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PLAYHOUSE COMPANY presents THE FLINT STREET NATIVITY
THURSDAY 14 – SATURDAY 16 plus TUESDAY 19 – SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER
Evenings at 19.30 and Saturday 13 matinee at 14.00
By Tim Firth
Directed by David Wheeler
A festive comedy about kids - for adults.
Mrs Horrocks' class of seven year olds are about to put on this year's school nativity play in front of their parents. Amid dropped lines, dropped tunes and telling's off, backstage politics threatens de-rail the show; Gabriel plans to overthrow the Virgin Mary, King Herod would rather host A Question of Sport and the Innkeeper is determined to liven up the traditional script with a few antics of his own.
The Flint Street Nativity focuses on the hang-ups, worries and petty jealousies of these junior individuals and their brutal attempts to mimic and impress their elders.
Ah the little …"darlings"
Music Runthrough will take place on Wednesday 17 July at 19.30
Playreadings will take place on Tuesday 16 and Thursday 18 July at 19.30
Auditions will take place on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 July at 19.30
The Flint Street Nativity is a multi-role performance. The adult actors play the children and later their respective parents. Singing ability is required, although the songs are not difficult and set to tunes of well-known Christmas carols.
INNKEEPER (Bradley) (twin to Zoe): Very naughty. Spends a lot of time in home corner, the devil child, fancies Jenny, not afraid of anyone or anything.
STAR (Marcus): Obsessed with real space, his 'uncle' works for NASA, is the fall guy for Bradley's ideas.
ASS: Wears a box donkey head for most of the play, he's in the 'special' class, forms a friendship of sorts with Adrian.
NARRATOR: Nervous, wants to get everything right for his dad. Keeps him self to himself, constantly practicing his lines.
HEROD/JOSEPH (Ryan) has to play Joseph because someone is off, obsessed with Question of sport, enacts the programme throughout the play, lots of over the top 'melodramatic' acting.
WISE MAN FRANKINCENSE (Adrian) New to the school, has a lisp which causes him to hide away and worry about his lines. Nervous and outcast.
MARY (Jenny): Class swot, wants to be perfect at everything, worried constantly about making mistakes.
WISE MAN GOLD (Jess): Follower of Ashley, tries to impress a lot, lacks confidence.
ANGEL (Shamima): As above but also concerned that she won't make her mum proud.
GABRIEL (Ashley): Wants to play Mary and will stop at nothing to achieve her goals. She plays Jess and Shamima off against each other. Stroppy and vindictive.
SHEPHERD (Zoe) (twin to Bradley): Very matter of fact, says things as she sees them, can be quite harsh at times and doesn't think about how she might make the other person feel.
For more information please contact company chairman Lloyd Spencer via [email protected]