|Attribute name||Attribute value|
|Duration||45 - 60 Mins|
|Characters||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||music hall, carol, waltz, march, two-part harmony, folk, rock, blues and ballad|
|Musical Styles||Two-part singing, Rock, Pop, Ragtime, Waltz, and Camel Dance|
Christmas shoppers rush around in a last-minute panic while the band plays carols, and market traders call out. The sound of a musical box reminds old Mrs O’Deary of her childhood, while Mrs Grumbles complains about the stress and expense of it all nowadays! They both accept when a kind family invite them for Christmas.
Next we visit a classroom where a stressed-out teacher is trying to rehearse the Nativity with over-excited children and withouth the ‘three wise men’ who have gone missing!
At last it’s Christmas Eve in the family house and things have settled down- except the tree lights not working as usual! When everyone is asleep, Mrs Christmas drops in – Father Christmas is off work with flu! Her gifts include the music box for Mrs O’Deary and at last the true spirit of Christmas shines through.
With a fun script, nine lively songs and dances and plenty of solo and chorus parts, this musical will be a favourite among all ages in Primary Schools.
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