RGS Drama Presents ‘Far Away’


Venue: Reigate Caves
Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 February 2018, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm

Tickets available from the RGS Box Office from 10:00am Monday 22 January

This dystopian drama seems so current, it is hard not to imagine the playwright had her own crystal ball when she wrote this warning back in 2000. The events in the final sequence, when: even nature has gone to war; the elephants have defected to the Dutch; the cats have come in on the side of the French and the weather is in alliance with the Japanese – may seem fantastical. However, this twisted fairytale clearly demonstrates that if you declare war on the world, the world will declare war on you.

In this ingenious, funny and macabre play – Caryl Churchill shows what happens when we refuse to grow up and take responsibility for what is being done in our name.

This thrilling production will be staged in an immersive, promenade space underground – at the East Caves in Reigate. This amazing space will enhance the haunting power of this 50 minute epic, which offers a wake-up call as we sleepwalk towards potential disaster.

Important Information – please note:

  • The production is suitable for those aged 11+;
  • The location for this production is The Caves, Tunnel Road East, Tunnel Rd, Reigate RH2 9AY;
  • Unfortunately, due to the promenade nature of this production, the performance space is really not suitable for those with significant mobility difficulties;
  • You are advised to wear comfortable footwear as surfaces are sandy and uneven. Please wear very warm clothing as there is no heating in the East Tunnels;
  • The performance is underground;
  • There are no front of house facilities or toilets in The East Caves. Please meet outside the venue 10 minutes before the allocated performance time. There are toilet facilities and refreshments available in either The Market Pub or Café Rouge – both 50 yards from the main door of The East Caves;
  • The performance is promenade: you will follow the actors around the space. There is no allocated seating;
  • Capacity has to be restricted to 40 guests per performance. Please do not turn up without a ticket, as there can be no guarantee of entry;
  • There is no late admission;
  • The Box Office will be contactable on the evening of each performance via 07903 729364.
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