Stable Manners

By Margaret Carpenter
14 Reviews
Ages: 7-11
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From the highly acclaimed author of 'Witnesses' this nativity musical with a jazzy feel is simply sensational.

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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Three animals with 'attitude' and a lot to prove, fight for pride of place in this nativity play.

Stable Manners includes all the traditional elements of the nativity story with plenty of parts for a whole host of characters. Top-notch songs, funky musical arrangements by Margaret Carpenter and a very clever script by Sue Langwade bring the Christmas story bang up to date!


An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity.

 

 

Sample Script:View sample script
Cast List:

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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:9781901980257

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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

Something Is Happening Tonight
Beauty With A Bell
My Wool Is Superb
Simply The Best
Glory Rap
Sleep Little Jesus
Wonderful Love
We Had To Follow
Sorry
Celebrate This Christmas

The following items are available for this product:

Teacher's Book

Teacher's Book

  • Character list
  • Script
  • Music score and song lyric sheets for 10 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Licence and copyright details
Audio CD

Audio CD

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
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.

Rehearsal CDs

Rehearsal CDs

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Available in packs of 5, 10 or 20
Subtotal:£0.00
Standard Packs  

Book, Audio CD & Annual Performance Licence

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£40.85

Book, Audio CD, Annual Performance Licence & Instant Access PDF & MP3 Add-on Pack (Web Order Only)

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£46.25

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). You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a 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

Brilliant!

By Owl Girl!

Im doing it this year its soo cool!! I love all the songs and lines I am the owl and I know all my Lines!I think whats happening will be brilliant!


Unreal

By Bessie the cow

I'm in sixth and we are doing it for are school play! I'm playing Bessie and I love the lines and songs can't wait till christmas comes so we can do it :D


Unreal

By Bessie the cow

I'm in sixth and we are doing it for are school play! I'm playing Bessie and I love the lines and songs can't wait till christmas comes so we can do it :D


Ace

By Ace / Narrator

It's A Wicked Play. Playing the narrator is Great fun - Can't Wait till we peform soon!


my review

By aimee

great play its a really good nativity


Fabulous music

By FarmerJoe

This show was excellently performed by our local primary school and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. It's just a shame that the school wouldn't consider recording a CD of the children singing as the music and their sweet little voices make fantastic easy-listening festive music!


Very fun to do

By funbear123

I love this play I was chuck the chicken and I loved my song and my cheeky lines it was brilliantnI want to say THANK YOU to my teachernI'm in 6th and we all loved it !!!! x


good

By leia

at school we are doing this for our christmas play 2010! its so exiting i cant wait me and my class are the cowboy's and girls! bye! thanks for listening to my review leia


Owl

By Owen Clark/Owl

I was the Owl in this years play.My school did it in 2009.And now I feel hartbroken it's finished.


highly recommended

By music specialist

This musical worked most effectively with the whole school and we were able to produce an impressive show using all the school ranging from reception to Year 6.There is a wide variety of musical styles and we were able to allocate a song to each class. The Year 6 loved the Angel Rap but were also challenged by other songs. Unlike many works written for Junior Schools, the score is well written and includes interesting rhythms and harmonies which kept me sane during the many hours of rehearsal!


Absolutely Fantastic!

By Nelly2b2

What a wonderful story! The songs, in particular, were excellent - loved by everyone. We were able to incorporate ages 4 to 16 in the play - about 20 kids in total from our Sunday School groups. We did edit the story line a little (e.g. did away with the two robbers). The play is full of puns and jokes which had the audience in stitches, the songs were catchy and fun. We added our own actions to the songs (e.g. the Can Can to 'Simply The Best' (Eggs in Town) ... and we did the last song as an enchore, and apart from the kids thoroughly enjoying it, the costumes being easy to arrange, and it being suitable for a wide age-range, we managed it all in only 4 Saturday morning rehearsals! The crowd loved it, and it set a wonderful tone for the rest of our Christmas Celebrations at church. Thank you for an excellent play - I'm sure now we will be adding something at Easter ...


Great songs!

By BB

I did this play with 1st class (ages 6/7) and I found the songs were really good and catchy and the children absolutely LOVED them! The storyline was good and the children didn't lose interest as they often do. I have to say however that I think the dialogue in the play was a little inappropriate in some places- quite sarcastic/ a lot of the humour intended for adults so I did edit it a bit. Other than that I would recommend it as overall it is very good.


fantastic

By mum to millions

the kids really enjoyed dong this play and didnt loose interest in it at all. the parents all really enjoyed it too and havent stopped raving about how fantastic the perforance was. Just hope we can live upto expectations next year.


excellent!

By chuck the chicken

lastyear we done it in school and we got the whole theater aplauding us!


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