Presented by Geoffrey Hughes, the hour-long production used familiar songs from Liverpool‘s great pop legacy to bring the story to life. They included tunes by The Beatles, John Lennon, George Harrison, Teardrop Explodes, Echo & The Bunnymen, the IcicleWorks, Dead Or Alive and The Las.
The play was developed by the team behind Manchester‘s Passion and supported by the Liverpool Culture Company. It is part of the lead-up to the city‘s year as the European Capital of Culture. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra also performed at the event at William Brown Street. The Nativity was also broadcast live on BBC Radio Merseyside.