Wintershall Nativity dates released
The highly acclaimed Wintershall Nativity Play returns this Christmas from 12-16 December to the Wintershall Estate in Surrey.
Experience the Christmas story live both outdoors, in the rolling landscape of the Wintershall Estate, and inside the intimate surroundings of Holly Barn.
The Nativity has become a much-anticipated fixture of the Christmas season, performed by the Wintershall Players, producers of the famous The Passion of Jesus which plays to an audience of over 20,000 people each Easter in Trafalgar Square.
A 50-strong volunteer cast in biblical costumes, assisted by a full complement of sheep, donkeys, horses and a sheepdog take the audience on foot from the chill open air into the atmospheric, candle-lit barn, as the story of how Jesus changed the world unfolds with songs and music and joyful carolling.
This is a magical show to share with friends and family and a rare opportunity to experience the true meaning of Christmas.
The Wintershall Players first performed The Nativity in 1989, with a cast headed by Peter and Ann Hutley and their family on their beautiful farm, the Wintershall Estate, an area of extraordinary natural beauty in the Surrey Hills, less than an hour from London. The cows were evicted from the barn for a night and a handful of people came to see the makeshift production. One of the wise men found himself wearing Ann’s fur hat and their pregnant daughter-in-law sat on a bale of hay with a torch to light the action.
Now Holly Barn is a licensed theatre and 6,000 visitors come to see the 90-minute Nativity every year, with tickets selling-out in 2017. It featured on the BBC’s Songs of Praise in 1996 and again in 2004. In 2013, the Nativity was performed in the BBC’s Piazza in London to critical acclaim.
Visitors are encouraged to wrap up warmly and mince pies and hot drinks will be available before and after the show.
HOW TO BOOK
The Wintershall Nativity Play will be performed from 12-16 December 2018 both inside and outside of Holly Barn at Wintershall, Bramley near Guildford.
To book the Nativity please call 01793 418299 or book online at www.wintershall.org.uk.
Tickets from £9-£18 with a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) priced at £50.
12-14 December 4.30pm and 7pm
15 December 11am, 2pm & 5pm
16 December 2pm & 5pm.
Performances are 90 minutes long and there is free parking.
Parental guidance advised for under 5s. Book early to secure your preferred date and time.
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