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The Little Shepherd (With Nativity)

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The Little Shepherd (With Nativity)

by Malcolm Sircom

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Features Musicline's Unique LINE COUNT System Making CASTING A 5 Minute Job.
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"This Musical has got the lot; great songs, great humour and a VERY simple set."

Denise White - Headteacher - Blakenhale Junior School - Birmingham

A Light-Hearted, Fun Filled Musical
An “Easy to learn” Christmas Musical Production
• 49 speaking roles plus cameo parts; easily reduced.
• Unlimited chorus parts.
• Flexible to stage with simple scenery - adaptable.
• CD of Backing Tracks available.
• CD of Vocal Tracks available.
• Piano Score (Grade 5 Standard) available.
• Easily constructed and manageable props.
• Age range - KS 2 Musical Production. (7-11 years).
• Non-speaking parts for Infants.
• Duration - 45 Minutes.

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

The story of David, a shepherd boy, who desperately wants to see the baby Jesus. Eventually his wish is granted after many incidents and distractions, including meeting the Three Kings and the Three Wise Men! This lively script views the nativity story from a child's angle and has many humorous moments - Doris the dancing camel and four rebellious sheep among them. Even the Wise Men would be pushed to make the top stream... There are 50 solo parts for ages 7 to 11, which can easily be reduced if necessary, as well as a choir. Starting and finishing with a carol, there are some half dozen catchy, original songs during the action.

 

Product code: LSS

As the show opens with the traditional carol 'While Shepheds Watched Their Flocks by Night' the narrators enter and set the scene before the play moves swiftly into action. David, a young boy is desperate to become a shepherd like his father, so when his mother tells David to take supper to his father he jumps at the opportunity. However, it’s quite a shock (a happy shock no doubt) to David to find that watching sheep involves endless rounds of card games… 'Learner Shepherd' follows as the shepherds introduce David to the necessary skills required for watching sheep and his father presents him with a sheepskin waistcoat.

Everyone is soon distracted by the shining star that is directly above the field and 'Star of the Night' is sung as they ponder about its message. However, everyone’s thoughts are put on hold as a strange sound is heard from no where and people panic, running back to their homes. Yet David remains unfazed as he comes face to face with an angel and the cowering shepherds sit up in order not to miss out on the fun! 'Glad Tidings' is sung as the angel tells the shepherds of the Son of God who is going to be born tonight. Eager to witness such a tremendous event, the shepherds rely on David to look after the sheep as they set off to Bethlehem.

If David hoped for a quiet first night looking after sheep then he should have thought twice! His first visitors are three kings who have trouble getting an obstinate camel to move. Luckily for them, David has a country and western streak hidden in him as a simple ‘Yee-ha’ gets the camel not just moving but tap dancing! The young shepherd is rewarded with three gold coins for his efforts. As the kings continue on their way, 'A Long, Long Road' is sung. However trouble starts to brew as the sheep decide to take advantage of the elder shepherd’s absence and as they decide to escape, to discover if the grass is greener on the other side, 'Let’s Boogie' is bleated in style!

The Wise Men are the next people to ask for David’s assistance as he points them in the right direction to the stable. 'Brains' is sung by the Wise Men as they admire their own intellect. Starting to feel left out of the night’s events, David sings 'Missing It All.' As the star starts to fade, the Angel reappears and tells David of his missing sheep, David wastes no time in setting off to find them and bring them home.

Back at the stable, Mary and Joseph are not left alone for long as the visitors start to arrive to present the Son of God with their gifts and 'Boy Child' is sung as they shower him with praise. However, spirits are not high for long as the Angel makes one last appearance to warn Mary and Joseph of King Herod’s plans to slaughter all new-born children in Judaea. Yet all is not lost, as David makes it to the stable in time to see Jesus and his generous gift of the waistcoat to keep the child warm delights Mary and Joseph as they promise that God will be with him.

As the shepherds return to their field, they are angry to find David gone along with some missing sheep. However, like most children, David returns with a ready prepared story to explain his disappearance, but this time, his excuses are accepted by his father who is proud of his son’s dedication towards returning the missing sheep and his generosity towards Mary and Joseph. 'The Son of God' ends the show as the cast celebrate.

