Christian Voices’ second play of 2019 saw us performing Gifts from God.
When a wealthy master trusts his fortune to his three servants whilst he has to go away, he expects them to act wisely – perhaps even make him a profit.
But will the servants make the most of what has been given to them?
In 2019 the play was performed six times by Christian Voices. The play was written by Alan Young, the songs composed by Dave Chamberlin and directed by Caroline Cox
The play is based on the parable usually called The Parable of the Talents that can be found in both the Gospels of Matthew (chapter 25, versus 14-30) and Luke (chapter 19, versus 11-27).
The cast list can be found here.
The programme produced can be found here.
The script can be found here.
The lyrics can be found here.
The production was performed at:
- Saturday, 12th October – St Martha’s Church Hall, Little Common – 2.00 p.m.
- Sunday, 13th October – St Peter’s Community Centre, Bexhill – 9.45 a.m.
- Sunday, 13th October – Bexhill United Reformed Church – 2.00 p.m.
- Friday, 18th October – The Function Room, The Pelham, Sidley – 7.45 p.m.
- Saturday, 19th October – St John The Evangelist, St Leonards – 11.00 a.m.
- Sunday, 20th October – Christchurch Methodist Church, Bexhill – 10.30 a.m.
All donations given at the end of each performance were given in aid of Warming Up The Homeless, commonly called WUTH.
WUTH (registered charity, no. 1180417) helps people without a home, providing one meal, hot drink or change of clothes at a time. Their mission is the relief of poverty among the street homeless/rough sleepers through the provision of items to support basic needs such as sleeping bags, ground sheets, survival sheets, blankets, clothing, food and toiletries. They also aim to improve the individual’s welfare through emotional support, even if it’s just a smile or by signposting them to other services.
More details can be found on the WUTH website.