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Humour abounded in the Home Farm Christmas Play, jesus@bethlehemstable.com.  From the title, it was obvious that there was a twist to the traditional tale.  The play opened with Mary sweeping her floor thinking that there must be some better way to do such hard work.  As if in a dream, Modern Mary appeared with her ‘Henry the hoover’, much to the amusement of the audience.  A wedding between Mary and Joseph followed, accompanied by Reception’s dance to ‘I’m Getting Married in the Morning’.  As the story unfolded, the three kings spotted the new, bright star and started to calculate the route using their maps.  Exhausted by their journey they drifted off to sleep. Meanwhile, the modern kings arrived resplendent in their cool ‘shades’ and satnav.  It took them just the press of a button to see the route with petrol stations, Starbucks and McDonalds marked along the way should they need to avail themselves of the facilities.  Once the kings awoke from their slumber they set off on their long journey only to be met by King Herod and his soldiers who unexpectedly found himself in the middle of a show.  Mary and Joseph had the usual trouble trying to find a room in Bethlehem, unlike their modern equivalents who phoned ahead to book a double room with ensuite and a nice view!  All ended happily with Mary and Joseph with the baby Jesus in the stable surrounded by shepherds, sheep, stars and angels.  As always, the play was full of songs and dance.  The enjoyment of the children was obvious as was the pride of their parents.  It was truly a wonderful way to end the term.