'Little donkey, Little donkey......needed for Chaddesley Corbett Nativity' - The Bromsgrove Standard

'Little donkey, Little donkey......needed for Chaddesley Corbett Nativity'

Bromsgrove Editorial 24th Oct, 2023   0

A DRAMA group putting on a Nativity play in the run up to Christmas has launched an appeal for a donkey for the production.

Villagers from Chaddesley Corbett will be taking part in the traditional Biblical story at St Cassian’s Church where it has been performed annually since 1957.

But this year, the search for the four-legged cast member has so far proved unsuccessful.

The star donkeys of previous years have all passed over the Rainbow Bridge and a St Cassian Players’ need a new one to step forward.

Nativity Director Rich Vale said local donkeys Salvador, Ginny and Kevin, who had taken centre aisle at past performances, were always a hit with Christmas congregations.

“Sadly, they have all gone to that great stable in the sky so we’re hoping to find a local donkey owner to loan us a replacement.

“The play just wouldn’t be the same without Mary and Joseph being accompanied by a donkey up the church aisle to the crib.”

Rich said there were plenty of local farmers who were happy to offer stabling or a field for any donkey able to offer his or her services.

“Or, if the owner would rather transport the donkey for each performance, then we will pay travelling expenses,” he added.

The Nativity will be performed at the church from between December 7 and 10.

Performances will be at 7.30pm on December 7 and 8 and from 6pm on December 9 and 10.

Anyone interested in letting their donkey join the cast should email Rich Vale at [email protected] or call him on 07506 779542.




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