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The Arches Theatre: How Can We Improve Your Experience?

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Posted by David Pibworth on 12/01/2021 @ 8:00AM

We have told you how our plans are coming along nicely for this summer's live theatre schedule, so now we would love to hear from you all! Many of you have already given us some fantastic feedback following the productions in 2020; thank you and we appreciate you taking the time to do this for us ...

We'd love to know your thoughts on how to improve The Arches Theatre!

We'd love to know your thoughts on how to improve The Arches Theatre!

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If you're anything like us, you will have been streaming copious amounts of great theatre into your homes during lockdown. Watching these productions has filled our minds with new ideas that we can implement at The Arches Theatre to improve your experience with us.

"We would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions!"

How we can make your time with us even better? For example, is there anything that we can improve on or something we can add? Is there a certain show you'd like to see on our stage? Giving you an excellent experience is extremely important to us. We can't get this bit right without your help.

Can you believe we're in our 4th year? We turn four this summer, so we are looking to make 2021 bigger and better. We'll be celebrating not only our anniversary, but also theatres coming alive again!

We cannot wait to open our gates up and have you all with us again this summer.

Until next time ...

DAVID PIBWORTH

 
 



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About David Pibworth ...

 

David is the owner and Artistic Director of The Arches Theatre in Clifton Reynes near Milton Keynes. Productions are underneath some flood arches on the disused Midland railway line (Bedford to Northampton). It is equidistant from Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. You bring your food, drink and chairs and enjoy the varied shows that are produced. This year - 2022 - there are 12 productions on throughout the season, from Shakespeare to Ripping Yarns plus a music weekend.

David has been involved in 'Light Ent' for many years, working with Ray Galton and Alan Simpson adapting the scripts of 'Steptoe and Son' and those of Tony Hancock to the stage. He has produced shows for Norman Wisdom (which makes him feel old), Al Murray, and Joe Pasquale amongst others, and also worked in the music business promoting and producing shows with Chas and Dave, Neil Inness, Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk and others of that ilk.

He is also the director of a film school for young people in his home town of Olney as well as supporting many local events.

He recently negotiated permission from Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to stage a short run of 'Porridge' on stage which proved a success.

This year the annual charity performance at The Arches Theatre will be the last of 'Ripping Yarns' by Michael Palin and Terry Jones, with the profits being donated to The National Brain Appeal' for research into dementia as David's father and uncle died of it, as did Michael Palin's friend and writing partner Terry Jones. Last year they raised an astonishing £10,000 and are hoping to get somewhere close again with the support of audiences and sponsors.

David also has a stage hire company and his wife Julie runs a livery yard, so they are surrounded by horses, dogs, light entertainment and and a 17 year old daughter.

He plays in a comedy jazz band and collects strange props such as the Spitting Image puppets of Denis Thatcher and Alan Bennett, the child catchers bike from the stage show of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and various other 'things' all of which he sells to raise money for the Arches Theatre, although he always finds it hard to part from these props. However as the theatre receives no funding at all, he is always devising ways to keep it going! Sponsors are always welcome!



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