Much as I like Roy Wood, the lead singer of Wizzard and thouroughly all round good egg, I'm not sure that I agree with his sentiment of "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day"; it would get wearing.
However, like it or not, we are gearing up for Christmas. I'm concentrating on the magic this season as I'm dipping out of panto for a year to spend more time with my dear wife and daughter.
I will be back on the boards next year as Jim Trott in The Vicar of Dibley, and will also be playing the role of Tony Hancock. More of that at a later date ... let's do Christmas first.
"So what to buy your loved ones for Christmas? It can be difficult, but I have a few ideas for you."
Why not buy your loved one a Magic Workshop? You can send them off to my office in Olney in the knowledge that they will drink plenty of tea and come back with the ability to make handkerchiefs disappear, be able to stick playing cards on ceilings, and have a colouring book that turns from black and white into colour and then turns the pages blank.
So not only will it keep them busy as they'll need to work out their routine, but on Boxing Day they can give you a show!
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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