© Peter Colbrook
The Flint Street Nativity
Blyth Players present the hilarious and touching comedy of Christmas misunderstandings by the writer of Calendar Girls - all about what happens when you're not playing Mary.
The same actors play both children and their uncannily similar parents, as we join the infants class at Flint Street School preparing for their first nativity performance. The Virgin Mary has a fierce competitor in the spiteful angel Gabriel, Wise Man Frankincense is verbally challenged, Herod is obsessed by sport and the Innkeeper behaves like a psychopath. Through the inevitable mishaps, misunderstandings, young egos, fears of failure and fallings out, the children's characters evolve into mirror images of their parents, the nativity play's audience. You'll be drawn into the amusing and enchanting worlds and minds of young children and reminisce about your own childhood performances! An uplifting, fast-paced comedy which reminds us that, even as adults, we're never too far away from being children.