A Fireside Nativity

By Mark, Helen & Naomi Johnson
Ages: 5-9
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DURATION42 mins
SPEAKING PARTS20 + 37 essential non-speaking parts minimum
NO. OF SONGS7
EDITABLE SCRIPTYES
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Enjoy this cosy re-telling of the traditional nativity story as it unfolds around the comfort of the campfire. Stripped back and simple, and under the stars, A Fireside Nativity draws everyone into a festive celebration of community and song.

Written for 5-9s, but perfect for whole-school performances, this unique nativity includes 7 fabulous songs with a flavour of folk, and a reflective but light-hearted script. So, pull up a camp chair, ‘come as you are’, and be a part of something magical this Christmas!

An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity. For more information, please click here.

 

A Fireside Nativity is available to pre-order today!
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About A Fireside Nativity

A Fireside Nativity is a wonderfully fresh approach to the traditional nativity story, combining the worlds of both present-day and Biblical narrative, with the campfire setting creating a space for community, simplicity and wonder as the story is told in a light-hearted, but reflective way. There are 7 fabulous songs and a humorous script specially written for 5-9 year olds by Mark, Helen and Naomi Johnson.

The book provides the script, piano music and lyrics together with character list, costume and props pages and notes on staging, whilst the accompanying CD features all the songs professionally arranged, sung by the Out of the Ark Children’s choir. For an authentic camping experience, the backing tracks use an acoustic sound palette and only feature instruments that could be played around a campfire.

Available with a Words on Screen™ eSongbook allowing you to display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn!

An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity.

Sample Script:

Sample Script

An editable script is available for this product when you purchase a Premium package that includes an eSongbook.

Cast List:

View character list, staging and props suggestions

There are 20 speaking parts (but many essential non-speaking parts). These speaking parts can easily be increased by having extra campers and splitting the lines between them. To increase the non-speaking parts, have as many travellers, innkeepers, shepherds, sheep, angels and attendants as you like. The 20 speaking parts can be easily decreased by having fewer campers and splitting the lines accordingly. The essential non-speaking parts can easily be decreased by doubling up on parts.

Running Time:42 minutes approx
(Total length of music: 18 minutes approx)

Licence Information

Extended Performance Licences and COVID-19 Licence Guarantee

With our extended Performance Licences and COVID-19 Licence Guarantee, you can buy your Christmas nativity or musical now with confidence. Our feature-boosted licences allow you to record, film and stream your performance online for family and friends if they are unable to attend. And if you need to cancel your performance, our COVID-19 Licence Guarantee means you can simply give us a call and we will extend your licence for 12 more months free of charge.




Words on Screen™ User Licences

Words on Screen™ eSongbooks are supplied with a single user licence which allows the Words on Screen™ software to be installed on ONE computer only.

To license the installation of the Words on Screen™ software onto network servers and/or two or more computers, please purchase an Annual Performance Licence which includes extended digital rights.

 

Annual Performance Licence Information

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical to an audience (other than to pupils & staff), including an online audience.

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual 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, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Create a recording of the song/s with children singing over the top, whether with our backing track, our vocal track or your own backing track.
  8. Upload and share digital content to your school's intranet, restricted internet or learning platform.
  9. Share on public websites including the school’s website, YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Soundcloud, etc. However Out of the Ark Music must be credited and an inbound link to www.outoftheark.com must be provided. Please note that Out of the Ark Music's original recordings may not be posted to public websites except as an accompaniment to the children singing. However, as a special dispensation, if children are not allowed to sing for health & safety reasons, original recordings may be used instead, as long as they are part of an overall recording or stream of the whole work with the spoken parts, and not just the songs on their own.
  10. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-10 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.

 

How To Renew

You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.

Listen to Songs

Our Fireside Song
So Be Still
We're On A Journey
Our Hillside home
We've Come To Tell You
The Star Shone Bright
So Be Still (Reprise)
Down In Bethlehem

The following items are available for this product:

Teacher's Book

Teacher's Book

  • Character list
  • Costumes and percussion ideas
  • Staging and prop suggestions
  • Curriculum links
  • Script and song lyrics
  • Music score for 8 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Licence and copyright details
Audio CD

Audio CD

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Sound Effects: Tuning Guitar, Diddleyboom-Tish
Words on Screen™ eSongbook

Words on Screen™ eSongbook

  • An online Words on Screen™ product to stream or download
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts (including editable script*) & additional resources
  • Words on Screen™ versions of songs so that you can display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn
  • Flexibility to create an expandable library of Words on Screen™ song collections, nativities and musicals in your Out of the Ark online account
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Words on Screen™ user guide
  • Single-User licence (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this musical)
  • Licence & copyright details
*For your convenience, we have provided an editable script in Word format for this nativity or musical. The purpose of the editable script is to allow you to adjust the allocation of speaking parts for smaller or larger cast sizes and/or to make minor changes to the text for staging purposes.
Annual Performance Licence

Annual Performance Licence

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical or nativity within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual 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, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Create a recording of the song/s with children singing over the top, whether with our backing track, our vocal track or your own backing track.
  8. Upload and share digital content to your school's intranet, restricted internet or learning platform.
  9. Share on public websites including the school’s website, YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Soundcloud, etc. However Out of the Ark Music must be credited and an inbound link to www.outoftheark.com must be provided. Please note that Out of the Ark Music's original recordings may not be posted to public websites except as an accompaniment to the children singing. However, as a special dispensation, if children are not allowed to sing for health & safety reasons, original recordings may be used instead, as long as they are part of an overall recording or stream of the whole work with the spoken parts, and not just the songs on their own.
  10. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-10 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.

 

How To Renew

You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.

Rehearsal CDs

Rehearsal CDs

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Sound Effects: Tuning Guitar, Diddleyboom-Tish
  • Available in packs of 5, 10 or 20
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Premium Pack - The complete package!  

Pre-Order: Book, Audio CD, Words on Screen™ eSongbook & Annual Performance Licence (Online Order Only)

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This pack includes a Words on Screen™ eSongbook which allows you access your songs, script and resources instantly. Physical products included.

£55.85
Online Pack - Get started straight away!  

Words on Screen™ eSongbook & Annual Performance Licence Only (Order Online Only)

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This pack includes a Words on Screen™ eSongbook which allows you access your songs, script and resources instantly. No physical products included.

£55.85
Standard Packs  

Pre-Order: Book, Audio CD & Annual Performance Licence

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£40.85

Pre-Order: Book & Audio CD

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£24.95
Licences  

Annual Performance Licence (price per annum)

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A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity to an audience (other than to pupils & staff). You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a Standard Pack).

£19.80 pa
Additional Resources  

Pre-order: Pack of 5 Rehearsal CDs

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£15.00

Pre-order: Pack of 10 Rehearsal CDs

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£25.20

Pre-order: Pack of 20 Rehearsal CDs

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£43.20
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