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Nativity is a play written by Ian Ferguson.

See also A Nativity by Nicholas Ellenbogen.

The original text

Typescript of the manuscript held by NELM: [Collection: FERGUSON, Ian]: 1978. 2. 1.

Based on the York, Townly, Chester, Conventry Corpus Christy, Beverley cycles and including medieval carols, it was first performed in St George's Cathedral, Cape Town, in 1975.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1975: Produced in St George's Cathedral, Cape Town, in November, directed by Rosalie van der Gucht, with designs by Peter Krummeck, it featured Richard Manuel as "God" and John Ramsdale as "Gabriel"


Photographs, theatre programme and other material held by NELM in various locations.

Falstaff theatre programme, 1984.

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