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Be Prepared For The Arches Theatre

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Posted by David Pibworth on 14/04/2020 @ 8:00AM

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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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.