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Our New Stage Trailer Is Arriving Soon!
Available for hire in December ...

    

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All About My New Disappearing Cabinet!
Now you see her, now you don't ...

    

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New Workshop: At Arts Central In Kiln Farm
Time to create some stage illusions ...

    

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In The Theatre World, Christmas Is Nearly Upon Us!
Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is ...

    

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Our New Stage Trailer Is Arriving Soon!
Available for hire from November ...

    

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Don't Let The Buggers Grind You Down!
Or you may end up paying out ...

    

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The Long-Awaited Return Of Spitting Image
A piece of British history could be yours ...

    

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Our New Stage Trailer Is Coming Soon!
It's got wings ...

    

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Winter Is Coming!
So is panto season ...

    

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Anyone For Porridge?
On stage, not in a bowl ...

    

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More About Doris, The Aston Martin DB2
Available for static displays ...

    

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You Want More Comedy? You've Got It!
We've got a lot going on ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: That's All Folks!
The 2019 season has closed ...

    

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What A Weekend We Had With The Wet Mariners!
Two fantasitc performances ...

    

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The Arches Theatre 2019: Countdown To Curtain Up!
Less than 20 tickets left for our matinee performance ...

    

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You Don't Have To Pay Through The Nose For Great Theatre
I love going to the theatre. I always have ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: Rehearsals Are In Full Swing!
Two fabulous productions are coming along nicely ...

    

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The Taming Of The Shrew Cast Is Announced!
Welcoming the Etcetera theatre company ...

    

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We Had So Much Fun At RiverFest This Year!
It was great to meet everyone ...

    

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A Recap On The Arches Theatre Experience
Our 2019 season is opening soon ...

    

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The Arches Theatre Summer 2019: Come Prepared!
Only seven weeks to go ...

    

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National Picnic Week And The Arches Theatre
Be sure to pack your picnic essentials ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: Where We Are And How To Get Here!
Come rain or shine, the show must go on ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: The Taming Of The Shrew
Welcoming the Etcetera Theatre Company ...

    

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The Pink Panther: The Real Diamonds Of Our Show!
A variety of individuals all with differing acting experiences ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: Meet the Wet Mariners!
Then go book your tickets for Romeo & Juliet ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: Local Musicians Wanted!
Send us your demo ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: Change To The Performance Schedule
We're now putting on A Shot In The Dark ...

    

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Sponsor The Arches Theatre 2019 Season
Buckinghamshire's premier outdoor theatre ...

    

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William Shakespeare: Fun Facts With The Bard On His Birthday!
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?

    

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The Arches Theatre: Quirky Outdoor Theatre Venue For Hire
Want to put on your own production?

    

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The Pink Panther: It's Audition Time!
Who's playing who?

    

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The Arches Theatre: Great Expectations
Who's been to an outdoor theatre before?

    

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Before The Arches Theatre, We Had The Railway Line
Bedford to Northamton, five times a day ...

    

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Open Air Theatre: How Did It Become So Popular?
It all started back in the 10th century ...

    

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When It Comes To Women Comedians, Don't Forget Marie Lloyd!
The queen of the music hall ...

    

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Stan And Ollie Vs Laurel And Hardy
Such a good film ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: Did You Know There's No Booking Fee?
The price you see is the price you pay ...

    

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The Arches Theatre Box Office Is Officially Open!
Roll up! Roll Up! Tickets now available ...

    

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Win 2 free tickets ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: Romeo and Juliet To Open The 2019 Season
The Wet Mariners return ...

    

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One More Job To Do On The Arches Theatre
Can anyone help us?

    

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The Arches Theatre Box Office Is Opening Soon
You'll be able to buy tickets directly ...

    

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The Stage Hires Have Started To Come In for 2019
Are you organising an event this year?

    

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The Arches Theatre: Planning For 2019
Three productions already booked ...

    

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Merry Christmas And All That Jazz
It's easier to just go along with it all ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Part of our 2019 season ...

    

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Well, Here It Is: It's Christmas Again
And the fallen madonna ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: An Aerial Perspective
All the world's a stage ...

    

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The Arches Theatre In All Its Panoramic Glory
How fabulous is this image?

    

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Black Labrador Puppies: Only Two Remaining ...
A boy and a girl ...

    

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The Last Outing Of 2018 For Our Stage Trailer
But we'll get it out for a Christmas event ...

    

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Our Labrador Pups Are Getting Noisier!
Still small, still very cute ...

    

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Me, Tom Cruise And Barry Seal
I look more like Barry than Tom does ...

