Outdoor Theatres Are Coming Alive Again!
Our summer season goes ahead ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 14/07/2020 @ 8:00AM
Last week it was announced that outdoor theatres could reopen as early as the weekend of 11th July. Our open-air performances WILL be going ahead this August ...
Our Summer 2020 season will go ahead!
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During lockdown, we continued to work hard behind the scenes to be ready for when this news arrived. We opened our outdoor theatre in August 2018 with the mission of bringing fantastic live theatre performed by local and professional visiting theatre groups, to local people at a fraction of the West End prices.
"So, this year it's been really important for us to find a way to ensure the shows can go on!"
It s been a tough few months for many of us, so we want to bring something fun and entertainment to The Arches Theatre that give people a new and different experience that they can enjoy in the open air. To celebrate outdoor theatres coming alive again, we have added to our August schedule.
Our programme now looks like this:
So, leesen verrry carefully, I will say this only wurnce!
Another piece of exciting news is that MKTOC has announced its cast for its stage adaptation of Allo Allo! There will be two different casts for each day. For those who know these local comedy legends and have seen their previous productions of this BBC comedy classic, you will see some familiar faces reprising their much-loved roles.
David Lovesy will once again take on the role of café owner Rene Artois, Steve Clark returns as the vowel-mangling Officer Crabtree and I, David Pibworth, will play the corrupt commandant, Colonel Von Strohm! If you have tickets for this performance, then you are in for a real treat.
All tickets are available now! With reduced seating due to socially distanced productions, tickets are selling quickly. So, grab yours while you still can.
We look forward to seeing you next month.
Until next time ...
Would you like to know more?
If anything I've written in this blog post resonates with you and you'd like to discover more about our outdoor theatre, do give me a call on 01234 241357, leave a comment below or click here to ping over an email and let's see how I can help you..
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.
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