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Passion for the Planet – schools, community groups, and a show with a message

Passion for the Planet Mole Valley was a laugh-out-loud show for adults and children of all ages, tackling the vital issues of ecology, climate change and sustainability, through a fun-filled mixture of drama, song, dance, puppetry, story-telling, clowning, and installations. Audiences were invited to visit the animal-only pub, create a ‘Wish Fish’, meet the ‘Pollution Monster’, plant seeds and perhaps even have a dance! Above all, to laugh – maybe even shed a few tears as the performance culminated in a final rousing song and a bite to eat! 

But it was much more than just the show, which was the culmination of months of planning and activity. Professional theatre company, Damn Cheek Productions, brought the project to the Mole Valley and teamed up with Dorking Quakers and local arts group Nower Productions to create a truly community-based endeavour with input from a range of local schools, community groups, and businesses.

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Community support

Dorking Quakers were key partners in this project and a range of individuals from the Quakers and from other local groups and businesses worked over the months to make the project a reality. A wide range of local community groups and businesses were involved in a number of ways, some central, some less so, but all offering and providing input of some kind.  

  • Circular Dorking
  • River Mole River Watch
  • Squiggle Design
  • Brockham Choral
  • Mole Valley Poets
  • leaves to a tree haiku group
  • Phoenix Writers
  • Mole Valley Scriptwriters
  • Society of Authors Surrey Group
  • The Narnia Group
  • Dorking Climate Emergency
  • Green Westcott
  • Dorking Business Breakfast Group
  • Dorking Rotary
  • Leatherhead Rotary
  • The Wild Choir 
  • The Weald School, Beare Green
  • St John’s School, North Holmwood
  • Leatherhead Trinity Primary School
  • The Greville Primary School, Ashtead
  • St Paul’s Primary School, Dorking
  • Surrey Hills All Saints Primary School, Westcott
  • The Ashcombe School
  • Reigate College
  • Mole Valley Cycling Forum
  • Mole Valley Arts Alive
  • Surrey County Council
  • Mole Valley District Council
  • Nower Productions
  • Wates Builders
  • Waitrose
  • Bullimores
  • Dapper and Suave
  • Dorking Wanderers
  • Dorking Choral Society
  • Martineau Singers
  • Mickleham Choral Society
  • The Ladybirds
  • S C Fuller
  • Kangarooz
  • Therfield School

More information on Damn Cheek Productions website

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