Nativity – While Shepherds Watched A familiar tale
An image of shepherds, sheep and an angel

Nativity – While Shepherds Watched

Redgrave Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Sat 07 Dec 2019 - Sat 07 Dec 2019
  • Location Redgrave Theatre
  • Performances

    7 Dec 10:00 and 11:30

  • Ticket price


Such a familiar tale

Our 2019 Nativity Production


Written by Kim Durham

Directed by Jenny Stephens

Such a familiar tale – yet so strange and full of wonder. A young woman is expecting, three magi are researching the heavens and two shepherd children are bored out of their heads minding the sheep – well nothing interesting ever happens around Bethlehem in December, does it?! Wise men (and not so wise men), talking sheep, angels, a shepherd family, camels, a horrible Herod, and carols (old and new) all go to make up a magical retelling of the story of the first Christmas.


We’re also touring this Nativity production around local schools – if you are interested in this, get in touch with us via [email protected]



HUDD Dewi Wykes

COLLIE Dumile Sibanda

ROSEMARY Eliza Smith

LAMBCHOP Tessa Nixon

MARY Lionelle Nsarhaza

JOSEPH James Jip

GABRIEL Michael Drake




GILL/PRETTY Katie Dorman

GASPAR Issam Al Ghussain

MELCHIOR Jake Kenny-Byrne

BALTHASIA Amelia Paltridge

Creative and Technical Team

Director Jenny Stephens

Assistant Director Ben Prusiner

Set and Costume Designer Meriel Pym

Musical Director, Singing Coach and Composer of Original Music Pamela Rudge

Fight Director Jonathan Howell

Voice Coach Carol Fairlamb

Dialect Coach James Gitsham

Production Manager Jon Sherwood

Production Supervisor Alix Abram

Stage Manager Matthew Cruddace

Deputy Stage Manager Leila Glen

Assistant Stage Manager Frankie Dowers

Props & Construction Assistants Matthew Cruddace, Frankie Dowers, Leila Glen, Ella Jackson

Costume Supervisor Rhianne Goode

Costume Assistants Evie Akerman, Albert Taylor, Charlotte Weiss, Summer Marie York



I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice