Twinkle Town - A Mini Nativity
  • Twinkle Town - A Mini Nativity
  • Twinkle Town - A Mini Nativity

Twinkle Town - A Mini Nativity

Ages 5-9

Duration 15 mins
Speaking Roles 33
Cast Size 30-50+
Ideal Cast Size 33

Welcome to Bethlehem: busy, bustling, and - at least for grumpy Silas - full of unwanted visitors arriving for the Census. As day turns to night and still people flood in to ‘his’ town, Silas wonders if he will ever get any peace and quiet. And when the nearby innkeeper starts fulling up his stable too - including a young couple, some shepherds and some exotic-looking men on camels - Silas is dumbfounded and decides to see what all the fuss is about.

A short, funny script, great characters and four brilliant songs brings Bethlehem to life as you’ve never seen it before, perfect for 5-9 year olds.

The editable script is available for a small additional charge when purchased alongside the Book/CD/Downloads pack and a performance licence, making it easier to make those inevitable tweaks and ensure the nativity fits your particular needs. 

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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  • Overview
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  • Buying Options
  • Synopsis
  • Sample Scripts & Character Info
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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.


In this rib-tickling mini-nativity from Tom Kirkham and Matthew Crossey, four great songs and a short entertaining script bring Bethlehem to life through the eyes of grumbling local resident, Silas, who is a reluctant (but eventually transformed) witness to the events of the birth of Jesus. We hope it provides the cast (and teachers!) with an enjoyable and meaningful experience.


The cast performing the opening song, singing of the busy, bustling, noisy town of Bethlehem during the census (OH BETHLEHEM).

Our narrators tell us about the very special birth of a baby boy and draw our attention to Silas, a resident of Bethlehem, who is becoming increasingly frustrated by the visitors to the town arriving for the census. Some of the visitors have walked a long way and are feeling very tired now they have arrived (HOW MANY MILES).

The Roman Soldiers policing the census wonder where the many arrivals are staying. A young couple, Mary and Joseph, arrive late and seek accommodation. They don’t have much luck, turned away by numerous innkeepers, before one happens to mention a small stable that he owns.

Silas watches in disbelief: not only are all of the inns being filled up, but even the stables that house the animals. He bemoans the lack of peace and quiet before falling asleep and snoring loudly.

He awakes when some shepherds hurry by, eagerly seeking the stable. They tell a rather cross Silas of their remarkable visit by some angels (JUST SOME SHEPHERDS).

A little later, the Three Wise Men enter on their ‘camels’. Silas is intrigued and begins to realise that something special is going on. Along with his wife, Eva, he follows them to the stable and is amazed to see a baby boy lying peacefully in a manger. He forgets all of his grumbles, and gazes at baby Jesus as he finally finds peace (A LITTLE BABY BOY).

Script Samples

The play has been written with 38 speaking parts, though this could easily be adapted (see p6 of book). There is also plenty to do for a large ensemble. All characters could be played both by boys and girls.

The editable WORD script, available for £6.95 when the performance licence is also purchased, will make the process of adjusting quite straightforward.


Song Samples

Oh Bethlehem
How Many Miles
Just Some Shepherds
A Little Baby Boy


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