The Narrow Road

Riding Lights Theatre Company are pleased to announce a revival of their acclaimed passion play The Narrow Road by Paul Birch, during the season of Lent 2019

Amid the heat and beauty of ancient Palestine, a man stands on a dusty road. An extraordinary journey will take place, retracing the footsteps of Jesus through a world of miracles and madness, violence and liberation. As the Narrow Road is walked, this turbulent world is turned upside down and its inhabitants confronted by an unexpected and surprising vision.

As we walk with these inhabitants to the cross and on into the challenge of a life beyond, The Narrow Road asks each of us to review our understanding of our own faith in relation to that journey. There are pauses in the performance which give opportunities for personal reflection and worship.

Audience responses to the 2010 production:

“This was the most inspiring 90 minutes I’ve spent in a long time.”

“A packed hall, an amazing play and a wonderful preparation for Easter Day.”

“This was a truly extra-ordinary and life-changing event. It will have a deep and lasting effect on me.”

Booking a performance

Please contact Bethan Gibb-Reid (on 01904 655317 or email touring@rltc.org) to register your interest in booking a particular date or to discuss The Narrow Road further.

Before confirming a booking, Riding Lights asks you to agree the following:

  • Booking fee of £1,000 +VAT for one performance. (You can choose to set the ticket price and keep 100% of the ticket sales.)
  • A venue with a 5m x 5m flat, unobstructed performance space and height clearance of 4m.
  • A local organiser to liaise with the Riding Lights office in the lead up to the show, to distribute publicity and to market the performance in the local area.
  • Locally organised ticket sales.
  • Local hosts to accommodate the team of four actors and one technician for a night or two following the performance.
  • An evening meal for the company onsite before the performance.

Into the Lab for 2019

Over the next few months Riding Lights are taking time to prepare our projects for 2019. We are heading into the ‘creative laboratory’ to plan, play and imagine what the next phase of the company’s work might look like.

We are excited about this chance to develop what we do, but that does mean that we will not be touring as many shows as usual for the first part of 2019.

Watch this space to find out more – or even better sign up to our mailing list and be the first to hear about what’s happening.

On Tour…

But all this creative work doesn’t mean we won’t be performing. Our next national tour will be a revival of Paul Birch’s passion play The Narrow Road. Touring for Lent (25th March – 20th April), the play is a powerful piece of theatre which also includes space for reflection and corporate worship.

Booking is open now. Reserve a date by calling 01904 655317 or emailing Bethan on touring@rltc.org

Resources for Christmas and Easter.

What we do have available right now are resources for Christmas and Easter.

We’ve got Christmas scripts, a film of our play Crosslight, and even the materials to create your own instant Easter Play with The People’s Passion.

Find our more at ridinglights.org/resources/