Sunday, 26 December
Alan congratulates Lynda and Kirsty on a wonderful performance of The Nativity – the first of The Ambridge Mystery Plays. After Salieri took on the role of the donkey, Lynda angles with Alan for Constanza to take part in the church’s nativity play next year. They marvel at Susan’s audacious entrance as First King. When Alan congratulates Susan, she can’t hold back her concern for him believing that Usha has left him. Clarrie, who believes the same, delivered festive food to the Vicarage and Susan goes to get more for Alan to take home.
Alan catches Usha up with the performance of The Nativity. Usha has loved staying out of sight over Christmas. Alan is starting to feel uncomfortable about people believing that their marriage is over. Usha decides to come with him to The Bull for The Nativity’s after-party. Susan is shocked to see her and Usha teases her about gossip being made out of thin air. Usha sees it as a lesson for Susan while Alan admits he’s had his own lesson in taking time for his own family over Christmas. Usha agrees to have Susan and Clarrie over for a meal to repay their culinary generosity.
Lynda’s eager for The Passion to be just as successful as The Nativity. Kirsty’s sure all those involved are motivated - the Oliver Awards being an added incentive. Putting the performances on has been a long road. Lynda thinks the best is yet to come.