The Flint Street Nativity

by Tim Firth

14th – 18th May 2024
Walkington Village Hall

Directed by Niki Henderson

For our next production, it’s going to be Christmas in May.

Missiz 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!

This is a warm, witty, funny play with original lyrics set to the tunes of Christmas carols.

Exposes what an ungodly snake pit of paediatric power-politics the staging of your average Nativity play can be.

It is so funny you only have yourself to blame for not visiting the loo before going in.

The Guardian


CharacterPlayed by
InnkeeperKen Hearne
StarRichard Oldroyd
AssBrian Shaw
Herod/JosephGary Evison
Wise FrankincenseBen Gardiner


CharacterPlayed by
MaryPam Sleap
Wise GoldHelen Bestley
AngelDeborah Chivers
NarratorEmma Hoban
GabrielClaire Sreeves
ShepherdAnita Day