“Beggarsbelief’s resourceful and witty adaptation… reminds us what a pure joy theatre can be.” **** Time Out
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A seriously playful revisiting of John Bunyan’s Classic: The Pilgrim’s Progress.
The Pilgrim’s Progress – the dream of a 17th Century jailbird – is a dramatic adventure story, asking the questions that human ‘progress’ never quite satisfactorily answers, like: What in heaven or hell’s name am I doing here?
Bunyan was selling salvation – we’re selling an evening’s entertainment with songs, music, laughs and spectacle.
Come and take offence, sit on a fence, wince, whinge, cringe, judge, begrudge, and trudge alongside our bemused, bothered and bewildered protagonist as he wades into the Slough of Despond, does battle with the Giant Despair and goes shopping in Vanity Fair.
Never shy of tackling the impossible or the improbable, Beggarsbelief Theatre Company has in recent years taken on Ben-Hur, Jason and the Argonauts, The World Cup Final of 1966. Now Beggarsbelief venture into the thorny territory of religion – atheists and people of faith, fundamentalists of every stripe and the massed ranks of not-sures and non-committals are welcomed to witness a ‘revisiting’ of this hugely influential classic of English storytelling that ranks alongside Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver’s Travels.
£5 tickets available for every performance! Book early- they tend to go fast!
Times: 15 August- 1 September 8pm (excluding Mondays). Sunday matinees 4pm
Director/ Writer: Carl Heap
Assistant Director: Chloe Mashiter
Designer: Mila Sanders
Stage Manager: Daisy Marsh
Producer: Jacqueline Steinmetz
Choirmaster: Naveen Arles
Music Consultant: Francis Roads of the London Gallery Quire
Paul Christian Rogers