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Lichfield city centre to play host to ‘pop-up’ nativity performances

Late night Christmas revellers in Lichfield will again this year be treated to something unique as they walk around the city centre.

Folks around between 10pm and midnight could be surprised by the ‘pop-up’ Nativity play, complete with musicians and singers.

Members of the cast are pictured in rehearsal for last year’s production of the Late Night Nativity

Members of the cast are pictured in rehearsal for last year’s production of the Late Night Nativity

The performances – on Friday and Saturday December 19 and 20 – are a joint initiative between Lichfield Mysteries and the city’s Late Night Listeners.

Performers will promenade around the city, led by a group of musicians, stopping now and again to perform a short Nativity story.

People will be invited to join in the songs and carols.

The joint initiative was a great success last year and both organisations are looking forward to the performances this weekend.

Lichfield’s Town Crier Ken Knowles will again play the Angel Gabriel – in full regalia and with a huge pair of wings.

Late Night Listeners, a joint church initiative to help ensure pub and club-goers get home safely, has been operating since 2010. Forty volunteers work in teams every Saturday from 10pm to 2am and on two Friday nights each month.

Despite the postponement of Lichfield Mysteries’ main production in May 2015, the community arts organisation continues to join forces with other groups in the area in initiatives such as The Nativity with the Late Night Listeners.

Nativity organiser and Mysteries committee member Rick Hill, said: “We hope that people will come along and follow us as we parade around the city in costume, performing and singing as we go.”

Any donations given will go to Lichfield Food Bank and the Mysteries.

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Members of the cast are pictured in rehearsal for last year’s production of the Late Night Nativity.

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1 Comment

  1. Mandy Lifeboat

    18th December, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Bravo, I bet Brownhills Bob will hate this and deride it as being toom iddle class. i think its a wonderful idea.