Poor old Artaban! He is the fourth Wise Man and is late for everything. Many times, Artaban's journey is delayed as he stops to help the poor, hungry and oppressed. In spite of missing Mary, Joseph and the baby, his disappointment turns to joy when he realises that he did see Jesus in the many folk he helped along the way.
Twin themes of sharing and caring combine in this lively and touching humorous Christmas musical for Key Stage 2.
The large cast includes plenty of solo speaking parts and unlimited non-speaking roles. There is opportunity for solo and small-group singing.
The CD includes a demo of all the songs plus backing tracks.
Ideal for the older Junior age group as material can be used as X-curricular starting points (for the Creative Curriculum) and also has opportunities for solo and small ensemble singing as well as fun unison songs. The children enjoyd performing it and we had a real 'clown' of a Wiseman, which appealed to parents and performers alike. Anonymous
- (Pinner, United Kingdom)
This is a really good musical to do with a 2 form entry school. I have also done this with a 1 form entry. It needs two good male leads. Super guidance for the production. Anonymous
The play is great for the Juniors. As it is a play intended to be used with children, it would have been more helpful if the script and song words were on photocopiable sheets. Anonymous
- (Rayleigh, United Kingdom)