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Star Child archiveBy turns hilarious and heart-rending, Star Child is a nativity play like no other. Woven through with myths and beliefs from many cultures, Barlow's play upends the traditional Christmas tale and retells it as a story relevant for now. Mary doesn't want the baby, the holy star goes awol, there's a talking donkey, an over-excited midwife, three wise women and a shepherd with an angel-obsession. Not to mention a disgruntled God who wakes in the nick of time to see the earth facing disaster and a Herod who wages war on the world's children. Star Child is a tale for our times, certain to challenge, move and inspire. In aid of The Art Room Charity. The Art Room is a charity offering art as therapy to children and young people aged 5-16 who may be at risk of exclusion from school. Employing Psychotherapists, Teachers and Artists, Art is used to raise the young people's self-esteem, self confidence and independence.
Performers Stephen Fry, Henry Goodman, Stephen Mangan, Marquez Brothers, Natascha McElhone, Bill Paterson, Maggie Steed, Juliet Stevenson, Catherine Tate, Olivia Williams.
Author Patrick Barlow. Director Patrick Barlow.

Star Child

Star Child (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01717414143. Details of all Star Child archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1205932800

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5 Dec 10The Albany
Outer London
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