Dancing with Christ
It is that time of year, like it or not. Nativity! gives us the dross and the gloss of a group of loser school kids and their loser teacher trying to outshine the posh school rivals by putting on a super-duper nativity play. Usual elements: some moderately entertaining singing and dancing and lots of stereotypes (miserable teacher transformed by power of love, stout headmistress wooed by letch mayor, etc. etc.) Unusual elements: using the ruins of Coventry’s old cathedral for the showdown performance. Nice work if you can get it.
Nativity! (Der Weihnachtsmuffel) | Directed by Debbie Isitt (UK 2009) with Martin Freeman, Marc Wootton and Jason Watkins. Starts December 8