The Heaven Tree
The Heaven Tree is a delightful Christmas musical. The full title reads as follows: “The tale of the heaven tree and the angel without wings.” The original story, by Angela Kruse, was so well received by primary school children that a Christmas musical was made out of it – with lovely music by Peet Nieuwenhuijsen to suit the festive season. While the musical is suitable for primary school aged children it can certainly be enjoyed by the whole family. In heaven, mild panic breaks loose. The annual Heaven Tree, which is fed by ‘the Light of Love’ cannot be lit this year because there’s a shortage of light. The angel Lumiere is sent to gather more faith, hope and love from earth. Whether or not he will succeed results in a surprising and moving denouement.
Illustrations: Dinanda Roesink