We are delighted to say that, thanks to your generosity with ticket sales and donations, we have raised a total of £5,070 for the National Brain Appeal charity from our recent production of More Ripping Yarns. We are now hoping that the charity itself will be able to work with their wider sponsors to match that sum. We are so pleased to be supporting this worthy cause – thank you to everyone who has contributed to this great total!
Not long to go until we perform More Ripping Yarns at the Arches outdoor theatre. Lots of silliness ready to share and the weather forecast is looking good so make sure you book your seats for some great comedy in a lovely atmospheric open air setting! Online booking and more info about the venue at the Arches online Box office.
You can’t keep a bunch of extrovert luvvies down for too long and while we are not allowed to perform live on stage at the moment we are beaming into your own house with our virtual live sketch show on 11th April raising funds for Comic Relief! Read more here.
We are very excited to announce that we’ll be staging more Ripping Yarns tales (by kind permission of Michael Palin and the late Terry Jones’ widow), open air at the Arches Theatre next summer. Planning underway and more information to be released soon! Read more here.
After much discussion and assessing the ongoing risks and restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone plans for our Christmas production this year: The Vicar of Dibley and Porridge Christmas specials (originally planned for early December 2020 at the Chrysalis Theatre, Milton Keynes). This is disappointing for all of us but the safety of our audiences and cast and crew is paramount.
We will be back performing indoor theatre next year (hopefully!) and plan to put on more outdoor theatre too after the success of Allo Allo at the Arches in August – depending on Government guidelines and restrictions in place at the time.
We are also exploring other ways to reach our ‘fan base’ such as an online performance and will let you know more details when we have developed them further!
Thank you to everyone who came to see Allo Allo at the Arches. Sunshine, wind and a torrential downpour! The delights of British summer weather! We thoroughly enjoyed presenting live theatre and dispelling the lock down blues! You can watch credit sequences for each of the shows here: The Saturday cast and the Sunday cast.
Earlier in August: So after a ‘feeding frenzy’ of ticket sales, our production of Allo Allo at the Arches theatre on 22nd and 23rd August is now sold out in under 3 weeks. We look forwards to entertaining you, socially distanced in the open air later this month!
Tickets for Allo Allo at the Arches theatre on 22nd and 23rd August are now on sale and selling faster than hot baguettes! We have even added 2 extra shows to cope with the demand but don’t delay too long as the limited seats will set out soon.
The last few months have been rather strange for all of us with the Corona Virus lockdown impacting so much. We have however been keeping ourselves creatively challenged and entertained with a host of silly virtual performance which you can see on our YouTube channel.
We are all desperate to get back on stage and have fun and so we have taken the recent decision to move forward our planned open air production of Allo Allo at the Arches theatre from September to August. This will of course be subject to relaxation of current rules on gatherings and we are planning how we will ensure social distancing is possible for audience and cast. So make a note in your diary and keep a look out for announcements on tickets which should go on sale in the next few weeks.
We are very excited to announce our shows for later in 2020. We’ll be performing Allo Allo at the Arches theatre in September and then presenting a Christmas special double bill of the Vicar of Dibley and Porridge at the Chrysalis in December. Tickets will be available shortly and there are also casting opportunities for anyone out there who might like to get involved. Follow the links for more info or to get in touch!