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Busy, Busy Bethlehem Primary School Nativity Play
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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.

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Product TypePriceQty
Book, Audio CD & Instant Licence£33.75
Book, Audio CD, Instant Licence & Go Digital Add-on Pack (Web Order Only)£39.15
Book & Audio CD£19.95
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.

Please note that a licence is required to perform Busy, Busy Bethlehem. You can purchase an instant licence along with this book. What is an instant licence?

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.
Licence Information

A performance licence is required to perform this copyrighted musical to an audience (other than pupils and staff). Licences are available as a standard or instant licence.

The performance of works involving drama, movement, narrative or spoken dialogue requires a title and date specific licence from the copyright holder/publisher. The requirement for a licence is irrespective of admission charges. A new licence would be required for any future performance outside the dates printed on your current licence.

Go Digital Add-on Pack

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

Your Go Digital 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.

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