posted 27th January 2020
The Gatton Passion 2020 – Performers Wanted
During July this year, to celebrate its 20th anniversary production, Gatton Community Theatre will be staging an exciting open air promenade production of The Passion in the Capability Brown designed grounds of Gatton Park.

There are opportunities to be part of the production either on stage or behind the scenes.

No formal auditions are required instead anyone interested in joining in is invited to come to drama workshops and to meet the team on Saturday 7th and/or Sunday 8th March at 3pm in Gatton Hall, Gatton Park, Reigate, RH2 0TW.

Anyone from about 8 years upwards, regardless of experience or ability, would be most welcome to come along and see if they would like to take part. In the past our cast has ranged in age from 7 to 85 years!

If you cannot make the workshop dates but are interested please email, or call 07887 888372 for more information. Rehearsals begin after Easter on Wednesday and Thursday evenings with additional weekend afternoons from June onwards.
Production Dates
16 – 19 July 2020 at 8.00pm
22 – 25 July 2020 at 8.00pm

Written by Anna Thompson, daughter of the late Bishop of Bath & Wells, Jim Thompson, and directed by Libby Egwuba, The Passion follows the story of Jesus and his ministry, staged at various stunning locations in Gatton Park, concluding with the events of Holy Week, the Crucifixion and Resurrection. Audiences are invited to join this journey, both physically and emotionally, as they travel together with the cast through Gatton Park as followers of Jesus and involved in the events unfolding before them. Through this production of The Passion, GCT hopes to bring to life the familiar story on which our shared faith is based, which it is hoped will involve, engage and inspire as many people as possible.

The theatre company is thrilled that Bishop Christopher has agreed to be Patron for this new production. He wrote “I am only too glad to have an opportunity to support such a good endeavour. I am delighted to confirm my willingness to act as Patron”.

Gatton Community Theatre is a unique Christian community theatre company based in the parishes of Merstham & Gatton on the North Downs above Reigate and is also one of Surrey’s most unusual and innovative theatre groups. Many of its members come from churches of all denominations in the Reigate area and beyond.