Introducing… Simeon’s Watch

A family adventure before Christmas by Bridget Foreman

Simeon's-Watch-hillside1Simeon’s Watch is an engaging new play for a family audience about… family. A delightful story about what growing old might mean, about being surprised, remembering love and discovering hope.

Leah keeps losing things. First it was her knitting, and now her father keeps wandering off. She frequently loses her temper and some days she thinks she’s losing her mind.

Or is it her father Simeon who’s doing that? Staring out of the window, muttering about angels, waiting with unshakeable conviction for ‘God knows what’. It’s all a game to Leah’s daughter, which only makes things worse.

Something has to change.

As the nights draw in, Leah watches her father wind down and her daughter race ahead.  She seems to be waiting too – but for what? And when the whole family is drawn to a starlit hillside, what more is to be lost and found?

Get ready for Christmas – make time for Simeon’s Watch.


Now Booking for a National Tour:
October to December 2016

Simeon’s Watch tells an inspiring story of family life that embraces three generations of shepherds – grandparent, parent and teenager. Their story links with the familiar story of the anticipation of the birth of Christ.

At the same time, it gently, amusingly, movingly explores the demands of growing old.  It shows the transformation that can come when both young and old bring acceptance to what is becoming a normal part of the adventure of family life.  By offering hope and joy, the play helps us all in our understanding of relationships that will always remain precious, however they may change.

Responding to the increasing challenge that declining mental health causes to families and indeed churches, Riding Lights has spent time with various groups exploring ways in which particular communication skills can transform these relationships.  Some of the insights we have discovered together are woven into the narrative of Simeon’s Watch.

 

Book the Show For Your Community

Simeon’s Watch will appeal to a wide age-range but still remain captivating for older children (10 yrs and above). It will certainly deliver a performance to bring great delight to any church community in the build-up to the Advent and Christmas season.

You can book a performance now by contacting Beth on 01904 613000 or emailing beth@rltc.org.