The Pilgrim’s Progress is a musical adaptation of John Bunyan’s deeply spiritual story; it makes a sensational stage production or concert. The music is very demanding but accessible at the same time, and the adaptation is both challenging and daring. The show was first produced in the summer of 1998 with a cast of 280! So if you are looking for a through-composed musical (no spoken words) in the West End style, full of passion, humour and genuine theatricality, then try this!
The story follows the fortunes of a young man, Christian, who leaves the City of Destruction in search of the Celestial City. His journey is one of self-discovery and his encouragements and adversities are vividly personified by the characters he meets.
Minimum cast size: 12 (with some “doubling”). But the show works most effectively with a much larger cast.
Number of individual speaking/singing parts: 23
Suitable for: Professional companies; Amateur companies; Schools
Running time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
A backing CD of this show is available.