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Children's Songs, Plays, Musicals & Assemblies. Ages 2 to 11+

THE DONKEYS TALE - Short, Simple Easter Musical

A cute performance, perfect for any Easter or Palm Sunday assembly. Samples and details below.

THE DONKEYS TALE - Short, Simple Easter Musical

Download Options

  • Instant Download (All content same as CD, but get it NOW)
    £11.99
  • Instant Download (As above) + Half-Price 1 Year Licence
    £21.99

Physical Options

  • CD (All vocal & music tracks, scripts, ideas & more)
    £13.99
  • CD (As above) + Half-price 1 Year Licence
    £23.99
  • 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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EE-Awwwwww! 'THE DONKEY'S TALE' is a cute Easter / Palm Sunday mini-musical, perfect for school assemblies or church performances. It contains 6 catchy songs, along with all the backing music tracks so there's no need for a pianist. You also receive TWO time-saving scripts, PowerPoints, sheet music and plenty of free added resources. Easy enough to rehearse and stage in just a few days. Click here for script samples

STORY: Little Donkey has never let anyone ride him before. He's worried because he knows that he'll have to be ridden very soon. As his mother tries to reassure him, two men called James and John turn up to take the donkey to see someone called Jesus! Little Donkey is about to be thrown in the deep end as he carries Jesus on the first Palm Sunday! Please note that this product originally featured on The Easter Assembly CD. It is still vailable on that product as a play only. Here we have slightly altered the script and added songs and resources to make it into a mini-musical.

TWO SCRIPTS: Two editable scripts are included with this product. They both tell the same story but in slightly different ways:

(1) SCRIPT VERSION: has speaking / acting parts for a flexible number of children (any cast size from 10-110). Printable masks are included for the donkeys, so there’s one less thing to worry about if arranging costumes.

(2) STORY VERSION: In the story version there are no acting parts, just a straightforward retelling of the story which can be read by a class of children or by an adult taking an assembly. For more details see the script sample tab.

AGE RANGE: Although this play is recommended for ages 7-11, children as young as 5-6 will enjoy performing it with a few slight changes to the included editable script.

HASSLE-FREE LICENSING: If you want to stage a performance, a licence will be required. Our instant 1 year licenses are half-price when purchased with the CD / download. NO FORMS, NO FUSS! Just add to the basket and you're covered. See 'Licensing' tab for more info.

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.

The Donkey's Tale - SCRIPT SAMPLE.pdfSample PDF

Satisfaction GuaranteeABOUT THIS MULTI-PURPOSE PRODUCT: 'The Donkey's Tale’ is a 20 minute easter performance. It contains 6 Easter songs, all sung by children, plus you get all the backing music tracks so there's no need for a pianist. The songs are linked by two simple time-saving editable scripts. 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... script, PowerPoints, songsheets, sheet music, printable resources and more - everything you need all on one amazing CD! Or save time and money by easily DOWNLOADING IT ALL NOW!

PARTS: Very flexible! The script version has six main acting parts, plus dozens of ‘walk on’ parts and enough narrators’ parts for around 20 children to have 3 or 4 lines each. Therefore you can perform with any number of children from 10 to 110+.

RUNNING TIME: If you stick exactly to the script, and sing all the songs, this performance should take about 20 minutes. However, you can easily shorten or lengthen the production as appropriate by up to 15-20 minutes, using the provided editable version of the script. Suggestions of ways to achieve this are included in the material you will receive.

REHEARSAL TIME: We know from experience that it's possible to teach this easter musical to a group of children in just a few days. 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.

TELEPHONE ORDERS: Telephone credit / debit card orders very welcome on 0844 357 8473 View opening times

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.


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) 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.

2D) 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 public 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.

  • Please note that compliance checks are carried out each year. As a result of checks last year, several schools / nurseries / children's groups in the UK and Ireland 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 >>


Very memorable
"I have actually used The Donkeys Tale four times now. For the first three times, I used the original version from your 'Easter Assembly CD', which was just excellent. But I have to say that this new version is a stunning upgrade. We loved all the songs, but don't understand why you didn't include the 'Take Jesus To Jerusalem' song from The Easter assembly CD? We added it in anyway, because our students have always enjoyed singing it so much. Nevertheless, this is a great Easter musical with very memorable songs. Very easy to learn and simple to direct. Is there any chance of you producing an upgraded musical version of some of the other scripts on the Easter Assembly CD? We've used 'The Boastful Bunny' a few times and I'm sure that would work well as a mini-musical?"
by Pam Lofton

Very well written
"As a music teacher, I wanted to comment on how impressed I was with the high quality score that came with this item. Very well written songs, perfectly pitched for the age range concerned."
by Ms Nina Fowler - Music Teacher

Incredibly impressed
"Another class in my school had previously used some of your excellent Christmas musicals. All the staff were talking about how amazing they had been with some stating that they were some of the very best Christmas productions they'd ever seen. So when I was told to produce a play for Easter, I knew exactly where to look. The Donkey's Tale appealed to me straight away as I have links with a local donkey sanctuary and I have to say that I was incredibly impressed. The songs, the backing music, the script, the masks, the sheet music and more were all absolutely excellent. I also loved the fact that it came with an editable script as I could easily add some extra lines to the script with minimum effort. The Easter performance went really well and the feedback from parents and staff was exceptional. Well done."
by Mrs Thorpe

Good resource
"Thanks for the Donkeys Tale. The children really enjoyed the catchy tunes and sung really well. I also liked all the added extras like the donkey masks and Powerpoints. A very good resource at a very reasonable price. No complaints at all."
by Aiden

Very good
"Great songs, clever script, very simple to put on. It made a refreshing change to our annual Easter assembly. Thanks."
by Sadie Woods

Wonderful
"'The Donkey's Tale' was performed by all the children in our Y3 and Y4. It really was a wonderful performance with excellent script and songs. Thank you."
by Mrs Sommers - Head

All you need
"All you need for a fun, simple Easter show. We loved it and would highly recommend it for any primary easter performance."
by Lucy Clark