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The Raggedy King
The genius of this deceptively simple musical is the way it shows how Jesus's birth turned everyone's expectations upside down - which everything about his life thereafter continued to do! A lovely nativity play for young children, with songs that are very appealing and easy to teach.
In the hills, David the shepherd boy practices playing his pipe - in anticipation of the coming of the great Messiah, who he imagines arriving complete with crown and flowing robes amid plenty of ceremony.
Angels arrive, with news that the Messiah has been born in Bethlehem - in a stable! David is not impressed! He is NOT going to play his pipe for a poor little 'Raggedy King' in a humble stable. But all the same, David goes to Bethlehem with the others. Will he be willing to play his pipe when he gets there?
"We are a very small rural school with 27 pupils aged 4 - 11 so every child was involved in the performance along with a few more 'painted sheep' to make up the numbers! The play was superb and every parent said it was the best we had ever done. Even our non singers rose to the challenge and performed solos without any qualms!" ~ Julia Hurrell, Somerby Primary School
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Author: Age guide: 4 to 7 Running time: 25 mins - perf. licence required No. of songs: 10Shipping on this product is available to UK, Europe & Rest of the World - more information
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Review by Mrs R Kingsland - Headteacher, Southampton
A delightful production that was enjoyed by children, parents and staff alike with a part for all ages and abilities within our infant school.
Review by Julian Eibin - Springdale, Arkansas, Usa
The play was a huge success. The congregation really enjoyed it. The message was simple, the songs great.
Review by Oonagh Read - Head (pre-prep), Somerset
The Raggedy King is a wonderful musical for this age group. The songs are lovely, and the wide range of instruments used in the backings enhance the children's performances beautifully.
Play Was Superb.
Review by Julia Hurrell - Somerby Primary School
We are a very small rural school with 27 pupils aged 4 - 11 so every child was involved in the performance along with a few more 'painted sheep' to make up the numbers! The play was superb and every parent said it was the best we had ever done. Even our non singers rose to the challenge and performed solos without any qualms
Delight To Do.
Review by Mrs J Archer - Head Of Drama, Stafford
The Raggedy King was a delight to do. The children took to the music ever so easily. The piano score was very easy to follow and the CD was super.
Review by Mr. Rushton - Head Teacher, Cornwall
An interesting working of an old story. An excellent libretto which is easy to use for specialists or non-specialists.
Review by Karen El Falaki - Berlin, Germany
Both The Raggedy King and Miracle Child were absolutely fantastic!! We have had only positive feedback and everyone commented on the beautiful musical numbers in both pieces. The children who took part in the productions have had the most wonderful time rehearsing and performing these two magical musicals. I really can't thank you enough for making my job so pleasurable and stress-free, and working with 54 children that has to be a wonder!!
Firs School presents
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