A NATIVITY play with a local twist was performed by staff at a Teesside care home.
The stage was set at The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane, Newtown, Stockton-on-Tees, for the classic Christmas pageant.
Instead of the three wise men, however, there were three wise women from Billingham, played by carer Sarah Wass, supervisor Donna Hatton and housekeeper Katie Stones.
There was no room at North Tees Hospital for Mary, played by acting home manager Jess Brown, so she and Joseph, played by maintenance man John George, went to The Beeches.
Acting deputy manager Rachel Harris played Angel Gabriel, night supervisor Alyson Lidford was the donkey and administrator Debra Hall was the narrator.
Resident Janet Wren said: “They are all marvelous. It’s been wonderful to see the play.”
Children from Cheeky Monkees Day Nursery, in Stockton-on-Tees, joined residents and staff from The Beeches and Mandale House Care Home, in Thornaby, to watch the performance.
The children sang popular Christmas carol Little Donkey during the show and handed out Christmas cards to the residents.
Jess Brown, acting home manager at The Beeches Care Home, said: “The residents faces lit up as they watched the play. They really enjoyed the tea and mince pies afterwards as well.
“It was also great to see the staff going the extra mile with the play, having fun with the residents and putting on a great performance for everyone to enjoy.”