Contemporary retelling of classic fable

Pilgrim's Progress - Elgiva, Chesham
Pilgrim's Progress - Elgiva, Chesham

SET during the industrial revolution, the Saltmine Theatre Company’s production of The Pilgrim’s Progress - on stage at the Elgiva in Chesham on Saturday - is a modern adaptation of John Bunyan’s classic novel.

Written in 1678 the christian allegory is widely regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature ever, and has been translated into more than 200 languages. It’s never gone out of print.

Follow Christian and his companions as they set out on a dangerous adventure.

On the journey Christian will meet both friends and enemies

With challenges great and small on his path, will he ever reach the Heavenly City?

This remarkable retelling of a classic brings a timeless story to life for a whole new generation.

The Pilgrim’s Progress was adapted for the stage by the company’s artistic director David Robinson and actor, writer and director Richard Hasnip.

David Robinson trained at Amersham College and then went to work at the Royal Opera House before joining Saltmine as an actor in 1989.

He’s written, directed and co-directed several of the company’s productions as well as writing for the BBC.

Richard Hasnip is currently working at Regents Theological College, heading up the performing arts modules of a degree course.

The Pilgrim’s Progress will be at the Elgiva, Chesham on Saturday, July 2, 7.45pm.

Call the box Office on 01494 582900 for tickets or go online at www.elgiva.com.