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Lights, Camera, Action! Quirky Film Location For Hire

In the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside ...

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Posted by David Pibworth on 01/02/2022 @ 8:00AM

Are you on the lookout for the perfect film location for hire outside of London? Look no further. Our unique outdoor theatre is the most beautiful backdrop you will find outside of the M25 in Buckinghamshire ...

We'd love to show you around our quirky film location for hire!

We'd love to show you around our quirky film location for hire!

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The four beautiful disused railway arches, which host our annual open-air theatre seasons, are available for hire along with the parkland in front. Why not take a look at our gallery, which includes drone footage, to see just how beautiful our venue is? With its peace and tranquillity, gorgeous evening sunsets, plus picturesque views of Olney across the river Great Ouse - it really is picture-perfect.

"Interested in hiring it?"

The venue is available to hire throughout the year except for certain weekends during mid-July to early September when the venue becomes an open-air theatre - The Arches Theatre. There are also points in winter when the venue will be unavailable as it is prone to flooding, as the venue itself was designed as a flood bridge for the railway.

We are in the small village of Clifton Reynes, near Olney and just outside Milton Keynes. We are approximately 90 minutes from London in the car via the M1 (J14) If taking the train, the best station to reach is Milton Keynes Central, which is around 30 minutes from Euston. And then 20 minutes onto Clifton Reynes by car.

The Arches Theatre is a great film location for hire. We would love to show you around.

Until next time ...

DAVID PIBWORTH

 
 



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If anything I've written in this blog post resonates with you and you'd like to discover more about The Arches Theatre, our film location for hire, it may be a great idea to give me a call on 01234 241357 and let's see how I can help.

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About David Pibworth ...

 

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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