Gatton Community Theatre’s “Pippa’s Progress” gets under way this week, with the first performance on Wednesday 15 July.
More than 40 cast members will take part in the evening productions in the parkland of Gatton Park, Reigate.
Gatton Community Theatre’s artistic director Anna Thompson adapted the play from Simon Parke’s book of the same name. The group explains:
“Pippa’s Progress will follow the journey of Pippa, a 21st-century Pilgrim to heaven, whatever and wherever that might be. Moving and modern, the story challenges the assumptions and temptations of our modern, digitised society. All brought to monstrous, comical and poignant life by the cast of Gatton Community Theatre in an open air promenade production where cast and audience will walk together through the beautiful meadows and glades of Gatton Park.”
Associate Director Lixi Chivas said:
“All of us are pulled in so many different directions in our lives, and Pippa is no different. Watching her battle with what the point of everything is, looking for meaning and joy – but really only on her terms, is captivatingly familiar so we hope every member of our audience will recognise elements of themselves in her struggle. And in our constant endeavour to widen our welcome to the local community, this year for the first time one of the performances will be sign language interpreted”.
Performances will take place in 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, at Gatton Park. Performances start at 7.30 pm and gates open at 6.30.
Information on tickets and accessibility is at www.gattoncommunitytheatre.org.uk/tickets