puer Iesus in templo

This play, by Anthony Hodson, is a dramatisation of the story in Chapter 3 of St Luke's gospel, in which the boy Jesus is inadvertently left behind in Jerusalem; his anxious parents find him teaching in the temple.

On 25 Mar 2013, the Latin Club performed a self-contained adaptation of the last scene with a cast of two girls, a boy, and an adult, plus three narrators. The script was altered to simplify the words and balance the number of words for each child, who learned his/her part by heart. The three narrator parts in English introduce and summarise the scene. This version is posted on:

Interleaved text with narrators

The play, in its original (2005) version, is given in Latin/English below.

Puer Iesus in Templo (2005)