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BIG BAD BEN OF BETHLEHEM - Christmas Nativity Play

A laugh-a-minute nativity play as heard on the BBC! A real parent-pleaser. Samples and details below. Rehearse in a week or so.

BIG BAD BEN OF BETHLEHEM - Christmas Nativity Play

Download Options

  • Instant Download (All content same as CD, but get it NOW)
    £19.99
  • Instant Download (As above) + Half-Price 1 Year Licence
    £29.99
  • Instant Download (As above) + LIFETIME Licence
    £54.99

Physical Options

  • CD (All vocal & music tracks, scripts, ideas & more)
    £21.99
  • CD (As above) + Half-price 1 Year Licence
    £31.99
  • CD (As above) + LIFETIME Licence
    £56.99
  • Extra CD (Exact copy of full priced CD) *Conditions Apply
    £8.00
  • Pack of 4 Rehearsal CDs (Vocal & music tracks only)
    £14.00

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"The songs and script were SO GOOD! And with all the extra free stuff that's included it's such great value!"

DESCRIPTION: Recently broadcast on BBC radio, 'Big Bad Ben Of Bethlehem' is a rip-roaring nativity play written in the style of 'Horrid Henry', which is sure to get audiences giggling. Poor Mr & Mrs Innkeeper have a problem! Their son Ben, is a bit of a handful. Who on earth would want to stay at Bethlehem's inn while Big Bad Ben is causing mischief with his practical jokes? Fortunately, help is on hand through a strange visitor... Super-Nanny Gabriel will help Ben to be better behaved and might persuade him to clean up the inn, just in case any shepherds or wise men come to visit! Suitable for most age ranges, this nativity features 10 easy-to-learn songs, plus all the backing music - no need for a pianist. It also comes with a time-saving, editable script, PowerPoint scenery, PowerPoint song words, sheet music and more.

HASSLE-FREE LICENSING: A licence is required to allow you to use this purchase to stage any type of performance. We are the only providers of the licence you need. Our instant 1 year licenses are half-price when purchased with the CD / download. NO FORMS, NO FUSS! Select one of the product options above which includes a licence, add it to the basket and you're instantly covered. Please see adjoining 'Licensing' tab for more info.

"REALLY FABULOUS! So easy to use. The children loved it and gave a high level of performance! We'll be using you again!"

FAST DELIVERY: This product is in stock. We will dispatch your order straight away. Please see the 'Delivery' tab for prices and schedule.

HOW TO DOWNLOAD: If you don't want to wait for your order to come in the post, you can download everything you need right NOW! Just select one of the download options above, then 'add to basket'. Complete the checkout and get everything you need instantly! You'll have immediate access to all the vocal & backing tracks (as MP3s) which you can burn to CD or transfer to a mobile device (instructions included). Plus you get scripts, ideas, song sheets, sheet music, etc... exactly the same material as if you'd ordered by post. UK based schools can even use this system to order via invoice, and still get everything straight away. There's NO waiting for a link to be emailed. Download it all from this website NOW!

SCRIPT SAMPLES

Please click here to view a script sample from this product. This is a link to a PDF file which also contains cast list and other important information about this product.

Big Bad Ben SCRIPT SAMPLE.pdfSample PDF

 

Satisfaction GuaranteeABOUT THIS MULTIPURPOSE PRODUCT: Recommended for ages 5-9 'Big Bad Ben Of Bethlehem' is a 25-30 minute fun-filled, musical nativity performance. It contains 10 Christmas Nativity songs along with all the backing music tracks – NO NEED FOR A PIANIST. The songs are cleverly linked together by a fabulous editable script. The script is very flexible, meaning that it can easily be used with just a handful of children or with a very large cast.

The CD also includes a CD ROM section, easily accessible from any computer, which contains everything you need to help you stage a great performance... editable script, ideas, PowerPoints, songsheets, sheet music and more - everything you need all on one amazing CD! Or save time and money by easily DOWNLOADING IT ALL NOW!

