The Flint Street Nativity
by Tim Firth

The Flint Street Nativity

30/10/14 - 08/10/14

Venue: The Forum Studio Theatre

This warm, witty, funny play is an ideal alternative to the usual Christmas fare with original lyrics set to the tunes of the usual Christmas carols. It was first performed to critical acclaim at the Liverpool Playhouse. "Exposes what an ungodly snake pit of paediatric power-politics the staging of your average nativity play can be ... There are moments when you may wet yourself laughing." - Alfred Hickling, Guardian

Mrs Horrocks' class of seven year olds is about to perform their nativity play at Flint Street Junior School for the proud mums and dads - and the occasional social worker. Squabbles arise when Gabriel wants to play Mary, the Star grumbles he's not a proper star like they have at NASA, Herod won't stop waving to his mum and dad and the subversive Innkeeper is determined to liven up the traditional script. And then the stick insect escapes... The children are all played by adults, who later play their parents!


Innkeeper - Neil Mason
Mary - Fiona MacSween
Wise Gold - Abi Illman
Shepherd - Rachel Sumner
Gabriel - Lianne Jones
Star of Bethlehem/Ass - Andy Jordan
Angel - Natalie Wright
Narrator - Axel Jaymes
Herod/Joseph - Stuart Evans
Wise Frankincense - Mike Deakin

Production team

Director/Musical Director - Simon Phillips
DSM - Janice Craine
Production Manager - Brian Fray