It's A Census, Get Me Out Of Here! - By Matthew Crossey and Tom Kirkham
The cameras roll as Abi and Seth, renowned television presenters of Itís A Census, Get Me Out Of Here!, broadcast live from a bustling Bethlehem during the Roman census. As the inns fill with visitors and the local residents contemplate running for the hills, two late-comers - a young couple and their donkey - will take any shelter they can find. Even a stable.
With seven scintillating songs, a side-splitting script and a great cast of characters, Itís A Census, Get Me Out Of Here! is a fresh and frenetic take on the traditional nativity story.
When Caesar Augustus decreed that a census should be undertaken of the whole Roman Empire, he may well have known that there would be logistical challenges in undertaking it, and he may well have known that it would involve upheaval for many people as they returned to their places of birth. But what he couldnít possibly have known is that the census would also be the driving force in probably the most famous story the world has ever known.
Without the census, Mary and Joseph would never have made their journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, would never have found shelter in a little stable, and would never have placed baby Jesus in the humble manger of the animals.
The nativity story owes everything to the census, and in this playful version, we celebrate that fact.
Ideal for ages 5 to 9, contains 36 speaking roles with a flexible cast size of between 20 to 50+ (ideal cast size 36).
The Director's Book includes the full script with song lyrics, character list, scene breakdowns, characters in each scene, song notes and staging suggestions plus other useful production information, along with the sheet music piano score with vocal line and guitar chords. The accompanying CD includes all songs recorded with childrenís 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) direct from the publisherís website or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approximate Duration: 35 minutes
1) tís A Census, Get Me Out Of Here
2) Walking And Walking
3) No Room At The Inn, Mary
4) Just An Old Barn
5) So We Could See The Baby
6) The Three Wise Men
7) Sing It Out