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LAST STOP BEFORE BETHLEHEM

A short nativity musical

by LIZ STOCKLEY

Music by ALICIA RICKARDS and LIZ STOCKLEY

 Cast:  31 speaking parts (17 m, 4 f, 9 variable) + crowd + chorus of  Roman recruits!
 Suggested Age Range:  8 to 13
 Approx. Running Time:  40 minutes
 Music:  8 songs, mostly for large groups but several could be solos, duets  etc. Accompaniment can be piano, guitar, recorder and percussion as available.
 Set: The road to Bethlehem; the courtyard of the inn.
 Synopsis:  The children who live at the last inn on the road to Bethlehem are having to work extremely hard because of the number of travellers. On the arrival of Roman soldiers, fed up with chivvying people along, the housekeeper decides to slaughter the old goat, Phoebe, to provide stew. Timothy, the goat boy, is distraught and the children determine to save Phoebe.
Later in the evening a man arrives with a pregnant wife and an obstreporous donkey. The children sorry for the woman, persuade the innkeeper to let the couple stay in the stable with Phoebe, moving the donkey into Phoebe's pen - and giving the housekeeper a shock when she goes to slaughter the goat at dawn!
Phoebe is reprieved, shepherds arrive with strange news about the baby which has now been born and the Roman recruits eventually turn up in time for everyone to enjoy a celebration breakfast.
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Price Codes: 

 Script:  Code A

 Piano Score:  Code F

 Rehearsal Cassette:  Code F

 Past Performance Cassette:  Code E

 Performance Rights:  Code Z

 Licence to Copy: Code Z
 Video Recording Licence: Code H

ISBN 978 1 872475 87 5

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