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Having The Time Of Our Lives With Musicals In The Park!

Wow! What can I say?

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Posted by David Pibworth on 15/09/2020 @ 8:00AM

Co-producers and choreographers Scott Coldwell and Lucy Dean and their incredibly talented cast, Whitney Martins, Adam Lyons, Natasha Mould and Alex Brown, gave two outstanding performances on Saturday ...

It may have been the last performance at The Arches Theatre for 2020, but we certainly went out on a high!

It may have been the last performance at The Arches Theatre for 2020, but we certainly went out on a high!

copyright: the arches theatre / david pibworth productions / scott coldwell and lucy dean

They kicked things off with The Greatest Showman, followed by a range of hit songs from 9 to 5, Chicago, Dream Girls, Wicked, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Grease and Dirty Dancing. With their slick vocals and choreography, they had everyone dancing and having the time of their lives! Can you believe they created and rehearsed this show in just two days? It shows how talented and professional this team is.

"There was so much energy and excitement from both the artists and the audience, which made the atmosphere electric!"

To add to their performance, Scott and Lucy gave the stage to young artists from The Academy dance school in Watford, who gave a spectacular performance of 'Ex Wives' from Six The Musical along with songs from the new Gloria Estefan musical, 'On Your Feet'. Solo artist, Zakk from Scott's dance academy, Pips, choreographed an incredible routine to Hamilton's 'Alexander Hamilton' and 'One Shot'.

Musicals in the Park was a few glorious hours of escapism into fantastic live musical theatre that I think we have all sorely missed. Take a look at our social media pages to see some great photos and videos from the event.

Sadly, that was the last performance of the 2020 summer schedule, but we certainly went out on a high. Thank you to Scott, Lucy and the team for a wonderful show. Thank you to all our audience members who came to support us and the artists at a time when we need it most.

"Finally, thank you to all the team at The Arches Theatre
who helped make the magic happen!"

I'm extremely proud of what we've achieved this year, and I can't wait to see what happens in 2021. We're already planning, so keep an eye on our website and social channels.

Until next time ...

DAVID PIBWORTH

 
 



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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.