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Our New Stage Trailer Is Coming Soon!

It's got wings ...

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I'm thrilled to be getting our new stage trailer in October. The difference between this and the old one is that we've now got wings ...

Our new stage trailer is arriving in October and it's got wings to hang advertising or speakers from!

Our new stage trailer is arriving in October and it's got wings to hang advertising or speakers from!

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Yes, that's right! Wings. No, it's not designed to turn a festival into a runway and take off; what it does give us is the ability to mount advertising or speakers to the sides of the staging to enhance the experience.

"This is a great idea and something I've been
wanting for a while now!"

The one you can see above is very similar to our new one, and yes, I will be taking lots of pictures when we get it because we're going to need to set it up over the winter to figure out how to quickly get into an event, and set it up before it's needed. We also need to know how to make a quick getaway with it at the end of the day, so a lot of practice is needed once we get it.

However, if you need it for your Christmas Lights switch on this year, do let me know as I'm running some excellent promotional pricing throughout December so do consider our new stage trailer (with wings!) when you're organising the event in your town.

Don't forget that we also have 24 sections of 2m by 1m staging with a variety of leg heights; anything from 400mm, which is the standard height for a band gig, up to 1000mm which isn't standard at all, but is a requirement for some theatre productions.

If our new stage trailer is a bit big for you, or you have an indoor venue, we can instead put up multi-level staging for some productions, and indeed choirs, so that they can all be seen. Also it is so strong that we can put cars on it for vehicle displays. It takes 1 ton per section.

"Would you like to know more?"

If you'd like to find out more about our new stage trailer or need some of our general staging for your indoor event then do give me a call on 01234 241357 or click here to ping me an email and let's see how I can help you.

Until next time ...


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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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