Born in a Barn
Last week parents, family and friends were treated to the Pre-Prep children’s production this year: Born in a Barn. This is the Nativity story told from the point of view of animals who lived in the stable (and some who possibly didn’t). The storyline was ably pieced together by the donkey (Olly Butterworth) who carried Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem. He tells his story both to the audience and to the other animals assisted by sage comments from a very wise owl (Rebecca Shepherd). During the course of his story-telling he comes across a rather aristocratic cat (Edward Doyle-Davidson) who is most impressed when he discovers that the baby in the barn is royalty! The rather slow-witted cockerel who feels his job is under threat was played with great conviction by Janey Godfrey-Faussett.
The play had everything an audience could want from a nativity: cute shepherds, singing angels and an adorable Mary and Joseph. However, this production also boasted a few surprises, including a camel who got the giggles, a group of robins looking like a miniature boy band, a house-proud sheep and a disco number to wake up the shepherds! The children all performed extremely well and the Pre-Prep staff are very proud of each and every one of them.