'A Midwife Crisis' was the intriguing title of this year's Melrose Preparatory Department nativity play. The plot, it appeared, revolved around a busy midwife rushing to get to Mary before the birth of baby Jesus - with a few adventures en route!
The much-loved, familiar roll call of Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds, sheep, donkeys and camels included several brilliant twists to the traditional nativity recipe. Mrs Beebee and her cast of helpers drew confident, humorous performances from the girls - who clearly were thoroughly enjoying themselves - but also touchingly brought home the real messages of Christmas.
Well done Preps!