BOFF: All The World's A Stage
This weekend was a busy one ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 11/09/2018 @ 8:00AM
We set up the portable staging and sound desk at BOFF, the Big Olney Food Festival on Friday, then on Saturday morning, I rehearsed with my jazz band The Bolivian Sunshine Dogs ready for our set that afternoon ...
Setting up our staging for the Big Olney Food Festival.
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We played at the festival and, after handing my banjolele to a fellow band member, I immediately hopped into the old jalopy and drove to East Sussex to set up the stage trailer for an event at a country park.
As it was so far away from home, I stayed the night with my brother and sister-in-law in Sussex. The next day we ran the show, took the stage down and drove back to Clifton Reynes on Sunday evening.
By the time I got home with the stage trailer, the BOFF crew had taken down our staging at Olney and delivered it back, so all is now in storage waiting for the next gig.
There's still plenty of great festivals and gigs out there this summer and autumn, so if you need any staging then do have a look at www.stage-trailer.org.uk. We supply everything you need, from the portable staging to disabled ramps, and, of course, our full stage trailer.
I'm off to bed now, but by the time you read this my batteries will be recharged and I'll be ready for action.
Until next time ...
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.