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!
Our production of Blackadder’s Christmas Carol went down a storm! A big thank you to everyone in front of and behind the curtain and Front of House who contributed so much to make the show a success and of course to you, our audience, who added your applause and laughter.
We also raised £457 in raffle ticket sales (plus more as yet uncounted in the collection tins) for local charity, MK Foodbank – thank you for your generosity to such a worthy cause!
Our The Complete History of Comedy 3 ‘Thank you for the music’ sketch shows in Stony Stratford and Olney raised a total of £600 for Comic Relief. Thank you for supporting this great charity.