Fabulous School Musicals, Music Books & Songbooks. Providing Music to Schools since 1999
FREE 1ST CLASS UK DELIVERY on orders above £25*
COVID-19 Update: We are OPEN and accepting orders via our website. Royal Mail have advised that delivery times may be slightly longer than usual at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

Gentle Beasts - By Debbie Campbell


  1 customer review  |  Add your review

Gentle Beasts
Media/Arrangement: Printed Book with CD
Category: Nativity Musical Play - Debbie Campbell
Order Code: DC10018

KS1 KS2 CD
 

‘Really great musical for Primary school nativity. Just finished putting on the show and it went down brilliantly! Recommended!!!’  - NW, UK.


Product Description

The traditional English carol The Friendly Beasts has been adapted by Debbie Campbell to create a heart-warming and amusing Christmas musical, describing the Nativity from the point of view of a bunch of rather comical animals!

The Nativity is re-told by a number of rather comical animals - gentle doves, self-important cockerell, fluttering birds, wise owls, dozy donkey, street-wise cat and dog, motherly ox, friendly sheep and proud camels - who all played a vital part in this important event.

A stoical donkey carries Mary to Bethlehem, a motherly ox offers its manger, a sheep keeps Jesus warm, while doves coo him to sleep. Bossy owls organize the procedure and even street dogs and cats come to visit. The cooperation and kindness shown by these endearing creatures teaches us important lesson at Christmas!

Cast: To suit the number of performers available, the cast size is flexible with 25 to 30 (ideal cast size 25-40+) evenly distributed speaking/singing parts and choruses comprising: Animals (Doves, Cockerel, Birds, Owls, Donkey, Cat, Dog, Ox, Sheep, Camels), Non-speaking (Angel Gabriel, Angels, Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, Three Wise Men) and Choruses (Birds, Street Animals, Stable Animals, Sheep, Angels).

Seven songs and dances explore a diversity of musical styles including gospel, carol, country, calypso, rock 'n' roll and old English.

Suitable for Key Stages 1-2 (ages 7-11). Cross Curricular Aspects include religious education, history, geography, citizenship, music, dance, drama, art and design. The Director's Book includes the script, lyrics, piano score, costume and staging ideas, along with a CD of vocal and backing tracks, to help enliven the rehearsals and the final performance.

Approximate Duration: 40-50 minutes


Contents/Songlist


Share your own comments about this product here ...


Customers who bought this item also bought ...

Magical Christmas Journey - By Sarah Baker Cover

Magical Christmas Journey - By Sarah Baker

Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Roald Dahl) - By Helen MacGregor and Stephen Chadwick Cover

Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Roald Dahl) - By Helen MacGregor and Stephen Chadwick

Match Girl's Christmas, The - By Nick Perrin Cover

Match Girl's Christmas, The - By Nick Perrin

Peace On Earth! (Everyone's Christmas Wish) - By Sheila Wilson Cover

Peace On Earth! (Everyone's Christmas Wish) - By Sheila Wilson

Ballooning Around The World! - Alison Hedger (Book and CD) Cover

Ballooning Around The World! - Alison Hedger (Book and CD)

Home For Christmas - By Jo Sands and Ruth Kenward Cover

Home For Christmas - By Jo Sands and Ruth Kenward

 

[ Return to top ]