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Our last open air production Tales from the Surrey Hills
at Reigate Fort
for details of our Gatton's Great - Gatton's Got Talent! - evening on 7th February please see our events page
GCT’s Summer Production July 2015
Pippa's Progress: A Pilgrim’s Journey to Heaven
The GCT Trustees and committee are really excited to announce details of our next big open air production at Gatton Park which will be created by the very successful team of Artistic Director Anna Thompson and Associate Director Lixi Chivas. Performances will be during the weeks 13th - 25th July 2015. We are delighted that author Simon Parkes has given his blessing to the prospect of the wonderful Gatton Community Theatre adapting his inspirational book for this large community theatre project.
Times have changed since John Bunyan wrote his classic Pilgrim’s Progress, telling of Pilgrim’s journey up Hill Difficult and through the Slough of Despond to the Celestial City. Adapted by Anna Thompson, Pippa’s Progress will follow the journey of Pippa, a 21st-century Pilgrim. This moving and modern-day story follows the original’s premise of a pilgrim’s journey to heaven, but this time through the trials and temptations of our secularised, multi-cultural society. Pippa’s challenges along the way include the Rock of Subconscious, the Cliff of Hopelessness, Headspin’s Hallucinatory Mental Circus, The Garden of Sadness, the City of Socialmeja, the Fabulous Fame Game, the Sea of Identity and, of course, Heaven - all brought to life in true GCT style in the dramatic setting of Gatton Park.
If you would like to join us on this journey, whether as actor or backstage help in any way, come along to our drama workshops at Gatton Hall on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2015 at 2.30 pm. There will be nine performances during the weeks 13th - 26 July. Exact days to be confirmed.
We are looking for people to help with the graphic design for the production, if you are interested in helping please email us.