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Christmas, Magic and Some Fabulous Workshops

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So October is upon us again. It is the season of pantomime and jollity from my point of view. Suddenly people are forgetting the summer holidays and concentrating on what to get people for Christmas ...

Christmas is fast approaching, and maybe one of my fabulous magic workshops may be an ideal early gift for a loved one?

Christmas is fast approaching, and maybe one of my fabulous magic workshops may be an ideal early gift for a loved one?

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Well, here I have the cure for all your ailments. Not only do I sell magic tricks and gags, but I run workshops too! Either at my studio in Olney, or at a venue of your choice.

All the magic I teach at these workshops is specifically devised for quick and easy learning and you'll walk away being able to do at least 4 gags immediately, which we supply as part of the workshop.

So who comes on them? Well, all sorts of people really. At present, we're running them for some retired folk who just like to do it as a hobby. I'm tripping around to various schools as well and today I'm doing a talk on it to a group called Probus at the Carlton House Club in Olney.

October and November are great months for me to workshop with people, as once we get to the start of December, I'm off in Panto as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella which is a standard gig for me each year.

I pair up with the same partner each year, Phil Hoyles, and we do our stint as Uglies and it's always great fun. This year we're at Haverhill Arts Centre, with Janey Lee Grace from Radio 2 as the Fairy Godmother and I'm also directing it.

Phil and I rehearse on Skype as he lives in Kent and then we all meet up in December, rehearse for a short period and perform for a couple of weeks which takes us into the new year.

But before all that, I am available, so just ring me on 01234 241357 if you are interested in my Magic Workshops. See the video above for a rundown. It's all great fun.

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.