Benny Lindelauf


Counting Sheep

Saturday November 12th, 2022 · 12:35 PM

Yes, here it is. The newest baby. An adaptation of the Christmas story.

As a child in winter I sang ‘the shepherds lay at night’ in church. And I often

wondered why the shepherds in the middle of the night did follow the light of

some faraway star. I couldn’t believe that a shepherd lying cozy by his fire,

probably dead tired would see the star and think:

Hey, let’s see where that light will take me!

The question came to my mind again when theatregroup Het Laagland asked me to

write a play especially for Christmas. Accompanied by the thirty-person

orchestra of the South Netherlands Philharmonic, I told the story. A fantastic experience.

And now there is the book, an adaptation of that text.

With beautiful illustrations by Marieke Nelissen.

Happy Holidays!