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Take A Trip Inside HM Prison Slade This March

Time for some Porridge ...

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Posted by David Pibworth on 15/02/2022 @ 8:00AM

Milton Keynes theatre of comedy (MKTOC) will be transforming The Carlton House Club into HM Prison Slade for their hilarious stage adaptation of the hugely popular BBC sitcom, Porridge, next month ...

Join MKTOC for a short stint in HM Prison Slade!

Join MKTOC for a short stint in HM Prison Slade!

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Join this brilliant local comedy troupe from 24-26 March at 7.30pm for three servings of Porridge:

  • Heartbreak Hotel Fletcher tries to support Godber who has just received a 'dear john' breakup letter from his fiancĂ© Denise, but his words of encouragement for Godber to move on have unforeseen consequences as Godber's roving eye is attracted to Fletcher's daughter, Ingrid.

  • Poetic Justice: Fletcher is incensed to discover that he is getting a new cell-mate. To make matters worse, it turns out that the cell-mate is the judge that sentenced him.

  • Rough Justice: After the judge's watch is stolen, everyone is convinced that another inmate, Harris, is the culprit, and so a kangaroo court is set up in an effort to convict him of the crime.

Here's the brilliant cast:

  • Norman Fletcher - David Pibworth

  • Lenny Godber - Chris Tennant

  • Mr MacKay - Jon Davies

  • Mr Barraclough - Steve Clark

  • Ingrid - Charlotte Pask

  • Mrs Godber - Caz Tricks

  • Judge Rawley - Peter Swallow

  • Harris - Iain Wood

  • Warren - Keith Lennox

  • McClaren - John Drinkwater

  • The Governor - Robert Lindsay

Adapted from the original TV series by David Pibworth. By arrangement with the original writers, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Click here to discover more. Tickets are selling fast, so get yours while you can.

We look forward to seeing you all very soon.

Until next time ...

DAVID PIBWORTH

 
 



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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.