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Young Norwich playwright make church debut

AaronCurran4002010: A very modern adaptation of the Nativity story of the birth of Jesus has been written by a young Norwich student and is set to be performed this Christmas.
City Church Norwich will come together for their Christmas service on December 19, which will include the performance of It's The Nativity, Innit a play written by local student Aaron Curran (right).
Aaron is currently studying an Access Course in Creative Writing at City College Norwich. This led him to write a Christmas play which he took to City Church who saw potential in the play and agreed to work alongside him to show the play as part of their Christmas service. The three-scene play will performed in slots during the service.
Aaron said: "'It's the Nativity, Innit' is a play that updates the Nativity story into modern times through the thoughts of two narrators. As the narrators sit down and imagine what the Nativity would look like in 2010, the scene they imagine then starts to unfold before their eyes. The play explores the modernisation of Mary and Joseph, the three kings and wise men and also the birth of Jesus. Although underpinned with a serious storyline element, the majority of the play is in comedic form."
Aaron sees this play as a testimony to God's amazing love. A couple of years ago, Aaron found himself struggling with depression after hitting a low point in his life, but never lost sight of God's love for him and with His help Aaron managed to get his life back on track. This is when he felt God calling him towards the Access course at college and Aaron has not only enjoyed broadening his love of writing but has enjoyed the avenues it has taken him down including writing for NetworkNorfolk and Good News for Norwich & Norfolk.
Aaron added: "It's amazing how gracious God is and was with me when I suffered and I am still amazed at His love for me. I am convinced that God has a great plan for my life and I hold onto to that. It is a weird and exciting experience knowing that something I have written will be performed in front of a lot of people, but one that I am thoroughly looking forward to."

The play will be performed at City Church Norwich which meets at the Ramada Jarvis Hotel as part of their morning service on December 19, at 10am. All are welcome.


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