The Christian Humanitarian Reading Initiative for Spiritual Theatre (or C.H.R.I.S.T. for short) are putting on a production of The Nativity Story. It's opening night and nothing is going to plan. Despite a collapsing manger, a deranged donkey, and a director on the brink of hysteria, the show must go on.
This hilarious tour-de-force is the second farce from Theatre Mischief, creators of the critically acclaimed The Play That Goes Wrong. Once again, we watch as order unravels itself and pandemonium ensues in a piece that will be loved both as a piece to perform and one to watch.
The Nativity Goes Wrong received its world premiere at Reading Rep on 22 December.
Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields are members of Theatre Mischief, a company dedicated to creating engaging and exciting short-form and long-form improvised theatre of an excellent standard through well-honed improvisational technique and strong theatrical ensemble work, formed of students and graduates of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Founded in 2008, the award-winning company has performed around the UK, creating new long-form and short-form show formats to thousands of people.