The Flint Street Nativity revolves around a school production of the nativity. The playwright, Tim Firth, has drawn upon his memories of school days to produce
a witty and funny script where the children are played by adults. This play was turned into a T.V. movie shown in December 1999.
Every one of us have memories of school productions. Whether watching or taking part, we can all relate to the kids that “dares ya” and kids that “scares ya”. Every child is unique and quite often live in their own little world. Trying to get them to perform as a team is, sometimes to aim for the impossible dream, but
every year teachers try to perform the perfect Nativity. Very few succeed but there again ‘The Nativity’ is always special and obviously means different things to
different people. Watch and enjoy the rivalry as Gabriel really wants to be 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 there are others, who don’t want to be in it at all. In life some things never change.
Tim Firth is, undoubtedly, a brilliant playwright. The Caxton Players have previously performed, to great acclaim, two of his superb scripts - Neville’s Island and Calendar Girls.