Sell-out Malmesbury Abbey nativity lays on extra show

Tickets are selling fast for this year’s nativity at Malmesbury Abbey and an extra performance has been organised after two shows on Christmas Eve sold out.

The performance will see the nativity story told by four historically well-known figures around Malmesbury, including four monks Eilmer, Alhelm and William, with Hannah Twynnoy, who was eaten by a tiger in Malmesbury in 1703.

The Rev Neill Archer said: “It’s a story within a story with eight or nine Christmas carols. It was startling how quickly the tickets for two Christmas Eve shows went.”

Admission to the nativity is £2 for adults and free for children. Tickets, available from the abbey, remain for performances on December 21 at 4pm and 7pm, December 22 at 4pm and the extra performance on December 24 at 2pm.

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