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The Bethlehem Star (Nativity)

by Dave Corbett

Pricing & Order Info.
Ideal Cast Size 49
Speaking Roles 31
Minimum Cast Size 34
Duration (minutes)30

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Why choose this Musical?

Suits large cast with unlimited extras

Flexibility

Flexible Cast size to suit YOUR group numbers, from 34 actors upwards. See "Casting" tab below.

Easy to rehearse

Breaks down easily into composite parts for rehearsal purposes.

Terrific humour

Age appropriate jokes which Infants both understand and carry off.

Boys in particular love this musical

Show-stopping "Choir of Angels" song

Extensive Production Notes included in script

Beautifully constructed songs with clever repetition

CDs of Backing Tracks and Vocal Tracks available

Easy Play Piano/Vocal Score (Grade 4 Standard) available

Age Range - Key Stage 1 Production (5-7 years)
NEW! Instant Scenery with our digital backdrops
A different backdrop for EVERY scene change

Supplied in both a PowerPoint presentation and as individual JPG files.

School Play Backdrop
No more Scenery Painting!

"The Bethlehem Star" is an impressive Infant Nativity.

It is good for a large cast and will take an unlimited number of extras.

It breaks down easily into composite parts for rehearsal purposes.

Boys in particular love this Nativity.

In "Choir of Angels" you have a show-stopping song which will bring the house down.

There are 31 speaking roles.

The script includes extensive Production Notes + "Often forgotten" hints & tips for making your show a success.

This is the funniest Nativity we have seen with humour that Infants can both understand and carry off easily.

Scene One: An office at The Bethlehem Star news papyrus.

The Star is desperate for a scoop. The editor encourages his reporters to get out and find a story worth telling ... not just a donkey or some figs or some slippery oil thieves.

Scene Two: A scoop missed.

If only they knew! 'Babies are born all the time ... nothing special about yours'. What a bungle.

Scene Three: Keep your head down.

The Roman soldiers are BIG, STRONG, ROUGH and SCARY ... But at least one has itchy, knitted underpants.

Scene Four: A real scoop.

Although the reporter's quill is bent, there's quite a regal story here.

Scene Five: Scooperdooper.

The shepherds don't have a story ... apart from ... what's this? Wow, wow and more wow ... angels!!! Scooooop!

Scene Six: Thee best inn in town.

No, that's not a typo, it really is THEE best inn in town ... but it's full. See if you can guess what happens.

Suggested Cast List For 49 Actors

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.

Character NameNumber of Lines
Editor11
Reporter 311
Mary10
Reporter 110
Sergeant9
Reporter 28
Reporter 48
Joseph7
Scene Announcer6
Narrator5
* King 14
* King 24
Shepherd 14
* King 33
Reporter 53
Stallholder 63
* Innkeeper2
Innkeeper's Wife2
Stallholder 12
Stallholder 22
Stallholder 32
Stallholder 42
Stallholder 52
Lady1
Man1
Shepherd 21
Shepherd 31
Shepherd 41
Shepherd 51
Shepherd 61
Soldier 11

Non-speaking roles: Eight Soldiers (who sing on their own), one Donkey, three Camels and six Angels (who don't).

Suggested Cast List For 34 Actors

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.

Character NameNumber of Lines
Editor11
Reporter 311
Mary10
Reporter 110
Sergeant
also plays Man
10
Reporter 4
also covers first two of Reporter 5's lines
10
Reporter 2
also covers the last of Reporter 5's lines
9
Joseph7
Scene Announcer6
Narrator5
Shepherd 1
also covers Shepherd 4's lines
5
* King 14
* King 24
* King 33
Stallholder 63
Shepherd 2
also covers Shepherd 5's lines and also plays Lady
3
* Innkeeper2
Innkeeper's Wife2
Stallholder 12
Stallholder 22
Stallholder 32
Stallholder 42
Stallholder 52
Shepherd 3
also covers Shepherd 6's lines
2
Soldier 11

Non-speaking roles: Five Soldiers (who sing as a group), one Donkey, and three Angels.

Note: No camels are required for this cast size.

5 Star Rating

The Bethlehem Star (Nativity)

"Great fun, especially for the audience who loved the media related content. From the moment I picked up the script and saw the brilliant humour (E Bray for donkeys) I knew it was going to be good. And it was."
Clive Ward, Peterborough

5 Star Rating

The Bethlehem Star (Nativity)

"Wow.....this was spectacular!"
Audience member, Leicester

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150-199 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £25.00
100-149 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £20.00
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100-149 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £20.00
50-99 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £15.00
0-49 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £10.00
Youth Theatre (any size) £50.00