Taking Doris To The Bucks County Show
She'll be on display ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 29/08/2017 @ 8:00AM
On Thursday 31st August, I will be taking Doris to The Bucks County Show. It's a good event with plenty to do and look at, and my family enjoy it anyway, so a bonus that we have a gig for the Aston ...
I'm looking forward to taking Doris to the Bucks County Show.
That said, my wife and daughter have decided not to drive there with me in case Doris breaks down. They will travel separately in comfort in our Freelander. Oh they of little faith, but to that end, I took her out for a burn-up today to check she sounded all right; and she does.
I also decided to check the speedo against a sat nav. Sadly, I realised all those times that I've got her up to 100mph she is, in fact, doing about 65 mph. Hey ho, it feels like 100 and she rattles my teeth, so probably best not to try out the real 100 mph with her. She is 62 years old after all.
I'll be at the Bucks County Show with an array of magic tricks to keep people amused. You can find me and Doris on Michael Graham's Estate Agents stand, and they are always generous with their drinks and food.
"Anyway, do come along if you're
over that way."
So although it's coming to the end of the summer, Doris is still available for a few gigs and it's amazing how much interest there is in her. Which is why she's hired to go along to events and get people onto the stands.
Until next time ...
More 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.
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