Bethlehem Bake-Off - By Tom Kirkham and Matthew Crossey
With a cracking script and six unbeatable songs,
Bethlehem Bake-Off has all the ingredients for a truly egg-cellent nativity for ages 5 to 9. Contains 30 speaking roles and a flexible cast size of 20-34+ (ideal cast size 30).
It's the night before Christmas and Bethlehem is holding its annual baking competition. This year, though, there are a few surprise contestants: some shepherds from the local fields, a choir of angels from the heavens, and three wise-looking chaps who arrived on camels.
As the competition progresses, we learn what brought them all to Bethlehem: a very special baby is to be born in a nearby stable, and they are here for a slice of the action.
The Director's Book includes the full script with song lyrics, character list, curriculum-linked material, along with 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.
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) direct from the publisher’s website or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approximate Duration: 30 minutes
1) Bethlehem Bake-Off
2) Tale Of The Shepherds
3) Bethlehem Is A Long Way Off
4) Onwards To Bethlehem Town
5) Add A Little Love Into Your Recipe
6) Christmas, Christmas
The play has been written with 30 speaking parts, though this could easily be adapted. There is also plenty to do for a large ensemble. The parts fall roughly into the following groups:
- Presenters and production crew
- Wise Men and their entourage
- The Three Wise Men plus entourage
- Mary, Joseph and the donkey
All characters could be played both by boys and girls, with names altered to suit if felt necessary.