Lights, Camel, Action!

It's Strictly The Nativity
By Antony Copus
12 Reviews
Ages: 4-9
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Lights, camel, action! Join the jam-packed cast of nativity celebrities as they celebrate Jesus' birth with a dazzling dance show. A marvellous variety of 7 songs and spectacular dancing, including 'how to' videos, but always… strictly the nativity! Available with Words on Screen™ v2.

It's glitzy, it's spectacularly sparkly and it's the nativity with glamour and sequins!
John Dabell Teach Primary Magazine

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

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About Lights, Camel, Action!

  • From the author of best-selling nativities Baubles! and Hey Ewe!
  • Adaptable script for large-group performances
  • 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!
  • Suggested choreography and helpful dance videos available online, which include examples of line dance, disco, tango and morris dance steps
The Bethlehem Broadcasting Company is recording a dazzling dance show to celebrate the special occasion of Jesus’ birth and the cast is jam-packed with nativity celebrities. Personalities, including some funky camels and a disco star, have come together again to recall their roles in the miraculous story. It’s a Christmas celebration like never before, with dance styles ranging from tango to line dancing and ballet to disco. The judges have gathered their scorecards, dancers are waiting in the wings and the audience is assembled for Lights, Camel, Action!

Great fun – a marvellous variety of songs and spectacular dancing, but always… strictly the nativity!


An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity.

 

Running Time:39 minutes approx
Total length of music: 16 minutes approx)
Solos/Parts:Songs with Rounds, Part-Singing and Solos:
  • Life Has Changed
  • Spread The Word (Bethlehem Hand Jive)
Songs with Harmonies:
  • We Must Travel Home (Nazareth Line Dance)
  • Life Has Changed
  • Disco Star
  • The Innkeepers’ Tango
Sample Script:View script sample
Cast List:

View character list
View staging directions


INCREASING THE CAST SIZE
There are 21 speaking parts in this nativity musical, but these can easily be increased by:

  • splitting the three hosts’ lines between lots of children
  • splitting the 3 shepherds’ lines between up to 15 children
  • splitting the three innkeepers’ lines between six children, although Innkeeper 1 needs to take all of the lines on page 16.
For increasing the number of non-speaking parts, have as many townspeople, angels, shepherds, sheep, backing singers and innkeepers as you like.


DECREASING THE CAST SIZE
The minimum number of children that you could perform this nativity musical with is 26, but that would require:

  • having just two hosts
  • having just one floor manager who would also take on the voiceover role
  • having just six townspeople who would double up as the kings and camels
  • having just two angels, four shepherds and four sheep. These parts would need to double up as the Star, 6 backing singers and 3 innkeepers.

Teach Primary Review:It's glitzy, it's spectacularly sparkly and it's the nativity with glamour and sequins!
John Dabell - Teach Primary Magazine
Words on Screen™ v2:What is Words on Screen™ v2? - For more information click here.
Words on Screen™ v2 System Requirements:Windows
  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Inter® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32bit) or later, Windows® Server 2008 (32bit)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0 or later or Opera 11
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB RAM recommended for notebooks); 128 MB graphics memory
MAC OS
  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
  • Safari 5.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 11
  • 512 MB RAM; 128 MB graphics memory
My Words on Screen™ Online:

If you have purchased a Premium Pack online which includes Words on Screen™ v2, you will also immediately receive a Words on Screen™ v2 eSongbook in your
Out of the Ark online account. The eSongbook is where we bring together all of the digital resources available for your product. As well as being able to play the Words on Screen™ versions of your songs, you can also instantly access PDFs and MP3s for your product at no additional cost. Simply:

  • Log in to your online account and select My Words on Screen™ Online
  • Open the online streaming player
  • Click on All eSongbooks in the left hand menu and select your eSongbook

You will find the PDFs and MP3s under eSongbook Resources in the left hand menu of your eSongbook.


From there, you can choose to extract and save All Audio MP3s, All Lyrics PDFs and All Score PDFs. If you just want the MP3s, lyrics or music score for one song, then select the song in the library and use the buttons in the Song Extras area at the bottom of the screen.


You can access these files in the same way if you are using the S!ngchronize™ player that you have downloaded and installed from our website. Simply refresh your player and select your eSongbook. For a downloaded player, you will need to download the eSongbook to your player before you can extract and save the PDFs and MP3s. You will also need to have installed S!ngchronize™ player version 2.0 or above.


Streaming is free for the first 12 months; after that a current Annual Performance Licence or Annual Digital Site Licence will be required to be able to continue streaming. Customers will receive a renewal notice by email 28 days before the end of the 12 month free period.

Suggested Choreography Videos:

We Must Travel Home (Nazareth Line Dance)


Camel Funk


Angels’ Ballet Music


The Shepherds’ Hey!


