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National Picnic Week And The Arches Theatre

Be sure to pack your picnic essentials ...

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With the week hotting up and Friday marking the start of National Picnic Week, we finally have the perfect way to embrace the British summertime ...

Get a jump start on your picnic at the Arches Theatre with National Picnic Week!

Get a jump start on your picnic at the Arches Theatre with National Picnic Week!

copyright: jamie scott / the arches theatre

As you may know, to add to your outdoor theatre experience with us this summer, we're inviting our guests to bring their own picnic and enjoy it for 90-minutes before each performance.

Delicious food, your favourite tipple, peaceful surroundings, friends and family and sunshine (fingers crossed)! All of this before a fantastic live performance. Why not have a practice run this weekend and try out what you're thinking of bringing with you this August?

"Be sure to pack all your picnic essentials!"

Alex and his team at Sandwich Land, Olney can help you out with all of that. Take a look at their extensive online menu to see what's on offer and for some inspiration. We can honestly say that the baguettes are delicious. And all very reasonably priced. If you're placing a picnic order for a performance this August, give the Sandwich Land team a call (obviously wait a couple of months), but give at least 48 hours' notice. It is collection only.

It is well worth ordering from here as it takes the hassle out of making it all yourself, you know that you'll be getting a tasty and fresh lunch plus you'll be supporting a great local business. All you'll need to pack is a chilled bottle of something.

What will you be packing in your picnic hamper for a performance at the Arches Theatre this season? Note that BBQs, camping stoves or any form of fire are not permitted at the venue because the grass will be dry and we don't want to start a fire and ruin it for everyone.

"Would you like to know more?"

If you'd like to find out more about National Picnic Week, the Arches Theatre or anything to do with our performances this summer then do give me a call on 01234 241357 or click here to visit our website and learn more about the venue..

Until next time ...


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More 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.