This is an unusual, highly theatrical, nativity play which manages to combine history, humour and a true sense of celebration of the Christmas story. Beginning with a spectacular dance drama prologue depicting the creation of the world and the fall of man the play then moves to Judaea where we meet King Herod, Zechariah and Elizabeth and of course Joseph and Mary. Using narration and acted scenes the whole nativity story is presented.
'The use of pageant, comedy and rich tragic symbolism in Tony Nicholls' script made this one of the most vivid expressions of Christian literature I have seen performed.'
Will Queckett, Program Director, Perth Theatre Trust
'The crowds at the Cathedral were testimony to the appeal of Tony Nicholls' story-telling. The applause, laughter and tears were the ways in which the audiences showed that he had succeeded in giving us a play of substance amongst the tinsel of so many offerings at Christmas.'
The Very Reverend Dr John Shepherd, Anglican Dean of Perth
- 60 minutes
- 10 female, 10 male
- Very flexible cast size and gender. Single class to whole school.
- 3 to 8, 8 to 12, 12 to 16, 16 to 18, 18+
- all ages
- Australian Script Centre