We are very excited to tell you that tickets to The Arches Theatre's Summer 2022 season go live this week! So far, we have a fantastic range of live theatre and music coming to our outdoor theatre stage in July and August, with more still to be announced over the coming months ...
Tickets for The Arches Theatre go on general sale at 9am on Monday 28th February!
Tickets will be on sale to our newsletter recipients this Friday (25th February). All those on our mailing list, watch out for our newsletter that will be coming straight into your inbox at 9am with all the show and booking information. Do check your junk mail just in case it's gone in there!
"We will then put tickets on general sale at 9am on Monday 28th February!"
Do keep an eye on our social channels and website and sign up to The Arches+ newsletter if you want to be the first to know who will be performing at our open-air theatre this summer. It takes less than a minute to register and you'll then be the recipient of hot off the press news to the quirkiest outdoor theatre in Buckinghamshire.
The team are also delighted to have been nominated in The Little Ankle Biter Awards for Buckinghamshire in the Best Theatre category. For us to win, we need your help! Could we ask you to head to Little Ankle Biters Bucks and vote for us? All you need to do is follow the instructions and click the box next to The Arches Theatre in the Best Theatre category, which is right at the bottom.
Why not vote for some other amazing local businesses while you are there?! Voting closes on Friday 11th March, so please get your vote in while you can. Thanks so much for all your support.
"We're also finalists in the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards!"
We are finalists in the MKBAA in the Culture and Arts category and we couldn't be prouder! You can find out more about the awards by clicking here and the awards dinner is on 24th March at Stadium MK, so we will let you know how we get on.
Keep your fingers crossed for us.
Until next time ...
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David is the owner and Artistic Director of The Arches Theatre in Clifton Reynes near Milton Keynes. Productions are underneath some flood arches on the disused Midland railway line (Bedford to Northampton). It is equidistant from Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. You bring your food, drink and chairs and enjoy the varied shows that are produced. This year - 2022 - there are 12 productions on throughout the season, from Shakespeare to Ripping Yarns plus a music weekend.
David has been involved in 'Light Ent' for many years, working with Ray Galton and Alan Simpson adapting the scripts of 'Steptoe and Son' and those of Tony Hancock to the stage. He has produced shows for Norman Wisdom (which makes him feel old), Al Murray, and Joe Pasquale amongst others, and also worked in the music business promoting and producing shows with Chas and Dave, Neil Inness, Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk and others of that ilk.
He is also the director of a film school for young people in his home town of Olney as well as supporting many local events.
He recently negotiated permission from Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to stage a short run of 'Porridge' on stage which proved a success.
This year the annual charity performance at The Arches Theatre will be the last of 'Ripping Yarns' by Michael Palin and Terry Jones, with the profits being donated to The National Brain Appeal' for research into dementia as David's father and uncle died of it, as did Michael Palin's friend and writing partner Terry Jones. Last year they raised an astonishing £10,000 and are hoping to get somewhere close again with the support of audiences and sponsors.
David also has a stage hire company and his wife Julie runs a livery yard, so they are surrounded by horses, dogs, light entertainment and and a 17 year old daughter.
He plays in a comedy jazz band and collects strange props such as the Spitting Image puppets of Denis Thatcher and Alan Bennett, the child catchers bike from the stage show of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and various other 'things' all of which he sells to raise money for the Arches Theatre, although he always finds it hard to part from these props. However as the theatre receives no funding at all, he is always devising ways to keep it going! Sponsors are always welcome!
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