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Away in a Manger Primary School Nativity Play
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Away In A Manger

by Niki Davies
Ages: 3-6

A delightful Christmas musical for nurseries and pre-schools about one proud mule called Maurice who is possessive about his manger. What a commotion it caused when he had to share it with a stream of visitors!

A Performance Licence is required to perform Away In A Manger. You are able to purchase an Instant Performance Licence when you purchase this product, or a Standard Performance Licence at any time. For more information, please see below.

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Standard Packs
Book, Audio CD & Instant Performance LicenceAU$60.00
Book & Audio CDAU$40.00
Standard Performance Licence (price per annum)AU$0.00pa
A current Performance Licence is required to perform this Christmas play to an audience (other than to pupils & staff) and/or to install Words on Screen™ on a server and/or 2+ computers. Purchase either an Instant Performance Licence or a Standard Performance Licence; the Instant Licence is discounted within the pack prices above.


About This Christmas Musical for Nursery Schools / Pre-Schools

Maurice the mule is not happy! All he wants to do is munch away on some fresh hay and settle down for a peaceful night's sleep, but one by one he finds a hen, a mouse, a bird and a spider in his manger and he doesn't like sharing it with anyone! Chasing them all away, Maurice tries to settle down to sleep when suddenly there is yet more commotion. Why is there a baby in his manger? And why have shepherds and kings come all this way to see Him? Join Maurice and his friends in this brilliant Christnmas musical for pre-schools and nurseries as they try to puzzle out exactly what is going on in their busy stable!

Seven fantastically catchy songs and an adorable script make this a future classic Christmas musical.

A Performance Licence is required to perform Away In A Manger. You are able to purchase an Instant Performance Licence when you purchase this product, or a Standard Performance Licence at any time. For more information, please see below.

Other Recommended Titles:

It's a Baby Primary school Nativity playWhoops a daisy angel nativity playThe Nativity School nativity playShine Star, Shine nativity playMinibeasts Primary School Songbook

Additional Information

What's Included

Teachers Book with:

  • Cast list
  • Staging ideas
  • Curriculum links
  • Script
  • Music score and song lyric sheets for 7 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Licence and copyright details

Audio CD with:

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
Running Time

21 minutes approx

(Total length of music: 11 minutes approx)

Songs - Click To Listen
Solos/PartsSong 6: Away In A Manger - solo for the first verse
Sample ScriptView sample script (PDF 78KB)
Cast List

View cast list (PDF 74KB)

There are 19 speaking parts in this play and this is the least number of performers that are needed.

Whole school: Split the large narrator part into several speaking parts; have as many stable animals and shepherds as you like; include the four manger animals.

Licence InformationPerformance Licence Information

A performance licence is required to perform this copyrighted musical to an audience (other than exclusively to pupils and staff).

  • Licences are available as either a Standard Performance Licence or an Instant Performance Licence
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made
  • All of our Performance Licences cover any number of performances within the 12 months from date of ordering
  • A new Standard 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, teachers need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Standard or Instant Performance Licence will also cover you for the following digital usages:

  • Installing songs for Words on Screen™ on a network or on multiple computers on the school’s premises
  • Uploading digital content to the school’s intranet or learning platform
  • Copying audio tracks to your computer music library (eg iTunes)
  • Burning copies of audio CDs for rehearsal purposes

For more information on licensing click here or call our customer services team on Tel: 1 800 850 777.

When photocopying or reproducing Out of the Ark material, copyright rules apply. Photocopying of song lyrics or music scores may only be carried out if your school/organisation has a relevant photocopying licence. All photocopying must be recorded on the licence log.

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