Happy New Year
So here we are in 2017 ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 03/01/2017 @ 8:00AM
Many people are harping on about how terrible 2016 was although I have to say I thought it was pretty good. I was pleased with the EU referendum result, and I'm very proud that this country has started the fight against this dreadfully dishonest and appalling organisation ...
A happy new year to everyone, and here's what I'll be doing in 2017.
The Euro should collapse within a few years, and that'll about do for the European Union and then everyone can start again with a practical view rather than a bunch of loonies with their 'dream'.
"It's also the only time I've ever voted and cared about the outcome, so that was a new one for me."
Quite a few celebs died as well. Many of them had lived what can only be called 'active' lives, and some were old so that, although sad, it was hardly surprising. I knew a few people personally who died, and that was worse for me, but that's the way it goes.
As for new years resolutions, I just don't really do them. I have certain goals and ambitions, but they're ongoing projects rather than sudden decisions. I shall finish my sitcom and write three pantomimes.
I shall diligently look after the rights for Steptoe and Son and Tony Hancock for Ray Galton and Alan Simpson and I'll market my stage hire business.
"I'll also take on any acting roles that pay well and give my all to anything I am contracted into."
So, much the same as every year. But I do have one new years resolution, and that is to stay alive, which will be at the top of my list until the day I die. Happy new year.
Until next time ...
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.