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The Arches Theatre: That's All Folks!

The 2019 season has closed ...

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It's been a wonderful few weeks at The Arches Theatre during our 2019 summer season. Thank you to everyone who came along ...

That's All Folks! The Arches Theatre will be back for another amazing season in 2020!

That's All Folks! The Arches Theatre will be back for another amazing season in 2020!

We trust that you had a fantastic time with us, even if it did pour down at times, and we hope you enjoyed the performances and the uniqueness of our beautiful outdoor venue.

"We were thrilled to see so many people there!"

The Wet Mariners kicked the season off with a creative adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, on a rather blustery day. We were one of the few outdoor venues not to have cancelled due to the wind, and this professional theatre troupe certainly gave a lesson not only in acting and performance, but also in voice projection against the prevailing wind.

The wonderful Steffi has put together a short video that covers their performances, so please do take a look. In there you will hear about the very exciting, hot off the press news that The Wet Mariners will be returning to The Arches for the third year running in 2020! We are already very excited!

I loved playing Dreyfus in The Pink Panther and working with a brand-new cast - some of which were experienced actors, and for others, this was their first-ever show. Everyone put in tremendous effort and I'm extremely proud of how they battled through the pouring rain on the second night.

We all felt a bit sorry that evening for Jon, Charlotte, Karl and Joel - Clouseau, Maria and the Camp Sunshine employees - who had to brave the cold wearing next to nothing! They were all such resolute professionals and just got on with a fantastic performance. Here's another Steffi video.

Everyone got on so well, and we have formed quite a bond, so watch this space for future shows! Well, sadly that is it for The Arches this year.

If you'd like to find out about our 2020 season, please sign up for our newsletter at our website. You'll be the first to know about other performances that we are involved in, what shows are coming up at The Arches and when tickets go on sale.

Also, while you are there, we'd love to get your feedback on your time with us. If you can spare a minute, please let us know what you thought about the venue, your experience and the performances. You can leave a review via our 'contact us' page, or drop a comment below. We may use some in our future publicity.

Keep an eye out on our social media channels for details of other shows that are coming up (not at The Arches Theatre), which I am involved in. Thank you again for joining us at The Arches Theatre, we have had an absolute blast and I hope to see you again next year.

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.