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This fun musical has three typical Christmas scenes. It begins in a busy market, with shoppers dashing around in a last-minute panic. Old Mrs O’Deary fondly remembers her childhood Christmases, while Mrs Grumbles complains about the stress and expense of it all nowadays!
Next we visit a classroom where the teacher, Miss Frazzle, is trying to rehearse a Nativity play, amid the chaos of costumes and Christmas decorations! The final straw is when the 'Three Wise Men' go missing!
At last it is Christmas Eve. Santa Claus is a bit under the weather so his wife is standing in for him. After she and the Elves have delivered presents and gone, excited children wake up to open their presents - at 5 am! Later the family is joined by Mrs O'Deary and Mrs Grumbles, and at last the true spirit of Christmas shines through!
Age guide: 7 - 11; KS1, KS2, Duration: 45 - 60 mins
Cast: 20 to 35 Solo speaking & Group singing parts * = Solo singing)
Market Stall–holders: Pete, Pat, Nicky and Ali
Mrs Grumbles*, Mrs O’Deary*, Mum, Dad, Grandad, Gran, Reporters, Miss Frazzle – Teacher,
Mrs Santa, Children: Sue*, Victor*, Jane*, Charlie* & Keith*
Nativity Cast:Mary, Joseph, Donkey, Innkeeper, Angels, Shepherds, Three Wise Men, Pages, Camels, Ox, Ass, Sheep
Class choruses: Band, Toys, Shoppers, Pupils, Elves
Musical styles include rock, ballad, Eastern & music hall.
Curricular Content: Christmas, Caring & Sharing
A Performing Licence is required to perform this musical to a public audience including parents.
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