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Primary School Christmas Musical

By Andrew Oxspring & Mick Riddell
Christmas musical for KS2 (ages 7-11).
Running time approx: 60 minutes

What goes into putting on a spectacular Christmas musical at school? Making costumes, painting scenery and learning lines aren’t even the half of it! Join us on a truly rollercoaster ride, as we take a look behind the scenes at everything and everyone involved in making a school production happen. Through the eyes of nervous auditionees, frantic teachers, bopping TAs and camcorder-wielding parents, experience all the familiar highs and hiccups which always precede the big performance! With a lively script and seriously thumping good tunes guaranteed to have your audience dancing in the aisles, this musical is the ultimate way to celebrate Christmas at school!

Sample Songs

Listen below to the songs from Primary School Christmas Musical

Plot Summary

As the opening song (Primary School Christmas Musical) finishes, Headteacher Miss Bright welcomes the audience. She explains that making it to tonight’s performance has been far from plain sailing, and that the trials and tribulations began as far back as September! In the first of a series of flashbacks we find ourselves witness to a staff meeting, where the Key Stage 1 teachers are relieved to learn that the enthusiastic Mrs Jolly, Mr Keen and Miss Swift will be taking over the reins of this year’s Christmas production, and plan to put on a ‘glitzy’ nativity musical with the Key Stage 2 children. (song – Let’s Get This Show On The Road)

Auditions follow, and in typical X-Factor style some children stun the teachers with their over-the-top efforts at securing lead roles! Nevertheless, the main parts are assigned and the children are informed they’ll be performing a nativity. Horrified that they will have to suffer the humiliation of wearing tea-towels and tinsel (something only infants should be doing), rumblings of mutiny can be felt amongst the cast. (song – Don’t Wanna Do No Nativity) In spite of this lack of enthusiasm, preparations begin in earnest. Letters are sent home informing parents of their children’s involvement in the musical, and asking for help with such things as costumes. This leads to some typical outbursts of parental pride, pushiness and one-upmanship! (song – Yours Sincerely)

Next, the teaching assistants are drafted in to begin making scenery and assembling props. With skill and determination they set about their tasks……once they’ve had a cuppa! (song – Get In The Groove)

As the weeks pass, however, most people in school become fed up with the impact that the constant grind of rehearsals is having. The children complain that the hall is never free for PE, while the other KS2 teachers bemoan the fact that the children are exhausted and that there’s no work in their books to show parents on consultation evening. Even the kitchen staff feel put out –rehearsals are constantly over-running and they’re unable to get into the hall early enough to set up for and serve lunch, resulting in frayed tempers and overcooked sausages! (song – When All This Is over)

Things come to a head during the dress rehearsal. In the face of un-finished scenery, an under-rehearsed script, ‘diva’ tantrums by lead actors and a general apathy and lack of effort all round, Mrs Jolly, Mr Keen and Miss Swift reach the end of their tethers! (song – Rock-Bottom)

In the midst of this chaos some unlikely heroic characters emerge, stepping up to the mark with passion and commitment to rally the disgruntled ensemble. (song – It’s Time To Put It Behind Us) Can the show be brought back from the brink in time for the opening performance?
Well, if miracles can’t happen at Christmas, when can they happen? With a huge final push, a bit of ‘trickery’ and lots of luck, the production is rescued, (song – Oh What A Wonderful Night) much to the relief of all concerned!

Characters

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

(NB. All the adult characters can be either male or female, so feel free to switch the Mr/Mrs/Miss titles. All names themselves can also be changed.)
Miss Bright – Headteacher
Key Stage 2 Teachers:
Mrs Jolly
Mr Keen
Miss Swift
Mr Thorn
Miss Picket
Key Stage 1 Teachers:
Mrs Curtly
Mr Short
Children:
Sonia and Craig
Leona and Kyle – pampered villains!
Jamie and Lily – humble heroes!
Alice
Sam
Daniel
Oliver
Megan
Charlotte
Parents:
8 Parents – not named
Teaching Assistants:
Caroline
Liz
Sally
Lesley
Sue
Julie
Kitchen Staff:
2 Cooks
2 Dinner Ladies

Ensemble characters for selected scenes and songs (if numbers allow)
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Key Stage 2 teachers
Key Stage 1 teachers
Teaching Assistants
Kitchen staff
Children
Parents
Choir

What do you get?

This musical production is available to buy 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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  1. Primary School Christmas Musical

    5 out of 5 hears Linda White, Newlands

    I have never seen my class so enthusiastic about singing, especially the boys!! Your songs are delightful, instantly memorable, and the lyrics are funny and meaningful. Thank you for providing our school with some extremely enjoyable concerts, I look forward to many more!

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    5 out of 5 hears Fran Isaacs, Middlesex

    I can say without doubt this has been the most entertaining Christmas production our school has ever done!

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    5 out of 5 hears Kiah, Evatt primary

    I really loved it I was Mrs Jolly !! SOOOOOOOOOOO FUN

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  4. Primary School Christmas Musical

    5 out of 5 hears Daniel Crawley, Cornwall

    What fun! A great show for ALL involved, would highly recommend.

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    5 out of 5 hears Dearbhla Carey, Co. Down

    Just brilliant! Thanks a million for such a fine show, we’ll be back next year!

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    5 out of 5 hears Mr Henstridge, Peatmoor primary school

    Great play, very successful and laughter all around. We have used your plays every year and they are never disappointing!

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    5 out of 5 hears Jacqui, Australia

    I love this musical, it’s awesome I was cast as miss bright at my school! It was a great show.

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    5 out of 5 hears josh, Loudwater combined school

    Absolutely amazing and funny!

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    5 out of 5 hears shannon mclaughlin, Abbey primary school

    hi my school is doing this musical I love it!

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  10. Primary School Christmas Musical

    5 out of 5 hears Rachel Hobson, Foremarke Hall

    We very much enjoyed putting on the production, the script was fantastic and extremely funny. A highly recommended play!

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