in the bleak midwinter

In Winter 2006 we made and toured In the Bleak Midwinter, a beautiful retelling of the Second Shepherds play about a group – but not those shepherds – tending their sheep one night towards the end of December…

Zac the dreamer and his long suffering wife Miriam are summoned from watching their troublesome flock, somewhere the other side of Chichester to Bethlehem to register with the council. As they travel across the South Downs they are plagued by Mac the sheep stealer and his feisty girlfriend Gill. Robbing a wondering king of his myrrh on the way, they find the crowded city’s inns full, and end up sharing a stable…

This was a show with music for village halls suitable for everyone over 6.