Complete with real shepherds and sheep, oxen, donkeys and the three wise men on horseback, the Wintershall Nativity tells the story of the birth of Jesus and brings to life the real meaning of Christmas.
It's a beautifully entertaining play for everyone, as well as a gentle reminder of the Christian principles which serve as guidelines for so many peoples' lives: love, kindness, care for all, patience and forgiveness. That said, you certainly don't have to be a Christian to appreciate and enjoy it.
It takes place both inside and around the Holly Barn Theatre at Wintershall, a huge rural estate of mature woodland and farmland that's a haven for wildlife and in recent years has become famous for staging unique, grand-scale plays such as this one that spread out over the full expanse of the estate.
As the play takes place inside and outside Holly Barn it is advisable to come warmly dressed and with suitable shoes or boots. The barn theatre is a few minutes steep walk from the car park. The seating is on plain wooden benches so you might want to bring a cushion to sit on.
All the action takes place in and around the Holly Barn where the audience can enjoy hot mince pies before the play.
Disabled access is only available by prior arrangement.
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