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by Niki Davies Ages: 3-6
“Extra! Extra! – Read all about it!” So read the front page of The Angel Express, announcing the birth of Jesus. The angels respond with great excitement and hastily form a choir to sing and celebrate the arrival of the newborn King. Angel Express is a brand-new nativity for infants. Now available with Words on Screen™ v2.
An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity. For more information, please see below. Scroll down to listen to song clips.
Simple, easy to learn script that is ideal for 3-6 year olds
Curriculum links included to support learning in the classroom
Can be adapted for larger groups/whole school performances
Angel Express follows the excitement of heaven’s host of angels as they hurriedly practise a new song for the birth of baby Jesus – this will have to be an express production! Can the conductor prepare them in time with so many distracting headlines such as ‘Mary and Joseph Leave for Bethlehem’, ‘Enormous Star Seen In the East’ and ‘Three Kings Sighted From Afar’?
With a simple script and easy-to-learn songs from one of Out of the Ark’s most popular writers, Niki Davies, this creative take on the nativity story is the only play you will need this Christmas. Look no further than the Angel Express nativity for the easy solutions that you have been praying for to expand or reduce a cast list. Children and parents alike will enjoy the solo-singing opportunity in I Only Have A Little Stable, as well as the jubilant whole-cast songs such as News, News and Welcome To The World.
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!
An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity. For more information, please see below.
Other Recommended Titles:
Teacher's Book with:
Music score and song lyric sheets for 7 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
Licence and copyright details
Audio CD with:
Vocal tracks sung by children
Professional backing tracks
Extra backing track for 'Welcome, Baby Jesus' including backing vocals for smaller groups.
Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM with:
Words on Screen™ v2 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
Cast notes: There are 29 speaking parts and 4 non-speaking parts (including Mary & Joseph). Angels are also required for the choir.
For smaller groups, the least number of performers is 12. This would require most of the cast appearing as choir angels throughout the performance; only 4 angels with approximately 5 speaking lines each; only one angel paperboy and the conductor and narrator’s parts being taken by adults. The three innkeepers could also double up as the three kings.
Whole school: The narrator part is suitable for an adult/older children or could be split between a group of children. Have as many chorister angels as you like as well as adding non-speaking parts for the big star, shepherds, sheep and three kings. You could include additional narrators, angel paperboys and angel reader parts.
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Annual Performance Licence Information
A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).
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The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
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