A humanette* puppet comedy starring the Holy Trinity at home for Christmas!

Joy to the world, in heaven Jesus’ iPhone 6S is ringing, the Holy Ghost is on the loo and God’s lost his glasses.  Sweaty stilton, too much port and a turkey that’s drier than Joseph’s flip-flop; it’s just another family Christmas in the household of its holy originators.
An absurd and endearing portrait of Christmas, like The Royle Family meets Phoenix Nights, in miniature.

Winner of 2015 First Bite Commission by China Plate, mac Birmingham and Warwick Arts Centre.

Supported by Blind Summit and Arts Council grants for the arts

Originally created and performed by Tara Boland in collaboration with Hannah Berry, Helena Rice, Teele Ustani, Fiona Clift, Phillipa Hambly and Jonathan Young.

Currently Performed by

God: Fiona Clift

Jesus: Helena Rice

Holy Ghost: Tara Boland

Associate Director / Dramaturge: Jonathan Young

Lighting: Rob Pell-Walpole

Assistant Designer: Rachel Good

See our news page for upcoming performance dates.

To download the ‘Holy  Presents’ info pack and Tech Spec see below


Previous Performances

Camden People’s Theatre, 15th – 19th Dec 2015 (full show premiere)

Bite Size Festival, Warwick Arts Centre, 7th Nov 2015 (extract)

First  Bite, mac Birmingham, 2nd May 2015 (scratch)

Mimetic Festival, The Vaults, 28th & 29th 2014 (scratch)

LISPA advanced course showcase, 8th July 2014 (original nativity)
* there is no wikipedia entry for ‘humanette’, an obscure hybrid of puppet and human, once spotted at the Royal Variety Performance.


Blind Summit Logo White on Black

Holy Presents Info Pack




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