All-Female Line Up For The Wet Mariners 10th Anniversary
A comedy about young love ...
Posted by David Pibworth on 16/08/2022 @ 8:00AM
This year at The Arches Theatre we have an all-female Wet Mariners line-up for their 10th-anniversary performance of Love's Labour's Lost on Saturday the 20th of August. This was the very first production by The Wet Mariners in 2012 when they had freshly graduated from LAMDA ...
Love's Labour's Lost is a comedy about young love, with an unexpected ending!
You most certainly don't want to miss this ingenious revival on our outdoor stage. In true Wet Mariner style, this is guaranteed to be filled with fun, energy, eccentric comedy and much laughter. The cast are:
Kat Jack - most recently Rosalind in 'As You Like It' at The Watermill Theatre. Kat is playing Don Armado, Rosaline, Nathaniel and Dull.
Shazia Nicholls - is appearing this summer as Ismene in the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production of 'Antigone'. Shazia is playing the Princess.
Brooke Markham - returns to the UK to perform with the Mariners for the first time since 2014. Brooke is playing Costard and Boyet.
Sophie Whittaker is reprising the role of Holofernes in this 10-year anniversary production of Love's Labour's Lost, and also taking on the role of Ferdinand.
Amy Milburn - is currently directing a professional Ukrainian cast in 'The Play That Goes Wrong', which will tour the Baltic States and Poland performing shows for Ukrainian refugees later this year. Amy is playing Berowne and Moth.
After vowing to avoid women and commit to a life of self-improvement for three years, the King of Navarre and three of his friends - Berowne, Dumaine and Longaville - have to host a princess and her three ladies. The four men fall in love and decide to court the women. In the end, the women must return to their kingdom for a year after which they will marry the king and his friends, providing they remain true to them.
The Wet Mariners will be performing on our outdoor stage on Saturday 20th August at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are available via our box office www.thearchestheatre.co.uk/whats-on and selling fast.
Love's Labour's Lost is a comedy about young love, with an unexpected ending so get your tickets today!.
Until next time ...
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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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