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The Arches Theatre 2019: Countdown To Curtain Up!

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In less than a week, we will be welcoming our first audience to the first performance of the Arches Theatre 2019 summer season!

The Wet Mariners will be opening our summer season with Romeo & Juliet at The Arches Theatre!

The Wet Mariners will be opening our summer season with Romeo & Juliet at The Arches Theatre!

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We are opening with Romeo and Juliet performed by the Wet Mariners on Saturday 10th August and are thrilled to have this professional troupe back with us again this year. They are a group of highly talented actors who are just brilliant to watch.

"They don't have a director; everything is actor led!"

They are very inventive with their productions and engage with the audience spectacularly well. No doubt they'll have us doing the conga like they did last year, or something equally as crazy! So, who is playing who?

  • Juliet - Amy Marchant

  • Romeo - Tom Syms

  • James Corrigan - Nurse, Paris and Montague

  • Kat Jack - Lady Capulet and Benvolio

  • Sophie Whittaker - Friar Laurence and Tybalt

  • Jamie Wilkes - Capulet and Mercutio

  • Ekow Quartey - Prince and Chorus

Over the weekend they played two sell-out performances at their resident theatre, The Willow Globe in Wales, and have received great online reviews. So, if you have tickets to see them at The Arches Theatre this weekend, you are in for a fantastic experience.

Just to give you a little background on the Wet Mariners, they have known each other for many years. They started to work together during their third year at LAMDA and haven't stopped "popping up in the countryside to mess around with the audience and tell stories" which we are delighted about.

As well as being part of the Wet Mariners; the majority of the troupe also work with leading UK theatre companies including the National and The Globe. Since their last performance at The Arches Theatre, they have been extremely busy. Take a look at our past blog post to see just what they've been up to.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday at either the matinee or evening performance and all ticket holders will have received some information via email on what you need to bring. Please check your inbox and your junk mail folders just to be sure.

And, of course, If you haven't got your ticket yet, the evening performance is completely sold out, however, there are less than 20 remaining for the matinee so grab yours now via our website. We look forward to seeing you at the Arches Theatre soon!

Until next time ...


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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.