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This November, Iris Theatre (www.iristheatre.com) will follow up its successful March run of Murder in the Cathedral with a production of Tony Harrison's first Mystery play, The Nativity.

It's a new production of a 1985 National Theatre sellout.

The production is being staged in the dramatic setting of Inigo Jones' St Paul's Church, a Grade 1 listed building in Covent Garden's Piazza. Fittingly, St Paul's is known as The Actors' Church.

Seven hundred years after The Mystery plays were first conceived, Tony Harrison's earthy poetry rings with the authentic voice of the working men and women who created it. This play is a celebration of English folk culture up to this day.

The production will lift your spirits with song, dance and music, and contrary to your memories of Sunday school, is full of laughter, as well as tears.

When asked about the lack of any costume proposed for Adam and Eve, Rev Simon Grigg, Rector of St Paul's commented that, "If people complained he would point them to the Bible."

Iris Theatre is a new professional theatre company born out of the experience and energy of several Central Saint Martins (Drama Centre) theatre graduates.

Performances will run November 13th to November 24th 2007 at 7.30pm every night with Sunday matinee on November 18th at 3pm. November 13th is the gala opening and press night with invited guests including Dame Judi Dench and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams. Please contact Dan Winder (07890) 322 375 for tickets.

Tickets are also available from www.ticketweb.co.uk , 08700 600 100 (£13, £10 concessions). Entrance to the Church on Bedford Street. Tube: Leicester Square and Covent Garden.
by Simon Dale, read now
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Theo Bard
Song Writer and Guitar
Candida Caldicot-Bull
MD & Piano
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