Owl sits high in the tree, watching the world go by below. As night draws near and the wind grows cold, she spies a weary man leading a donkey with a beautiful lady on its back, making their way towards Bethlehem. But Owl has no time to wonder who they might be, she has to fly! Fly to find a warm and cosy place to sleep for the night.
But as hard as Owl may try, there's no room in bat's cave, squirrel's hollow tree, mouse's hole or in any of the houses. Just like the tired and forlorn couple who find there's no room at the inn.
But then, Owl finds a cosy stable with a big surprise waiting inside. Expecting to be turned away again, she is filled with joy to be asked to stay. A beautiful baby has been born, guests arrive with gifts and they are all welcomed to join in the most wonderful celebration.
Script Sample 1
'The Lucky Owl' has 21 speaking roles, but this number can easily be increased or reduced as you see fit. The editable WORD script will help with this process, available at an additional £9.95 when purchased alongside a performance licence.
A confident child speaker, teacher or parent is needed to tell our special story. Can also be split between several speakers.
Bats, Squirrels, Mice, People
Each is required to do a little acting with some simple lines to learn. For large classes you may wish to have groups of animal extras. Perfect for those who want to dress up and get involved without worrying about learning any lines
An outgoing youngster with a loud, clear voice would be perfect for the starring role. Can be played by either a boy or a girl.
Friends 1, 2, 3, 4
Just a few lines to remember and lots of fun dressing up. Can be human, animal – whatever is easiest for you. Can be divided between two children. More friends can join in as non-speaking parts but with plenty of fun dressing up and singing the songs.
Just one very important and memorable line to learn for this character. A good, clear speaker would suit this part.
Kings 1, 2, 3
Three outgoing children would suit our Kings, with just one line each to learn and plenty of opportunity to dress like royalty.
Joseph and Mary
With three lines each, these are central roles in our Nativity story.
You can have as many or as few shepherds as you like. There are four short lines to learn between them.
Wrap a favourite doll in a soft shawl or blanket to play the special new baby.