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Enjoy Three Servings Of Porridge In March With MKTOC

One of the greatest British sitcoms of all time ...

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Posted by David Pibworth on 14/12/2021 @ 8:00AM

Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy returns to the Carlton House Club, Olney in March 2022 with three servings of the comedy classic, Porridge. Join the hilarious local cast from 24th to 26th March 2022 and take a trip inside H.M. Prison Slade to meet Norman Stanley Fletcher, Lennie Godber and the rest of the lags ...

Porridge, starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale, is widely considered to be one of the greatest British sitcoms of all time!

Porridge, starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale, is widely considered to be one of the greatest British sitcoms of all time!

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Enjoy three different episodes:

  • 'Heartbreak Hotel': Fletcher tries to support Godber who has just received a 'Dear John' breakup letter from his fianc√© Denise, but his words of encouragement for Godber to move on have unforeseen consequences as Godber's roving eye is attracted to Fletcher's daughter, Ingrid.

  • 'Poetic Justice': Fletcher is incensed to discover that he is getting a new cell-mate. To make matters worse, it turns out that the cell-mate is the judge that sentenced him.

  • 'Rough Justice': After the judge's watch is stolen, everyone is convinced that another inmate, Harris, is the culprit, and so a kangaroo court is set up in an effort to convict him of the crime.

Porridge, starring Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale and a host of other great actors, is widely considered to be one of the greatest British sitcoms of all time. Broadcast from 1974 to 1977. Adapted from the original TV series by David Pibworth. By arrangement with the original writers, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

Tickets cost £15 per person and £13 for concessions. Find out more about the performance and purchase your tickets at the Milton Keynes Theatre Of Comedy website.

Until next time ...



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About David Pibworth ...


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.