David Pibworth Stage Hire has the stage you need to help make your indoor or outdoor event a huge success. From gigs, festivals and weddings to car shows, business events and stage productions, the team has great experience working on a range of local and national events.
Our Stagemobil L trailer stage is highly affordable and ideal for Christmas lights switch-ons, carol concerts, New Years' Eve celebrations and any other festive events you're planning this season. The great advantage of our trailer stage lies in the quick and simple handling. Measuring in at 6.8m (w), 6.3m (d), and 4.6m (h), it can be erected in 30 minutes. Find out more about hiring our trailer stage at www.stage-trailer.org.uk.
Another simple stage option available is our portable staging. Quick to assemble, this section staging is made up of 2m by 1m sections and is perfect for bands, comedy nights and indoor events. It can also be used for stage productions that need multi-level staging. Find out more about hiring our trailer stage at www.stage-trailer.org.uk.
Panto hire and magical illusions
The team at David Pibworth Stage Hire is gearing up for panto season - oh yes we are! We hire out magic stage illusions, where we make people disappear off stage, but we can't give away any of our secrets here.
We also hire out a range of theatre and panto props, including the Child Catchers Bike from the stage tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which is perfect for Abanazer in Aladdin!
Please get in touch to find out just what we have in our cave of panto props.
Until next time ...
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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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