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Creepy Crawly Christmas (With Nativity)

by Craig Hawes

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Features Musicline's Unique LINE COUNT System Making CASTING A 5 Minute Job.
(Click HERE to see Script Sample)


"I LOVED doing this show!"

Burnham Upper School

"AMAZING!"

Lyall Wade (Year 3 teacher)

Starring “Wilfred The Caterpillar” and “The Beatles” Yea! Yea! Yea!
• 36 speaking roles.
This can be reduced to...
• 28 speaking roles.
See “Casting” heading or “Production Notes” in Script Sample
• Unlimited chorus parts plus a Nativity Scene for the younger children.
• Flexible to stage with simple scenery - adaptable.
• CD of Backing Tracks available.
• CD of Vocal Tracks available.
• Both these CDs include Overture, ALL Songs, Special Effects, Play Ons and Play Offs in the order you need them enabling production and direction to take place without specialist musical expertise.
However – for those of you who prefer a live pianoforte accompaniment, we now have available a superb BRAND NEW Performance Score which encompasses Overture, ALL Play Ons and Play Offs, Songs, Link Music, Cues and Chord Symbols. (Grade 5 / 6 standard).
We also have available a BRAND NEW Rehearsal Score (Grade 2 / 3 standard)

Check them out on the "Script and Songs" heading

• Easily constructed and manageable props.
• Age range - Key Stage 2 Production. (7-11 years) With optional added Key Stage One parts
• Duration - 45 minutes.

Click the "Script & Songs" heading to read the script, look at the score and listen to the songs.

From the writer of “Zoom!” and “The Magical Christmas Box” comes a brand new Christmas musical for Primary Schools. “Creepy Crawly Christmas” is a delightfully different look at the Nativity - through the eyes of a caterpillar! Wilfred is the slowest, silliest caterpillar in the school, and the butt of his classmates' jokes. So when a star falls from the sky and lands on him, he decides to prove himself by discovering what this mystery object is and return it to where it came from. Of course, this is no ordinary star and Wilfred's quest becomes more important than he ever imagined! Will he succeed? Will he earn his wings and become a butterfly? We follow his journey as he meets a host of crazy creatures and learns about the true meaning of Christmas. This colourful, magical tale is bursting with bugs, including dotty old ladybirds, an army of ants, a squadron of RAF dragonflies, a hairy scary spider and four rather familiar Liverpudlian beetles!

The festive fun is brought to life with 8 superb songs that will have everyone singing along and a humorous script which hides a twist at the end. Flexible casting allows parts for a small class or an entire school and beautifully arranged backing tracks are available on CD. A CD of vocal tracks is also available which can be used for rehearsals and performances.

A superb DVD of Creepy Crawly Christmas is now available.

You will find some videos by clicking the "Video gallery" button above. You will also find Script and Song samples on the 'Script and Songs' tab.

 

Product code: CCJ

This imaginative Christmas play follows Wilfred the caterpillar on a journey as he attempts to earn his wings to become a butterfly.

An upbeat song opens the show 'It’s Christmas Again' and this is followed by a classroom setting where Madame Butterfly is taking a register; the names are witty with ‘Anne Tenor’ being a prime example. Unfortunately, Wilfred was not blessed with a clever name, nor the intelligence to go with it and the other caterpillars do not hesitate to remind him of it, but despite this, they all join in to sing 'Wilfred Our Mate.' Unfortunately, Wilfred feels he will never earn his wings and decides to run away, free from the teasing and mocking. But Wilfred has no idea what he has let himself in for, when a star suddenly falls from the sky and he makes the decision to prove himself worthy and return it.

Soldier Ants march onto stage and offer their opinions on the ‘Unidentified Falling Object’ in the song 'What Is It?' Unable to help, the ants march Wilfred to the ladybirds who, although able put a name to the UFO, are not able to identify which part of the sky it came from. With barely a moment to rest, Wilfred is sent crawling to the crickets.