Disco Star


The Innkeepers’ Tango


Spread The Word (Bethlehem Hand Jive)

ISBN:9781911430025 Book & CD / 9781911430032 Book & CD ROM

Licence Information

Words on Screen™ User Licences

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

To license the installation of the CD ROM 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 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. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. 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 2-8 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

Opening Instrumental
We Must Travel Home (Nazareth Line Dance)
Camel Funk
The Innkeepers' Tango
Disco Star
The Shepherds' Hey!
Life Has Changed
Spread The Word (Bethlehem Hand Jive)

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The following items are available for this product:

Teacher's Book

Teacher's Book

  • Character List
  • Script with suggested staging directions
  • Suggestions for rehearsing, costumes, staging and props
  • Music score and song lyric sheets for 7 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Licence and copyright details
Audio CD

Audio CD

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Opening Instrumental, Incidental Music and Angels' Ballet Music
Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM

Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM

  • 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
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts & additional resources including 'how to' dance videos
  • Stream or download your songs on the go
  • Flexibility to create an expandable library of Words on Screen™ v2 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™ v2 user guide
  • Single-User licence allowing the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this musical)
  • Licence & copyright details
Words on Screen™ eSongbook

Words on Screen™ eSongbook

  • An online copy of your product to stream or download on-the-go
  • Flexibility to create an expandable library of Words on Screen™ v2 song collections, nativities and musicals in your Out of the Ark online account
  • All the features of your Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM
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. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. 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 2-8 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.

Rehearsal CDs

Rehearsal CDs

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Opening Instrumental, Incidental Music and Angels' Ballet Music
  • Available in packs of 5, 10 or 20
Subtotal:£0.00
Premium Packs With Words on Screen™ v2  

Book, Audio CD, Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM & Annual Performance Licence²

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£55.85

Book, Audio CD & Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM¹

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Also includes a Words on Screen™ v2 eSongbook to stream or download via your online account, from which you can instantly access Words on Screen™, PDFs & MP3s online.

£39.95
Standard Packs  

Book, Audio CD & Annual Performance Licence

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£39.85

Book & Audio CD

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£23.95
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) and/or to install Words on Screen™ on a server and/or 2+ computers. You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a Premium or Standard Pack).

£19.80 pa
Additional Resources  

Pack of 5 Rehearsal CDs

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£15.00

Pack of 10 Rehearsal CDs

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£25.20

Pack of 20 Rehearsal CDs

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£43.20
Subtotal:£0.00

Energetic and Entertaining

By RaglanParent

Absolutely loved watching my son’s school perform this play in Year 4. Fantastic energy, great songs and music...plenty of roles for all the children. Loved it!


Fabulous

By Owain Smith

A fantastic production, easy to put on and so enjoyable. The music is superb and parents thought that it was great. Do not hesitate, I would thoroughly recommend this performance for lower KS2


Happy parent

By Becky

Excellent production! Great that it pointed to Jesus.


Simply Brilliant!

By LUIS S.

Children engaged since moment one, parents and staff completely amazed by the high level of the songs, script and performances. One of the best Christmas plays ever written for this age group.


Fabulous Darling!

By Woodside Community Church Watford

Such an exciting Christmas musical! The children absolutely loved rehearsing the catchy songs, the lively dances and the strong story line! A great success!


Best production we've done for many years!

By June Lowther

I'm a teacher at Tebay Primary School, I'm just writing tell you that teachers, children and parents loved your production - Lights, Camel Action. The combination of singing and dancing was enjoyed by all! It was the best production that we have done for many years. I don't think you do requests, but I would love another production with both singing and dancing for next year! I have my fingers crossed.


EPIC!!

By Rachel Coulson

We performed Lights, Camel, Action last night and it could only be described as epic. Think it is your best script and music yet, and having the YouTube clips was brilliant. We did have to increase the parts to 63! But every child loved taking part. Our parents whooped, cheered and booed throughout and we decorated the hall with glitter balls and disco lights. And the reviews from the has been amazing. Can only thank you guys for the scripts. Keep up the good work. Roll in Christmas 2017


love the show

By rock

love it


Dance-tastic!

By Robert C

New, fresh and fun! The children loved learning both the songs and the dance routines. The parents and carers were blown away with the performance, with many rating it the best Christmas production ever. Perhaps just one word of caution: we put this on as a Key Stage 1 production and if you are thinking likewise, be aware that some of the speaking parts are very large. Make sure that you have children who are able to rise to the challenge. Luckily, I do - in spades!


Strictly Come Nativity

By Jonda Hill

Really entertaining... strictly come dancing meets nativity play... very funny, great for audience participation, good message and kids really enjoyed performing it - even year 5&6... Very much recommend this to others!


Fab-u-lous!!

By Primary1

Our children and parents absolutely loved this play! We received standing ovations and to be honest, we're wondering how on earth we top it next year!


Teach Primary

By John Dabell

"It's glitzy, it's spectacularly sparkly and it's the nativity with glamour and sequins!"


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