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The Arches Theatre: Lots To Look Forward To In 2021!

Happy new year ...

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Posted by David Pibworth on 05/01/2021 @ 8:00AM

Happy New Year to you all. We hope this blog post finds you healthy and safe. We enter 2021 still in tier 4 with further lockdowns potentially looming, which isn't a great start to the year, but we have to try and look for the positives and the highlights that are still yet to come ...

We've got some great productions coming to The Arches Theatre in 2021!

We've got some great productions coming to The Arches Theatre in 2021!

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We are extremely positive about the future, but we must remain realistic. Who knows what is going to happen by the summer? But right now, we aren't going to let anything affect our plans of getting our summer season going.

"There are still a lot of exciting things happening
behind the scenes!"

This includes finalising our production schedule (which is already looking fantastic), sponsorship and collaboration opportunities, and launching our new website in the next month or so. We'll be announcing all the productions very soon, so do keep an eye out and make sure you are following our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.

All we can say at this point is that there is something for everyone in 2021 including comedy, Shakespeare, and various one-offs from both local and professional theatre companies!

Want to be the first to know what is happening at The Arches? Make sure you are signed up to our newsletter. Not only will you automatically join The Arches+ where we will send you production information two weeks before everyone else, you will also have a two-week window to purchase your tickets before they go onto general sale. What more could you want? Sign up today!

Stay safe and well, and we hope you'll be able to join us this summer.

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.