The Nativity - a selection from the Medieval Mystery Plays as adapted for The National Theatre by Tony Harrison and directed by Richard Brown - is at St Mary’s Church in Huntingdon and The Hunts Post has one pair of tickets to give away.
This is the perfect way for all the family to begin the Christmas festivities and the production is brought to you by the Shakespeare at the George (SatG)
The Nativity begins with the Creation and the Fall of Lucifer, tells of the temptation of Adam and Eve, of Noah’s Ark, the Birth of Christ and the journeys of both the kings and the shepherds to Bethlehem, and finally of the destruction of wicked King Herod.
“The Mysteries were the earliest form of theatre in this country, performed during religious festivals but given a very human touch by the town guilds that created them, said Simon Maylor, one of the SatG trustees.
“Thus Satan is always on the prowl to do evil, poor Noah is condemned to sail on the Ark with a wife he cannot stand, Herod is a terrifying tyrant as wicked as any panto villain, and the poor shepherds are beset by the naughty figure of Mak, part petty thief and confidence trickster.”
To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets for the production, answer this question.
At which church in Huntingdon are Medieval Mystery Plays being performed?
Answers on a postcard to: The Hunts Post, 30 High Street, Huntingdon, PE19 8TB or email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Deadline is November 15.
INFO: Performances are at St Mary’s Church in Huntingdon High Street at 7.30pm from December 2-5. Tickets are £8 and £6 for concessions from: www.satg.org.uk/tickets.