Teignmouth Church packed for Nativity play organised by Trinity mum
13th January 2016
A Nativity play written and directed Trinity mum, Lizzie Davis, was performed in front of packed audiences at St Michael’s Church, Teignmouth on December 19 and 23.
Among the children and young people performing were several pupils from both Prep and Senior departments, together with a number of past pupils. They were joined by local actors, and there were guest performances from Hanna-Lisa Kirchin, a professional opera singer and James Wilson formerly star of ‘The Snowman’ in London’s West End.
Lizzie says “I wrote and directed a Nativity because I believe that we should keep the traditional story of the Nativity alive, it helps ground people and brings the message home about love and peace.” The performers included Lizzie’s own children Antonio and Oliver, who are pupils in Prep department, as well as former student Poppy who is now studying at Wimbledon School of Art. Poppy’s role as the innkeeper’s wife included solo singing and playing the Accordian.
The cast all performed really well. Dru Matthew of Prep 1 made a great shepherd; Year 9 student Indianna Henderson was excellent, with a large speaking part as the Teacher; and Inge Watkins from Year 6 put in a fantastic performance as Mary - ‘a natural actress’ according to Lizzie, who herself is a former London stage school tutor.
Money was raised from donations in memory of Christina Kok who died aged 46, and will be distributed to the church, and Rowcroft Hospice Cancer Research.