The Flint Street Nativity

The show is set in the fictitious inner city Flint Street Primary School, on the Welsh-Cheshire borders. It focuses on the seven and eight-year-old pupils in that evening's sole performance of the school nativity play, from the pre-performance classroom preparations to the final stage performance, which culminates in calamity.

There are inevitable mishaps, misunderstandings, young egos, fears of failure and fallings out.

The children's characters eventually evolve into mirror images of their parents when the actors all appear as their parents (the play's audience) at the post-show gathering.

The story, by Tim Firth, is based on real events, collected over ten years from members of Tim Firth's family and friends who were teachers. Flint Street Primary School is modelled on Stockton Heath Primary School, where Firth attended and his mother taught.

 

The show was performed by the Horsehay Amateur Dramatics Society, Horsehay, Shropshire

from 14th to 16h November 2019.

Photos courtesy of Alan Foster and Society members.

The Production Team:

 

The Players:

 

Show Photos:

 

The Programme:

Production Team:

Director - Edward Davies
Musical Director - Caroline Killen
Set Design & Decor - Edward Davies
Set Construction - Alan Foster, Gerald Parkinson
Properties - Karen Brittle, Ellie Windsor
Lighting and Sound Design - Ray Canister, Jen Edwards, Edward Davies
Sound Technician - Shirley Gladwin, Lesley Clayton
Lighting Technician - Chris Candlin, Sheila Hood
Prompt - Jen Edwards Emily Walker
Publicity - Lisa Kane

Paintings by:

 

Emily McCabe (aged 8), Livvi Edwards (aged 7),
Paige McCabe (aged 6), Jessica Brittle (aged 6),
Isabelle Bowman (aged 6)

 

Front of House Team:

 

Liz Davies, Carol Edwards, Eileen Woolley, Russell Lawrence,
Hugh Jones, Mary Richards, Sheila lloml, Rona Sheldon.
Suki White, Teresa Wilson

 

Cast:

 

Inn Keeper (Bradley) - Ray Canister
Mary (Jenny ) - Jen Edwards
Rise Cold (Jessie) - Emily Walker
Shepherd (Zoe) - Lisa Kane
Gabriel (Ashley) - Nikki McCabe
Star/ Ass (Marcus/Sam) - Alex Edwards
Angel (Shamima) - Rachel Aichinson
Narrator (Tim) - Andrew Reed
Herod/Joseph (Ryan) - Mike White
Wise Frankincense (Adrian) - Kane McCabe