The Players of St Peter-upon-Cornhill
City of London
18th centenary year
(Reputed foundation A.D. 179)
The Christmas Play 1979
The Scenes
Noah and the Flood
The Message of the Prophets
The Annunciation and Visit of Elizabeth
Joseph's trouble with Mary
The Birth of Christ
The Shepherds' Feast
The Three Kings at Herod's Court
The Adoration of the Shepherds and Kings
The Flight into Egypt
Cast includes:
Justin ArundaleBrian Hunt
Paul BromlyImelda Jones
E. Noel BrownJock Longstaff
Alistair CampbellEileen Mills
Janet CowenBarry Peters
Andrew DobsonJohn Povey
Brian EvansLorna Rice
John EvenettJohn Salem
Mark EvenettMargaret Salem
Rodney Eatock TaylorOlive Stubbs
Patrick Gaskell-TaylorMichael Tyldesley
Kathryn GrayJoanna Whitten
Eve HaughtonElizabeth Wright
Cyril Haward
Production and rehearsalJock Longstaff
OrganistSimon Lole, B. Mus., Organ Scholar St. Paul's Cathedral
InstrumentalistsFrom the Kingly Consort,
under the direction of
Michael Heseltine
LightingKen MacLeod
CostumesElizabeth Wright
Ticket OfficeFrancis Stephenson
The Rector writes:
As our many friends will know, the Players of St. Peter's have, for many years, presented scenes from the old Mystery Plays at Christmas time. For our centenary year, we have selected some of the finest scenes from the four cycles and have asked Jock Longstaff once again to produce for us. He is a founder member of the Players and has been in every production (save one year - through illness) since their formation in 1946. He has written a short prologue giving the history of the Church and various interesting persons connected with it. We hope that you will once again find our Christmas play uplifting and a fitting climax to our centenary year.
Revd. Alan J. N. Cook
President The Lord Mayor of London Vice Presidents The Lord Bishop of London D.P. d'Ambrumenil Dame Cicely Courtneidge, D.B.E. James Guinness J.C.T. Longstaff Henry Schiller John Evenett Chairman The Revd. Alan J.N. Cook, M.A., Hon C.F. Hon. Secretary Mrs. J.L.C. Eatock Taylor Hon. Treasurer Ken MacLeod A collection will be taken for expenses and for Church funds during the singing of the Carol