The Lucky Owl
  • The Lucky Owl
  • The Lucky Owl

The Lucky Owl

By Niki Davies

Ages 3-7

Duration 20 mins
Speaking Roles 21
Cast Size 18-40
Ideal Cast Size 30

The Lucky Owl is looking for somewhere that she can spend the night. After finding no room in the bat's cave, squirrel's hollow tree or mouse's hole, Owl finds a cosy stable with a big surprise waiting inside. Expecting to be turned away, 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.

With seven lovely songs and a simple script, this delightful musical play is perfect as a nativity play for early years or if you are looking for nativity plays for infants.

The songs on 'The Lucky Owl' CD are performed by Niki Davies.

For a little extra, the editable WORD version of the script is also available when purchased alongside the Book/CD pack and a performance and/or filming/streaming licence. 

NB - An individual performance licence (if a live audience from outside of the school 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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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.


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 Samples

Script Sample 1

Script Sample

Characters/Speaking Parts

'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.

Baby Jesus

Wrap a favourite doll in a soft shawl or blanket to play the special new baby.

Song Samples

Title Listen
It’s Nice To Live In A Cave
There’s A Wind Around My Ears
There’s No Room In Here
One Tiny Baby
Did You Know A Baby Is Born


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