Tinsel and Tea Towels

BRILLIANT NEW EDITION
By Mark and Helen Johnson
8 Reviews
Ages: 5-9
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A behind-the-scenes look at what really happens when children in schools up and down the country ‘do’ the nativity. 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 Tinsel and Tea Towels

Refreshed and updated for 2018, our NEW EDITION of Tinsel And Tea Towels has even more included to help you put on a great nativity, including brand new recordings of 9 classic songs, an easy-to-follow script and tons of staging suggestions to get you started!


No Christmas celebrations are complete without a healthy dose of Tinsel and Tea Towels! One of our classic nativities, Tinsel And Tea Towels is a true-to-life and genuinely funny musical. As everyone in school is preparing for the Christmas nativity play, the pressure is on! The traditional nativity is unpacked as each class prepares to present different elements of the original story, and we are treated to a behind-the-scenes look at what really happens when children in schools up and down the country ‘do’ the nativity. The traditional story with a contemporary approach and a whole lot of humour.

Now available with a Words on Screen™ v2 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:45 minutes approx
Sample Script:View sample script
Cast List:View character list and staging notes

One of the features of this particular nativity musical is the scope it provides to include a very large number of children, with up to 55 speaking parts if required. The minimum number of children that you could perform this nativity musical with is 31. Click on the character list and staging notes link above for comprehensive details on cast size.
Words on Screen™:What is Words on Screen™? - For more information click here.
Words on Screen™ 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™, you will also immediately receive a Words on Screen™ 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:View our suggested choreography video here.
ISBN:9781911430599 Book & CD / 9781911430605 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

Would You Please Provide A Costume
Tinsel And Tea Towels
Along To Bethlehem
Angels Singing
Three Very Clever Wise Men
Part Of A Heavenly Plan
Don't Forget To Smile
Come and Worship
They Called His Name Jesus

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The following items are available for this product:

Teacher's Book

Teacher's Book

  • Synopsis
  • Background Information and props
  • Information about the enhanced CD
  • Cast overview
  • Cast list and checklist for casting
  • Script
  • Music score and song lyric sheets for 9 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Licence and copyright details
Audio CD

Audio CD

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
CD also includes Enhanced CD features (for use in a computer) including:
  • Printable OHP masters for all lyrics in a PDF format
  • Printable script
  • Printable cast list
  • Printable poster
  • Printable tickets
  • Adaptation of "One Solitary Life" for discussion
  • Questionnaire with responses from children for discussion
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
  • Stream or download your songs on the go
  • 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
  • Link to Charleston videos
  • 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
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
  • 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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£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
Subtotal:£0.00

Loved it!!!!

By Gracie

I did this play and I really enjoyed it !!!!! Best one I've done.


tinsel and tea towels

By tinsel and tea towels

The tinsel and tea towel songs are brilliant you should do it for your Christmas play


yes

By tle

I think it is very good.


Fab

By errmmm 1

we are learing this at school rigth now really amazing !!! Everbodys loving it i just need to know how to listen to the music on it so i can pratice !


Wonderful songs and script

By Kay

I was the coordinator of our school's production of this in November 2009. I was so impressed by the user-friendly resources, the quality of the music (which both children and adults loved) and the very suitable script. It was great to have lots of children involved with small speaking parts, as well as the "Inspectors" and "Teachers" who had the bigger parts. Everyone agreed it was the best musical we have ever done (and we have done several) and I am currently looking for another musical to do this year from "Out of the Ark Music".


Brilliant!

By Mrs. W

I echo Mrs. H!


Catchy songs

By Janey B

Some really catchy songs - FAB!


OUTSTANDING!'

By MrsH

Totally brilliant! Everyone LOVED it! Parents, teachers and children! The songs are catchy and fun to sing - I had many favourites! Songs are also easy to learn. Script was funny and also shared message of Christmas story. Would recommend it to all!


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