In a slightly different twist to the traditional nativity story, it was the crickets that saw the star appear in the sky and hence tell Wilfred to follow the stars that will lead him to a manger. 'Starlight' follows as Wilfred gazes up to the sky for guidance.

Unfortunately, Wilfred reaches a large obstacle soon after, but in an entertaining interaction between the caterpillar and Italian-fleas they are able to jump over the fallen tree. However, Wilfred is barely able to catch a breath as Soloman the Spider presents the young caterpillar with a tangled mess! Luckily, Wilfred’s journey does not end here as he is relieved to find Soloman’s taste buds prefer flies. 'Webtastic' follows with some extremely clever lyrics.

Allowed to leave by Soloman, Wilfred then finds himself under the wings of Queen Bee who is preparing for a party with her royal subjects. As Wilfred hastily drinks a jar of nectar, there are surprise musical guests - the Beetles! Although not one of their signature tunes, 'Creepy Crawly Christmas Time' is sung.

Suddenly, everything becomes quiet and Wilfred finds himself alone again, but luckily is joined by the dragonflies who have been sent to rescue him. After introducing themselves during 'The Dragonfly Brigade' Wilfred, with a helping hand from a dragonfly, manages to place the star back in the sky. Madame Butterfly appears beside Wilfred and explains to him the importance of what he has done. 'King of Creation' follows, and in case you were in any doubt, Wilfred succeeded in earning his wings. 'Creepy Crawly Christmas Time (reprise)' is the perfect, lively song to end on.

 

Click the "Script & Songs" heading to read the script, look at the score and listen to the songs.

The script is written for 51 characters.

These comprise 36 speaking parts and 15 Nativity miming parts.

However, this production is designed to be flexible so that it will match your casting needs as closely as possible.

For productions with fewer cast members, condensing and doubling of characters is possible.

This can be done in numerous ways, but the following example reduces the cast number to 28:

• Reduce Ladybirds, Crickets and Fleas to just 2 parts.

• In the Nativity scene, remove the Innkeeper and Pages and have only 1 Angel and Shepherd.

• Double Caterpillars with Beetles and Ants with Dragonflies.

• Get your own Head Teacher to play the Head Teacher!

If more parts are required, then additional characters can be introduced, including extra caterpillars in the school scene, ants in the rockery scene, flowers and bug guests for the flowerbed scene, spiders in the “Webtastic” song and Dragonflies in the “Dragonfly Brigade” song.

With 12 such extra non-speaking characters in each scene plus a non-acting choir of 30 this brings the cast number up to over 150!

It is also possible to split the lines of the caterpillars, ants, ladybirds, crickets, fleas etc. so that additional speaking parts can be made in these scenes.

 

SPEAKING ROLES BY NUMBER OF LINES

N.B. In the following list, the number shows how many spoken lines each role has. An asterisk (*) before the character’s name indicates that this character ALSO has solo or featured sung lines.
* Wilfred85
Butterfly32
* Solomon Bungee28
Oscar18
Sarge18
Queenie13
Victor10
Charlie9
Mike9
Buzz8
Hobbs8
Flip7
Flo7
Fuzz7
Mr Smith7
Scarlet7
Botham6
Dotty6
Millie Pede6
Ruby6
Sobers6
Sting6
Bradman5
Chris Illiss5
Curly Feelers5
Garibaldi5
Hoppo5
Scratchetti5
Adam3
Anne Tenor3
Brilly3
Buoy3
George3
John3
Paul3
Ringo3

 

CAST LIST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (WITH LINE COUNTS)

N.B. In the following list, the number shows how many spoken lines each role has. An asterisk (*) before the character’s name indicates that this character ALSO has solo or featured sung lines.
Adam3
Anne Tenor3
Botham6
Bradman5
Brilly3
Buoy3
Butterfly32
Buzz8
Charlie9
Chris Illiss5
Curly Feelers5
Dotty6
Flip7
Flo7
Fuzz7
Garibaldi5
George3
Hobbs8
Hoppo5
John3
Mike9
Millie Pede6
Mr Smith7
Oscar18
Paul3
Queenie13
Ringo3
Ruby6
Sarge18
Scarlet7
Scratchetti5
Sobers6
* Solomon Bungee28
Sting6
Victor10
* Wilfred85
Non-speaking roles: Mary, Joseph, Innkeeper, 3 Angels, 3 Pages, 3 Kings, and 3 Shepherds.

