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Wintershall 's Nativity heads to London

Date: 28 November 2013
The renowned Wintershall Nativity play is to perform a unique one-off special in London against the dramatic backdrop of BBC Broadcasting House this December.

A cast of over 70, complete with live sheep and donkeys, will leave the sanctuary of Wintershall Estate's Barn for the first time and begin performances on the World piazza outside Broadcasting House, before travelling into the adjoining All Souls Church in Langham Place, W1, on 19 December.

For over 20 years the Wintershall Players, based near Bramley in Surrey, has performed its famous Nativity plays to tens of thousands of people and has become well-known for its large cast, musicians and a choir, beautiful costumes and of course real sheep and donkeys.

Directed by Ashley Herman and starring the actor James Burke-Dunsmore as the Archangel Michael , the rest of the company is made up of experienced volunteer actors from in and around London and the South East.

Script writer and producer, Peter Hutley, said he was thrilled to be taking the exciting story of Jesus’ birth to London for the people to see and to be reminded about the real reason for Christmas.

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