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A Midwife Crisis
by Gaynor Boddy and Rebecca Kincaid Ages: 5-9
A Midwife Crisis is a delightful modern nativity play about a busy midwife.
With the help of a very flustered midwife and her put-upon donkey Steve, the Nativity story unfolds in a hilarious but thought-provoking script, which alongside six really fun, catchy songs makes A Midwife Crisis the ideal choice for your Christmas production. Now available with Words on Screen™ v2.
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In this modern nativity play, a very busy midwife who never misses an important birth is extremely excited when she hears that a king is about to be born in Bethlehem. She rushes out into the night in search of a shiny golden palace fit for a king. Her donkey Steve doesn’t think he’s ever heard of Bethlehem Palace, but the midwife is in no mood to listen – where else would a king be born?
On reaching Bethlehem, the townspeople, shepherds and kings that they come across haven't heard of Bethlehem Palace either and the midwife starts to panic. However, with the help of some gospel-singing angels and a very bright star, the midwife is led to a humble stable to find the very special baby already waiting for her.
With a hilarious script and six really fun, catchy songs, this modern nativity play is the ideal choice for your Christmas production.
Now available with a Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM 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!
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Cast notes: There are 28 speaking parts that can be easily increased by splitting the narrator's, the census-takers' and the shepherds' lines between more children. To expand this play to include more performers, you could have as many townspeople, sheep and angels as you like.
For smaller groups, the least number of performers is 16. This would require a teacher taking the narrator's part as well as some performers doubling up their roles and reducing other character groups.
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