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Witnesses nativity play
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(formerly known as Go-Digital add-on packs)

You can purchase an Instant Access PDF & MP3 Add-on Pack for this product!

This means that you can download your read-only PDF version of the title and MP3 music files instantly!

ONLY available online and with an Instant Performance Licence.

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by Margaret Carpenter
Ages: 7-11
A wonderful nativity play about different characters who tell of their witness to the 'first' Christmas.

A Performance Licence is required to perform Witnesses. 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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Digital Resources
Book, Instant Performance Licence & Instant Access PDF & MP3 Add-on Pack (Web order only. Does not include Audio CD)£39.85
Standard Performance Licence (price per annum)£19.80pa
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.


The CD for this product is only available in a digital format (MP3s). Once you have completed the checkout process, your link will be within your order confirmation email. Click the link to download the MP3 files of both the vocal and backing tracks and a PDF of the book.  The physical book will be posted to you as normal. 

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About Witnesses

A nativity play with a difference. Many years after the 'first' Christmas, shepherds, angels, kings and stars come back together as witnesses to the great event. Seven delightful songs with a classical feel that are easy to learn and great fun to sing, with part-singing made surprisingly simple. Short narrative links and fun poems make this an easy nativity musical to present.

A Performance Licence is required to perform Witnesses. 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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Additional Information

What's Included

Teachers Book with:

  • Script in the form of rhyming narrative links and poems
  • Music score and song lyric sheets for 7 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Licence and copyright details

mp3 files with:

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
Running Time35 minutes approx
Songs - Click To Listen
Sample Script

Please note that Witnesses does not have a formal script. Instead, The Reporter's notes are provided that lead into each song and poem. See Example.

Cast List


Mary & Joseph





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.

For full information on Instant Access PDFs & MP3s click here.

Licence InformationPerformance 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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