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Staging, Magic And Why I'm Scratching My Head

Two other businesses and a little politics ...

 
 

POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 25/04/2017 @ 8:00AM

Well, it's that time of year again. Spring is most definitely here, and people are after my stages again. We do a certain amount during the winter, but it's spring when the phone gets ringing ...

How Jeremy Corbyn would react to one of my magic tricks, whilst standing on my staging ... maybe.

How Jeremy Corbyn would react to one of my magic tricks, whilst standing on my staging ... maybe.

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What I've done this year in the workshop is to have devised a better way of getting wheelchairs on stage. It's always been a bit unfair that people in wheelchairs either don't really get the opportunity to go on stage or they have to be lifted up.

So here we have it. I've sorted out the leg heights and some safety rails, plus some extra securing, and you can now get up there safely, as can any vehicle. For all the details go to www.stage-trailer.org.uk.

"A little bit of magic."

Also while it's been a bit quieter, I've sorted out the magic website at www.magicandmore.co.uk. I'll be adding to it as we have quite a bit of magic equipment to put on there, so do keep coming back if you're interested.

I've also put up some magic videos on my YouTube page which I'll be adding to over time so you can see how they are performed. You'll have to buy the tricks to get access to the video of how to do them or come to one of my workshops.

"And finally, for this week."

One of my Labour supporting friends emailed me the other day and asked me how to get Mr Corbyn into number 10. Now, I can change water into wine, push a playing card through a window, but I'm still scratching my head on that one.

Whichever lot win it'll all be smoke and mirrors, and that's for certain.

Until next time ...

DAVID PIBWORTH


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More about David Pibworth ...

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.