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The Arches Theatre: Ending The Run With A West End Spectacular!

Our summer season is very nearly over ...

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Posted by David Pibworth on 08/09/2020 @ 8:00AM

I cannot believe that we are almost at the end of our 2020 summer theatre run. It has been an absolutely fantastic few weeks. We've thoroughly enjoyed hosting a range of live productions by some incredible artists ...

Enjoy over 90 minutes of the best show tunes at The Arches Theatre!

Enjoy over 90 minutes of the best show tunes at The Arches Theatre!

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We've welcomed many talented performers, enjoyed some interesting weather and hosted so many excited audience members through our gates. It has been rather special ... but it isn't over yet! We have one more live production coming to our outdoor theatre stage this weekend.

"We are very excited to have six West End artists perform a brand-new show that they have created especially for us called Musicals in the Park!"

For just over 90 minutes you will hear some of the best show tunes from the likes of Chicago, The Greatest Showman, Grease and more, plus see some amazing choreography from this cast of top singers and dancers.

Scott Coldwell, Lucy Dean, Whitney Martins, Adam Lyons, Natasha Mould and Alex Brown have not only performed on a West End stage, but they have also worked with the likes of Madonna, Rhianna, Take That, Rita Ora, Emma Bunton and the Strictly Come Dancing team. Expect a fun, high energy performance that will get you up singing and dancing.

If you have tickets, then you are in for a real treat! If you haven't, there is still time to get them at The Little Boxoffice website by clicking here and we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.

"Interested in hiring The Arches for 2021?"

We'd love to be able to extend our programme of live events this year, but sadly it's just not possible. The Arches Theatre, which is part of a disused railway line, are on a flood plain and towards the end of Autumn they can occasionally be found underwater! So, I don't think that would be too much fun unless we were putting on The Wind in the Willows.

We tend to run our schedule between August and mid-September to try and get the good summer weather. Although it wasn't always the case this year; we did get our fair share of wind and rain thanks to Storm Francis. But as always, the shows must go on.

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.