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Mend The Manger (Nativity)

by Dave Corbett

Pricing & Order Info.
Ideal Cast Size 44
Speaking Roles 29
Minimum Cast Size 27
Duration (minutes)30

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Why choose this Musical?

Flexibility

Flexible Cast size to suit YOUR group numbers, from 27 actors upwards. See "Casting" tab below.

Optional roles for extras

Unlimited chorus parts

Very simple to stage

Suitable for inclusion of "Early Years"

CDs of Backing and Vocal Tracks available

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

Extensive Production Notes included in Script

Age range - Key Stage 1 Production (5-7 years)
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"Mend the Manger" is easy to stage making it very suitable for N.Q.Ts tackling their first Infant Nativity.

Hints and tips for NQTs are included in the script.

Extensive Production Notes steer you well clear of any potential pitfalls.

The songs are very straightforward with lots of repetition.

Although the donkey has a solo singing part, don't forget that this part can be either a male or female role.

There are 29 speaking roles with as many cooks, cleaners, servants etc. as you wish.

"Mend the Manger" is suitable for the inclusion of "Early Years".

Scene One: The Mangled Manger : in the stable.

The animals want to know who has made such a mess, and broken the manger. It turns out that the donkey's clumsy feet got into a muddle again. The innkeeper takes the manger to be fixed.

Scene Two: Very Important People in a Tent : the Kings' tent.

On the way the innkeeper meets some Kings and camels heading to Bethlehem to see a special baby.

Scene Three: Pretty Boring : on a hillside.

The innkeeper meets a group of shepherds on a hill. Apparently, it's boring watching sheep. They warn him of bears and wolves.

Scene Four: Busy, Busy, Busy : at the inn.

Cooks, servants and cleaners are busy getting the inn ready for the rush of visitors.

Scene Five: Two Very Tired Travellers : outside the inn.

Mary and Joseph arrive at the inn, and are offered a bed in the stable.

Scene Six: Dazzling White Angels : on a hillside.

The angels appear to the shepherds.

Scene Seven: The Baby Arrives : in the stable.

Kings and shepherds find baby Jesus lying in a newly repaired manger.

Suggested Cast List For 44 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
Innkeeper16
Innkeeper's Wife10
Narrator 19
Announcer8
Narrator 28
Narrator 38
* Donkey7
Mary7
King 14
Camel 13
Goat 13
Joseph3
King 23
King 33
Shepherd 23
Shepherd 33
Angel2
Camel 22
Camel 32
Goat 22
Shepherd 12
Shepherd 42
Cleaners - (x 3 actors)1
Cooks - (x 3 actors)1
Duck 11
Duck 21
Servants - (x 3 actors)1
Sheep 11
Sheep 21

Non-speaking roles: Bear, Lion, Wolf and Band of six Angels.

Suggested Cast List For 27 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
Innkeeper16
Narrator 1 - also shares the reading of Narrator 3's lines with Narrator 213
Narrator 2 - also shares the reading of Narrator 3's lines with Narrator 112
Innkeeper's Wife10
Announcer8
Mary - also plays Cook8
* Donkey7
King 14
Goat 1 - also covers Sheep 2's line4
Joseph - also plays Cleaner4
Shepherd 1 - also covers Shepherd 4's lines4
Camel 13
King 23
King 33
Shepherd 23
Shepherd 33
Angel2
Camel 22
Camel 32
Goat 2 - also plays Bear2
Duck 1 - also plays Wolf1
Duck 2 - also plays Lion1
Servant1
Sheep 11

Non-speaking roles: Band of three Angels.

Mary and Joseph will need simple aprons and hats, which can be quickly removed, to play the Cook and Cleaner.

5 Star Rating

Mend The Manger (Nativity)

"This was well pitched for the inclusion of our Early Years."
Parent Helper, Lincolnshire

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MP3 Vocal Tracks £5.00
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Pack of 5 Scripts £32.00
Piano Score (Grade 4 Standard) £13.00
CDs of Backing and Vocal Tracks ( 2 CDs) £13.00
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Size of your School Size Price per Performance Price Number of Performances Number
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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
50-99 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £15.00
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Youth Theatre (any size) £50.00

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Size of your School Size Price of Licence Price Qty Qty
200+ Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £30.00
150-199 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £25.00
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

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Size of your School Size Price of Licence Price Qty Qty
200+ Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £30.00
150-199 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £25.00
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