 2022 - there are 12 productions on throughout the season, from Shakespeare to Ripping Yarns plus a music weekend.
David has been involved in 'Light Ent' for many years, working with Ray Galton and Alan Simpson adapting the scripts of 'Steptoe and Son' and those of Tony Hancock to the stage. He has produced shows for Norman Wisdom (which makes him feel old), Al Murray, and Joe Pasquale amongst others, and also worked in the music business promoting and producing shows with Chas and Dave, Neil Inness, Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk and others of that ilk.
He is also the director of a film school for young people in his home town of Olney as well as supporting many local events.
He recently negotiated permission from Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to stage a short run of 'Porridge' on stage which proved a success.
This year the annual charity performance at The Arches Theatre will be the last of 'Ripping Yarns' by Michael Palin and Terry Jones, with the profits being donated to The National Brain Appeal' for research into dementia as David's father and uncle died of it, as did Michael Palin's friend and writing partner Terry Jones. Last year they raised an astonishing £10,000 and are hoping to get somewhere close again with the support of audiences and sponsors.
David also has a stage hire company and his wife Julie runs a livery yard, so they are surrounded by horses, dogs, light entertainment and and a 17 year old daughter.
He plays in a comedy jazz band and collects strange props such as the Spitting Image puppets of Denis Thatcher and Alan Bennett, the child catchers bike from the stage show of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and various other 'things' all of which he sells to raise money for the Arches Theatre, although he always finds it hard to part from these props. However as the theatre receives no funding at all, he is always devising ways to keep it going! Sponsors are always welcome!
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