Author Archives: samlenton

About samlenton

I am a writer based in Southampton, England. I write and direct Christian plays and have self-published a novel, which is available on Amazon. To find out more about me and my writing, please visit

2013: A Writing Odyssey

Having signed off 2012 in style with The Nativity musical, 2013 is promising to be another great year on the contemporary Christian drama scene in Southampton (and hopefully beyond!). Plans are already taking shape for the next E-Quip Arts production … Continue reading

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The Nativity: Christmas Reborn

Christmas came early this week as the team behind 2011’s Southampton Passion delivered another spectacular feast of musical splendour in an exciting new production of The Nativity. Featuring music by Phil and Laura Le Cheminant, effortlessly held together by Neil … Continue reading

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Christmas Readings – The Sam Lenton Version

Four years ago, I rewrote the traditional Christmas readings. Sounds heretical, I realise that, but think of it more as a paraphrase than a direct translation and that will hopefully lessen your horror… The readings revitalised the Christmas message and … Continue reading

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Winterval time, clover leaves and juice.

This is a sketch written and performed in 2006 and available for you to use this Christmas. A carol singer is singing Cliff Richard’s Mistletoe and Wine when someone walks by to confront them about the language of the song they are … Continue reading

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The Unopened Present

In the weeks running up to Christmas I am posting free resources for people to read and use as they see fit and this week’s offering is a poem which explores how God’s gift of grace is too often overlooked … Continue reading

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An Interview with the Baby Jesus

In the first of a series of free Christmas resources, I present you with a monologue I wrote in 2005 and which has been performed at special events and services since. As with all resources posted on this blog, you … Continue reading

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Not Just for Christmas

I wonder if you’re planning on watching a Nativity play this Christmas? Yes, I do realise that we’ve only just entered November but I’m sorry to have to inform you that it really is only a few weeks until children … Continue reading

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