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Busy, Busy Bethlehem Primary School Nativity Play
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(formerly known as Go-Digital add-on packs)

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Busy, Busy Bethlehem

by Niki Davies
Ages: 3-6

Busy, Busy Bethlehem is a simple nursery nativity about a busy Bethlehem soldier who forgets about all his organising when a special baby is born.

A Performance Licence is required to perform Busy, Busy Bethlehem. You are able to purchase an Instant Performance Licence when you purchase this product, or a Standard Performance Licence at any time. For more information, please see below.

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Product TypePriceQty
Standard Packs
Book, Audio CD & Instant Performance Licence£33.75
Book, Audio CD, Instant Performance Licence & Instant Access PDF & MP3 Add-on Pack (Web Order Only)£39.15
Book & Audio CD£19.95
Standard Performance Licence (price per annum)£18.00pa
A current Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity to an audience (other than to pupils & staff). Purchase either an Instant Performance Licence or a Standard Performance Licence; the Instant Licence is discounted within the pack prices above.
Additional Resources
Pack of 5 Rehearsal CDs£15.00
Pack of 10 Rehearsal CDs£25.20
Pack of 20 Rehearsal CDs£43.20


About Busy, Busy Bethlehem

Busy, Busy Bethlehem is a simple and effective nursery nativity play written by Niki Davies. It tells the Christmas story from a new perspective – that of a busy Bethlehem soldier.

Bethlehem is busy, busy, busy with preparations for the day of the approaching census. Watching the excitement and directing the crowds is a little soldier sent to Bethlehem by Caesar Augustus. He loves to organise everybody and thinks that nothing could be more important than being in charge.

So when Mary and Joseph arrive late, the little soldier is initially very cross, but something changes and he can't understand why. He forgets all about organising - could it be because a very special baby is about to be born?

Busy, Busy Bethlehem includes seven memorable songs and a charming narrative that will really bring the Christmas story to life for young children.

A Performance Licence is required to perform Busy, Busy Bethlehem. You are able to purchase an Instant Performance Licence when you purchase this product, or a Standard Performance Licence at any time. For more information, please see below.


Other Recommended Titles:

It's a Baby Primary school Nativity playAway in a Manger Primary School Nativity PlayThe Sleepy Shepherd Nativity PlayShine Star, Shine nativity playMinibeasts Primary School Songbook

Additional Information

What's Included

Teachers Book with:

  • Character list
  • Curriculum links for each song
  • Script with song lyrics for 7 songs
  • Music score for 7 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Licence and copyright details

Audio CD with:

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
Running Time25 minutes approx
Songs - Click To Listen
Sample ScriptView sample script 1
Cast ListView cast list Some of the groups of characters can be adapted to suit the size of your production.
Instant Access PDFs & MP3s

UK Primary Schools and LEA Nurseries can still pay on invoice - just select the Purchase Order payment option at the checkout.

Your Instant Access PDF & MP3 Add-on Pack includes:

  • A read only PDF of the Teacher's Book - text is not editable
  • All vocal and backing tracks of the songs for this title in an MP3 format

Please note that after placing your order online you will receive a confirmation email which provides you with a link to access your Instant Access digital download. Alternatively log in to your Out of the Ark online website account and go to your My Instant Access PDFs & MP3s section to download your files.

You will have 3 attempts to download the files - you must SAVE first before opening the zip-file containing your download.

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Licence Information Performance Licence Information

A performance licence is required to perform this copyrighted musical to an audience (other than exclusively to pupils and staff).

  • Licences are available as either a Standard Performance Licence or an Instant Performance Licence
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made
  • All of our Performance Licences cover any number of performances within the 12 months from date of ordering
  • A new Standard Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence

In addition, with so many of our musicals and nativities purchased in digital format, teachers need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Standard or Instant Performance Licence will also cover you for the following digital usages:

  • Installing songs for Words on Screen™ on a network or on multiple computers on the school’s premises
  • Uploading digital content to the school’s intranet or learning platform
  • Copying audio tracks to your computer music library (eg iTunes)
  • Continuing to stream Words on Screen™ v2 songs on multiple devices on an annual basis (beyond your free period)
  • Permitting usage of software at home for teachers for preparation purposes
  • Burning copies of CDs for rehearsal purposes
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