Join us at the Arches, our outdoor theatre near Olney for some fantastic family fun this summer with ‘King Arthur’ and ‘The Jungle Book’. It's a great way to entertain the kids on a summer's afternoon ...
Discover King Arthur and The Jungle Book at The Arches Theatre this summer!
Kick off your summer holiday with The Last Baguette Theatre Company, who make their debut on our open-air stage with their hilarious hour-long stage adaptation of 'King Arthur' on Thursday 21st July at 4.30pm. 'King Arthur' is a fun and farcical family adventure directed by John Nicholson and written by Tiff Woodsmith.
Somewhere in Britain, a long time ago, a very, very, very long time ago. So, long ago that nobody quite knows whether it happened or not. Or where it happened or not. A boy pulled a sword from a stone and became King. A story of the old world, with knights, wizards, mist and magic.
This fun and farcical adventure is a deliberately anarchic and anachronistic re-telling of the Arthurian Legend with live music, physical comedy and lo-fi acrobatics. And some silly jokes. "The show is a real joy, delicious twinkle-in-the-eye humour to engage, entertain and delight people of all ages" says Richard Wolfenden-Brown, Director at The Plough Arts Centre
"Next up is The Jungle Book!"
Another brilliant children's production comes from a returning favourite, DOT Productions, with their own hour-long adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book' on Sunday 21st August at 1pm. Join Mowgli, as Bagheera and Baloo help him on his journey through the jungle back to the man-village. Watch as they encounter the monkeys, run from Shere Khan the tiger, and get hypnotised by Kaa the snake.
It's a fun family show that takes you on a rollercoaster adventure and is brought to the stage by a cast of five actors, so this production is sure to entertain the smallest to the eldest of your wolf pack.
Visit our What's On page to book your tickets, pack up a picnic and enjoy before the show. We open the gates to our outdoor theatre The Arches 90-minutes before the performance, which gives you time to come down with a homemade picnic and enjoy it with friends in our peaceful parkland before the show starts.
For more information on how to find us, what to expect and more, please take a look at the Your Visit section of our website and we hope to see you with us this summer.
Until next time ...
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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.
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