Stable By Starlight - By Niki Davies
Niki Davies’ beautiful new nativity, perfectly pitched for 3-6 year olds, will charm children and adults alike with its delightful nativity script and seven unforgettable songs.
Tucked quietly away behind the heaving inns and overcrowded houses of Bethlehem, a stable stands peacefully in the darkness. Its oxen snore gently. Its mice nibble leisurely. It is a night like any other. But everything is about to change. A couple. A baby. Shepherds. Kings. Before they know it, the humble stable is bathed in starlight and alive with activity. Something very special is happening, and the animals are in the stalls with front-row tickets.
It is no wonder that children are so enchanted by the story of the birth of Jesus: He is born inside a stable rather than a hospital. He has straw and hay to keep him warm, rather than a blanket. His companions are donkeys, sheep and oxen, with not a midwife or nurse to be seen. And to cap it all off, he is placed in a manger, a trough from which the animals eat. This is perfect story material for any child, allowing their imagination to whisk them away to Bethlehem and place them right there in the stable beside Mary and Joseph.
Stable By Starlight captures this beautifully, evoking a quiet, peaceful, secluded stable which is suddenly brought to life in the most unexpected of ways and by an ever-growing number of people and animals. We hope that you and the young cast have a wonderful time telling this enchanting story!
Contains 30 speaking roles with a cast size of between 20-80 (ideal cast size 50).
The Director's Book includes the full script with song lyrics, character list, 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: 30 minutes