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Tony Hancock, The Allo Allo Colonel And Jim Trott

What do they have in common?



I've had a really busy month so far. I've played the roles of Tony Hancock, the Colonel from Allo Allo and Jim Trott in The Vicar of Dibley. All great roles and I've enjoyed being on-stage again ...

I seem to by playing Jim Trott a lot these days. So much so, I keep saying no, no, no ...

I seem to by playing Jim Trott a lot these days. So much so, I keep saying no, no, no ...

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I played Tony Hancock in Oldham as part of a SitCom Festival. We did 'The Missing Page' and unsurprisingly 'The Blood Donor'. I also stepped in as the slightly odd Colonel in a version of Allo Allo and directed 2 Galton and Simpson Radio Playhouses with a cast of 9.

"That was all fun."

Then I stepped up to play Jim Trott which you can see if you like. It opens tonight at Stantonbury theatre. It runs through to Saturday so have a look at their website.

Then on Sunday, I'm Jim Trott again, but with a Bedford company and a different cast. I've played the role of Jim a couple of times and enjoy it. But I think I'm turning into him as I keep saying "no .. no ... no ...yes", in everyday circumstances now.

"I'm off to audition for a panto in London this week as well."

I'll let you know on that one. I don't think I'll take as much on in one go again as it's getting a bit more difficult to keep everything in my head. Buy then again I'm always saying that so I expect I will.

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.