Home For Christmas - By Jo Sands and Ruth Kenward
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‘Home For Christmas' was very well received. There were lots of positive comments from parents and the children have really enjoyed themselves. It was so good that we have already recommended it to other schools for next year.’
- MF, Teacher, Nottingham.
Taking the theme of 'No room at the inn', this children's musical contrasts the bustling commercialism of a modern Christmas with the plight of the homeless. Plenty of small character parts and opportunities for dance improvisation. Full of warmth, humour and powerful songs, this engaging show captures the true spirit of Christmas.
It's a manic pre-Christmas shopping day and the streets are packed with bargain hunters. No-one notices homeless Kate falling on the pavement, apart from Nicky and Paul, who help her up. When they offer to help Kate to get home, Nicky and Paul find out that she has no home - except for a cardboard box.
Shocked, the children want to help Kate. They go and tell their mother about her but Mum is just angry to hear that they have been talking to a homeless stranger. As Christmas draws nearer, the children can't get Kate out of their minds. Will they be able to persuade Mum to help?
The Director's Pack contains everything you need to stage a successful show including the Director's Book with director's overview, cast list, synopsis, notes, script, score, lyrics, helpful staging suggestions and performance licence application form. The accompanying CD contains full vocal demonstrations of the songs for the children to learn and separate instrumental backing tracks for performance use (no pianist required).
Also included is a set of A4 Photocopiable Master Sheets containing the script and lyrics, which may be easily photocopied and distributed to everyone taking part in the show.
Suitable for children aged 8 to 12: 7 main speaking parts and 16 more minor roles.
Approximate Duration: 50 minutes