Shepherd Little - Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole
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‘The wonderful thing about Shepherd Little was that the children - even the shy ones - couldn't get enough of it, no matter how many times we rehearsed. The children made the characters their own and the parents were stunned by how much they'd achieved!’
- YH, Speen Pre-school, Bucks.
A brand new nativity for 3 to 5 year olds. Shepherd Little, Bethlehem's smallest resident, has a little trouble with the truth. So, when he makes a claim he's seen a person with wings who has an amazing story to tell, who on earth's going to believe him?
The book contains all you need to produce the show, including CD with performance tracks, script with stage directions, production tips, read-aloud story, cast list, props/costumes tables & piano score with guitar chords.
Told in 7 catchy, simple songs this fresh, charming nativity story has been voted ideal material for Stagecoach Theatre Arts Early Stages classes.
Approximate Duration: 15 mins
Narrator - a spoken role for an adult with encouraging style and presence
Caesar Augustus - he speaks not a word, but looks grand overseeing the census count-up
Gabriel - just two lines, totalling eight words, plus wing-wearing ability
Shiny the Star - no solo lines, just a sparkling costume and a little song and dance
Melchior - all the first king has to do is walk on carrying a gift and say his name
Caspar - copies Melchior (but hopefully announces himself as Caspar)
Balthazar - who will have watched the other two and should be OK!
Mary - she has no lines to say, but a vital baby-holding role to play
Joseph - he's the strong, silent type but he joins in with Away In A Manger
Mum - Shepherd Little's loyal Mum has important lines of support for her boy
Dad - no solo lines for this shepherd, long-suffering father of Shepherd Little
Shepherd Little - needs to be able to speak, shout, sing, fib, argue, sulk, boss and grin
Sergeant Major - leader of the Centurions who shouts 'Stand up!' and 'Hail Caesar!'