PARTS: You can perform this musical with a small or large cast!!! Ideas for how to involve as few or as many children as you like are included on the CD. For cast list please click here:

Big Bad Ben SAMPLE.pdf

RUNNING TIME: The estimated running time is about 25-30 minutes. However this time span can easily be shortened or lengthened significantly. Suggestions for how to do this are included in the detailed 'Production Notes' which you will find contained within the CD / download.

SHORT ON REHEARSAL TIME? Ideally you should allow yourself several weeks for rehearsals, but if you're short on time, don't worry, we know from experience that it's possible to rehearse this Christmas play in just a week or so. What's the secret? During the show, read from the script as much as possible and use the included editable script to cut out some actors lines so that only a few people have any lines to learn. As for the songs, simply divide them up! Don't get ALL the children to learn ALL the songs, instead share them between children, classes or year groups, so that no one has more than 2 or 3 songs to remember. If you follow this advice, you may even be able to rehearse this show in just a few days!* Save even more time and money by downloading now and starting your preparations straight away! *(Please note this is not a guarantee. Please listen to the songs and view the script before deciding how much rehearsal time your pupils will require.)

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 BUY NOW ONLINE: Just select one of the product options above and click add to basket. You can pay online via credit/debit card or via paypal.

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UK SCHOOL ORDERS – HASSLE FREE: School orders are very welcome (UK only - 30 day credit). We aim to make the ordering process as simple and hassle free as possible. Just get your order details to us via website / fax / email / phone / post (details here), simply tells us the products you require along with your contact details and we’ll send your goods straight out with a 30 day invoice. No credit checks. Purchase orders are very welcome but not necessary. You are also welcome to provide an order number which will be referenced on your invoice, but again this isn’t necessary from our end.

FOR SPEED: We recommend that schools order via our website using the 'Add to basket' function above. Complete your details and then on the payment page, just select the 'invoice' method of payment. You will find a text box below in which you can add a purchase order number if required. A printable version of your invoice will then be displayed on the next page. We receive notification of your order instantly and goods are dispatched shortly afterwards. So there is no delay please ensure that the delivery address provided is a registered UK based school address.

TERMS: Please note that by placing an order with us you indicate that you have read and that you agree to abide by all of our terms and conditions

UK Delivery

UK STANDARD DELIVERY (£1.99): All CD orders are usually dispatched via standard first class royal mail within 24 hours of the order being received. Therefore under normal circumstances most customers receive their orders within 1-3 working days of the order being placed. However at peak times of the year (October-November) please allow a little bit longer for your order to arrive.

UK NEXT WORKING DAY DELIVERY (£7.50): The option for UK customers to have their order delivered via "Next Day Delivery" is available for phone orders only on 0844 357 8473. However during times of heavy demand we reserve the right to withdraw this service without notice. Orders via Next Day Delivery must be placed before 2PM.


Overseas Delivery

OVERSEAS [NON-UK] DELIVERY (£8.99) : OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED TO READ ALL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE BUYING FROM US:

1) OVERSEAS PAYMENT: We ONLY accept overseas orders from customers who purchase goods using a credit / debit card or via paypal. Our Invoicing system is not available for use by overseas customers.

2) DIFFERENT CURRENCY: On the checkout page you can change the currency to display the checkout total in one of six main currencies. Please don’t be put off if your currency isn’t displayed, as in many circumstances it is possible that your transaction can still be processed (paypal method of payment is recommended). Our credit card processing provider will automatically convert your currency into British Pounds Sterling upon placing your order.

3) OVERSEAS DELIVERY CHARGE: If you have ordered physical goods for delivery, £8.99 will be added to your order for delivery costs. Downloadable products / licences have no delivery charge.

4) OVERSEAS DELIVERY TIMES: Your order will normally be dispatched within 24 hours (except at weekends / public holidays) and will usually take 5 days at the most to reach you. However, this timescale is not guaranteed. Please note that if you have ordered from a remote part of the world, your order may take up to four weeks to reach you. For this reason we highly recommend that overseas customers consider buying downloadable products rather than physical products.

5) BFPO: British Forces Personnel based Overseas are counted as UK customers and can ignore the above information as long as a "BFPO" address is used.

Satisfaction GuaranteeNOT SURE WHICH OPTION TO CHOOSE? HERE'S OUR GUIDE TO WHAT'S WHAT.


