Picture Perfect Outdoor Theatre Hire
Welcome to the Arches Theatre ...
Posted by David Pibworth on 08/12/2020 @ 8:00AM
With some local and West End theatres coming to life again this weekend, plus Strictly Come Dancing whetting our appetites for more musical theatre productions, we are getting even more excited about live shows coming back to The Arches Theatre next summer ...
The Arches Theatre is a picture perfect outdoor theatre venue for hire!
copyright: the arches theatre / david pibworth productions
What's the line-up? Well, we can't tell you this yet, but we have already booked some of our favourites to return; one, of course, being Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy. Plus, we have some new production companies joining us, bringing exciting shows to our outdoor theatre.
"When our unique theatre isn't being used for live productions, it is hired out as a location for photography, film and TV!"
Whether you are a Location Manager looking to hire a beautiful backdrop for your next project, look no further. The four beautiful disused railway arches, dating back to around 1870, along with the tranquil parkland surrounding it, picturesque views of the old market town of Olney, and the River Great Ouse flowing alongside ... this would be the perfect location for your shoot.
You can find us 90-minutes north of London via the M1 (J14) and it's well worth the journey.
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, it may be a great idea to give me a call on 01234 241357 and let's see how I can help you.
About David Pibworth ...
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!
More blog posts for you to enjoy ...
Other bloggers you may like to read ...