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Taking Our Stage Trailer Further Afield

It's the 8th year we've done it ...

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Every year we take our stage trailer a little further afield, to an event in Sussex. It's an annual French market at Heathfield. We get there at 6 o'clock and are set up and ready to go at 8 ...

Our stage trailer travels further afield for the 8th year in a row.

Our stage trailer travels further afield for the 8th year in a row.

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This is our 8th year travelling to the event and this morning, I spoke to the organisers and none of us could remember how it came about that a stage company from Milton Keynes gets an annual gig in Sussex as there must be stage companies closer.

"However, I do know why they
keep using us."

It's because we're always early and always cheerful when we get there. Even if it's raining and windy. Also, the stage is of good quality and well maintained.

Every year they have a meeting and anything that works well and is easy to organise the committee keep in place. And we work well and make it all easy for them. That's how we get a lot of our gigs for the stage every year, and that's how we intend to keep going.

"Would you like to know more?"

If you'd like to find out more about our stage trailer then do give me a call on 01234 241357 or click here to ping me an email and let's see how I can help you.

Until next time ...


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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.