Can you imagine what it might be like to present a version of the Christmas story to the music of Abba’s “Mamma Mia”?!
This is the challenge St. Peter’s Players have set themselves to achieve before Christmas this year, and you are invited to join them for rehearsals on Sunday afternoons at St Peter’s Church, Hinckley from 2.00-3.30pm.
The words to 12 songs have been specially written by a local lyricist and the Players intend to sing them to the backing music of ABBA’s moving pop melodies. If you are any age between 8 and 80 something you are welcome to join us!
Although the music may be made up of disco classics, the performance is a serious attempt to tell the Christmas story through the contemporary medium of pop music. The production aims to be a Christmas celebration performed with sing-a-long gusto, conveying an eternal message which stills speaks to humanity today even in our modern situation. Songs will include the following:
“Christmas time is here again, why do we get depressed? People rushing everywhere as if they are possessed” (“When all is said and done”)
“Gimme, gimme, gimme a reason for Christmas; won’t somebody tell me what the truth it should be?” (“Gimme, gimme, gimme”)
“There’s a lady born full of grace; wickedness has never touched her. From the first day she was the most special woman ever.” (“Chiquitita”)
“What do I do now? No one will believe me. A child is on its way; what will people say?” (“Winner takes it all”)
“And in the night, the child was born; out in a stable, all forlorn.” (“I have a dream”)
Father Frank and the St Peter’s Players hope eventually to draw a cast from all the churches in Hinckley and elsewhere to make numbers up to 100!
The performance will take place on Sunday December 19th at 4.30pm and on Monday December 20th at 7.00pm.