Tickets are now on sale for Gatton Community Theatre’s 2017 open air promenade production, taking place at Gatton Park in July.
At times hilariously funny, and at others poignant, “If a Sparrow Should Fall – A Man in Search of a Miracle” will follow Legion, a homeless ex-serviceman, as he and his dog, and a sparrow, embark on a journey of self-discovery.
During Legion’s travels, he meets a number of animals – a cat, a mouse, a magpie and a disgruntled cow – and realises he is the only person who can hear the animals talk. The creatures tell him stories of a miracle healer, and so he sets off to find the man who performs these miracles, eventually meeting Lamb – a gardener who gives him the courage and strength to carry on.
Familiar stories from the bible are the inspiration for the animals’ own original stories, in a tale of friendship and love suitable for both adults and children.
The 35-strong cast comes from across the Reigate & Banstead area, and are directed by Libby Egwuba. The play, written by Anna Thompson, has musical accompaniment from Merstham’s PATH Choir.
The Borough of Reigate & Banstead Arts Council is supporting the production.
Performances are at 7.30pm on July 12-14, 16, 19-21 and 23, with the performance on Sunday 16th being signed.
Tickets are £12 for adults and £8 for children. A family ticket (2 + 2) is available for £30. Booking is at www.ticketsource.co.uk/gct or telephone 0333 666 3366. Booking fees apply.