DOWNLOAD OPTIONS

1A) Instant Download (All content same as CD, but get it NOW):

Select this option to simply download all you need immediately. You’ll have instant access to a folder containing everything you would find on the equivalent CD...

• MP3 music files (vocal tracks & backing tracks. Some products also contain additional sound effect tracks)

• Scripts, sheet music, PowerPoints, ideas & much more.

• Full instructions

• Satisfaction guarantee*

HOW IT WORKS: You’ll have immediate access to a download link via the ‘your account’ section on this website. You will also receive an email containing the same link. Simply click on either link to download the product (Average size 50-90MB). If you are using a tablet or mobile device, please ensure that the first download is made using a computer or laptop. You can then transfer the material to any other device if required. The MP3 tracks can be played through your sound system or you can burn them onto CD (instructions included). Scripts are included as PDFs, TEXT and WORD files.

*GUARANTEE: Our downloads are very easy to use and are compatible with every type of computer. We guarantee that in the unlikely event that you have technical problems, we’ll quickly provide all the support needed to make sure that you are able to access and use all the material you’ve paid for.

1B) Instant Download (As above) + Half-Price 1 Year Licence:

If you wish to stage a performance of this musical then you will normally require a performance licence. We are the only providers of the particular licence that you require. A one year unlimited licence allows you to perform any one particular show on as many occasions as you want within a period of one year only. This licence normally costs £20, but if you buy it now at the same time as you buy the CD, you can have it at half price for just £10. For further information, or to buy a full price licence (if you’ve already purchased the CD) please see the licensing tab.

1C) Instant Download (As above) + Lifetime Licence:

As above, but if you know you are likely to perform this musical again in future years then we highly recommend a lifetime performance licence. This allows you to perform any one particular show on as many occasions as you want, at any time in the future without limit. It costs £35. If you can't see this option above, then you can still purchase a Lifetime licence from our performance licence page.


PHYSICAL OPTIONS

2A) CD (All vocal & music tracks, scripts, ideas & more):

Select this option and we’ll dispatch an easy-to-use multipurpose CD, containing ALL that you need.

Please note there is no separate book. Simply print all you need from the environmentally friendly CD...

AUDIO - Place the CD in any audio CD player for:

• Vocal tracks sung by children
• Professional backing music tracks
• Sound effects (available on certain products only)

CD ROM - Put the SAME disk in your computer for:

• PlayScripts - Editable and Printable (pdf, word & txt) *
• Assembly Scripts - Stories, Activities & More *
• Production Notes - Ideas, Staging, Costumes, etc. *
• Printable Sheet Music with Guitar Chords *
• Editable Songsheets *
• PowerPoint Scenery & PowerPoint Songwords *
• Activity Sheets / Colouring Sheets *

* Available on most titles. Please refer to the product description and 'More Details' tab for precise details of what is included in each product.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: In the unlikely event that you have technical problems, we guarantee to provide you with all the support needed to make sure that you are able to access and use all the material you’ve paid for.

2B) CD (As above) + Half price 1 Year Licence:

(Please see section 1b above).

2C) CD (As above) + LIFETIME Licence:

(Please see section 1c above).

2D) Extra CD (Exact copy of full priced CD):

No need to buy two full priced products. Just buy one full priced CD or Download and then select this option to get another Multipurpose CD for just £8. What a bargain! Please note, unlike other companies, we DO allow customers to make ONE copy only of any of our full priced CD / download products. However, if you are unable to make copies or if you just want to save time, then select this option.

CONDITIONS APPLY: This option gives you an exact duplicate of the full priced CD, but is ONLY available for purchase at the same time as, or following the purchase of a full priced CD or download. Customers attempting to purchase this item who do not appear on our records to have also purchased the full priced product will have their order cancelled.

2E) Pack of 4 Rehearsal CDs (Vocal & music tracks only):

Each rehearsal CD contains vocal & music tracks only (I.e. no CD ROM section) on simple 'no-frills' CDs in a paper wallets. Only available in packs of four at £14 a pack. (If you require a large number of rehearsal CDs, please phone us for a quote as discounts are available for large orders).

