HighTide, Theatr Clwyd and Vicky Graham Productions present the world premiere of Pilgrims

“You just want to stick flags on virgin territory and claim it as your own.”

Dan and Will climb mountains. They long for the next big challenge, for the rush of discovering something new. When they climbed Everest aged 18 they became legends.

Rachel studies folklore. She prefers people to adventures. She thinks the world can be ruined by discovery, and people are always lost in the process.

With 16,000 feet to climb, can love conquer ambition?

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Running Time: 1hr 30m no interval.

Supported by: The Peter Wolff Trust

This poetic and quietly insightful three-hander shimmers

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Cast & Creatives

  • Amanda Wilkin Rachel
  • Jack Monaghan Dan
  • Steffan Donnelly Will
  • Elinor Cook Writer
    We are delighted to welcome Elinor Cook back to HighTide in this anniversary year following her debut production in HighTide Festival 2014. Since then her play Image of an Unknown Woman received wide critical acclaim at the Gate Theatre, and her play Ten Weeks premiered this Spring in a co-production between Paines Plough and RWCMD.
  • Tamara Harvey Director
  • James Perkins Designer
  • Victoria Smart Associate Designer
    Victoria Smart trained in Design for Performance at Wimbledon College of Art. Design credits: Carnival Journeys (V&A/ Complicite) Enduring Song (Southwark Playhouse) The Last March (Bikeshed/ Southwark Playhouse) Maria 1968 (Edinburgh Fringe) Billy Chickens is a Psychopath Superstar (Theatre 503 at Latitude). Production design for film: Nether (short). Costume work and supervising: German Skerries (Orange Tree Theatre) Sisters (East 15 Acting School) P'yongyang (Finborough Theatre) Oliver! (Curve, Leicester) Life of Stuff (Theatre 503). She also works as a prop and modelmaker and collaborates on artist led projects.
  • Nic Holdridge Lighting
  • Jared Zeus Sound Designer
    Jared is a graduate of Ithaca College USA and trained at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.  Previous theatre work includes Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Theatr Clwyd); Hello Goodbye and In the Vale of Health (Hampstead Theatre); Breeders (St. James Theatre); Where The Mangrove Grows (Theatre503); Tartuffe (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Twelfth NightLove’s Labour’s Lost; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lamb Players). Jared is currently developing a new musical American Jesus, with book writer Peter Souter, which they have been workshopping with Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.  Television and film work includes Where Are We (short film); Someday; Worth the Wait (None in the Oven); Take Me Home and Worth the Wait (Medium); music for The Scenic Route and Fat Hammond’s Banjo Lounge (pilot). Jared was the main songwriter for Former Future and is also the writer and composer of the new pop musical Stay.
  • Tom Nickson Production Manager