Raggedy King, The - By Veronica Clark
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‘We are a very small rural school with 27 pupils aged 4 - 11 so every child was involved in the performance along with a few more 'painted sheep' to make up the numbers! The play was superb and every parent said it was the best we had ever done. Even our non singers rose to the challenge and performed solos without any qualms!’
- JH, Somerby Primary School.
The genius of this deceptively simple musical is the way it shows how Jesus's birth turned everyone's expectations upside down - which everything about his life thereafter continued to do! A lovely nativity play for young children, with songs that are very appealing and easy to teach.
In the hills, David the shepherd boy practices playing his pipe - in anticipation of the coming of the great Messiah, who he imagines arriving complete with crown and flowing robes amid plenty of ceremony.
Angels arrive, with news that the Messiah has been born in Bethlehem - in a stable! David is not impressed! He is NOT going to play his pipe for a poor little 'Raggedy King' in a humble stable. But all the same, David goes to Bethlehem with the others. Will he be willing to play his pipe when he gets there?
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).
Approximate Duration: 25 minutes