Follow The Star - A Sparkling Nativity Musical
  • Follow The Star - A Sparkling Nativity Musical
  • Follow The Star - A Sparkling Nativity Musical

Follow The Star - A Sparkling Nativity Musical

By Niki Davies

Ages 4-7

Duration 25 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’ 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. Plus the number of characters and speaking roles is nicely flexible. 

For a little extra, you can also get the editable WORD script when purchased alongside the Book/CD pack and the performance licence, allowing you to tweak the text to fit your needs. 

NB - An individual performance licence (if a live audience is to be present) and/or a filming/streaming licence (if footage is to be shared) is required to stage this nativity.

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  • Overview
  • Songs
  • Buying Options
  • Synopsis
  • Sample Scripts & Character Info
  • Reviews

Buying Options


Book & 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.

Book & Digital Downloads: Book as above, with digital downloads that include MP3s of all of the songs and backing tracks, plus a PDF version of the full book. Where available, a complimentary pdf version of the abridged script is also included.


Performance Licence: You need a performance licence to perform our show to anyone other than pupils and staff. Our licences are simple - one price allows you to perform the show as many times as you like during a twelve month period.

Filming/Streaming Licence: If you plan to film your performance and manufacture DVDs for distribution, stream content on an internet site or on social media, you will also need to purchase this licence.


The EDITABLE VERSION of the script in WORD format is not available as a stand-alone purchase. However, it can be purchased alongside one of the Pack options when a performance or filming/streaming licence is also purchased. It is an additional item (script only, no music or production information) and is not a substitute for the main resource.


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.


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


Speaking Roles/Character List

'Follow The Star' has 45 speaking roles, but this could easily be adapted to fit the requirements of your production. A cast as small as 20 could perform the nativity, or as many as 80+. The editable WORD script, available for £9.95 when purchased alongside the performance licence, will make the adaptation process quite straightforward. Equally, do get in touch with us if you would like to discuss your particular needs in terms of cast size. The characters, in order of appearance, are: 

Big StarThe 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!
HelpersAssistants 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 KingsBalthazar, Caspar and Melchior. Ever-present, but without dominating.
CamelsGrumpy but lovable, there are five speaking camels.
Little StarsSpeaking lines for five, the little stars get very excited about their trip to Bethlehem.
Shepherds There are lines for six shepherds at present.
SheepSpeaking lines for five, the sheep don’t want to miss out on the action!
AngelThe messenger to the shepherds.
Mary, Joseph Appear only in the final scene, but memorable roles nonetheless.
 ExtrasAdditional 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

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


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