The Flint Street Nativity

Venue : Redditch Palace Theatre

Date : November 2010

Genre : Comedy

Director

Tony Lacey
Director

Cast

Adam Lee
Narrator (Tim)

Sue George
Mary (Jenny)

Jason Trombley
Joseph/Herod (Ryan)

Alison Trombley
Gabriel (Ashley)

Sarah Thomson
Angel (Shamima)

David Key
Inn Keeper (Bradley)

Marcus Bridger
Star (Marcus)

Val Archer

Val Archer
Shepherd (Zoe)

Anne Cherry
Wise Gold (Jessica)

Martin Alderton
Wise Frankincense (Adrian)

Paul Hughes
Ass (Wayne)

Crew

Mike Beamish
Stage Manager

Peter Round
Assistant Stage Manager

Alison Spencer
Properties

Elizabeth Round
Properties

David Key
Music

Jason Trombley
Set Construction

Peter Round
Set Construction

Paul Hughes
Logo design

Abby Stonehall
Photography

Estelle Shutkever
Front of House

Simon Brown
Front of House

John Parkes
Front of House

Marion Batten
Front of House

Denise Williams
Front of House

Paul Hughes
Publicity

Marcus Bridger
Publicity

Crew

Mike Beamish
Stage Manager

Peter Round
Assistant Stage Manager

Alison Spencer
Properties

Elizabeth Round
Properties

David Key
Music

Jason Trombley
Set Construction

Peter Round
Set Construction

Paul Hughes
Logo design

Abby Stonehall
Photography

Estelle Shutkever
Front of House

Simon Brown
Front of House

John Parkes
Front of House

Marion Batten
Front of House

Denise Williams
Front of House

Paul Hughes
Publicity

Marcus Bridger
Publicity

Production Gallery

Production Reviews

Press Release

Palace Theatre Information about the show

Main House at the Palace Theatre, Redditch

Wednesday 10th – Saturday 13th November : 7.30pm
Wythall Theatre Company presents
THE FLINT STREET NATIVITY by Tim Firth

From the author of Calendar Girls comes Wythall Theatre Company’s latest offering set around the trials and tribulations faced by many primary school teachers; the staging of the annual Nativity play.

Mizzis Horrocks' class of seven year olds is about to perform their nativity play at Flint Street Infant 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 warm, witty, funny play is an ideal alternative to the usual Christmas fare. You may never see your child's Nativity play in the same light again!

Tickets

Band A Band B Band C
£11.50 £9.50 £7.50
£10.50 (RC) £8.50 (RC)

SPECIAL OFFER Buy one get one free on the First Night

Amateur production by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

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WTC Press Release May 2010

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! This warm, witty, funny play is an ideal alternative to the usual Christmas fare with original lyrics set to the tunes of traditional carols.


What the Audience said

"Fantastic show everyone, can not remember the last time I laughed so much. Sue, all I have to say to you is Mooooooo!!" DW

"Must tell you how much we enjoyed 'Flint St Nativity' last night. A fascinating play and brilliantly performed - especially the astronaut, of course. We were a group of 3 ex-teachers and 1 ex-social worker, so recognised all the types!!! It was so cleverly written, we knew the sort of home each child came from - confirmed of course when the parents appeared - hilariously funny, but also poignant. The acting was amazing, you almost forgot they were adults taking the parts, they portrayed the parts so well. Took me right back to infant school days!! lol Congrats to all the cast, and the director." MB

"Another success, Anne you were certainly acting that grown-up! I enjoyed it all very much, especially the songs. You all made very credible children, and obviously enjoyed throwing off the years!" MB

"We really loved it!" LM

"The play itself was comical, yet complex in places. However, it provided a great vehicle for showing off the considerable acting skills from the ensemble of very talented performers WTC is so blessed to have." TJ