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Flint Street Nativity to be performed by Robin Hood Theatre Company at Averham

The rollercoaster ride of putting on a school nativity is told in the comedy Flint Street Nativity next week.

It will be staged by Robin Hood Theatre Company at the Robin Hood Theatre, Averham, from Tuesday to Saturday (December 5-9).

Everybody knows the nativity story, but playwright Tim Firth’s Flint Street Nativity reshapes it by having adult actors portraying primary school children and their efforts of putting on the play.

Robin Hood Theatre Company will perform Flint Street Nativity next week.
Robin Hood Theatre Company will perform Flint Street Nativity next week.

The comedy focuses on the pre-performance classroom preparations to the roller-coaster performance itself.

It includes brilliantly re-written Christmas carols, which are incredibly funny but also give us an insight into the children’s lives at home, which isn’t always as nice as you would hope.

It delves into a child’s dramatised world, full of infant power politics, naked ambition and bruised egos with many misunderstandings along the way.

The company says: “This play will make you leave the theatre full of festive cheer, aching faces from laughing so hard, and hopefully you will look at the children in your lives and think, what footprint have I left on their innocent characters.”

Performances take place daily at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday.

Tickets costing £12 are available from 07733 179986 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/robinhood

Dramatist Firth, most known for his screenwriting on the classic film Calendar Girls, wrote the nativity for the BBC film in 1999 and then was adapted for the stage at Everyman Theatre in Liverpool in 2006.

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