    

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A House Full Of Labrador Puppies Again
Our Myrtle has had a litter ...

    

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Pantomime And The Art Of The Disappearing Act
Magic is all part of the show ...

    

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Over The Top Chaps!
It's Blackadder time ...

    

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BOFF: All The World's A Stage
This weekend was a busy one ...

    

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Blackadder Goes Forth: The Final Push
Stantonbury Theatre, 18th to 22nd September ...

    

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Taking Our Stage Trailer Further Afield
It's the 8th year we've done it ...

    

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Stage Hire At The Right Price
The stage trailer is earning its keep ...

    

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The Arches Theatre Is For Hire
Taking bookings for 2019 ...

    

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An Entertaining Evening At The Arches Theatre
The Wet Mariners were excellent ...

    

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Too Many People Want To Be Taken Seriously
The easiest way is not to try ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: Final Tweaks And Little Changes
The first performance is nearly upon us ...

    

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Just Occasionally, One Has To Take A Day Off
But I need to get something off my chest ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: Nearly Finished!
So I went out in Doris and drank tea ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: The First Performance Has Sold Out!
Now we're thinking of the future ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: The Groundworks Are Done
Though there's still a lot to do ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: Marching Towards Opening Night
It's really shaping up now ...

    

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As You Like It at The Arches Theatre
Tickets are selling out fast ...

    

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Where Are We Up To With The Arches Theatre?
Some photos for you to enjoy ...

    

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I Know All About Stage Illusions
But I couldn't build one ...

    

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Have Stage Trailer Will Travel
And portable staging too ...

    

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The Arches Theatre: Phase 2 Begins
Four arches opened up ...

    

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Current News About The Arches Theatre
All the world's a stage ...

    

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A Brand New Theatre in Milton Keynes
And you won't believe where ...

    

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Tony Hancock, The Allo Allo Colonel And Jim Trott
What do they have in common?

    

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I Have Plenty Of People I Admire
But they're not heroes ...

    

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An Evening With Richard Digance
And he's coming back ...

    

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Spring Is Here So Let's Welcome Back Doris
Time for her MOT ...

    

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An Update On The Arches Theatre, Clifton Reynes
The weather has delayed things ...

    

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Come Along And See The Vicar of Dibley in April
At The Stantonbury Theatre ...

    

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Magic Workshops In 2018
Have magic, will travel ...

    

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Vaping: The Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything?
Well, it certainly annoys the do-gooders and bores ...

    

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Shrove Tuesday And The Olney Pancake Race
It's all over and done in two minutes ...

    

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The Vicar Of Dibley, Lots To Do And My Birthday Too!
And multiple roles for Jim Trott ...

    

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Richard Digance At The Carlton Club
On 31st March 2018 ...

    

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The Art Of The Impromptu Magic Trick
Quick and easy magic ...

    

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It's The Big Charity Question
And I don't think it's a good idea ...

    

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Happy New Year Eddie Redmayne
And thanks for another plug ...

    

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Doris The Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk 11
My ongoing passion ...

    

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The Writer's Delight At Learning A New Word
It's amazing what you can miss sometimes ...

    

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T'was The Last Blog Post Before Christmas
Are you thinking about your New Year's Resolutions?

    

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Queuing, Sitcoms and Noddy Holder's Royalty Cheque
It's Christmaaaaaaaas!

    

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Is That The Fallen Madonna With Ze Big Boobies?
Handover the wurst please Rene ...

    

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Magic Colouring Books: Our Christmas Best Seller!
Easy to do and always great fun ...

    

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More From The Arches Theatre
We're on the scrounge ...

    

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Stage Hire For Your Christmas Event
The foundation of the show ...

    

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Magical Christmas Gifts
And fortune teller fish ...

    

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Do Come And See My Puppies
No, I'm serious ...

    

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Resurrecting Tony Hancock In Oldham
Stone me, what a life ...

    

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Only 9 Weeks To Christmas!
Looking for gift ideas?

    

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A Day Of Tea And Protestation In Soho
Down with this sort of thing ...

    

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Nostalgia. It's Just So Predictable
And I grow weary of it ...

    

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The Winter Cometh. But It's My Summer
Busy, but with time to myself ...

    

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Edd China's Sofa Car: Oh, What A Vehicle
I can think of many uses for one ...

    

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More Details On The Arches Theatre
I've been putting my thinking cap on ...

    

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The Last Gig Of The Year For Our Stage Trailer
Probably ...

    

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Taking Doris To The Bucks County Show
She'll be on display ...

