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The Arches Theatre: Nearly Finished!

So I went out in Doris and drank tea ...



At last, we have the fence up for the Arches Theatre and we just need to hang the gates then I think it's done. The weather looks as though it will hold out for our opening production on the 4th August, so all is well and the audience will be able to drive down to the venue ...

Not much to do now at the Arches Theatre.

Not much to do now at the Arches Theatre.

It's been a bit of work getting this all up and on Sunday I decided to have the day off and so I took Doris, the Aston Martin, to the Newport Pagnell Carnival and sat drinking tea - yes I'm that wild - in the sun and talking to old mates.

"It wasn't quite all play and no work."

I supplied the music stage for the Carnival, so had to nip the Aston back home and return in the Ford Ranger to pick up the stage. I always feel slightly better about enjoying a day out when I'm earning money.

So, there we have it. All is going well, and if you want to be kept in the loop of the Arches Theatre then please email me as we are making up a supporters group. We can notify our friends of forthcoming events so they get a chance to buy tickets early.

'As You Like It' has sold out now, but we will keep you informed on other productions if you sign up to our friends scheme.

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.