CONDITIONS APPLY: This item is ONLY available for purchase at the same time as, or following the purchase of, a full price CD or download product. Customers attempting to purchase this item who do not appear on our records to have also purchased the full priced product will have their order cancelled.

HASSLE-FREE LICENSING: EASILY BUY YOUR PERFORMANCE LICENCE NOW FROM AS LITTLE AS £10! NO FORMS, NO FUSS. Add it to the basket (using the 'product options' above) and you're instantly covered.

DO I NEED A PERFORMANCE LICENCE...

  • NO, a licence is not required... if you intend to use this product as something just to listen to, or to simply sing along to, either on your own, or with a group of children within a closed setting. (i.e. No parents watching / no public audience / no public congregation of any description). Furthermore, a licence is NOT required if you are only using one or two songs as part of an 'act of worship' taking place in a church or in a school assembly.

  • YES, a licence is required by law... if you intend to stage ANY type of performance, using any part of this product, however small, regardless of whether an admission fee is charged or not, regardless of the age/ability of the children, and even if the performance is 'only for parents'. This is a legal requirement worldwide* and applies to all types of schools, churches, nurseries, preschools, children's groups, etc. *(In the UK via the 'Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988', and Worldwide via the 'Berne Convention' and the 'World Intellectual Property Organisation').

  • The 'performance licence' required can ONLY be obtained from us here at Learn2soar. General licences issued by PRS / CCLI /  MCPS and similar bodies DO NOT APPLY under any circumstances.

  • The quoted price of £10 is only available when the 1 Year Licence is purchased at the same time as the CD / download. If you choose to leave purchasing a licence to a later date, then you will have to purchase it at full price (currently £20) . Alternatively, you may buy the Lifetime Licence at any time for just £35. Click the link below for further details or to buy now.

  • Please note that compliance checks are carried out each year. As a result of checks last year, several schools / nurseries / children's groups in various locations around the world, who performed our material without permission were fined. Please don't let this happen to you, by simply buying your licence now for the small price of just £10.

FURTHER DETAILS:  Click here for more information and frequently asked questions >>


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Love Learn2soar
"I've used several of your shows now in our junior department, Big Bad Ben, Away With the Manger and Egyptian Nativity. They have all been truly excellent. The pupils always have an immense amount of fun with the very catchy songs and rib-tickling scripts. I'm happy to say that we love Learn2soar!"
by M Mcardle

Fabulous
"We performed Big Bad Ben Of Bethlehem with our entire KS1. It's a fabulous twist on the nativity, which pupils, parents and staff thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you."
by Mrs Mullins

Thank you
"A refreshing and entertaining take on the traditional nativity. The children performed Big bad Ben so well, because they enjoyed it so much. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and talent in producing such a great nativity."
by M Reed

Spectacular
"There's only one way to describe Big Bad Ben of bethlehem......... SPECTACULAR!!!"
by Mrs Dearne

What A Treat
"We used Big Bad Ben for our Christmas production last year and performed it with the whole school. The cast sang along with great enthusiasm to the fabulous songs which had our toes tapping for weeks. Pupils could regularly be overheard singing the songs around school! Special thanks."
by Mr Michael Grant

Very funny
"Thanks for producing 'Big Bad Ben'. It's a very funny play packed with fun songs and jokes. The parents loved it!"
by J Forest

Wonderful
"We performed Big Bad Ben of Bethlehem with our 5-7 year olds in our multi-cultural school. We appreciated the editable script which was included, but found that we were still able to use the original script and songs word for word without any problem. The children and audience loved it! It's a wonderful play with wonderful catchy songs. Thank you very much."
by Mrs Billingsley

Fabulous
"Just to let you know that we did Big Bad Ben with our pupils last month and it was really FABULOUS. Thank you very much!"
by J Row Teacher

Very good
"Every year we buy a learn2soar Christmas nativity play with a pack of rehearsal CDs. We did the Big Bad Ben play last year. The songs and script are SO GOOD. And with all the extra free stuff that's included it's such great value. Great service too. Thank you."
by C Peacock - Head

A great success
"'Big Bad Ben of Bethlehem' is a fun-filled nativity play that had the audience giggling. A great success!"
by C Kelly

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