MELCHIOR’S MAGICAL MYSTERY QUEST
by Nigel Forde
Performed in Fratton, Cowplain, Farlington, Paulsgrove, Botley, Emsworth, Hayling Island and Southsea, December 2007
This Christmas play tells the story of the three wise men, their not-so-wise servants, and a pretty dim camel Desmond (pictured, right, with Laura Newell as servant Kash-Kash) as they trek across Persia and Palestine in search of the baby who might help to solve the mysteries of the universe. This fun-filled family show was packed to the brim with songs, slapstick and something of the magic of the first Christmas.
It asked the vital questions: how did the wise men get their gold, frankincense and myrrh through customs? What happened to the guests left behind at Melchior’s Midwinter Feast? And how did the experience of searching for the Messiah change them all?
Click here to read a review of the play
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Click here to hear an extract from the play, broadcast on BBC Radio Solent, and an interview with two of the cast