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The Arches Theatre: Meet the Wet Mariners!

Then go book your tickets for Romeo & Juliet ...



We may have mentioned The Wet Mariners once or twice before, but we are very excited to have them return to The Arches this summer with their production of Romeo and Juliet ...

The Wet Mariners will be performing Romeo & Juliet at The Arches Theatre this summer!

The Wet Mariners will be performing Romeo & Juliet at The Arches Theatre this summer!

Instead of letting you know that they will be performing this classic Shakespeare love story on Saturday 10th July at 3pm and 8pm, and that tickets are available at £15 per person ... instead of telling you all of that ... I wanted to introduce you to this talented theatre company.

This troupe is made up of professional actors who began working together during their third year at LAMDA. They continue to come together each year to form The Wet Mariners and perform Shakespeare to sell out audiences at their resident venue, The Willow Globe Theatre in Wales; and now at The Arches Theatre too!

When they aren't entertaining us with their ingenious and inventive take on the Bard's work, most of The Wet Mariners are working with leading UK companies including the National and The Globe. To give you a little insight into what they have been working on since they were last with us, please take a look below.

Amy has appeared at The Finborough Theatre in Square Rounds and is soon to start working for Kenny Wax Entertainment in the West End

James has played Edmund, alongside Sir Ian McKellen, in King Lear (West End)

Jamie has appeared at The Salisbury Playhouse, in new play The Edit

Shazia stared in Anthony and Cleopatra at The National Theatre, alongside Ralph Fiennes

Ekow has toured America in The Barber Shop Chronicles and is soon to start rehearsals for A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Globe

Kat appeared in Bleak House for Sky Arts, alongside Stephen Mangan

Sophie has continued her teaching career and completed a marathon

Jane reprised her acclaimed performance as Hamlet, for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, NYC (and she got married!)

Brooke filmed the first series of In the Dark for The CW network, currently being aired in America and soon to arrive in the U.K

Tom has written and directed the sell out Trial TV for Secret Theatre London. Here he is as the White Rabbit in the acclaimed Alice's Adventures Underground

As you can see, we are very lucky to have this talented bunch back with us again. I can honestly say that this production of Romeo and Juliet will be one of the best you will see this year. Tickets are selling fast, so if you haven't got yours yet please do get them while you can.

"This is one experience that you do not want to miss!"

If you'd like to book tickets for The Wet Mariners' performance of Romeo & Juliet then click here to visit our box office and book them today!.

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.