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Prickly Hay Nativity Play
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Prickly Hay

by Mary Cliff and Kelly Fort
Ages: 4-8

An exciting new Christmas musical with a fun hoedown flavour, featuring Sam, a hardworking stable boy, his faithful friend Shrew and some very special visitors.

A Performance Licence is required to perform Prickly Hay. 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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Product TypePriceQty
Premium Packs With Words on Screen™ v2
Book, Audio CD, Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM & Instant Performance Licence²AU$110.00
Book, Audio CD & Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM¹AU$75.00
Standard Packs
Book, Audio CD & Instant Performance LicenceAU$70.00
Book & Audio CDAU$45.00
Words on Screen™ v2 Upgrades
Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM Upgrade¹AU$55.00
For customers who already own the Book and Audio CD. CD ROM Upgrade does not include the Book.
Standard Performance Licence (price per annum)²AU$40.00pa
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 Children's Christmas Musical

In this exciting new nativity musical with a fun hoedown flavour, follow Sam, a hardworking young stable boy, who is trying to keep the stable clean and the hay fresh for all the animals in his stable – its a very smelly job! No one seems to notice his hard work and it’s making Sam feel very insignificant. His ever-faithful friend, Shrew, tries to keep his spirits up, but Sam is finding it hard to feel important at all. However, as crowds gather in Bethlehem for the census and the inns fill up, some very special visitors are shown to Sam’s stable and gradually, as the miraculous events of the night unfold, Sam starts to realise his worth – with a little help from his friend Shrew!

A simple script by Mary Cliff and catchy songs by Kelly Fort , written in a variety of musical styles create a heart-warming Christmas musical for 4-8 year old children. A perfect Christmas production for primary schools!

A Performance Licence is required to perform Prickly Hay. 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:

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Additional Information

What's Included

Teachers Book with:

  • Character list
  • Script
  • Music score and song lyric sheets for 8 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Licence and copyright details

Audio CD with:

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Additional sound effects e.g. Crying Baby Jesus

Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM with:

  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts & additional resources
  • Words on Screen™ v2 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
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Words on Screen™ v2 user guide
  • Single-User licence (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this nativity)
  • Licence & copyright details
Running Time35 minutes approx.
Songs - Click To Listen
Sample Script

View sample script 1

View sample script 2

Cast ListView cast list Some of the groups of characters can be adapted to suit the size of your production.
Words on Screen™ v2 What is Words on Screen™ v2? - For more information click here.
Words on Screen™ v2 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
  • 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
Licence Information

Words on Screen™ User Licences

¹Included with this option is a single user licence, allowing the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only.

²To license the installation of the CD ROM onto network servers and/or two or more computers, please select the Instant Performance Licence option which includes extended digital rights, or purchase a separate Standard Performance Licence.

Performance 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 Christmas plays 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)
  • Permitting usage of software at home for teachers for preparation purposes
  • Burning copies of Audio CDs for rehearsal purposes

For further information on licensing click here or call our Customer Services team on 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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