The award-winning GAPS is back with its 21st production, Cinderella, which will be given the usual innovative treatment with sparkles and laughter aplenty!
GAPS is an amateur group of mainly airport workers with a penchant for feathers and sequins. All profits are given to local charities, which this year will include Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, Court Meadow Group Riding For The Disabled, Gladrags Community Costume Resource and Crawley Shopmobility.
Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th, Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th February
Tickets: Wed & Thur: £12 (discounts: £10), Fri & Sat 7.30pm: £16, Sat & Sun 2.30pm: £12.
Gatwick Airport Pantomime Society was formed in 1990. Our first pantomime was Cinderella,
which was staged in a small canteen at Gatwick. This show made an unexpected profit and the money was awarded to Ingfield Manor School. We decided to carry on with our fund raising and
have gone from strength to strength! G.A.P.S. is a registered charity and is totally self
sufficient. We receive no funding.
We are now in rehearsals for our next production, Cinderella, written by Peter Denyer,
which will be staged at:
The Hawth, Crawley in 2-6 February 2011.
Box Office: 01293 553636
There are 70 members, in the society many of whom are employed by British Airways at both
Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. This includes staff from Flight and Cabin Crew, Engineering
and Passenger Services. Our Music Director is a recently retired Immigration Officer and employees from
American Express, students from local schools and colleges, and two police officers
make up the team!
To date we have raised £315,500, which has been distributed amongst 44 charities
in the Sussex/Surrey area, The Great Ormond Street Hospital and Cancer Research
The charities who will benefit from our next production are:,
Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice
Court Meadow Group Riding for The Disabled Association
Gladrags Community Costume Resource.
G.A.P.S. has been awarded 3 Accolades of Excellence by N.O.D.A. (National Operatic
and Dramatic Association)
We have also appeared in Fund raisers for other charities, including a Royal Gala at The Royal Albert Hall for the Cancer Research Campaign to celebrate their 75th Birthday.
Patrons: Bill Francis – British Airways-Head of Inflight Experience
Alan Peever – British Airways-General Manager Gatwick
Silla Maizey – British Airways Managing Director Gatwick
Mike Grimes – British Airways- Manager Gatwick Cabin crew
For more information contact the G.A.P.S. website: www.gatwickpanto.co.uk
G.A.P.S. is a registered charity number: 1090214