 

Click the "Script & Songs" heading to read the script, look at the score and listen to the songs.

Customer Reviews

I loved the show!

I left Primary school 2 yrs ago. I performed Creepy Crawly Christmas in my last year. I was Wilfred the main character. I loved the show!
Review by Richard Cobb - Cast Member.

We LOVE doing this performance!!

We LOVE doing this performance!! We are performing it in about 2 weeks time. I am Wilfred and am really looking forward to it!! Hope all goes well!! x x x
Review by Burnham Upper School - Buckinghamshire.

AMAZING!

Script is amusing with lots of food for thought. Most of our 60 year 3's had speaking parts. They found the script and song words fun and easy to learn. A fantastic show for which we received AMAZING reviews!
Review by Lyall Wade - Key Stage 2 Teacher.

A fantastic show to perform!

We performed this last year with our Year 1,2 and 3 children - a huge cast of 70 plus performers! It was superb... the characters were wonderful, there was great scope for fantastic costumes and scenery and the children absolutely LOVED performing it for their mums and dads!
Review by Class Teacher - Keyingham Primary School - Hull

enjoyed it

I was wilfred and i loved it so did the school.
Review by coco runnwell community primary school wickford

brilliant

It was brilliant i was wilfred
Review by coco runwell comunity primary school wickford

creepy crawly christmas

it is a brilliant fantastic script and play to actout and watch jit brought laughtter and happiness to the adutince thanks
Review by sophie truscott St Dennis c.p school

cool!

this play's great, i love the dragonfly song! im a dragonfly!
Review by pinkpenguin, st dennis school, st austell

i love webtastic an starlit

i love webtastic an starlit an wilfred are mate
Review by max croft praymry croft

we love doing it for are christmas play

amazing
Review by joshua harstanes primiry school

webtastic is my favourit song

i was a flea in the conset
Review by ffaldau primarey

creepy crawly christmas

This was a fantastic brillliant massive good production it was the best we ever done.
Review by Sophie Truscott St Dennis c.p school

Exellent!

I was a ladybird/dotty it was an amazing show to perform loved every muinet of it x
Review by Tonie,Lucy. Hollybush primary school Leeds bramley

it was amazing

i loved it i coud not bleveie it
Review by bradley monkray school

Wow!

I played Madam Butterfly and adored it! Funny, sweet and memorable. A play to remember and a must see. Recommended with enthusiasm!
Review by Sophie, Cast member, Newton Longville School

Wilfred a silly caterpillar finds a star and wanted to put it back where it belongs.

It was amazing. i played a role in the nativity as an angel.
Christmas Again and King of Creation are my songs. i love all the songs.
Review by Priscilla, New Testament Baptist Church School, East Hartford.

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Click the "Script & Songs" heading to read the script, look at the score and listen to the songs.

Song Samples

Song Samples are audio clips taken from the songs of the show. Click each song title below to play each song.

Song Title

Christmas Again

Creepy Crawly Christmas Time

Starlight

The Dragonfly Brigade

The King Of Creation

Webtastic

What Is It

Wilfrid Our Mate


These samples have been compressed and do not represent the quality of the final product.

Script & Score Samples

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Sample Script

Sample Performance Piano Score (Grade 5 / 6 standard)

Easy Play Rehearsal Score (Grade 2 / 3 standard)

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