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Follow The Star
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Follow The Star

By Niki Davies

Ages 4-7

Duration 30 mins
Speaking Roles 45
Cast Size 20-80
Ideal Cast Size 50

Join the cheerful caravan of kings, attendants, camels, sheep and shepherds as it follows the brightest star in the sky to its resting place above a stable in Bethlehem.

Niki Davies’s wonderful new nativity sparkles with charm and twinkles with humour in a beautiful re-telling of the traditional story.

Its engaging script and seven beautiful, original songs expertly conceived for young singers make ‘Follow The Star’ the perfect nativity musical for 4-7 year olds.

FREE Word.doc of this script available.

  • Overview
  • Songs
  • Buying Options
  • Synopsis
  • Script Samples
  • Reviews

Buying Options

Packs

Books & CD: Book includes full script, character list, curriculum-linked material, sheet music and lyrics. CD includes all songs recorded with children’s voices and full backing tracks.

Digital Downloads: Get started straight away with a PDF version of the script and MP3s of all of the songs and backing tracks (Only available when you purchase the Book & CD Pack).

An editable version of the script is available in Word format free of charge. Please contact us after you have purchased and we will be glad to email this to you.

Licences

Performance Licence: You need a performance licence to perform our show to anyone other than children and staff. Our licences are simple and straight forwards, one price allows you to perform the show as many times as you like for a whole year.

Extras

Overview

A large star shines brightly in the night sky, beckoning to be followed. The Three Kings, their many helpers and their camels take to the desert and head west. The little stars join in the adventure, eager to see where the big star will finally stop.

 Elsewhere, the shepherds and sheep have spotted it too. They are visited by an angel telling them about the birth of a very special baby in Bethlehem. Moments later, the shepherds are on the move, descending from the hills to see for themselves.

 The sheep don’t want to miss out either. They join the great big caravan just as it reaches the town, and everyone gathers at the stable to meet with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.

‘Follow The Star’ is a beautiful re-telling of the Nativity story, brought wonderfully to life with a delightful script and seven original songs for enthusiastic young singers.

Synopsis

The story begins at the palace of the Three Kings when they and their many helpers spot the much-awaited star outside (CAN YOU SEE THE STAR?). Once they have woken up the grumpy camels, they all depart without delay in one big caravan/procession to follow the star (GREAT BIG CARAVAN).

The little stars that surround the big star decide they don’t want to be left out so they follow the big star too (WE’RE THE LITTLE SHINY STARS).

On the hills near Bethlehem, some shepherds see the caravan in the distance. They also notice the star and, after a message from an angel, they leave their sheep and travel to Bethlehem before the kings reach the hills (OH, WE HAVE TO GO!).

Desperate not to miss out, the sheep join the caravan when it reaches the hills (FOLLOW THE STAR). They watch as the star comes to rest above the stable in Bethlehem (STABLE UNDER A STAR). Everyone gathers at the stable to meet with Mary, Joseph and the new-born baby (UNDER A STAR IN BETHLEHEM TOWN).

Script Samples

Scene One

Scene Seven

 

Character List

In order of appearance.

Big Star The Big Star only has one line, but is ever-present throughout.
Narrator/s Our storytellers, linking scenes and filling in the gaps. Loud and clear voices at the ready!
Helpers Assistants to the Three Kings, the helpers drive much of the story. There are speaking lines for 10 children, but this number could easily be reduced or increased.
Three Kings Balthazar, Caspar and Melchior. Ever-present, but without dominating.
Camels Grumpy but lovable, there are five speaking camels.
Little Stars Speaking lines for five, the little stars get very excited about their trip to Bethlehem.
Shepherds There are lines for six shepherds at present.
Sheep Speaking lines for five, the sheep don’t want to miss out on the action!
Angel The messenger to the shepherds.
Mary, Joseph  Appear only in the final scene, but memorable roles nonetheless.
 Extras Additional non-speaking roles can be added to the camels, little stars, shepherds and sheep. Or even speaking roles with a bit of additional script (see note on ‘Editable Script’, p4 of book).

Song Samples

Title Listen
Can You See The Star
Follow The Star
Great Big Caravan
Oh, We Have To Go!
Stable Under A Star
Under A Star In Bethlehem Town
We're The Little Shiny Stars

Reviews

A wonderful adventure, great fun and incredibly catchy songs.

Danica Pickett, Principal, Stagecoach Theatre Arts School, Fleet

Perfectly pitched, the children are going to LOVE it!

Michael Lyons, Alton Convent School, Hampshire

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