The Flint Street Nativity

The Flint Street Nativity

The Flint Street Nativity

The Flint Street Nativity


Mizzis 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...

The children are played by adults, who later play their parents so the set changes accordingly to reflect the difference in scale.

This warm, witty, funny play is an ideal alternative to the usual Christmas fare with original lyrics set to the tunes of the usual Christmas carols. It was first performed to critical acclaim at the Liverpool Playhouse. The music is available separately on hire.

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  • Genre: Christmas/Holiday
  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences


Tim Firth

Tim Firth's theatre credits include Greatest Days, Now Is Good (UK Theatre nomination best musical) This Is My Family (Sheffield Crucible, UK Theatre Award Best New Musical), Neville's Island (Nottingham Playhouse and West End, Evening Standard & Olivier nomination, MEN Award ...

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