Someone has an idea, and we’ll start to see it unfold this Christmas season:
Throughout Advent, Twitter users will be able to follow “Natwivity” and witness different figures from the world’s most famous story bash out 140-character updates each day.
The characters will include Joseph, Mary, the shepherds, the three wise and King Herod.
Organizers hope Twitter users will get a fresh insight into the thoughts and feelings of Bible characters – from Mary’s experience of riding a donkey through the night to the awe of the shepherds when they met their angelic host.
Huw Tyler, of Share Creative, says: “We want to tell the Christmas story, an amazingly exciting story in a way that is not only accessible, but is fun and relevant to today’s internet generation.”
Daily accounts from the Natwivity characters can be read by logging onto www.twitter.com/natwivity or by visiting the project’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/natwivity.
The play will be suitable for people of all ages and begins on Dec. 1. It will run up until Christmas Day.