The Flint Street Nativity

by  Tim Firth

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  7m, 5f

"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

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The Flint Street Nativity

by  Tim Firth

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 5f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Christmas/Holiday
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Mizzis 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 played by adults, who later play their parents so the set changes accordingly to reflect the difference in scale.

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. The music is available separately on hire.

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Reviews

"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

Considerations

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £67 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: Various simple settings
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music

Casting

7m, 5f
Innkeeper 
Wise Gold Man 
Shepherds
Gabriel 
Star of Bethlehem
The Angel 
Narrator 
Herod/Joseph 
Ass 
Wise Man Frankincense
Mary


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