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An Out Of This World Christmas

5 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

By Andrew Oxspring
Christmas musical for KS1 (ages 4-7) and KS2 (ages 7-11) – two versions available!
Running time approx: 45 minutes (KS1) or 60 minutes (KS2)

 

When a space craft crash-lands on a distant planet, the astronauts face the real possibility of not getting back home in time to enjoy Christmas with their loved ones! Can they convince their weird and wonderful alien hosts to give them a helping hand? Will they be able to share with them a little festive fun? And can the true message of Christmas still be understood millions of light years from Earth?

Sample Songs

Listen below to the songs from An Out Of This World Christmas.

Plot Summary

Following the opening song (Out Of This World) we join four mechanics making final adjustments to a super hi-tech intergalactic spaceship! They discuss the mission, the hiccups and set-backs that have delayed the launch, and wonder how the astronauts will cope being many light-years from home so close to Christmas. The mission controllers then call for the launch site to be cleared as the four astronauts enter and prepare to board. They are slightly concerned that they may not be back in time for turkey and trimmings, but are assured that the mission will run smoothly. (song – Back On Earth For Christmas Day)

After a supersonic lift-off the ship speeds through the Earth’s atmosphere and into deep space. Once Mission Control has informed them that they’re on course, the astronauts relax and enjoy a space-walk outside, where they dance with the beautiful array of stars that light their way. (song – Starry Night)
It soon becomes clear to Mission Control and the crew that all is not well. They lose control of the ship, which hurtles towards an unknown planet! Having miraculously survived the crash-landing, the astronauts activate the on-board robots to assess the ship’s damage and explore outside. (dance – Robot Dance) Once they are given the all-clear the astronauts leave the ship, but soon get the feeling they are being watched! When they bump into the fearsome alien inhabitants of what they learn is the planet Zork, they’re pretty sure their numbers are up! (song – We Are Zorkonians)

However, once the Zorkonians are satisfied that their visitors have come in peace, they welcome them, keen to find out all about them. The Astronauts explain about the crash and how, sadly, it seems unlikely they will back to Earth for Christmas. Of course, the word ‘Christmas’ means nothing on Zork, so it’s up to the astronauts to demonstrate just what a wonderful thing it is, and why they are so desperate not to miss it! (song – Christmas Ditty) Having heard about Santa Claus, carol singing, crackers, family meals and all the ways in which Christmas is celebrated, the Zorkonians are impressed, but want to know why such celebrations happen. The astronauts go on to explain the true meaning of Christmas. (Nativity tableau and song – Carol Medley)

Convinced that Christmas is something not to be missed (song – The Place We Call Home) the alien hosts agree to help. With the astronauts ship beyond repair the Zorkonians offer them Zork’s one and only space craft, as a Christmas present! When asked how they can ever be repaid for their kindness, the Zorkonians request just one thing in return…… to be allowed to travel back with the astronauts to enjoy Christmas on Earth!

And who can blame them? With a rousing reprise of the song ‘Out Of This World’ it’s time to show the Zorkonians just what all the fuss is about!

Characters

28 Speaking parts in order of appearance
*Click on the Line count/Costumes tab for more details

4 Mechanics – trying not to throw a spanner into the works

6 Mission Controllers – except they’re not really ‘in control’

4 Astronauts – far from home, and far from happy

4 Robots – the mission’s metallic muscle

10 Aliens – weird and wonderful inhabitants of the planet Zork

Ensemble Characters, for featured songs and choreography
Stars
More Robots
More Aliens
Christmas Shoppers
Carol Singers
Diners with crackers and paper hats
Santa Claus and Elf/Elves
Traditional Nativity Character

What do you get?

This musical production is available for 2 different age groups – KS1 (4-7yrs) and KS2 (7-11 yrs). You will see from reading the script samples that the KS1 version is shorter and with less-complex vocabulary than the KS2 version.

It is also available to buy for in 3 different formats. When ordering, simply choose the option (details below) which best suits your requirements.

  • Option 1 – Book & Audio CD. A wire-bound book containing the full script with detailed stage directions, character information, tips and suggestions for costumes, props and scenery, and a piano score for all songs. An audio CD of all songs (backing tracks & vocal tracks) plus continuity/incidental music and sound effects where required.
  • Option 2 – CD-ROM & Audio CD. A CD-ROM containing both a PDF and an editable MS Word document of the full script, with detailed stage directions, character information, tips and suggestions for costumes, props and scenery, and a PDF of the piano score for all songs. An audio CD of all songs (backing tracks & vocal tracks) plus continuity/incidental music and sound effects where required..
  • Option 3 – Digital download. All the PDF and MS Word files from Option 2 above, all audio tracks as MP3 files, plus JPEG files of cover artwork for use in making posters or other promotional material. Upon completion of your order, a link will be automatically sent to the email address you provided, from which all the files can be downloaded.

Any order containing a digital download option must be paid for online at the point of ordering. Any order containing a digital download which is not accompanied by payment will not be processed.

UK schools can order Book & Audio CD and CD-ROM & Audio CD options with an invoice to be paid within 30 days. Non-UK schools and private individuals (not ordering on behalf of a school) are required to pay for these at the point of ordering.

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What others are saying

  1. 5 out of 5 imogen

    this is great

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  2. 5 out of 5 Leonard Stanley school

    My son is doing this at the moment he’s loving it. A fantastic script and songs – 2016

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  3. 5 out of 5 stmary

    really good

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  4. 5 out of 5 Serena Phelps

    It worked really well and the parents and children loved it! Great music and script. Thanks very much.

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  5. 5 out of 5 S Hall, Cambridgeshire

    Absolutely fabulous! Such good fun.

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  6. 5 out of 5 Reece, ste deds

    Epic!

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  7. 5 out of 5 J Whiting, Park Junior School, Wellingborough

    A fantastic alternative to from the traditional plays. Awesome!

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  8. 5 out of 5 Constanza Recabarren, TIPS Chile

    We did this play December 2013 and it was fantastic! Great fun with KS1 children

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