There are always a few risks when reviving an old play, like “Lost and Found“. Will we be simply repeating ourselves? Will we find the same success a second time? Will audiences find the story “tired“? Can we find ways to refresh an already well known story?

From the reception we received, it appears our fears were ill-founded.

“Lost and Found” is based on the story of the Prodigal Son.

The Lost Son is welcomed back by his father.

The Lost Son is welcomed back by his father.

The story is well known. The focus is not only on the rebellious son, who takes and squanders his inheritance and then returns home, but is also on the unconditional love given by the father and the reward of foundation, faith and forgiveness.

Sometimes also called the Parable of The Lost Son, some people struggle with the story. It is easy to feel concern for the older, hard working and obedient son who stays behind working his father’s land but is he loved any less by a father so overjoyed to see again the son he thought lost?

For your reference: Luke 15 Versus 11-32

Originally performed in 2008, Christian Voices revivied the play again in 2012.

The 2012 cast and production team are listed here.

The 2012 production was performed:

  • Tuesday, 12th June 2012 @ 7.45pm – St. Michael’s Church, Bexhill on Sea
  • Wednesday, 13th June 2012 @ 7.45pm – Bexhill United Reformed Church
  • Thursday, 14th June 2012 @ 7.45pm – Beulah Baptist Church, Bexhill on Sea
  • Saturday, 16th June 2012 @ 3.00pm – Ninfield Methodist Church Hall
  • Sunday, 17th June 2012 @ 9.45am – St. Peter’s Community Centre, Bexhill

The programme issued at the 2012 performances can be found here.

We have now included the original script.

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