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Say Allo Allo! To MKTOC At The Arches Theatre

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Posted by David Pibworth on 11/02/2020 @ 8:00AM

The brilliant Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy is back at The Arches Theatre this September. The local cast will be performing their hilarious stage adaptation of the BBC classic sitcom Allo Allo, written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft ...

The brilliant Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy is back at The Arches Theatre this September!

The brilliant Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy is back at The Arches Theatre this September!

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If you came to see this amazing comedy troupe in their stage version of 'The Pink Panther - A Shot in the Dark' last year, then you know you are in for a great night as the two performances went down a storm with everyone in attendance.

Based on the hugely successful British television series that ran for a decade from 1982, this performance will follow the adventures of Rene Artois, a hapless cafe owner in German-occupied France during the Second World War!

Join Rene, Yvette, Herr Flick, Officer Crabtree and all your other show favourites, plus a range of fantastic and questionable accents, in early September. Final dates are yet to be confirmed, but this community production of 'Allo 'Allo is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

We have named this troupe 'Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy (MKTOC) at The Arches' as it is an extension of the premier comedy group MKTOC, which some of you may know that I am involved in. This new company will only perform at The Arches Theatre.

It is made up of a variety of individuals all with differing acting experiences - some are professional, some not and some are acting for the very first time. I will be able to tell you more over the next few months.

Keep checking back for information.

Until next time ...



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About David Pibworth ...


David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions who provides entertainment for theatre and corporate events. This ties in very well with The Arches Theatre, an outside venue that David owns underneath a disused railway line, equidistant from Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. This was one of the few venues that could operate with social distancing in place during the summer of 2020 and where they ran everything from Shakespeare to Richard Digance through the summer months.

David has been involved in light entertainment for many years, even going back as far as working on a production with Norman Wisdom in London. He has a knack of keeping in touch with everyone he's worked with and would bring such people as Chas and Dave, Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk round to play locally when the chance arose.

His company also represent the stage rights for Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, the writers of Steptoe and Son and Hancock's Half Hour. He has recently negotiated permission with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to produce Porridge on stage although this is all hampered by the current situation and the availability of theatres.

Next year, at the Arches Theatre, he will produce Ripping Yarns, written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones. This will be an interesting production as not only does one episode involve playing a football match, but also with the agreement of Michael Palin and the wife of the late Terry Jones, it has been decided that all the profits on this production will go to a dementia charity as Terry Jones died as a result of dementia, as did David's father and uncle.