Comedy with a seasonal twist

ACTING LIKE KIDS: Some of the cast of The Flint Street Nativity (front to rear) - Sally Shaw, Paul Harrison, Sue Walker, Barbara Crossley and Pete Hawkins. Photo contributed.
ACTING LIKE KIDS: Some of the cast of The Flint Street Nativity (front to rear) - Sally Shaw, Paul Harrison, Sue Walker, Barbara Crossley and Pete Hawkins. Photo contributed.
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TIDESWELL Community Players are bringing a seasonal comedy with a difference, The Flint Street Nativity, to Tideswell Church next week.

The traditional Christmas nativity play is seen through the eyes of the eight-year-old cast from Mrs Horrocks’ class (all played by adults) watched by their proud, and not so proud, parents. As the children’s performance unfolds, the hilarious but sharply-observed dialogue shows how the children unconsciously copy the backbiting, jealousies and prejudices they have witnessed at home.

The anxieties and rivalries of the unfortunate young cast are played out against the backing of their versions of some familiar carols. It is also a very funny play.

Written by Tim Firth, the writer of Calendar Girls and Preston Front, and directed by Tony Preston, the play has a big cast which includes some new and familiar faces. It makes full use of the stunning setting of Tideswell’s Parish Church and is a comedy for the winter season which should not be missed.

Performances take place at Tideswell Parish Church from Wednesday November 23 to Friday November 25, at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from Tideswell Post Office and Litton Stores, priced £7 and £5 (concessions). To make a booking, and for more information, email theatre@tideswell.net or call 01298 871063.