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The Arches Theatre: Change To The Performance Schedule

We're now putting on A Shot In The Dark ...

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We have been working closely with John Drinkwater, the director of the Pink Panther stage adaptation we have scheduled ...

A still from the film version of A Shot In The Dark staring Peter Sellers and Elke Sommer!

A still from the film version of A Shot In The Dark staring Peter Sellers and Elke Sommer!

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After much deliberation, we have decided that we will be changing our performance from 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again' to 'A Shot in the Dark' instead. Our motivation behind this is that we want to create a high-level performance that we are happy with, at the same time as giving our audience an unforgettable experience; for all the right reasons!

We believe that A Shot in the Dark is not only a better known Pink Panther film with a funnier script, but also an adaptation that we can better produce on the Arches stage. For us, this is an extremely positive change, and we hope you agree.

The dates remain the same - 15th to 17th August - the only thing that is changing is the production. If you have already purchased tickets to 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again' on any of the dates and would now like to cancel your tickets following this update, please contact me, but we really hope that you will still be able to join us for what will be a brilliant performance.

In addition to this news, we held the auditions for this production last week. Several people joined us for the read through - some familiar faces and some new ones. We are delighted to say that we have now filled all the main roles. We will announce these shortly.

"Would you like to know more?"

If you'd like to find out more about the Arches Theatre or any of the productions we're putting on this summer, 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 (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.