Queuing, Sitcoms and Noddy Holder's Royalty Cheque
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 12/12/2017 @ 8:00AM
So today, whilst driving to the office, I was reminded that it's Christmas time. Partly by the snow and partly by Slade blasting out 'Merry Christmas Everybody' on the jolly old wireless ...
I'd feel happier about standing in a queue if I got a royalty cheque like Noddy Holder's each year.
It's a song that I quite like with its reminders of far-off days of school and friends not seen for years and all that, but also a reminder that you too can get a royalty cheque in every year for around half a million if you write a very popular song.
As I trog off to the post office, laden with parcels of magic stuff to send out, and stand in the queue for hours on end, fuming silently, I often wish I'd written a song like that.
"However, I haven't, so one must push on to keep the old cash coming in."
But I am still writing my sitcom and if that goes anywhere, I shall make a bit of cash ... I'm developing it so that it can run and run and run. Then go into the repeats on the likes of Dave and the royalty cheques will come dropping through the letterbox, just like they do through Noddy Holder's letterbox.
But until then, I stand in the post office queue and smile wanly. Of course, if I did get the sitcom commissioned I'd still run the magic website and all of that. It's just I'd feel happier about standing in a queue.
Next week is the last blog before Christmas, and I shall give you a rundown of the shows I'm in next year, which include the Vicar Of Dibley locally and Hancock's Half Hour which will hopefully be touring
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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