• Woolly
  • Woolly


Ages 4-7

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

"This charming story and catchy song collection will be a go-to for Nursery, Reception or Year 1 nativities." - Ruth Coles, Music Teacher Magazine, October 2021 

Poor old Woolly the sheep: he’s so woolly, the other sheep laugh at him and even call him names. One day, however, a mysterious messenger comes to the hill and asks for Woolly’s help. The other sheep wonder where Woolly has disappeared to and worry about how they have treated him. Only when they are taken to a stable in Bethlehem to meet a little baby, wrapped in a very special blanket, will they discover the truth for themselves.

Niki Davies’ delightful new nativity perfectly captures the spirit of Christmas and will captivate young performers, complete with six fantastic songs and a charming, simple script.

The editable script is available for a small additional charge when purchased alongside the Book/CD 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
  • 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 children and staff. Our licences are simple - one price allows you to perform the show as many times as you like for a whole year.

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.


For young children learning about the birth of Jesus for the first time, there really is so much to marvel at: the stable, the manger, the star, the kings, angels, donkey, shepherds and sheep. In this lovely new nativity by Niki Davies, one particular sheep, Woolly, is teased for his (very) woolly appearance by the others. He feels upset, different and isolated. As we know, Jesus spent his life standing up for the poor, the hungry, the isolated and the marginalised. And so the character of Woolly, whose wool is eventually chosen to create the blanket in which Jesus is wrapped, serves as a wonderful example that differences should be celebrated, that everybody should be valued and cherished, and that we should never judge people (or sheep!) on appearances.


Woolly lives with a flock of sheep on the hills just outside Bethlehem. Like all the other sheep he enjoys roaming the hills and eating grass, but there is one difference. Woolly is very, very woolly, much woollier than all of the other sheep (WOOLLY THE SHEEP).

One day a messenger comes to the hill and goes to speak to Woolly. The sheep are intrigued to know what is being said but Woolly has been sworn to secrecy. The sheep think Woolly looks very funny with all his extra wool and tease him (I’M SO WOOLLY).

As the sheep and shepherds sleep, Woolly slips away. They are woken by a sound in the sky and angels fly down to the hill to tell them all about the birth of a baby boy (EVER SO HIGH).

As the sheep and shepherds leave for Bethlehem they notice that Woolly is missing and begin to realise that they could have been kinder to him. On their way to the town they witness a beautiful star in the sky and hear a commotion behind them. Three kings are also on their way to see the baby Jesus (MAKE WAY FOR THE KINGS).

When they arrive at the stable, the sheep are very excited to see the baby Jesus. And they are very surprised to see Woolly whose wool has been used to make a blanket for the baby. The kings arrive and present their gifts to Jesus (SPECIAL LITTLE CHILD).

The sheep are sorry that they teased Woolly, but Woolly has a kind heart and has already forgiven them. Together with Mary and Joseph, the kings, the shepherds and the angels, they all keep watch over the baby Jesus and celebrate his birth (IT’S A WONDERFUL THING).

Script Samples

Woolly - Script Sample


There are thirty five speaking parts plus Mary and Joseph who have non-speaking parts. Many of the lines are only a few words long. There are also six narrators and all these lines can also be taken over by an older child or adult.  

All characters could be played both by boys and girls, with names altered to suit if felt necessary.

The editable WORD script, available for £9.95 when the performance licence is also purchased, will make the process of adjusting quite straightforward. 

Song Samples

Woolly The Sheep
I'm So Woolly
Ever So High
Make Way For The Kings
Special Little Child
It's A Wonderful Thing


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