Keep Supporting The Theatre Industry
Please help and do what you can ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 29/09/2020 @ 8:00AM
The theatre industry, and its artists, have been affected greatly by not only the Coronavirus pandemic, but also from the severe lack of support from our Government ...
Please do what you can to help our theatre industry come alive again!
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The recent announcement from the Chancellor that implies theatre industry jobs aren't 'viable' for the new measures that replaces the furlough scheme, is completely outrageous. This means that more and more theatres will be closing permanently.
We'll see further job losses and redundancies within the sector, which is absolutely heart-breaking. We must continue to do what we can do support the arts and its people before we lose theatre and these talented artists forever.
Here are just a few ideas of what you can do to support the arts:
Book tickets for a socially distanced performance at both indoor and outdoor venues.
Book tickets for 2021 performances. Don't forget your local theatres are just as great as West End ones. There's still amazing talent outside of London and your local venues need you as well.
Watch the abundance of stage shows, musicals and opera available online now! Some you do have to pay to watch, but many are available for free. Please do what you can to give a donation to one of the great theatre charities such as Acting for Others of The Theatre Artist Fund.
For Christmas this year, why not 'give the gift of theatre' with Theatre Tokens available from most supermarkets? These vouchers can be used in more than 260 venues around the country including London.
Purchase theatre merchandise including The Show Must Go On items to support industry charity Theatre Support Fund.
Please do what you can to help our theatre industry come alive again.
This Wednesday (30th September) we will once again be supporting #WeMakeEvents Global Day of Action. At 8pm venues around the country will turn red from 8pm to highlight the dire situation within the live events industry.
"Sadly, we won't be able to light the Arches in red like we did in July (with thanks to HDH Productions), but we will certainly stand as one with fellow theatre and events professionals!"
We will continue to support all artists in our 2021 theatre schedule. If you are interested in hiring our outdoor stage next summer, please get in touch. If you would like to be the first to know about next years productions and when tickets go on sale, why not sign up to our newsletter, which can be found on our website.
The show must go on. Please continue to support our theatre industry.
Until next time ...
Would you like to know more?
If anything I've written in this blog post resonates with you and you'd like to discuss ways you can support the theatre industry, do give me a call on 01234 241357, leave a comment below or click here to ping over an email and let's see how I can help you.
About David Pibworth ...
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.
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