An entertaining Nativity for primary schools. The Star of Bethlehem, a small inn, helps Bethlehem cope with
the sudden influx of visitors in town for the Census. Innkeeper Jacob grumbles about the extra work.
Naomi, his long suffering wife thinks only of the extra profits, and the possibility of meeting someone famous.
The story helps to explain star quality as mistakes are made about the importance of visitors.
So as well as an entertaining production, it has good curriculum links with PSHE.
At various points in the script, songs/carols are suggested to enhance the production.
These can be omitted, or replaced with others considered more appropriate.
Most of the stage setting is occupied with the outside of the Star of Bethlehem inn,
complete with inn sign, with the stable area off to one side. A small table with two stools/chairs is also required.
The backdrop is a simple Bethlehem skyline against a sunset sky,
or alternatively, more ambitious,
a large depiction of Starry, starry night by Van Gogh!
There are 20 speaking parts. Extra non-speaking parts can be added as more shepherds or soldiers to accompany King Herod.
Cast in order of appearance:
Narrator 1, Narrator 2, Jacob (Innkeeper), Naomi (his wife), Ruth, (daughter),
Fortune Teller, Minstrel, Isaac (an Impresario), High Priest, General,
Joseph, Mary, Shepherd 1, Shepherd 2, Shepherd 3, Shepherd 4,
Melchior, Balthazar, Gaspar, King Herod, Soldiers
The price includes a performance licence for up to three shows in a school.