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It has been another busy week for me. Some of you may have seen me as Christopher Sly in Etcetera Theatre Company's performance of The Taming of The Shrew over the weekend.

We've got a lot going on and I hope you will be able to join us at some, if not all, of our productions!

We've got a lot going on and I hope you will be able to join us at some, if not all, of our productions!

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But the performing doesn't stop for me yet. Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy, which I am part of, will be entertaining Olney residents with our recent sell-out sketch comedy and music night for just one more night. It'll be at the Carlton House Club in Olney on 7th September at 8pm.

In 'The Complete History of Comedy - Thank you for the Music' you'll enjoy famous sketches from the likes of Fry and Laurie, Victoria Wood, The Sketch Show, Tim Minchin and more. Plus, there will be original songs written by some of our brilliant troupe!

I'm doing The Elements song by Tom Lehrer and have to keep rehearsing it as it's quite a tricky song to get on top of! Tickets are just £10 per person. There are NO booking fees.

Not to mention the C-word too early (Christmas), but this December MKTOC we will be putting on 'Blackadder Christmas Carol' from 4-7 December at the Chrysalis Theatre, Milton Keynes. Something a bit different to the usual Pantos! Take a look here for more information

Looking forward to next year and we have gained permission from creators and writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, to perform Porridge on the stage, which we are very excited about! Watch this space for more details. We are also thinking about producing a Panto in February at The Carlton House.

Over the weekend when eating at The Cherry Tree in Olney with my MKTOC colleagues, they asked if we would perform an Allo Allo and/or Fawlty Towers and/or Dibley evening in their restaurant. So, again, look out for more details on this one!

And, of course, we'll be busy in the coming months putting together a performance schedule for The Arches for next August. We already know that the Wet Mariners will be joining us again, which is just brilliant. There could be some other local theatre company's bringing new performances to our outdoor stage. We'll keep you posted.

If you are a theatre troupe and looking for somewhere to stage your next performance, please do get in touch. We are already looking for productions to be part of our summer 2020 season.

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.