Prickly Hay

A Nativity Hoedown
By Mary Cliff and Kelly Fort
12 Reviews
Ages: 4-8
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Prickly Hay is an exciting new nativity musical with a fun hoedown flavour. It is narrated by Sam, a hardworking stable boy, and features himself, his faithful friend Shrew and some very special visitors. Now available with Words on Screen™.

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

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About Prickly Hay


The Prickly Hay nativity combines a very simple script by Mary Cliff with eight catchy songs from Kelly Fort. Incorporating a variety of musical styles, this is a fun and heart-warming nativity musical that is ideal for 4-8 year olds.

The Prickly Hay story begins with Sam, a hardworking young stable boy, trying to keep the stable clean and the hay fresh for all the animals in his stable - a very smelly job! No one seems to notice his hard work and it's making Sam feel very insignificant. His ever-faithful friend, Shrew, tries to keep his spirits up, but Sam is finding it hard to feel important at all.

However, as crowds gather in Bethlehem for the census and the inns fill up, some very special visitors are shown to Sam's stable. Gradually, as the miraculous events of the night unfold, Sam starts to realise his worth - with a little help from his friend Shrew!

Now available with a Words on Screen™ 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.

 

 

Running Time:35 minutes approx.
Cast List:View cast list Some of the groups of characters can be adapted to suit the size of your production.
Words on Screen™:What is Words on Screen™? - For more information click here.
Words on Screen™ System Requirements:

Words on Screen™ CD ROM System Requirements

PC:

  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster process for netbooks.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 (64 bit) or later, Windows Server 2016 (64 bit) or later
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 69.0 or later, Google Chrome, Safari 12.0 or later, or Opera 36 or later
  • 512MB RAM (1GB RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB graphics memory

MAC:

  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • macOS 10.7-10.14.6 inclusive
  • Safari 12.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 69.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 36 or later
  • 512MB RAM; 128MB graphics memory

For the Download Player System Requirements, please click here.

My Words on Screen™ Online:

If you have purchased a Premium Pack online which includes Words on Screen™, you will immediately receive a Words on Screen™ eSongbook in your Out of the Ark Music 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. If you have already downloaded and installed a Download Player from our website simply refresh your player and select your new eSongbook. 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 Download Player version 2.0 or above.

If you don’t yet have a player then follow these instructions:

  • Log in to your online account
  • Within the My Words on Screen™ Online panel (on the My Account dashboard) choose either to Stream Online or Download Player
  • Within the 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.

ISBN:9781906988166 Book & CD / 9781911430063 Book & CD ROM

Licence Information

Words on Screen™ User Licences


¹Included with this option is a Words on Screen™ Single User Licence, allowing the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only.


²To 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

The Stable Hoedown
Working In A Stable
Clip-Clop Little Donkey
Mary's Lullaby
Three Wise Men
If You Think You're Not Important
Prickly Hay
Christmas Is For You

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The following items are available for this product:

Teacher's Book

Teacher's Book

  • Character list
  • Script
  • Music score and song lyric sheets 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
  • Additional sound effects e.g. Crying Baby Jesus
Words on Screen™ CD ROM

Words on Screen™ CD ROM

  • 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
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts & additional resources
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Words on Screen™ 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
If you are a Mac user, click here.
Words on Screen™ eSongbook

Words on Screen™ eSongbook

  • An online Words on Screen™ product to stream or download
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts, & 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

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
  • Additional sound effects e.g. Crying Baby Jesus
  • Available in packs of 5, 10 or 20
Subtotal:£0.00
Premium Packs With Words on Screen™  

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

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Also includes a Words on Screen™ eSongbook to stream or download via your online account, from which you can instantly access Words on Screen™, PDFs & MP3s online.  If you are a Mac user, click here.

£55.85

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

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A Words on Screen™ eSongbook for you to stream or download, including PDFs from the book and MP3 audio tracks. This eSongbook is only available as an online purchase. NO BOOK, AUDIO CD OR CD ROM INCLUDED. Instantly access everything you need from your online account. Pack includes an Annual Performance Licence. There is no postage and packing charge for this item.

£55.85

Book, Audio CD & Words on Screen™ CD ROM

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Also includes a Words on Screen™ eSongbook to stream or download via your online account, from which you can instantly access Words on Screen™, PDFs & MP3s online.  If you are a Mac user, click here.

£39.95
Standard Packs  

Book, Audio CD & Annual Performance Licence

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£40.85

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) 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

More Info
£25.20

Pack of 20 Rehearsal CDs

More Info
£43.20
Subtotal:£0.00

Fun

By Connie

My daughter loves performing this and I enjoyed watching it. A very fun and adorable play!


Great!

By Lisa

Brilliant fun nativity play and great for the ks1 age range!


My son loved performing this!

By Annie

My son performed this play in year 2 and he was stable boy Sam and loved performing it. He found it very easy to learn his lines and he loved singing all the songs and doing actions to them. As a parent I'm so happy that out of the ark provides these brilliant plays for primary aged children. They are all loved by so many teachers,parents and children. I have already recommended this play to my sister who is a primary school teacher she says she's definitely going to use it with her year 1 class. I rate this play 5 stars and I definitely recommend it to any teacher!


Best nativity show ever!

By JB

I can still remember all of these songs 2 years on which shows how good it is! Fabulous nativity with a lot of humour - we had 45 Reception class children performing.


Great Fun

By Karen

Fantastic fun Nativity that we used with 120 Year One children! Children loved the songs and still remember them 7 months later.


Best play we have ever done

By Zoe

We have Been performing nativity plays for many years and this one was the best. We were even asked to do it again in the new year because everyone loved it so much. The kids enjoyed it, the songs were lively and catchy....even the workers didn't mind getting up on stage. It was fab!!!


Fantastic- Best Ever!

By Mags

Fun, simple, catchy songs, loved by all the children and adults. A very lively production with the christmas story at the centre.nBest musical we've ever done! Thank you and can we have some more please?


A great sucess

By Silva

Our P1 - 3 have just peformed this nativity and what a sucess it was. The catchy songs led themselves to dancing and actions which allowed all our pupils to be involved.


Wonderful

By Loobie Loo

Watched our P1's perform this yesterday. It was wonderful. Great catchy songs and a new idea for the Nativity. Priceless.


Fantastic!!!!!

By MrsG

We have just performed Prickly Hay with our KS1 and Reception classes, what a toe tapping heel clicking, yee haaing success it was!!!! It has been a joy to rehearse and the final performance was fantastic receiving a wonderful standing ovation. If you were looking for a different approach to the Nativity try this you will not be disappointed absolutely FABULOUS x


Love Prickly Hay

By Leo

My children are performing this play at the moment at school and its really fantastic. The songs are great, the christian message is firmly there and the kids have loved learning their lines, fantastic product, thanks for Prickly Hay.


Boot scooting good fun

By Popey

Beautiful fun nativity play. Perfect for our children aged between 5 and 8. A great way to introduce fun to your nativity celebrations. A boot scooting good time.


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