THE Flint Street Nativity is the festive offering at Staveley Roundhouse.

Running from Friday, December 14 until December 20 (not Saturday, December 15), director Fliss Pocock said its a "warm, witty and funny play," where the seven-year-old pupils of Flint Street Primary School are all played by adults and perform the nativity play for their parents.

Written by playwright Tim Firth (of Calendar Girl Fame) in 1999 it was originally a television comedy. However, Tim later rewrote the play and added music.

"Everyone can remember which part they played in their school nativity," added Fliss. "All the girls wanted to be Mary but like me were probably made to be a shepherd complete with tea towel and none of the boys wanted to be anything at all.”

"The Flint Street Nativity is such fun to direct and the actors love it too - so much that this is the second time we have performed it. It’s full of seasonal music and guaranteed to fill you with Christmas cheer.”

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. Then the stick insect escapes…

Performances start at 7.30pm.

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