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Hay Presto - An Ex-Strawdinary Musical Nativity by Matthew Crossey and Tom Kirkham

Hay Presto
Media/Arrangement: Printed Book with CD
Category: Nativity Musical Play - The School Musicals Company
Order Code: 9781999580858


Product Description

The residents of Bethlehem are worried: a census has been called and they are about to be inundated with people and animals. Where will everyone stay? Will they run out of food and water? And most importantly, will there be enough hay?

The animals in a nearby stable are worked up enough to stock-pile their hay in a corner, even standing guard to ensure it doesn’t get taken. But when a young couple arrive along with a weary donkey, they begin to have a change of heart. And when a baby is born and visitors flock to see him, the animals realise that sharing with those in need brings the greatest joy of all.

Hay Presto takes a funny, at times farcical, but always heart-warming look at the nativity story, complete with seven perfectly-pitched songs for children aged 5-9, with 56 speaking roles and a cast size of between 30-80+ (ideal cast size 70).

The Director's Book includes the full script with song lyrics, character list, staging suggestions, scene breakdowns, characters by lines 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 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) direct from the publisher’s website or by email to

Approximate Duration: 35 minutes


1) Counting Down The Days
2) Underneath The Star There Is A Stable
3) These Three Kings
4) Bursting At The Seams
5) Shine Like A Diamond
6) Hay Presto
7) The Wonders Of Christmas

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