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1st to 3rd September 2022 at the Arches, Clifton Reynes, Milton Keynes.

We’ll be back at the Arches Theatre later this year to stage open air adaptations of 3 chapters of Ripping Yarns – the Boy’s Own adventure parodies by Michael Palin and Terry Jones  (Originally BBC TV 1977). You can read more about the Ripping Yarns series here on Wikipedia.

We have already staged 6 of the 9 episodes (3 indoors in 2009 and 3 more at the Arches theatre in Summer 2021).

‘The Curse of the Claw’: A strange Burmese relic carries a terrible curse that our hero tries to lift to save his family.

‘Whinfrey’s last case’:  Set in 1913, Britain’s greatest (and overworked) secret agent takes a much needed holiday to Cornwall and uncovers a German invasion plot.

‘Murder at Moorstones Manor’:  Hugo and Dora drive down to see Mumsie and Dadsie for a long weekend in the country. But their weekend descends into murder!

This production, by kind permission of Michael Palin and the late Terry Jones’ wife, Alison, will be raising money for the National Brain Appeal – a dementia charity (in 2021 we were able to raise a grand total of £10,000 for this worthy cause).

Want to get involved?

Show Dates, Times and Ticket Prices

Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd September 2022 at the Arches, Clifton Reynes, near Olney,  Milton Keynes MK46 5DT
Thursday 1st September @ 7.30pm. Tickets £15 each
Friday 2nd September @ 7.30pm. Tickets £15 each
Saturday 3rd September @ 7.30pm. Tickets £15 each

Each show will include performances of all 3 episodes

Book your tickets online


We’ll be looking to cast the show later this year.

If you are interested in being a part of the production please contact Dave Pibworth.


Production Team

Directors – David Pibworth & Jon Davis