A Wayne in a Manger
This collection of nativity play anecdotes recalls some of the funny and touching moments which were never part of the director’s plans, including the innkeeper who had plenty of room for Mary and Joseph.
A Wayne in a Manger is the hilarious compilation of nativity stories by Gervase Phinn.
Discover some wonderfully funny and touching nativity play anecdotes, including children forgetting their lines, ad-libbing, falling of the stage, picking their noses and showing their knickers.
One brilliant anecdote tells of an innkeeper who generously says there’s plenty of room for Mary and Joseph, while another child, jealous of Joseph’s starring role, allows Mary to come in but not Joseph, who can ‘push off’ … There’s the baby Jesus who suddenly pipes up with ‘My name is Tammy, are you my Mommy?’ and funniest of all, Mary who tells Joseph, ‘I’m having a baby – oh and it’s not yours’.
Gervase Phinn’s A Wayne in a Manger is the perfect gift this Christmas.
‘Gervase Phinn’s memoirs have made him a hero in school staff-rooms’ Daily Telegraph
Gervase Phinn is an author and educator from Rotherham who, after teaching for fourteen years in a variety of schools, moved to North Yorkshire to be a school inspector. He has written autobiographies, novels, plays, collections of poetry and stories, as well as a number of books about education. He holds five fellowships, honorary doctorates from Hull, Leicester and Sheffield Hallam universities, and is a patron of a number of children’s charities and organizations. He is married with four adult children. His books include The Other Side of the Dale, Over Hill and Dale, Head Over Heels in the Dales, The Heart of the Dales, Up and Down in the Dales and Trouble at the Little Village School.