The Arches Theatre: Enjoy Pre-Show Picnics And Prosecco!
On an alfresco summers evening ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 16/06/2020 @ 8:00AM
Having celebrated World Gin Day on Saturday and getting ready to enjoy International Picnic Day on Thursday, it got us thinking about what to add to our hampers for our first outdoor production at The Arches Theatre ...
At The Arches Theatre, your welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy before the show!
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Many of you have joined us at The Arches Theatre in recent years to pop open a bottle of Prosecco and enjoy a homemade picnic with friends before the shows started. We welcome you to do that again this year, so you can relax with a chilled glass of something and really soak up the atmosphere.
"Obviously, it will look a little different this year, but we still want to give you the full impact of a fantastic outdoor theatre experience!"
If you don't fancy making your own sandwiches, why not try one of the great cafes in Olney such as Sandwich Land on the Olney High Street? Alex and his team have a long list of delicious baguettes, pastries and cakes to tempt you with. It hasn't been confirmed if we will have a bar selling draught beer, wine and soft drinks, like we did last year. We will keep you updated on this.
If you choose not to join us for a picnic, you can still bring drinks and snacks to the performance. But just like any theatre, please make sure your food isn't too pungent or noisy to open! It's our priority to make this a great experience for everyone and memorable for all the right reasons.
"Whatever you decide to do, come along and enjoy your alfresco summer's evening with us and come back next year!"
All we need to do now is have our fingers crossed that we can still go ahead with The Wet Mariners production of 'The Merchant of Venice' on 15th August. Please note that BBQs, camping stoves or any form of fire are not permitted at the venue.
And as always with productions at The Arches Theatre, please drink responsibly.
Until next time ...
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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.
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