The Organic Nativity
Nativity for children aged 9-11 years
This nativity is designed to be used both for performance and also for teaching. The story is set in a school room, and the subject is RE. The actors refer to Bibles that they are reading, and all the script is based upon what is actually written in scripture - nothing is added, and nothing taken away. Each scene is acted with Bibles in hand as if they were having a discussion/debate in a lesson. The original objective was to write a nativity that was true to the writings in the Gospels and could also be fully integrated into the wider teaching curriculum. In addition to the usual storyline found in many nativities this version includes references to the Old Testament, Elizabeth, Herod and a Magnificat. The music and drama content is more challenging that a traditional Nativity.
Each scene is left for the relevant school to adapt. You can either have a core group of 8 actors who lead the production or you could have 8 different individuals for each scene. This would therefore suit both small and large schools/class sizes. In a bid to help with casting Pupil 1 has the bulk of the dialogue but this could easily be changed to suit individual needs.
The traditional French Carol ‘Viens regarde!’ is included to enhance the cross-curricular nature of the nativity. An English version is also supplied.
Run time c.35 minutes Age: 9-11 Price includes performance license 1 x Vocal Score + CD of rehearsal and performance tracks
Music and lyrics by AL H J Hodgson
Listen to excerpts from the songs below
Who's The King?
You Are The Light
Demo recording vocals Charlotte Hunter www.charlotte-hunter.com
What do you get for your money?
Music score + Script + Rehearsal CD (with lyrics in digital formats) + Performance CD
You may photocopy the script to suit your requirements. Just destroy the copies after your performances.
You may store the rehearsal tracks electronically via your institutions network. Just delete the files after your performances.
Do we need a licence if we perform it again in the future?
Yes, once you have purchased the music you must seek permission for another licence. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The Organic Nativity
- Lexana Publications
- Product Code: The Organic Nativity
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