The Angel Who Nearly Missed It All

By Danielle Marsh and Lin Marsh
Ages: 4-9
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DURATION34 mins
SPEAKING PARTS36+
NO. OF SONGS7
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There have been HOURS of rehearsals and much preparation for the incredibly important role that the Angel Chorus will need to play to spread the news of the birth of a very special baby. But, are they ready? Well, one angel most certainly isn’t… Join Late Angel, the Angel Chorus and a whole host of familiar characters in this exceptionally well-written nativity by Danielle Marsh and Lin Marsh. Available with Words on Screen™.

The Angel Who Nearly Missed It All is bubble-friendly! For script split suggestions for this nativity, click here.
To find more nativities suitable for your schools' circumstances, visit our Bubble Nativity Finder.



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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About The Angel Who Nearly Missed It All

  • Exceptional songs by well-known songwriter Lin Marsh
  • Fantastic script and high-energy songs that are ideal for 4-9 year olds
  • An editable script is included with any purchase of a Premium pack

Despite her best efforts, one hapless angel is always late! She oversleeps, her maps blows away, she goes to the wrong hillside, she gets cramp in her wings, then she terrifies the donkeys when they thought she said leopards instead of shepherds! Will this Late Angel eventually make it to meet Mary and Joseph, and help the rest of the Angel Chorus celebrate the most important event of all? 
 

Now available with a Words on Screen™ eSongbook 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.

Sample Script:

Sample Script

An editable script is available for this product when you purchase a Premium package that includes an eSongbook.

Script Split Suggestions For Bubbles:For 4 bubbles:
  • GROUP 1 take Scene 1 and Scene 3 with exactly the same characters: Narrators, Gabriel, Angels 1-4 and Late Angel (and any additional angels).
  • GROUP 2 take Scene 2 with new Narrators and the additional characters of: Travellers, Mary, Joseph, Donkey 1 and 2, Mr Innkeeper, Mrs Innkeeper (any additional Innkeepers), Cow and Sheep 1.
  • GROUP 3 take Scene 4 with new Narrators, Angels, Gabriel and Late Angel, with the additional characters of: Shepherds and Sheep.
  • GROUP 4 take Scenes 5 and 6 with new Narrators, Late Angel, Angels, Donkey 2, Sheep 1 and 2, Cow, Shepherd 1 and the additional characters of: Caspar, Melchior, Balthasar, the Three Camels and the Star.
For 2 or 3 bubbles:

Split the groupings above down into two or three groups easily.


For 1 bubble:

There are 36 speaking parts which can easily be reduced to any number down to 30.

Cast List:

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There are speaking parts for 36 with the opportunity to increase these to 48 by having ten angels rather than five, eight travellers rather than four, and six shepherds rather than three – allocating the lines accordingly. To decrease the number of speaking parts, you can have fewer than four narrators and just two travellers. There can be just one donkey (taking both donkey 1 and 2’s lines) and sheep 4’s lines can be covered by sheep 1, 2 or 3. Three children can double up as the camels and the sheep. There is opportunity for many others to be (non-speaking) additional angels, shepherds, sheep, stable animals, travellers, innkeepers and townspeople.

Running Time:34 minutes approx
(Total length of music: 12 minutes approx)
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Words on Screen™ System Requirements:

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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
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  • 512MB RAM (1GB RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB graphics memory

MAC:

  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • macOS 10.13 or later
  • Safari 12.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 69.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 36 or later
  • 512MB RAM; 128MB graphics memory
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.

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.




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To license the installation of the Words on Screen™ software 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), including an online audience.

  • 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

We've A Job To Do
We've Come To Our Census
We've Got A Feeling
Always Late!
Did You Hear The News?
We've Travelled For Days
Sing It Loud!

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The following items are available for this product:

Teacher's Book

Teacher's Book

  • Character list
  • Characters by scene and costume suggestions
  • Staging and prop ideas
  • Script
  • Song lyrics and music score 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
Words on Screen™ eSongbook

Words on Screen™ eSongbook

  • An online Words on Screen™ product to stream or download
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts (including editable script*) & 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
*For your convenience, we have provided an editable script in Word format for this nativity or musical. The purpose of the editable script is to allow you to adjust the allocation of speaking parts for smaller or larger cast sizes and/or to make minor changes to the text for staging purposes.
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.

Rehearsal CDs

Rehearsal CDs

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Available in packs of 5, 10 or 20
Subtotal:£0.00
Premium Packs With Words on Screen™  

Book, Audio CD, Words on Screen™ eSongbook & Annual Performance Licence (Online Order Only)

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This pack includes a Words on Screen™ eSongbook which allows you to stream or download songs from your online account and to access PDFs, MP3s and additional resources instantly. This pack does not include a CD ROM.

£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. Physical products are not included with this pack. 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
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). 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
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