Our last open air production Tales from the Surrey Hills

at Reigate Fort

June 2014


 See bottom of page for details of our next major open air project at Gatton Park in July 2015   



Scratch Scripts - a GCT Young People’s theatre project - October half term 2014

Under the leadership of Youth Director Lixi Chivas, GCT is running Scratch Scripts - a week of theatre workshops for young actors, emerging writers during half term week Monday 27th to Friday 31st October 2014. This supports the creative development of the acting skills of our young company and the script writing skills of our whole company and the wider community.  We will also be welcoming some of our shortlisted writers to one of our workshop sessions and the final Showcase.

Scratch Scripts is go!
Make sure you put this Friday 31st October at 7.30pm in your diaries and come along to our Showcase at the

Performing Arts Centre in the main Royal Alexandra& Albert School building at Gatton Park. 

The Showcase is going to be brilliant!

We've  had a great couple of days of rehearsals and managed to get through all 17 of our shortlisted texts in one day! 

If you're able to come and support our young people, and enjoy the fruits of what will be a week's hard work,

please email us to reserve your FREE space!

This will be an unprecedented opportunity to experience the writing exertions of GCT members and members of the

local and global community.  In all, we received 42 scripts, from as far away as the USA, Canada and New Zealand! 

The Showcase will be a whistle-stop tour through all manner of writing styles, settings, characters, and moods, all

performed by a very talented group of young people.

Special thanks to Surrey County Councillor Bob Gardener and Reigate & Banstead Councillor Roger Newstead who have kindly donated part of their Councillor Community Awards to support this project.


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 the dates for workshops, performances and how to get involved will on our website early in the new year.  Workshops will start sometime in March.