Superb Musicals, Songs & Assemblies for Primary Schools

A Happy-Clappy Nativity

(1 customer review)

By Ian Faraday & Daisy Bond

Nativity musical for KS1 & lower KS2 (ages 4-9)
Running time approx: 40 minutes

 
A Nativity full of happiness…and clappiness!
The traditional Christmas story told through a simple but engaging script and 8 delightful clap-along songs, all written with one thing in mind…to have your hall echoing with lots of happy voices and loud applause!
 
* including fantastic ‘clapping-karaoke’ videos – ideal for rehearsals and audience-participation during performances! Watch a sample HERE!

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Plot Summary

With your audience welcomed, the opening song (A Happy-Clappy Nativity) is sung. We are then introduced to Mary, who tells us she has a funny feeling that her simple life is soon going to change. This feeling is spot-on, as the angel Gabriel arrives to give her the news that she is to be the mother of God’s son! Song – Hi There, Mary


Her husband-to-be, Joseph, promises to stand by her, but explains that they need to go to Bethlehem to register their names for a new census. Their donkey laden, they hit the road along with many other travellers. Song – Clip-Cloppin’ Along The Road


With Bethlehem bustling with visitors, all the inns soon fill up. As Mary and Joseph arrive in town, their baby due to be born, they struggle to find a room for the night!
Song – Three Of You


Fortunately, a kind innkeeper offers them the use of his stable and, as a bright new star settles overhead, the baby Jesus is born and laid in the manger to sleep.
Song – Welcome To The World


Next, we visit a group of shepherds in the hills above the town, watching over their sheep and wishing something exciting would happen! Their wish is granted as they are visited by a heavenly host of angels, singing about the new baby and praising God! Song – Praise To The Lord. As they are told by the angels, the shepherds take a lamb as a gift and hurry to the stable to worship Jesus.

Finally, having travelled for many weeks, following the new star as it led them to Bethlehem, the three Wise Men arrive at the stable and give their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Song – Led by A Star

With the Nativity tableau complete and with heartfelt wishes for a peaceful Christmas given, your audience is treated to a farewell refrain of A Happy-Clappy Nativity. We are sure that they, in turn, will clap and applaud until their hands are sore!

Sample Songs
Characters

30 Speaking parts in order of appearance – easily increased or reduced to suit your cast size
*Click on the Line count/Costumes tab for more details

5 Narrators
Mary
Joseph
Donkey
3 Innkeepers
2 Travellers
Dog
Sheep
Hen
Cow
Goose
Horse
Duck
Pigeon
3 Shepherds
2 Angels
Balthazar
Melchior
Casper

Non-speaking characters for featured songs and scenes
Travellers
Donkeys
Innkeepers
Animals
Shepherds
Angels

Line Count/Costumes PDF
click here to view

Script Sample PDF
click here to view

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 where required. A CD-ROM of MP4 clapping karaoke videos for all songs, ideal for rehearsals and, if you choose, for interactive performances with your audience.
  • 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. Clapping karaoke videos (as MP4 files) for all songs, ideal for rehearsals and, if you choose, for interactive performances with your audience. JPEG files of cover artwork for use in making posters or other promotional material. An audio CD of all songs (backing tracks & vocal tracks) plus continuity/incidental music where required.
  • Option 3 – Digital download.
    All the MP3, MP4, PDF, JPEG and MS Word files from Option 2 above. 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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One review with a 5-star rating

  1. Feed the soul of your whole school community

    Lauren Oxspring

    Review by John Dabell – Teach Primary magazine.
    This fun and professional production tells the Christmas story through a simple but charming script with enough speaking parts for the whole class to be used flexibly. It still retains the traditional aspects but evolves it with a new spin. Unsurprisingly, the production contains lots of clapping, and features eight wonderful clap-along songs. The clapping-karaoke videos included as part of this nativity are designed to get everyone participating and so are perfect for rehearsals, but also for using during an actual performance so that the whole audience can join in. After all that clapping, will the audience have enough left in the tank to give a big round of applause? You might need earplugs – we reckon the noise will be deafening! A Happy-Clappy Nativity is a memory-making production, and retains the true spiritual meaning of Christmas and will feed the soul of your whole school community.

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