    

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The Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies
And other reasons my graphic designers love me ...

    

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The Cash Cows And The Rip-Off Merchants
What is wrong with these people?

    

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Why The Portuguese Have No Problem With The EU
Simply put, they mostly ignore it ...

    

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Staging: Help Your Performers Be Seen And Heard
Whatever your needs, we can help you ...

    

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Let Us Cheer Up Your Event This Summer
It's not just staging we hire out ...

    

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Magic: You Don't Have To Start With Anything Complicated
You'd be surprised at how easy it can be ...

    

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There Are Winners and There Are Losers
But sometimes the losers think they are winners ...

    

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General Election 2017: Be Nice Please
Even I'm getting fed up with it ...

    

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Celebrities: Are They Really Worth Booking?
For your summer fete or an after-dinner speech ...

    

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Magic And More: The Art Of Sticking Cards To The Ceiling
Let me ask you a question ...

    

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My New Magic Website Is Up And Running!
Welcome to Magic and More ...

    

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A Weekend Of Maintenance For Our Stage Trailer
It's a yearly ritual ...

    

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Staging, Magic And Why I'm Scratching My Head
Two other businesses and a little politics ...

    

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Whatever Happened To Magic On TV?
Oh, there's some ...

    

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Stage Hire: The Heart Of Your Event Or Festival
Have you booked yours yet?

    

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Spring Is Here And So Is Doris The Aston Martin
Time to open the garage doors ...

    

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Another Busy Week Of Magic Ahead
Disappearing in one place, reappearing in another ...

    

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Red Nose Day, Magic And More
And donations to a good cause ...

    

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What To Keep And What To Throw Away
Being harsh with myself ...

    

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Magic Colouring Books And More
Occasionally one makes a good call ...

    

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Spamalot And Other Magical News
Entertaining yourself, entertaining the kids ...

    

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Spamalot: Out And About in MK And Stony Stratford
Meeting the public and having fun ...

    

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Beginner's Magic Workshop: Saturday 18th Feb 2017
At The Workshop, Clickers Yard, Olney ...

    

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How To Make A Complaint: The 4 Point Plan
Don't mess with Mr Pibworth ...

    

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January Was All About Cards and Spamalot
How's that for an interesting combination?

    

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It's Always A Magic January
There's no rest for the wicked ...

    

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Mastering Excel And Saving Myself So Much Time
It's amazing how free stuff can help ...

    

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Happy New Year
So here we are in 2017 ...

    

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The Magic of Panto
I'm a travelling workshop ...

    

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A Trip To London And A Visit To Harrods
Never, never, never again ...

    

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It's Panto Time Again
Oh yes it is, oh no it isn't ...

    

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Good Night, Thank You, And May Your God Go With You
Jokes from my recent after-dinner talk ...

    

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A Good Old Fashioned After Dinner Speech
And a very busy week to boot ...

    

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Trump!
Um, ok ...

    

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Welcome To The Winchester Club
A place to smoke, drink and fart ...

    

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You Always Get What You Pay For
Mostly thoughts about my flight home ...

    

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Well, Here I Am On Holiday In Lanzarote
Putting together the plot of my sitcom ...

    

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Plotting And Planning A New Sitcom
Then writing it in just two days ...

    

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Facebook And The Necessities Of Self Promotion
It's always difficult to find the right balance ...

    

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Putting The Fun Back Into Corporate Magic
And the humour into business ...

    

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Spamalot Update: We Do Routines And Chorus Scenes
With footwork impecc-able ...

    

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Banging On About Democracy
Not for the first or last time ...

    

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The Ancient Art Of The Anecdote
Do you remember that time when ...

    

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A Week In The Life Of David Pibworth
A bit of this and that ...

    

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Comedy Talks: Why I Enjoy Them So Much
And a request for technical help ...

    

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Giffords Circus: Sit Back And Enjoy The Moment
An evening of fabulous entertainment ...

    

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Fenny Poppers: One Of My Favourite Gigs
And then I'm off to Calais ...

    

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Directing Spamalot, With The Help Of Alan Ayckbourn
And thinking about the joys of the audition ...

    

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Stage Hire: First In, Last Out
And don't forget the disabled ...

    

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The Art Of Public Speaking: Standing Still
And learn to take a compliment ...

    

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Brexit: The Fightback Begins
Time to challenge the doom merchants ...

    

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The Art Of Public Speaking: Drinking And Swearing
And a little story about researching your audience ...

