It’s A Cracker!

By Mark and Helen Johnson
5 Reviews
Ages: 5-9
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An enchanting musical that brings together the traditional nativity story and a typical contemporary family Christmas.

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

Your licence allows you to record, film and stream your performance online for family and friends if they are unable to attend. If you need to cancel your performance, our guarantee enables you to extend your licence for 12 more months free of charge.

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This product is only available in a digital format and does NOT include a physical Teacher's Book or Audio CD. 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 Instant Licence will be posted to you as normal.  

For more information on Instant Access PDF and MP3 packs, click here
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About It's A Cracker!

Launched in 2004, this has proven to be a hugely popular show. An enchanting musical that brings together the traditional nativity story including angels and shepherds, and a typical contemporary family Christmas. As the crackers are pulled around the dinner table, the magic of Christmas is unwrapped. Upbeat and catchy, with some very special moments, this musical is guaranteed to make Christmas go with a bang!


An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity.

 

 

Sample Script:View sample script
Cast List:View cast list

Some of the groups of characters can be adapted to suit the size of your production.

Running Time:45 minutes approx
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.

ISBN:9781901980622

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.




Annual Performance Licence Information

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 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 from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM 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

Can I Pull a Christmas Cracker?
In My Day
All the Days Of Our Lives
Good News (Angels)
Off We Go (Shepherds)
The Guys With The Camels (Wise Men)
Worship Hymn
It's Christmas!
It's a Cracker!

The following items are available for this product:

PDFs & MP3s

PDFs & MP3s

Your Instant Access PDF & MP3 Add-On Pack is a zip file that 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.

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 from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM 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.


Visit our Licences page for further information.

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Digital Resources  

Downloadable Teacher's Book (non-editable PDF), Downloadable Audio Tracks (mp3s) & Annual Performance Licence. DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ONLY - No Physical Products Included

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£38.35
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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
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This was amazing!

By Sarah

Our ks1 children performed this play and really enjoyed it. I've used this play a Lot over the years and every time I do the children love it and I get positive feed back from the parents. The children still sing the songs long after we've performed it! I definitely recommend this play to any teacher or school.


Really good!

By Jane

I remember when my daughter did this when she was in year 3. I enjoyed every bit of this play and I think it's got to be the best play she's ever done! She still remembers all the lyrics to the songs and tells me she would love to perform this again if she could. Thank you out of the ark for making this wonderful memory happen for me and my daughter


A really lovely Christmas musical for little ones

By great show!

My son is taking part in this at his school. He sings the songs at home almost continually and is really enjoying rehearsing for it at school. I have listened to all the samples and the music is great. If it enthuses children this much then it promises to be a terrific performance!!


excellent

By Emily Wright

i performed this song at my school play and it was fun keep up the good workn


Excellent really worth doing it

By J.Credland

At first I thought it would be to beyond the group of children I work with , but no need to worried it was brilliant much to the audience delight and that wonderful look on the childrens faces when then audience appauled and whistled and shouted for more. Keep up the brilliant work Mark and Helen


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