8 Dec 2011 - 14 Jan 2012 @ 7.45pm Matinees every Wed & Sat @ 2.30pm (except 17 & 24 Dec)
|Preview Mon 31 Oct||£10|
|9 - 15 Dec & 3 - 14 Jan||£15|
|16 Dec - 2 Jan||£18.50|
|Concessions & Matinees||£3 off|
The Flint Street Nativity
By: Tim Firth
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 by a lisp, Herod rages like a footballer brutally brought down mid-match and the Innkeeper behaves like a psychopath. To crown it all, baby Jesus' head has fallen off. Fretting about their offspring's impending public performance, the adults row, rage and obsess just like their children, to hilarious effect. Whilst the clothes may change, the foibles are all too similar...!
An uplifting, fast-paced comedy which reminds us that, even as adults, we're never too far away from being children. Joyful, daft, and deeply Christmassy, this is a heartwarmingly funny play. Based on Tim Firth's own hit TV comedy, which starred Jane Horrocks, Stephen Tompkinson, Neil Morrissey and Josie Lawrence.
'It is so funny you only have yourself to blame for not visiting the loo before going in'
The Guardian ★★★★
'A cracking cast milk the script for all its worth in a genuinely funny play'
Yorkshire Post ★★★★
'What could be better in the run up to Christmas to get you in the mood?'
'[A] Christmas cracker from Tim Firth, a writer whose work anybody would travel miles to see. Follow that star.'