The Good, The Bad and The Donkey

Will the Devils wreck the Nativity? That was the question facing the audience at the Junior School Christmas play at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School on Friday. The devious antics of a group of Devils bent on ruining the Nativity held the audience spellbound as the play progressed. Luckily, there was an equally capable group of Angels who thwarted the Devils’ plans and the Nativity went ahead in the end.

Junior pupils had been rehearsing for weeks to make the show a success and, judging by the reaction of the audience, they achieved their goal. The Devils, led by Chief Devil, Iain Clamp were a lively bunch who really entered into the spirit of their roles. The Angels, led by Chief Angel, Selina Aydin were equally convincing as they worked together to stop the Devils. Unusually for a Nativity play, the donkey (played by Maddy Sprague) was an expert dancer but she still became a stubborn mule when necessary.

The whole play was supported by an enthusiastic performance from the choir and it concluded with the familiar tableau of Mary, Joseph, Jesus, Kings, Shepherds and of course, the Donkey.

Headmaster Paul D Spencer Ellis commented “The children worked really hard to learn their lines and deliver a polished performance. The actors and choir produced an entertaining show which delighted the audience and they should be really proud of what they have achieved.”

December 2011

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