 

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

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.
* David ................................................................................................................................. 54
* Jacob ................................................................................................................................. 27
* Joseph ............................................................................................................................... 23
* Mary .................................................................................................................................. 22
* King 1 ................................................................................................................................ 16
* Angel ................................................................................................................................. 13
* Wise Man 1 ....................................................................................................................... 13
* King 2 ................................................................................................................................ 12
* Leader Sheep (Sheep 1) ................................................................................................... 12
* King 3 ................................................................................................................................ 11
* Shepherd 3 ........................................................................................................................ 11
* Wise Man 2 ....................................................................................................................... 10
* Shepherd 1 .......................................................................................................................... 9
* Wise Man 3 ......................................................................................................................... 9
* Shepherd 2 .......................................................................................................................... 8
* Shepherd 4 .......................................................................................................................... 8
* Shepherd 5 .......................................................................................................................... 7
* Shepherd 6 .......................................................................................................................... 7
Narrator 1............................................................................................................................... 6
Narrator 2............................................................................................................................... 6
Narrator 3............................................................................................................................... 6
Narrator 4............................................................................................................................... 6
Narrator 5............................................................................................................................... 6
* Shepherd 7 .......................................................................................................................... 6
British Woman ....................................................................................................................... 5
Chinese Woman .................................................................................................................... 5
Narrator 6............................................................................................................................... 5
Narrator 7............................................................................................................................... 5
Narrator 8............................................................................................................................... 5
Red Indian Woman ................................................................................................................ 5
* Sheep 3 ............................................................................................................................... 5
Indian Woman ....................................................................................................................... 4
* Sheep 2 ............................................................................................................................... 4
Mother ................................................................................................................................... 3
* Sheep 4 ............................................................................................................................... 3
Camel .................................................................................................................................... 2
* Innkeeper ............................................................................................................................ 2
Villager 1 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 2 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 3 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 4 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 5 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 6 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 7 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 8 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 9 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 10 .............................................................................................................................. 1
Villager 11 .............................................................................................................................. 1
Villager 12 .............................................................................................................................. 1

CAST LIST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (WITH LINE COUNT)

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.
* Angel ................................................................................................................................. 13
British Woman ....................................................................................................................... 5
Camel .................................................................................................................................... 2
Chinese Woman .................................................................................................................... 5
* David ................................................................................................................................. 54
Indian Woman ....................................................................................................................... 4
* Innkeeper ............................................................................................................................ 2
* Jacob ................................................................................................................................. 27
* Joseph ............................................................................................................................... 23
* King 1 ................................................................................................................................ 16
* King 2 ................................................................................................................................ 12
* King 3 ................................................................................................................................ 11
* Leader Sheep (Sheep 1) ................................................................................................... 12
* Mary .................................................................................................................................. 22
Mother ................................................................................................................................... 3
Narrator 1............................................................................................................................... 6
Narrator 2............................................................................................................................... 6
Narrator 3............................................................................................................................... 6
Narrator 4............................................................................................................................... 6
Narrator 5............................................................................................................................... 6
Narrator 6............................................................................................................................... 5
Narrator 7............................................................................................................................... 5
Narrator 8............................................................................................................................... 5
Red Indian Woman ................................................................................................................ 5
* Sheep 2 ............................................................................................................................... 4
* Sheep 3 ............................................................................................................................... 5
* Sheep 4 ............................................................................................................................... 3
* Shepherd 1 .......................................................................................................................... 9
* Shepherd 2 .......................................................................................................................... 8
* Shepherd 3 ........................................................................................................................ 11
* Shepherd 4 .......................................................................................................................... 8
* Shepherd 5 .......................................................................................................................... 7
* Shepherd 6 .......................................................................................................................... 7
* Shepherd 7 .......................................................................................................................... 6
Villager 1 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 10 .............................................................................................................................. 1
Villager 11 .............................................................................................................................. 1
Villager 12 .............................................................................................................................. 1
Villager 2 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 3 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 4 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 5 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 6 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 7 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 8 ................................................................................................................................ 1
Villager 9 ................................................................................................................................ 1
* Wise Man 1 ....................................................................................................................... 13
* Wise Man 2 ....................................................................................................................... 10
* Wise Man 3 ......................................................................................................................... 9

 

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

Customer Reviews

"This Nativity has got the lot; great songs, great humour and a VERY simple set."

"This Nativity has got the lot; great songs, great humour and a VERY simple set."
Review by Denise White - Headteacher - Blakenhale Junior School - Birmingham

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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

A Long, Long Road

Boy Child

Brains!

Glad Tidings

Learner Shepherd

Let's Boogie

Missing It All

Star Of The Night


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 Piano Score (Grade 5 Standard)

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