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The Arches Theatre: The Taming Of The Shrew

Welcoming the Etcetera Theatre Company ...

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I've so far introduced you to two theatre companies bringing fantastic productions to the Arches Theatre this summer. I'd like to now introduce you to the third ...

We're looking forward to the Arches Theatre hosting this amazing production!

We're looking forward to the Arches Theatre hosting this amazing production!

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It's the Etcetera Theatre Company (ETC) who will be staging the classic Shakespeare comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, from 22nd - 24th August. This local theatre company based in and around Milton Keynes, have considerable experience of producing plays including, 'A bunch of amateurs' written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, Monty Python's 'Spamalot' and Agatha Christies 'Witness of the Prosecution.'

"They also perform a fabulous interactive
murder mystery theatre!"

The August performance, directed by Steve Brigden, "will be based in the 1930s, a period of economic hardship and deprivation, but also a great period for radical and free thinking." ETC is 'aiming for a modern, lively comedy which tells a story about love.

The focus will be on a couple that are totally besotted with each other and struggle in conforming to the roles which society expects of them. As their relationship evolves, they play to the gallery amidst a background of charade and shenanigans. If you head over to their website you will find the play's full synopsis and character breakdown.

If you haven't seen this theatre company in action before, then you must. ETC will be announcing the cast very soon so if you are local, watch out for some familiar names and faces!

"Would you like to know more?"

The added experience of being in the great outdoors, whilst watching a skilful acting troupe perform a renowned Shakespeare play, is something you don't want to miss out on. Tickets are on sale now and available via our website at just £15 per person.

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.