The Nativity: While Shepherds Watched A magical tale

The Nativity: While Shepherds Watched

The Redgrave Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Sat 04 Dec 2021 - Sun 05 Dec 2021
  • Location The Redgrave Theatre
  • Ticket Price

    From £8

  • Running Time

    1 hour

  • Performances

    10am & 11.30am

Our 2021 Nativity Production

Written by Kim Durham 

Directed by Hanna Adu-Boateng 

Designed by Meriel Pym 

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]


Creative Team

Written by Kim Durham
Director Hanna Adu-Boateng
Designer Meriel Pym
Musical Director Dionne Draper
Voice and Dialect Coach Sue Cowen
Choreographers Clare Fox,
Jonathan Howell
Movement Tutor Joêl Daniel
Production Manager Mark Munday
Asst Production Manager Joe Culpin
Production Supervisor Ruth Sidery
Stage Manager Chris Monks
Deputy Stage Manager Abbi Davies
Prop Making Supervisor Ellie Condon
Props and Construction Team
Chris Monks and Abbi Davies
Costume Supervisor and Maker
Ruth Ferns-Duncan
Costume Assistants
Bethany Boldero, Charly Riddett, Grace
Green, Kim White and Susie Pearce
Scenic Artist Neamh Campbell
Recorder Tutor Keith Morgan


Gabriel Ephraim Sampson
Muriel/ Hostess Georgia Cudby
Wormwood/ Herod Zoe Doughty
Hudd Francis Redfern
Collie Anna Murphy
Lambchop Kerr Louden
Rosemary Assa Kanoute
Joseph Chris Williams
Mary Sumah Ene-Richardson
John Horne/ Awful Conor Doran
Gill Horne/ Pretty Louise O’Dowd
Melchior Sam Bell
Gaspar Akim Bangura
Balthasia Ellie Jack

Special thanks

Special thanks to Sam Pine for support on this production.

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