Merry Christmas And All That Jazz
It's easier to just go along with it all ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 25/12/2018 @ 8:00AM
As Christmas is approaching, I thought I'd wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I'm not going to say Happy Holidays, as while I'm not overtly religious, neither am I anti-religion ...
I enjoy singing carols, eating turkey and Christmas pudding and watching The Sound Of Music.
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I long ago came to the conclusion that as I have some difficulty working the remote control on my television, the chances of me getting to grips with the meaning of life and the possibility of there being a higher power were slim.
"It's easier to just go along with it all and, let's be honest here, it's quite fun."
I enjoy singing carols, eating turkey and Christmas pudding and watching The Sound Of Music. I love the Clifton Reynes church which I'm lucky enough to live next to, and I enjoy church bells ringing, not least as our dogs rush into the yard wagging their tails and howl at the moon for a bit.
So, I enjoy the whole Christmas period without question. We all do our bit to help those less well off, which is as it should be, although I do have a hat that says 'Bah Humbug' which I wear to the Christmas Eve Carol service to annoy and amuse as people see fit.
"So, what does next year bring?"
Well, the Arches Theatre of course, which I'm working hard on, as well as my new apparatus to make people disappear on stage which will be wheeled out and filmed at some point.
We look after the stage rights for Steptoe and Son and Tony Hancock, which are still very popular after all these years, and I'm hoping to finish my new sitcom. All that and the stage hire is going well, so there's plenty happening.
The only thing I don't like about it, is when people tell me that I should believe in Christmas, or that I shouldn't believe in Christmas, but I take comfort in the fact that I'm probably happier than they are, even while fiddling around with my TV remote control trying to find The Sound Of Music.
So ... Merry Christmas, and all that jazz. Have a good one.
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.