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Audition Notice

The Flint Street Nativity

by Tim Firth


The Free Church Hall, Northway, London, NW11 7AG

Sunday 10th September 2017, 7:30pm


Performance Dates:

  • Thursday 23rd November 2017, 7:30pm
  • Friday 24th November 2017, 7:30pm
  • Saturday 25th November 2017, 7:30pm
  • Sunday 26th November 2017, 4pm

Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London N6 4BD

Director: Mark Overall

Miss Horrocks' class of seven year olds is about to perform their Nativity for the proud mums and dads - and the occasional Social Worker. Gabriel wants to be Mary, Herod won't stop waving to his mum and dad, the Inn Keeper is determined to liven up the traditional script and the Stick Insect has escaped…

The children are played by adults who play their parents in the latter part of the play. Tim Firth's warm and witty play is an ideal alternative to the usual Christmas fare with original lyrics set to the tunes of traditional Christmas carols.

These are open auditions. Please read the auditions page if you have never auditioned with the GST before.

Parts List:
  • Inn Keeper/Bradley Every class has a Bradley, the naughty one. Brother of the shepherd, has a soft spot for Jenny Bennet.
  • Mary/Jenny BennetEvery class has a Jenny, the goody two shoes. Knows all the words to all the carols. Has a soft spot for Ryan.
  • Star/MarcusFuture Astronaut, his "uncle" Ted works for NASA. Obsessed with space and anything spacey, the class nerd.
  • Joseph/Herod/RyanDoesn't understand why Jenny Bennet keeps combing his hair. Favourite television show is Question of sport. Has a soft spot for Sue Barker.
  • Narrator/TimHas learnt all his lines. Is excited that his mum and dad are coming to see him. Problems at home
  • Gabriel/AshleyWants to be Mary. Has the Mary costume. Is going to be Mary. Hates Jenny Bennet.
  • Wise Gold/JessMum wins her toys at bingo, Friends with Ashley and Shamima, when they are talking to her.
  • Angel/ShamimaMum is very competitive, friends with Ashley and Jess, when they are talking to her.
  • Wise Frankincense/AdrianThe new kid, has a lisp which he is very conscious of. Daddy has been working in the far east.
  • Ass/Donkeyin the special unit, gets longer playtimes and biscuits. Likes his Ass's head, it's better than his real head.
  • Shepherd/ZoeA brutally honest girl. Bradley's sister. Knows where babies come from. Her mum and dad own a Pub and a farm.

    Audition Pieces:

    Audition Piece 1
    Audition Piece 2
    Audition Piece 3
    Audition Piece 4
    Audition Piece 5

    N.B. Age dosen't matter, singing ability isn't important. Being part of a group is important. There will also be a small band accompanying the singers,which anyone can be part of. More will be revealed at the audition. There is also a carol which we will all sing together.

    Please contact us at if you want any more information.

    Rehearsals will be on Sundays and two evenings in the week, and will be held at the Free Church Hall.

    Please note that, though you do not have to join the GST to audition, all actors in a GST show are required to be members.

    The Flint Street Nativity