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The Arches Theatre: Additional Matinee Performance Announced

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Posted by David Pibworth on 25/05/2021 @ 8:00AM

It is exactly two months until we open our gates to the Arches Theatre! We are ecstatic to be able to give you another summer of incredible outdoor live theatre and music at our quirky venue ...

Thank you for supporting the Arches Theatre. We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Thank you for supporting the Arches Theatre. We look forward to seeing you very soon!

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The Arches Theatre team are busy behind the scenes getting everything prepared to give you a night you won't forget for all the right reasons and now we're releasing additional tickets in case you missed out.

"Tickets to our open-air performances are selling well!

As you may know, ABBA Sensation's production has completely sold out. Tickets have also sold out for the evening performance of 'The Hounds of the Baskerville', however, we are delighted to announce that British Touring Shakespeare will be putting on a matinee performance at 3pm on Saturday 14 August. Tickets are available now from our box office.

To run through our summer season:

  • Musicals in the Park (cast of West End artists) - 24th & 25th July

  • Cinderella (The Family Panto - cast of local performers) - 30th & 31st July

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Etcetera Theatre Company) - 5th - 7th August

  • The Hounds of the Baskerville (British Touring Shakespeare) - 14th August

  • Twelfth Night (Wet Mariners) - 21st August

  • Robin Hood (DOT Productions) - 22nd August

  • Jane Eyre (DOT Productions) - 22nd August

  • Ripping Yarns (Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy) - 26th - 28th August

Visit our box office today Get your tickets while you can!

Please note that ticket refunds are only given if a performance is cancelled. The shows will go on at The Arches Theatre whatever the weather. The decision to cancel a performance due to the weather is made at our discretion.

"We are delighted that so many of you will be
joining us in July and August!"

There are so many names that we recognise from previous year and also some new ones, so it's great that our outdoor theatre experience is getting recognised around the area. Thank you for supporting the Arches Theatre. We look forward to seeing you very soon.

Until next time ...



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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.