GATTON
COMMUNITY
THEATRE

Pippa's Progress

July 2015

Headspin's Hallucinatory

Mental Circus

Pippa with Headspin

Doves, Sunflowers and Breathless

One of the performance sites

 

 

We are currently planning our next open air production at Gatton and will update this page as soon as we have any information to share.  If you have any ideas please let us know.

 

In the meantime .....

Picnic with the Past

This year we are will be helping our colleagues at The Gatton Trust with their major celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, who landscaped Gatton Park in the mid-17th century. 

Brown championed the transformation of formal gardens to naturalistic landscapes, opening up views and planting specimen trees and tree clumps to maximise the pastoral effect.  He often created large lakes and serpentines to add both impact and tranquility as at Gatton Park.

Two special 'Capability' Brown open days with GCT actors as costumed interpreters promenading the park and interacting with visitors will take place on Sunday 27th and Bank Holiday Monday 28th August.  Visitors will be able to picnic in the park and learn more about 'designed' landscapes and how Brown came to be nicknamed 'Capability'.  Actors will play the part of Mr Brown, Sir George Colebrook, the owner of Gatton at the time, his family, friends and estate workers.

There will also be a special invitation evening to celebrate Mr Brown's birthday at Gatton Hall for sponsors, local dignitaries and local groups where costumed actors will play the some of the main characters.

If you would like to take part as a costumed actor, or help behind the scenes, please come along to an open event we are holding at Gatton Hall on Tuesday 17th May at 7.30 pm where you will be able to find out how you can be more involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gatton Community Theatre is supported by Reigate & Banstead Arts Council with funds provided by the Borough of Reigate & Banstead