Nativity play premiered in Australia - with a new Trunch line

The Travellers’ Delight was performed by pupils at the Living Waters Lutheran College, Warnboro, Wes

The Travellers’ Delight was performed by pupils at the Living Waters Lutheran College, Warnboro, Western Australia earlier this month. - Credit: Submitted

A musical made in Norfolk is making waves on the other side of the world this Christmas.

The Travellers’ Delight was performed by pupils at the Living Waters Lutheran College, Warnboro, Wes

The Travellers’ Delight was performed by pupils at the Living Waters Lutheran College, Warnboro, Western Australia earlier this month. - Credit: Submitted

The Travellers' Delight, a nativity play, was performed by pupils at the Living Waters Lutheran College, Warnboro, Western Australia.

The script, by music teacher Tony Triggs of Trunch, near North Walsham, gives the Christmas story some humorous touches. For example, the shepherds have water pistols to repel wolves and eventually use them on the grasping inn-keeper.

Tony wrote the play to inspire his young pupils in the art of song-writing. There are several musical interludes, including the marching song the wise men sing on their weary way to Bethlehem and their rollicking celebration when they finally get there, footsore but happy.

The songs were composed by Lauren Boydell of Cromer, who worked on them during the spring and summer of 2014, when she was only 12.

The Travellers’ Delight was performed by pupils at the Living Waters Lutheran College, Warnboro, Wes

The Travellers’ Delight was performed by pupils at the Living Waters Lutheran College, Warnboro, Western Australia earlier this month. - Credit: Submitted

The play, which has also been performed in the Channel Islands (2014) and the Republic of Ireland (2015), is an offshoot of Tony's 'good cause' the International Song Project, which aims to create bonds of friendship between children around the world.

In the New Year, pupils at Living Waters College will start sending Tony their poems in the hope of having them set to music by youngsters from afar!

For more visit: www.norfolkhomelearning.co.uk/international-song-project

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