The Long-Awaited Return Of Spitting Image
A piece of British history could be yours ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 01/10/2019 @ 8:00AM
Spitting Image is due to return to our screens soon. It's certainly long overdue considering the current political climate ...
Denis and Alan are up for sale so I can fund The Arches Theatre!
I tend to buy interesting items from TV when they become available, and a number of years ago, I invested in two Spitting Image puppets because, well, Spitting Image is brilliant, it was part of my defining years and both the Denis Thatcher and Alan Bennett puppets couldn't be further away from each other politically.
"I did look at a Maggie Thatcher puppet, but they were going for £9,000 which was a bit out of my price range!"
So, now I'm putting Denis and Alan on the market and am open to offers. I want to raise money for The Arches Theatre as we're totally unfunded and I always look at ways to make money for my pet projects.
So, the time has come for them to be offered for sale as I've had some fun and publicity out of them so they should go to a new home if anyone wants them. They only made one of each of these characters. As you know they were made by Fluck and Law and are historic pieces and never will they come up for sale again.
One thing you can be sure of is that like The Beatles autographs, they won't go down in value. A piece of British history could be yours! They are available for £3,950 each and you're welcome to come and have a look at them to help you with your decision.
"Would you like to know more?"
If you'd like to find out more about my Spitting Image puppets then do give me a call on 01234 241357 or click here to ping me an email and let's see how I can help you.
Until next time ...
More about David Pibworth ...
David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions who provides entertainment for theatre and corporate events. This ties in very well with The Arches Theatre, an outside venue that David owns underneath a disused railway line, equidistant from Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. This was one of the few venues that could operate with social distancing in place during the summer of 2020 and where they ran everything from Shakespeare to Richard Digance through the summer months.
David has been involved in light entertainment for many years, even going back as far as working on a production with Norman Wisdom in London. He has a knack of keeping in touch with everyone he's worked with and would bring such people as Chas and Dave, Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk round to play locally when the chance arose.
His company also represent the stage rights for Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, the writers of Steptoe and Son and Hancock's Half Hour. He has recently negotiated permission with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to produce Porridge on stage although this is all hampered by the current situation and the availability of theatres.
Next year, at the Arches Theatre, he will produce Ripping Yarns, written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones. This will be an interesting production as not only does one episode involve playing a football match, but also with the agreement of Michael Palin and the wife of the late Terry Jones, it has been decided that all the profits on this production will go to a dementia charity as Terry Jones died as a result of dementia, as did David's father and uncle.
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