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Be Prepared For The Arches Theatre

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How was your Easter weekend? Even though we are all stuck in isolation and safe at home, I hope you were still able to have fun with your family and enjoy the beautiful sunshine ...

Whatever the weather this season, be prepared for The Arches Theatre!

Whatever the weather this season, be prepared for The Arches Theatre!

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We have our fingers and toes crossed that the sun will be shining on us in August. So far, we've been incredibly lucky with the weather for our previous two seasons. Well, except for MKTOC's run of The Pink Panther when we had torrential rain. But the cast just carried on brilliantly and the audience hunkered down with cagoules, and we all had a blast.

"That is the fun with outside theatre, especially in the UK; you just don't know what is going to happen!"

Our productions and the outside theatre companies we work with are professional, and the show will go on whatever the weather. So that is why it is you must come prepared with a mixture of sun cream and sun hats, and jumpers and raincoats!

Take a look here at what we suggest you bring. If you choose to bring a picnic (which we highly recommend) why not have a local sandwich company, such as Sandwich Land of Olney make them fresh for you? It's a great way to support our small, local businesses who are going through a really tough time at the moment.

You can also support the theatre industry while in lockdown, by streaming a range of great productions available online. In a recent Facebook post, I mentioned a performance of 'Girls Like That', which features Wet Mariner, Shazia Nicholls. Have you seen it yet? It does contain strong language. Watching theatre online is fantastic, but there's nothing like watching a live production in person and getting totally immersed in it as you would at The Arches Theatre.

So if watching all this theatre from your sofa is whetting your appetite for the real experience, book tickets to see some fantastic local, live performances on our outdoor stage this August and September

We'd love to have you with us at The Arches Theatre to celebrate being out of lockdown.

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 about The Arches Theatre, 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.