Tickets on sale for Carrington Nativity

Preparations are underway to turn St John the Evangelist Church into a theatre on 20th/21st December 2019 with the staging of the first Carrington Nativity.

A fully staged re-telling of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the project is being produced by St John’s Church and Community Centre and is the brainchild of the Vicar, the Revd James Pacey. James, 35, who wrote the play and is directing, says the community project follows the success of similar ventures from his time worshipping in Newark and as curate in Hucknall.

“Back in 2011,” said James, “with the aim of bringing the community together, churches in Newark staged The Newark Nativity. We were blown away by the success of the project there and then in Hucknall and it is a real pleasure to be able to stage a similar community initiative here in Carrington. Our aim is to produce a play that explores the origins of Christmas in an entertaining, fresh and dynamic way that appeals to Christians and non-Christians alike.

“The play aims to dig deeply into the relationship between Mary and Joseph, to show the struggles faced by the people in ancient Judea, and to explore the origins of Christmas in the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.”

It is a real community initiative with cast members being drawn from all over Carrington and the surrounding areas. James says “the Christmas message is for all people and I am utterly delighted that we have a large cast and crew of varying ages and backgrounds.”

Tickets are £5 adults, £4 under-14s, and £15 for a family ticket (two adults, two children) and are available from The Little Deli in Carrington, Roots Natural Foods in Sherwood and Christine’s Community Cafe in Sherwood, or online at