Based on a traditional carol, this fun musical shows the important roles various creatures played in the Nativity. A stoical donkey carries Mary to Bethlehem, a motherly ox offers its manger, a sheep keeps Jesus warm, while doves coo him to sleep. Bossy owls organize the procedure and even street dogs and cats come to visit. The cooperation and kindness shown by these endearing creatures teaches us important lesson at Christmas!
Ages: 5 - 11, KS1, KS2, Duration: 40 - 50 mins
Cast: 20 to 35 Solo speaking & Group singing parts * = Solo singing
Doves, Cockerel, Birds, Owls, Donkey, Cat*, Dog*, Ox*, Sheep, Camels
Angel Gabriel, Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, Three Wise Men
Class Choruses Birds, Street Animals, Stable Animals, Sheep, Angels
Musical styles include: rock, lullaby, Eastern, folk, calypso & gospel
Cross-curricular Content: Christmas, Religious Studies, Bethlehem Stable, Friendship, Animals
Review: We loved the songs, especially the Cat and Dog - 'Did you make a Reservation?'
Josh Simmons, New South Wales, Australia
A Performing Licence is required to perform this musical to a public audience including parents.
Age guide: Running time: No. of songs:
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