The Flint Street Nativity live at New Wimbledon Theatre from Tuesdqy 14trh November to Saturday 18th November 2023. (General ticket sale from Tuesday 15th August 2023).
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The Flint Street Nativity is a 1999 British television comedy film directed by Marcus Mortimer, written by Tim Firth, and starring Frank Skinner, Neil Morrissey, Jane Horrocks, John Thomson, Stephen Tompkinson, Mark Addy, Ralf Little, Julia Sawalha, Mina Anwar and Dervla Kirwan. The film is about primary school children putting on a nativity play. It was broadcast by ITV on 22 December 1999.
The film is set in the fictitious inner city Flint Street Primary School, on the Welsh-Cheshire borders. It focuses on the seven- and eight-year-old pupils in that evening’s sole performance of the school nativity play, from the pre-performance classroom preparations to the final stage performance, which culminates in calamity. There are inevitable mishaps, misunderstandings, young egos, fears of failure and fallings out. The children’s characters eventually evolve into mirror images of their parents when the actors all appear as their parents (the play’s audience) at the post-show gathering.
The film was a critical and commercial success, winning two British Comedy Awards and being nominated for four BAFTAs. It was praised for its warm, witty humor and its touching portrayal of childhood. The film has since become a Christmas classic, and is often shown on television during the festive season.
Here are some of the things that make The Flint Street Nativity a special film:
- The cast is excellent. The child actors are all very talented, and they bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to their roles. The adult actors are also great, and they perfectly capture the mixed emotions of parents watching their children perform.
- The humor is spot-on. The film is full of funny moments, but it never feels mean-spirited. The humor is always in good taste, and it will appeal to people of all ages.
- The film is heartwarming. The Flint Street Nativity is a film about the power of Christmas. It’s about the importance of family, friendship, and community. It’s a film that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside.
If you’re looking for a funny, heartwarming, and ultimately uplifting Christmas film, then I highly recommend The Flint Street Nativity. It’s a film that you’ll want to watch year after year.