Nativity story told through the eyes of angel

Nativity cast
Nativity cast

A UNIQUE perspective on the nativity story will be performed at Slapton Equestrian Centre on Sunday, featuring a donkey and telling the story from one person’s point of view.

The show is produced by the churches of Ivinghoe, Pitstone, Marsworth and Slapton, and is now in its third year.

The annual performance was held in a barn, but as audience numbers continued to grow organisers switched the location to the 600-seat arena at the equestrian centre.

Dave Sivers, director and writer of the show, said: “The first year was very traditional.

“The Christmas story in linear form in traditional dress and scenes were interposed with carols. This year is different and we hope it will be magical.

“It is actually presenting the nativity story through the eyes of the angel Gabriel.

“It is about trying to find a different angle each time so it is fresh for the audience and fresh for the actors.

“It is all about rediscovering the story, and a new angle makes it fresh and new again.”

The cast features a few children and 14 adults with spoken parts.

Admission is free and the show starts at 4pm on Sunday.

The production includes carols led by the Beacon Community Choir. More details via 01296 668260.