Christmas, Magic and Some Fabulous Workshops
Well, someone had to be first to say it ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 06/10/2015 @ 8:00AM
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?
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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 ...
Yeah, yeah, I know, it's only October, but really, someone had to be first to mention Christmas!
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.