Miss 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...
are played by adults, who later play their parents, so the set changes
accordingly to reflect the difference in scale.
witty, funny play is an ideal alternative to the usual Christmas fare with
original lyrics set to the tunes of the usual Christmas carols.