Snuggle Up Stable

Snuggle Up Stable

Ages 3-6

Duration 25 mins
Speaking Roles 25
Cast Size 20-50+
Ideal Cast Size 35

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Tucked up for the night in their cosy stable, the animals can’t work out why the stable girl has brought extra straw and hay, not to mention some blankets. Is it going to be a really cold night? Are some other animals joining them? Well, yes, as it happens: a donkey, along with a man and a woman.

Niki Davies’ beautiful nativity, with a simple but delightful script and six lovely songs, is an ideal piece for 3-6 year olds.

Alongside the physical book, the digital download pack comprises all the songs, backing tracks, lyric slides and full book as a pdf. A CD is also available as an alternative or addition to the download pack. For a little extra, the editable Word.doc of the full script can also be purchased when the musical and a performance licence are bought, making it easy to adapt and adjust as you need to.

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Buying Options


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.


The stable in Bethlehem is just a very ordinary stable and it is very small. Not many people know that it is there except the stable girl, the innkeeper and his wife, and the animals that live inside. Then, one day, when the stable girl arrives there to do her chores, she is carrying with her much more hay and straw than usual. Who could it be for? And why is she also carrying blankets? When the innkeeper arrives with two strangers who want to sleep in the tiny stable, the animals are even more puzzled. Their questions are answered, though, when the baby Jesus is born and soon they are joined by shepherds, kings and angels, and also the innkeeper and his wife. Will everyone be able to squeeze into the little stable? Snuggled up tight, they celebrate together the wonderful birth of the baby Jesus.


The whole cast welcomes the audience to Bethlehem (HELLO EVERYBODY).

The stable girl is introduced and, as she sweeps the stable, we get to know which animals live there (THERE’S A LITTLE STABLE).

The stable girl arrives again at the stable, but this time she carries extra straw, hay and some blankets. She won’t say who the extra provisions are for and the animals are surprised that, when she finishes her work, she sits down in the straw with them. When she tells the animals that she is waiting, they wonder what for, but again, she keeps her secret (WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?).

The innkeeper brings a lady and a man to the stable. They announce that they are going to sleep there for the night … and so the mystery deepens. Snuggled up together, the animals and stable girl fall asleep, and as they sleep, the baby Jesus is born. A big star floats to the stable and rests overhead. When the animals wake up, they are amazed to see the baby and realise what they had been waiting for (HELLO BABY JESUS – one verse only). 

Shepherds, kings and angels arrive at the stable door and everyone squeezes in together to see the baby (HELLO BABY JESUS – all verses).

The kings give precious gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, then the innkeeper and his wife join everyone at the stable. Everyone snuggles up tight as they watch the baby through the night (SNUGGLE UP).

Everyone shares the wonder of the baby’s birth and can see that this is a very special night indeed (ON THIS SPECIAL NIGHT).

Script Samples

Snuggle Up Stable - Sample Script - Scene Two

Snuggle Up Stable - Sample Script - Scene Three



There are 19 individual speaking parts in Snuggle Up Stable, plus several joint lines for groups to say together. There are also 6 narrators. The lines of the narrators could be spoken by an adult/adults, or by children, whichever is preferred.







Stable Girl










Shepherd 1






Shepherd 2






Angel 1


King 1




Angel 2


King 2




Innkeeper’s Wife


King 3


The Bethlehem Star

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Many of the lines spoken by the Stable Girl and Mary are repeated so won’t require additional learning.

Nearly all the characters also speak some joint lines. Extra shepherds, angels and animals can be added in as required and can join in with the joint lines.

Song Samples

Hello Everybody
There's A Little Stable
What Are We Waiting For
Hello Baby Jesus
Snuggle Up
On This Special Night


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