Mend The Manger

By Dave Corbett

Ages 5-7

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30 minutes
Speaking Roles
Cast Size
Ideal Cast Size

"Mend the Manger" is easy to stage making it very suitable for N.Q.Ts tackling their first Infant Nativity.

Hints and tips for NQTs are included in the script.

Extensive Production Notes steer you well clear of any potential pitfalls.

The songs are very straightforward with lots of repetition.

Although the donkey has a solo singing part, don't forget that this part can be either a male or female role.

There are 29 speaking roles with as many cooks, cleaners, servants etc. as you wish.

"Mend the Manger" is suitable for the inclusion of "Early Years".


Scene One: The Mangled Manger : In The Stable.

The animals want to know who has made such a mess, and broken the manger. It turns out that the donkey's clumsy feet got into a muddle again. The innkeeper takes the manger to be fixed.

Scene Two: Very Important People in a Tent : The Kings' Tent.

On the way the innkeeper meets some Kings and camels heading to Bethlehem to see a special baby.

Scene Three: Pretty Boring : On A Hillside.

The innkeeper meets a group of shepherds on a hill. Apparently, it's boring watching sheep. They warn him of bears and wolves.

Scene Four: Busy, Busy, Busy : At The Inn.

Cooks, servants and cleaners are busy getting the inn ready for the rush of visitors.

Scene Five: Two Very Tired Travellers : Outside The Inn.

Mary and Joseph arrive at the inn, and are offered a bed in the stable.

Scene Six: Dazzling White Angels : On A Hillside.

The angels appear to the shepherds.

Scene Seven: The Baby Arrives : In The Stable.

Kings and shepherds find baby Jesus lying in a newly repaired manger.

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This was well pitched for the inclusion of our Early Years.

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