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Blackadder Goes Forth: The Final Push

Stantonbury Theatre, 18th to 22nd September ...

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POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 04/09/2018 @ 8:00AM

I'm very pleased to be appearing in this excellent performance of Blackadder Goes Forth: The Final Push this September. I've only got a small part, but it is quite a significant one ...

Come and watch Blackadder Goes Forth: The Final Push at Stantonbury Theatre this September.

Come and watch Blackadder Goes Forth: The Final Push at Stantonbury Theatre this September.

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The excellent Stantonbury Theatre in Milton Keynes is running the show from 18th to 22nd September 2018 and tickets are available from www.mktoc.co.uk right now.

The show is in three acts:

  1. Private Plane

    Despite Blackadder's loathing of the arrogant flying ace Lord Flashheart, Blackadder, Baldrick and George volunteer to join the Royal Flying Corps unaware that their nickname the "Twenty Minuters" refers to their average life expectancy. After Blackadder and Baldrick crash their plane behind enemy lines, they are captured by the Germans and must prepare for a fate worse than death…

  2. General Hospital

    A game of I-Spy goes terribly wrong when a bomb strikes Blackadder's bunker and injures George, leaving him in the care of the kindly Nurse Mary at the field hospital. After Melchett and Darling inform Blackadder that there is a German spy in the hospital giving away their battle plans, Blackadder and Darling are sent undercover.

  3. Goodbyeee

    Millions have died, but the troops have advanced no further than "an asthmatic ant with some heavy shopping". Now, at last, the 'final' big push looms, and Blackadder is willing to try anything to avoid it. Will putting a pair of underpants on his head and shoving two pencils up his nose get Blackadder invalided back to Blighty?

And my part? Well, I get to play Field Marshall Haig who advises Captain Blackadder to stick pencils up his nose and put his underpants on his head.

I've been part of the rehearsals and it's shaping up to be an excellent show. I really recommend you come along to at least one performance and relive what has become an absolute British comedy classic.

Remember, get your tickets at www.mktoc.co.uk as soon as you can.

Until next time ...

DAVID PIBWORTH

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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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