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The Arches Theatre: Allo Allo Is Arriving Early!

Plenty of Dodgy accents and knockwurst ...

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We are delighted to announce that Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy (MKTOC) is bringing its stage production of 'Allo 'Allo to The Arches Theatre one month earlier than planned ...

MKTOC are bringing their production of Allo Allo to The Arches Theatre early!

MKTOC are bringing their production of Allo Allo to The Arches Theatre early!

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We will only be able to go ahead with the production if the Government relax the guidelines for this type of event and if MKTOC are still happy to perform. The safety of our staff, performers and audience members remain our absolute priority.

As the comedy troupe put it:

"By popular demand, we return to war-torn occupied France and the café of Rene Artois. All of your much-loved characters from the hit comedy TV series are included. Witness Rene attempt to juggle running a café, love affairs with numerous serving girls, supporting the French resistance and treading a dangerous path with the Germans and the Gestapo.

We promise escaped British airmen, knockwurst sausages, some dodgy accents and of course a picture of The Fallen Madonna with the big Boobies."

The new show dates are Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August. Timings are to be confirmed and tickets will go on sale soon on the MKTOC website.

Over the next few weeks, we will be meeting with the local troupe at The Arches so they can firm up their staging possibilities and plans. The performance will be tightly controlled, and the social distancing rules will obviously impact on how the stage will be set and the audience seating arranged. There is a lot to think about, but we will make it work.

Would you like to be involved in this performance? Casting opportunities are available, so please get in touch with Steve Clark at MKTOC directly. We are really looking forward to this performance as we know it will be hilariously brilliant.

You won't want to miss out on this. We can guarantee that tickets will sell out quickly, so keep an eye out on both The Arches Theatre and MKTOC's social media channels for when the box office opens.

Until next time ...


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If anything I've written in this blog post resonates with you and you'd like to discover more about the MKTOC production of Allo Allo at The Arches Theatre, do give me a call on 01234 241357, leave a comment below or click here to ping over an email and let's see how I can help you..

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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.