Amazing Advent Calendar, The - By Tom Kirkham and Matthew Crossey
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‘A wonderful adventure, great fun and incredibly catchy songs.’
- DP, Principal, Stagecoach Theatre Arts School, Fleet.
This thrilling nativity musical follows Nicholas Mistletoe as he tumbles back in time to the days surrounding the birth of Jesus. Dressed in his pyjamas and slippers, can Nicholas make it to the stable to observe the new-born baby or will the distrustful Roman soldiers evict him from Bethlehem?
A gripping script and eight brilliant, original songs divided across the year-groups make The Amazing Advent Calendar the perfect whole school Christmas production. Suitable for 5 to 11 year olds.
When Nicholas is handed a mysterious Advent calendar, he never expects it to take him 2000 years back in time. Stranger still, he finds himself in Bethlehem, about to witness the most famous moment in all of history. But a boy in pyjamas and slippers is always going to rouse curiosity. Before long, Nicholas is confronted by some distrustful Roman soldiers, believing him to be an imposter. He evades them for long enough to observe the shepherds meeting the angels and even glimpses Mary and Joseph in the stable before he is evicted from Bethlehem.
Under the night sky, Nicholas worries how he will get back to his family, not to mention to his own century. Fortunately, he bumps into three wise men who are happy to lend a hand.
Join Nicholas in a Christmas story like no other, with the nativity story at its very heart.
Eight brilliant, original songs, a compelling script and opportunities for children of all ages make The Amazing Advent Calendar the perfect primary school Christmas production.
Contains 52 speaking parts with a flexible cast size of between 30 to 80 (ideal cast size 60) which can easily be adapted to fit your production. All characters could be played both by boys and girls, with names altered to suit if felt necessary.
The Director's Book includes the full script with song lyrics, character profiles with number of lines, production suggestions (with helpful tips on costumes, props and staging), curriculum-linked material and the sheet music piano score with vocal line and guitar chords. The accompanying CD includes all songs recorded with children’s voices and full backing tracks.
An editable version of the script in Word format is available to customers who also purchase a performance licence. The cost of the editable script is currently £9.95 and this can only be bought (along with the performance licence) directly from the publisher’s website or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by completion of the form at the back of the book.
Approximate Duration: 50 minutes
Present Day (Speaking Roles):
Eve, Gloria, Holly, Stella
Present Day (Non-Speaking Roles):
Villagers of Littleton
Yesteryear (Speaking Roles):
Mary & Joseph
Fruit Seller & Water Seller
Roman Soliders 1-9
Caspar, Melchior, Balthazar
Other Non-Speaking Roles
Additional Roman Soldiers