What is the pageant?
The British pageant is a large scale community theatre project that brings together over 500 volunteers to share a theatrical presentation through acting, dance and music. There is a country fair with many olden day activities and dancing accompanied by a live folk band before entering the theatre for the live performance comprising 150 performers of all ages and from all areas of the U.K. and Ireland.
The Pageant tells the inspiring story of Heber C. Kimball and other missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who, in 1837, sailed from the United States of America to England to preach the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. It reenacts the amazing experiences of those who heard and embraced their message; thousands of people from all over the British Isles, who left their homes and travelled to America to bolster the fledgling church.