Based on the film, this wonderful 'comedy with music' is bound to delight in the festive season. Mizzis Horrocks' class of seven year olds (all played by adults) are about to perform their nativity play at Flint Street Junior School for the proud mums and dads - and the occasional social worker. Squabbles arise when Gabriel wants to play Mary, the Star grumbles he's not a proper star like they have at NASA, Herod won't stop waving to his mum and dad and the subversive Innkeeper is determined to liven up the traditional script.

And then the stick insect escapes ...

at The Lamb Theatre, The Lamb Inn,High Street, Eastbourne, BN21 1HH

November 30th, December 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th and 9th