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A 21st Century Nativity by Peter van der Sluijs
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!] Carols can be sung between scenes that would extend the length of this play.
MusicThe producer's copy of the script suggests six carols to be interspersed between the scenes. (These would increase the run time to up to 30 minutes.) Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleShort nativity play (though considerably longer if the suggested carols are sung), with optional traditional nativity tableau. Six scenes, but minimal set requirements.
SynopsisWhat would the story of the birth of Jesus be like if it were to happen now?
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An Almost Correct Christmas Story by James O'Sullivan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Most of the characters are written male, but since their activities are gender-neutral, reassignment would not change the piece.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA light hearted take on the Nativity.
SynopsisFollowing the gospels relatively closely with a few whimsical modifications, the play makes for a humorous end of year festival production with the added benefit of being suitable for performance as a satirical piece by adults or as a tongue in cheek comedy by children and youth groups.
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The Best in the Book by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 26. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. Chorus includes unspecified numbers of (talking) sheep and camels
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script includes sheet music for three original songs. A number of traditional carols are also suggested in the script.
StyleIrreverend, humorous nativity play. Simple sets.
SynopsisA humorous nativity story, with pantomime camels, talkative sheep, Queens as well as kings and lots of angels. The shepherds really don't like their job and spend the cold winter's night in drinking too much! They are very alarmed when angels appear. Meanwhile, one of the kings' camels develops a puncture...
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The Christmas Play by Peter Lancaster Walker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 20. Chorus. The chorus is an optional mixture of choir and extras! Could be played by children or a mixture of adults and children.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSuitable Christmas carols are suggested in the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleFifteen minute play. Simple hospital set, used to frame the nativity play within the play.
SynopsisMissing the school Nativity play, thanks to a broken toe, Sarah is sulking, but the nurse has an idea. Soon a cast is assembling for the hospital ward Nativity and Sarah gets to sing along after all.
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Frank Sent This... by Aaron Warren
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 28. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Chorus size may vary
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!] This allows for 17 songs or music pieces included
MusicMostly song suggestions with one original song and score provided with the Producer's copy.
StyleA one act nativity comedy, with fun centering on events in Bethlehem.
SynopsisA school nativity rehearsal is causing three students to question whether the events they're portraying ever took place at all. Their teacher makes a Christmas wish, and the three find themselves back in Bethlehem, dressed as the three kings...
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God's Messenger Department by Bill Siviter
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus. Option for more animals to be added to the stable tableau.
One of the characters is a star. Well, they're all stars, but you know what I mean.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleIrreverent approach to the nativity (the story is all there, but the perspective is unorthodox!). Likely to appeal to older children rather than the youngest element normally associated with such plays.
SynopsisThe Archangels are all relaxing in their common room when they get a call from the Boss... There are messages to be delivered, to Joseph, Mary and the three kings. Not to mention the shepherds in the fields too - Gabriel has to put down his Nintendo and get busy!
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The Journey of the Magi [Prose] by Martin Kirkland
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 31. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePlay morphing smoothly from a comedy introduction to the three wise men into a more reverend Biblical account. Includes the use of shadow theatre. (Structurally in two acts, one-act in length!)
SynopsisCaspar, Balthazar and Melchior are held in high regard by everyone except their wives, who would love a holiday. The appearance of a new star and the sudden interest of the Romans inspires an astrological journey, ending at a certain stable in Bethlehem.
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Nativity - The Christmas Story by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus. The numbers of shepherds and Roman soldiers are flexible.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for a class-sized cast, with a good range of speaking parts. No set requirements.
A deliberately comic piece but keeping the traditional story in view.
SynopsisThe traditional nativity story takes an inventive comic turn, with lazy shepherds, an unlikely group of visitors with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, and a bit of confusion over what to call the baby... but all the elements of the traditional story come together in the end. After all, this is how it really happened... well, more or less.
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Nativity News by Sarah Cowan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. Doubling possibilities make cast numbers very adaptable - at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!] This is dependent on the optional use of music suggestions.
MusicEight music - song -suggestions provided to use for scene changes and for sound effects. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play, with musical interludes, for children to perform.
SynopsisThe Nativity story re-told in an upbeat new way, using reporters and a 'newsdesk'. See the Shepherds interviewed in the fields! See the animal experts give their opinions on the donkey! All the events revealed in a fun way.
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Not Another Nativity by Paul Cockcroft
RolesMinimum Male roles = 13. Minimum Female roles = 13. Minimum total with doubling = 26. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus. Genders for parts are nominated, but could be altered as required.
Run TimeAround 13 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act nativity play with rehearsal settings.
SynopsisTeacher becomes increasingly impatient (whilst retaining some, perhaps misplaced, optimism) as the cast rehearse for the forthcoming school nativity. Numerous interruptions and bored children abound in a refreshing new slant on the traditional.
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