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The Nativity What The Donkey Saw


  • Playwright

    Alan McKee  Conor Grimes 

  • Synopsis

    Chapter One of the greatest stories ever told, as seen through the eyes of the only truly reliable witness, the donkey. This irreverent seasonal comedy looks for answers to some big questions; Why didn't Joseph book a room in advance- didn't he know the place would be packed for Christmas? Who looked after the sheep while the shepherds were wetting the baby's head? Would the wise men not have been wiser to club together and buy the kid a high-chair? What did the donkey see and why was he looking? Just a few questions to ponder while you make your mind up to come and see this hilarious version of the Christmas story.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling possible

Original Production

Original Cast  
All other parts Frank Mackey
All other parts Michael Hayes (1)
All other parts Chris Simpson
Mary Dorothy Cotter
Joseph Vincent Moran
Production Team  
Director Peter Sheridan
Set Designer Stuart Marshall
Producer Pat Moylan
Lighting Director Barry Donaldson
Costume Designer Marie Tierney
Choreographer Bernadette O'Rourke
Musical Director David Hayes(2)
Pianist Pat Fitzpatrick
Production Manager Marie Tierney
Production Co-ordinator Nuala Garvan
Stage Manager Monica Callen
Assistant Stage Manager Kate Moylan
Prop Maker Kate Moylan
Publicity Highlight Productions
Programme Nicole McKenna
Trainee ASM Dara Behan

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Conor Grimes & Alan McKee

  • Address

    c/o Lane Productions, 13 Merrion Square
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

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