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Top Comedy Singer-Songwriter And A Magical Pantomime!

Just added to the Arches Theatre summer schedule ...

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We are very excited to announce that we're bringing two great new shows to our outdoor theatre programme. For our first new addition, you must join us on a magic carpet ride for the hilarious performance of Aladdin - the socially distanced panto on 29th and 30th August ...

We're thrilled that Richard Digance is coming to the Arches Theatre!

We're thrilled that Richard Digance is coming to the Arches Theatre!


Four cast members will be taking to our quirky outdoor stage in this magical summer pantomime. I will be playing Abanazar and the Genie, and our old friend Keith Lennox will not only be co-producing and directing the performance, but he will also be playing Widow Twanky.

There will be a matinee at 1pm and a later performance at 4pm. Tickets have sold out now. This is a socially distanced performance, so we had to limit ticket numbers. If you are coming, please feel free to bring a picnic and enjoy it with us before the show.

Our second new performance comes from none other than award-winning comedy and music legend, Richard Digance. Richard will be giving an intimate performance of his infamous comedy and folk music at our open-air venue on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August at 10pm. Tickets will be £15pp and available via our ticket office very soon.

To recap on the remaining summer schedule:

  • Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August
    Aladdin - the Socially Distanced Panto!
    1pm and 4pm and tickets available soon

  • Monday 31st August
    Richard Digance
    22.00 and tickets available soon

Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for further announcements and ticket information. I hope you are as excited as we are.

Remember, if we're unable to do the performances because of lockdown restrictions then ticketholders will get their money back.

We're pretty sure it will all go ahead, but just in case, hey?

Until next time ...


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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.