    

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The Art Of Public Speaking: Notes On Notes
To use notes, or not to use notes, that is the question ...

    

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Brexit: Final Thoughts From A Democratic Moaner
Questions that never got answered ...

    

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The EU Referendum: In Just Two Days Time
My final thoughts ...

    

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The Art Of Public Speaking: The Element Of Surprise
Keeping the attention of your audience ...

    

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The Art Of Public Speaking: Your Friend, The Microphone
It's nothing to be scared of ...

    

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The Curse Of Social Media
I like to feed the trolls ...

    

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EU Referendum: It's Getting Close Now
I'm voting for democracy ...

    

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Magic, Trade Shows And Olney Business Live
Now you see it, now you don't ...

    

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Moving David Pibworth Productions After 15 Years
And selling everything, including the piano ...

    

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Taking The Old Aston Martin Out For A Spin
If you see me, come and have a natter ...

    

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Travelling To Scotland And Enjoying The Aspire Lounge
Well worth it for a bit of peace and quiet ...

    

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From Mystery Shopping To Corporate Role Play
The knack of choosing the right actor ...

    

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A Bit Of Dad's Army On A Sunday Afternoon
Careful now Vicar ...

    

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The Joy Of The E-Cigarette
Happily annoying the antis ...

    

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Old Trombone Player Required To Play Old Trombone
This week's blog post is a blatant advert ...

    

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The Ups and Downs Of Being An Actor
With a little magic thrown in ...

    

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The EU Referendum: Don't Lose Any Sleep About It
You probably won't notice much difference either way ...

    

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Mad Magic: The Kids Are Alright ...
Designing something that seems easy, but isn't ...

    

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Rock And Roll At The Robin Hood, Clifton Reynes
And me dressed as a Teddy Boy ...

    

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Revisiting Tommy Cooper
Plus a new easy trick ...

    

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Mad Magic Workshops: The Simpler The Better
Save the vanishing elephants for later ...

    

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When Life Becomes One Big Juggling Act
What are you going to do about it?

    

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Satire: A New Way Forward In Politics
Cross and unreasonable political activists unite ...

    

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My Personal Detestation Of The Reality TV Show
When to sell out and when not to ...

    

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Back From Panto With 4 New Years Resolutions
I'll definitely not do one of them ...

    

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My Pet Troll Doesn't Reside Under A Bridge
He's alive and well and living in Facebook land ...

    

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Panto: Tips From The Theatre Green Room
Who'd have thought it?

    

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Mean Spirited, Money Grabbing Milton Keynes
Jacob Marley would be so proud of you ...

    

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Don't Panic! Drink Tea ...
How to make decisions calmly ...

    

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Directing A Charity Christmas Music Video
Volunteering for a great cause ...

    

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The Case For Leaving The European Union
In simple terms ...

    

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A Night Of Nostalgia Thanks To Herman's Hermits
I'm Henry The Eighth I am ...

    

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My Oh My; How My Reputation Proceeds Me
Perception and the art of good acting ...

    

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The Magician's Quandary
How much do you give away?

    

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The Dreaded Plastic Bags
Happy days are here again ...

    

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What A Cunning Stunt!
I'm an actor combatant ...

    

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Lead Us Not Into Temptation
Don't ask, don't get a humorous reply ...

    

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Christmas, Magic and Some Fabulous Workshops
Well, someone had to be first to say it ...

    

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The Reality Of Reality TV
Come dine with Dave ...

    

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And Now For Something Completely Different
Of blow up dolls, Basil Fawlty and a rather full diary ...

    

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Behind The Scenes Of Fawlty Towers
I think we're just out of Waldorfs ...

    

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Musings On A Rainy Bank Holiday Monday
Keep calm and carry on ...

    

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What Do You Think Of Ticket Booking Fees?
A necessary evil or a complete rip-off?

    

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Just Like That! About My Mad Magic Workshops
How to Impress people with magic ...

    

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Pondering On My Gradual Decline
But please, not into Bournemouth ...

    

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Dave Pibs Joke Of The Month
It's the way you tell them ...

    

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All The World's A Stage
Mr T and Mr P are merely players ...

    

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Comedy In Public Speaking
Be yourself ...

    

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Dave Pibs Tips On Royal Protocol
It's Ma'am as in jam, not Ma'am as in harm ...

    

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The Gambler's Ruin And How To Beat The Bookies
Here's a little experiment for you ...

    

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Your CV: To Lie Or Not To Lie?
That is the question ...

    

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Welcome To My First Blog Post
Well hello everyone ...

    

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