By Martin Clark (Writer of The Flood, A Kiss for Daniel, Heights of Love – Depths of Peace, Love Came Down, & The Children’s Christmas Dream.)
Scars and Straw is an exciting new Christmas production. It is an evening of music and specially filmed narration and drama. The live music is performed by Martin Clark (Guitars) and Claire Robinson (Vocals). The film is a detailed look at the nativity story from the unique viewpoint of a modern-day Isaiah. The footage, shot in Central London, was written, produced and directed by Martin Clark and stars London Actor, Luke Waldock as Isaiah.
The film attempts to inform its audience about exactly WHY Christ came. Seven year old Maddy, our child-actress, helps reveal His Passion was very-present – even at His birth! Maddy gently leads us through this revelation by appearing in several sensitively acted vignettes.
As the wonderful story unfolds, Isaiah’s words, ‘hot with the breath of God,’ guide us deeper into the mystery. Finally a hugely powerful final act is disclosed. During the actual filming of this dramatic climax there was an element of danger and a few problems to overcome. The necessary solution was all the more dramatic and none of the adults in the film-crew had a role in it! You’re just going to have to witness this for yourself….come close listen to the story.