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The Bethlehem Bootee Company

by Dave Corbett

Pricing & Order Info.
*** NEW for Christmas 2021 ***
Ideal Cast Size 40
Speaking Roles 31
Minimum Cast Size 23
Duration (minutes)25

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Why choose this Musical?

31 Speaking roles

Flexible Cast size to suit YOUR group numbers, from 23 actors upwards. See "Casting" tab below for full instructions.

Separate CDs of Vocal and Backing tracks

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

Very easy to stage and teach

Easy to costume

Extensive production notes included in the script

Any number of chorus parts

No problem props

Age range: Key Stage 2 Production (7-11 years)

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Marcus and Selina, the very first M&S, try to sell bootees to Mary, Joseph and a trio of Kings... but they need to buy wool from some shepherds so that Granny can keep knitting!

Join the Gefril family on their journey through Bethlehem in this humorous modern take on the Nativity story.

Scene One

In the hustle and bustle of a busy market, Marcus and Selina Gefril set up their stall while Granny is busily knitting another pair of bootees.

Unfortunately business is slow due to a shortage of babies in town so the family decide to take to the road to try and sell their wares.

Scene Two

As they begin their travels, the Gefrils bump into a very tired Mary, Joseph and their donkey.

They offer their bootees to the weary couple who happily agree to buy a pair as Mary is soon to have a baby.

As Mary and Joseph settle down to rest, the family continue on their way with granny knitting yet another pair of bootees!

Scene Three

With one sale in the bag and spirits high, Marcus and Selina discuss the advantage of having their own company name.

Marcus and Selina... M&S? Nah, it would never catch on!

With their initials discounted, the pair finally agree on 'The BBC' or 'The Bethlehem Bootee Company' while Granny is STILL busy knitting.

Scene Four

Three Kings and their camels are settled down by a fire as the newly branded sales team enter.

Even though the Kings are on their way to visit a baby, they have already bought lavish gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh... all very nice but surely the baby would prefer warm feet?

And that's when it happened... Granny, the fastest knitter in Bethlehem, ran out of wool!

Scene Five

Desperate for supplies, Granny heads off to the hillside to see the Shepherds.

The Shepherds are glad to help their best customer and soon set to work shearing sheep before a host of Angels appear before them.

The Angels tell the news of a child born in Bethlehem... a child that is a king and a saviour.

While the Shepherds hastily head towards Bethlehem, Granny rushes off to tell the news to Marcus and Selina. A special baby means special baby feet that require special knitted bootees!

Scene Six

In a stable in Bethlehem Mary, Joseph, the innkeeper and his wife are sitting by baby Jesus sleeping soundly in a manger.

The proud new parents thank the Innkeeper for the shelter of his stable before his wife gifts a pillow for the baby.

Marcus, Selina and Granny are next to visit the new arrival and gift another VERY special pair of bootees for baby Jesus to a very grateful Mary.

Soon the Shepherds enter with their gift of a woolly fleece followed by the Kings who present their lavish gifts.

All very special gifts for a very special baby who now has very warm feet!

Speaking Roles By Number Of Lines

N.B. In the following list, the number shows the number of 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
* Marcus Gefril26
* Selina Gefril24
Mary15
Granny Gefril13
* Joseph7
* Shepherd 16
Donkey5
King 14
King 24
King 34
Wife4
* Shepherd 24
* Shepherd 33
* Camel 13
Innkeeper3
Narrator 13
Narrator 23
Narrator 33
Narrator 53
Narrator 63
Narrator 42
* Shepherd 42
Bread Seller2
* Camel 22
Sheep 11
Angel 11
Angel 21
Angel 31
* Camel 31
Fig Seller1
Oil Seller1

Suggested Cast List For 23 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the number shows the number of 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
* Marcus Gefril26
* Selina Gefril24
Mary15
Granny Gefril13
Donkey - also plays Innkeeper8
* Joseph7
Fig Seller - also plays *Shepherd 17
Bread Seller - also plays *Shepherd 26
Oil Seller - also plays both *Shepherd 3 & *Shepherd 4 (combined lines)6
Narrator 2 - also reads Narrator 5s lines6
Narrator 3 - also reads Narrator 6s lines6
Narrator 1 - also reads Narrator 4s lines5
King 14
King 24
King 34
Wife4
* Camel 1 - also plays Angel 14
* Camel 2 - also plays Angel 23
* Camel 3 - also plays Angel 32
Sheep 1 - also plays one of the non-speaking Merchants1

Non-speaking Roles: 3 Merchants who also play Chorus of Sheep.

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Product Name Product Price Qty
Script (Non-editable PDF) £10.00
Script (Editable Word Doc) £12.00
PDF & Word Doc Scripts £15.00
PDF Easy Play Piano Score (Grade 4 Standard) £10.00
MP3 Backing Tracks £10.00
MP3 Vocal Tracks £10.00
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Product Name Product Price Qty
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Pack of 5 Scripts £32.00
Easy Play Piano Score (Grade 4 Standard) £13.00
CD of Backing Tracks £13.00
CD of Vocal Tracks £13.00
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Youth Theatre (any size) £50.00

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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
0-49 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £10.00
Youth Theatre (any size) £50.00