The Combined Actors of Cambridge are bringing their production of 'The Flint Street Nativity' to the ADC Theatre next week. We caught up with the show's Director to find out more about what an audience can expect from this festive show...
How do you want an audience to react to the show?
Mainly to simply have a really entertaining and fun evening. If you've ever tried to organise, performed in or sat in the audience for a Nativity Play expect to identify with and enjoy those moments of enthusiastic chaos and confusion.
Is the Flint Street Nativity a children's show - or something similar to the school nativity play?
Not really, no. With the cast of young children played exclusively by adults, the result is an uproarious comedy and often touching insight into the unpredictability created by young jealousies, tantrums and the untimely search for a missing stick insect.
Without spoiling too much, what is your favourite moment in the show?
That’s like asking me to choose my favourite child! But one scene which has grown and grown in my affections is a duet between Mary and Gabriel midway through Act 1 – it’s sung to the tune of ‘Away in a Manger’, and the new lyrics, which tell you so much about Gabriel’s home-life, and the way they’re delivered, as well as the interplay between the two characters is just priceless.