Well, Here I Am On Holiday In Lanzarote
Putting together the plot of my sitcom ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 25/10/2016 @ 8:00AM
I'm in Lanzarote and putting together the plot of my sitcom. Of course, this doesn't stop me from thoroughly enjoying my holiday with my wife and daughter and I've already got some great ideas from what's happening around me ...
I promise I am relaxing and enjoying my holiday in Lanzarote, but work on my sitcom continues.
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We've paid a bit more than normal for this holiday as we've not been out of the country for a while and thought a 5-star all-inclusive hotel would be just the thing. I have to say it's pretty good.
"Beggar all consistent internet connection but it's good fun."
Anyway, the clientele is pretty good. All the tattoos are spelt correctly, and there seems to be precious little interest in football. More of a rugby and cricket crowd I'd say, which suits me fine.
My wife is wading through 'The Wake' by Paul Kingsnorth which is unintelligible to me, but then I'm not reading it so it matters little, and my daughter has palled up with a rather splendid little Dutch girl and so I spend my time throwing them into the swimming pool, doing magic tricks, getting pina coladas for my wife, making notes about my sitcom and talking to people ... so I'm loving every minute.
There are a number of swimming pools here, and one rather good one was shut off the other afternoon as a child had ... well you know ... gone to the lavatory in it and so, of course, this entails a great deal of work to sort it out.
I was walking along near it some 2 or 3 hours after it had been shut down when a gaggle of little old ladies approached me. I'd seen them previously, all dressed up for dinner and taking in very cut-glass English accents. The sort of people you'd see in a Miss Marple Mystery.
One of them said to me "Young man, would you happen to know why this swimming pool has been closed for such a long time?" I replied, "Ah yes I do. Apparently someone ... um ... had a little accident in there" to which the smallest of the little old ladies announced in a booming voice:
"Ah, you were right Marjorie, someone shat in it."
I don't know how yet, but I'm going to get that line into the sitcom. I'll be back in Blighty next week, so see you all then.
Until next time ...
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.