Parents and pupils alike were enchanted by T1’s modern nativity, Christmas with the Aliens. The traditional Christmas story is retold to some alien visitors. Stranded on earth with their broken spaceship, they meet a group of school children about to rehearse their Christmas play. Invited to watch, the aliens discover an amazing story they want the whole universe to hear. But will the aliens be able to mend their spaceship and travel back to outer space?
The play provided a variety of roles for the children to inhabit and they responded to the challenges with enthusiasm and commitment. The on-stage action was interwoven with songs and dancing, carried off with notable confidence. Anyone who saw Christmas with the Aliens will agree that the final performance really left the stage as the children threw themselves into the story, with many pupils even improvising new lines and actions. One of the T1s enthused, “I was one of the children and we had to hide from the aliens who had come to earth for Christmas! We built a massive snowman. It was fun!”