Spamalot And Other Magical News
Entertaining yourself, entertaining the kids ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 28/02/2017 @ 8:00AM
Well, by the time you read this, we will have finished the dress rehearsal for Spamalot and be ready for the opening night, which is tonight. Yep, Tuesday 28th. It's on all week folks, so do come along ...
Spamalot is at the Stantonbury Theatre this week, but you can put on your own magic show ...
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This week, I'm working on a DIY children's party magic package. This means you can buy a box of magic tricks and keep your own kids amused rather than paying £200 or so to a children's entertainer!
"I've honed this to a routine that requires a certain amount of tricks and props."
All of them can be done individually or put together in a routine, and all the magic is very visual. This includes things disappearing and reappearing. Children love items disappearing and then turning up again, especially if you can pull them out of their ear.
I'm working on a video to explain all of the tricks I'm going to include. How many times have you bought something only to find the instructions are unfathomable? This, of course, applies to many things these days as you seem to be expected to put everything together yourself, from shelves to bicycles with minimal instruction.
However, if you can actually see someone do a magic trick and have it explained on video, then it all becomes clearer much earlier than if you have to wade through a manual of instruction.
I'm gradually going to do explanation videos for everything I sell on the magic front. Of course, you will need to buy the item first and then you will get to download the video. To be fair, you can get a lot of information from YouTube on any magic tricks, but mine will be specifically for the goods I sell which have all been tried and tested by me.
"There is a great deal of cheap magic floating about, and I don't need all that, and neither do you if you want to impress."
Keep your eyes peeled on my blog as I will update you as I will be going live with all of this soon, but a little work is needed from me at present to give everyone the best service available.
Until next time ...
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.