Musical styles include rock, lullaby, Eastern, folk, calypso & gospel.
This entertaining musical is based on the traditional Christmas carol, 'The Friendly Beasts'. A bunch of comical birds and animals play important parts leading up to and during the birth of Jesus. A stoical donkey carries Mary to Bethlehem, a motherly ox offers its stable and manger, a sheep keeps the baby warm, while gentle doves coo him to sleep. Bossy owls organize the whole event and even unfriendly street dogs and cats eventually come to visit.Cooperation and kindness are portrayed by these endearing creatures - an important lesson for everyone at Christmas!
Ages: 7 - 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
Cross-curricular Content: Christmas; History; Religious Studies, Friendship, Well-being
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.
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