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The Arches Theatre: Quirky Outdoor Theatre Venue For Hire

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As you may know already, we have three fantastic theatre companies coming to perform at the Arches Theatre in Clifton Reynes this August ...

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Following on from their sell-out performance in 2018, which gained extremely positive feedback from the audience, we absolutely knew we had to have the Wet Mariners back for a second year.

Having been inspired by seeing the first show and the possibilities that the Arches Theatre has to offer, the 'Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy at the Arches' and 'Etc Theatre Company' from Milton Keynes, jumped at the chance of being on our summer bill.

This is what our outdoor theatre is all about: giving theatre groups both new and experienced, amateur and professional, from near and far, the opportunity of performing in a quirky theatre location to a new audience.

There are many fantastic plays that our open-air stage lends itself to. A little Shakespeare always goes down well; a Midsummer Night's Dream or The Tempest perhaps? Or maybe something a little different like The Wind in the Willows or The Importance of Being Earnest?

We're true advocates of children's theatre and getting the younger generation involved and engaged in the arts. So, how about an interactive show for children?

Whatever your thoughts or ideas, why not get in touch and book a venue recce to see how the space can work for you? Or better still, come to one (or all three) of our performances in August to indulge in the experience, see the productions in action and witness the endless production potential.

We already have two fantastic theatre companies interested in putting on a performance for 2020, which we are very excited about. So, watch this space.

"Would you like to know more?"

Tickets for the 2019 season at the Arches Theatre are on sale now for August, so why not grab some while you still can by visiting

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.