The British Pageant
2nd - 6th, 9th-13th August 2022
“Mesmerising….”
Lisa.S - Clacton
“Inspiring beyond words. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
- June S. Preston
“I wanted to go straight back in and watch it again… Hugely impressive”
- Sarah W. Edinburgh

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.

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Faith and Courage
It is a story of faith and courage, depicting the lives of so many who made heart-breaking sacrifices to follow the faith in which they believed.

But as well as being their story, it is also our story - one which has already inspired tens of thousands of people who have participated in and attended previous British Pageants. Community theatre, at its finest, the Pageant performance harnesses the energy, talent and joy of hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds - both on stage and behind the scenes to join together in music, song, dance and theatrical endeavour in bringing these stories to life.

Where and When?

Featuring scripts based on actual journals and records from the 1800s, as well as traditional and original music, the British Pageant will take place from 2nd until 13th August 2022 on the site of the Preston, England Temple in Chorley. With audiences emerging delighted and uplifted by the experience, register your interest now to be sure that you do not not miss what promises, once again, to be a mesmerising performance.

Wherever you live in the United Kingdom or Ireland, you are invited to be part of the British Pageant either as a performer, a behind the scenes volunteer or as a member of the audience. Participation and attendance is completely free of charge (tickets available here) and could be as much of a life changing experience for you as it has been for countless others.

The British Pageant will be, in so many ways,  a truly historic event.

Coming to Chorley, England
Tue. 2nd - Sat. 6th,
Tue. 9th - Sat.13th August 2022

Pre-Show Country Fair

DANCING & CRAFTS

TAKE YOUR PARTNERS

With a variety of Arts & Crafts to enjoy and relax or get involved in some Country Dancing

CLASSIC PHOTOS

OLD-TIME PHOTO STUDIO

Why not get a family photograph for ‘Old Time Sake’ to have forever with our ‘Old Time Studio’ opportunity.

RACES & GAMES

SOME OF THE PRE SHOW FUN

With fun games and races for children and adults there will be plenty to do before the show.

DIGITAL DISCOVERY EXPERIENCE

DISCOVER YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

Enjoy an interactive digital experience with your family history and more.

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