One of our performance sites looking stunning this week

Some of the cast getting ready for a rehearsal

Some of our young people exploring the park

Photos from our drama workshop weekend

A fun time had by all:

Being circus performers



GCT’s Summer Production  July 2015

Pippa's Progress:  A Pilgrim’s Journey to Heaven

We are delighted that author Simon Parke has given his blessing to the prospect of the "wonderful Gatton Community Theatre"  adapting his inspirational book, Pippa's Progress, for our next large community theatre project.  We were very honoured to welcome Simon to our first script read through on April 14th and to show him around the area of Gatton Park where we will be performing, giving him lots more information on the project.


What if John Bunyan were to write Pilgrim’s Progress today?

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. Yet people in their millions still seek meaning in their lives and speak of journeying towards a goal.  Everyone on earth seeks a heaven.


Adapted into a contemporary new play by GCT’s artistic director, Anna Thompson, from the book by Simon Parke, Pippa’s Progress will follow the journey of Pippa, a 21st-century Pilgrim.  This moving and modern-day story will follow 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.  It is a riveting story of spiritual journeying in the 21st century, full of modern monsters, comedy and grace - all brought to life by Gatton Community Theatre in the dramatic setting of Gatton Park, Reigate. 

Featuring musical accompaniment by Libby Egwuba and Merstham's PATH Gospel Choir

Performances will take place during July on:

Weds 15th, Thurs 16th Fri 17th, Sun 19th (sign language interpreted performance), Tues 21st, Weds 22nd, Thurs 23rd, Fri 24th and Sat 25th, all at 7.30 pm.

You are advised to arrive at box office at least 10 minutes before start of performance to allow time to walk to the first performance site which will take at least 5-10 minutes.


Tickets are now on sale, please follow the link to our Tickets page. Booking fees apply. Group discount available.

For enquiries please email us.


Simon was a priest in the Church of England for twenty years, before leaving for fresh adventures. He now writes, leads retreats and offers consultancy. To find out more about Simon's books and work go to


Information for cast and crew

final schedule



Please let us know any dates you are unavailable so we can plan ahead.  If you are unable to attend any rehearsals where you have been scheduled please email or tell Lixi or Gill as soon as possible.