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Stable Surprise!

by Caroline Hoile

Printed Book & CD: £21.50


Shimmering angels, sleepy shepherds, grand wise men and exuberant oxen discover a wonderful surprise in the Bethlehem stable! A joyful Christmas nativity musical, with 6 fun new songs, beautifully written for young children aged 3 to 6 years to enjoy.

Ideal for early years and children with special needs too.

Complete with story, music and CD!

For 3 to 6 years, 7 new songs
Performance Time approximately 20 minutes

Very easy to perform, with lovely catchy songs & lots of repetition in the happy text!
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In the Stable
Trot, Trot, Trot
Very Sleepy Shepherds
Standing in the Stall
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A performing licence is needed to stage this musical. You can buy an advance licence with the musical.

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A Performance Licence is needed to perform this musical. Take advantage of our special offer and purchase an Advance Licence with your musical now - it will save you money!

Alternatively you can buy our Traditional Licence at any time before your performances take place.

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The advance performing licence is a special offer which is only available to buy at the same time as purchasing the printed book and CD or Digital Sheep! Download. 
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Only available when you buy the Book and CD.

This is the complete musical delivered to you straight away as an MP3 and PDF 'Digital Sheep! Download.' It's just the same as the book and CD in digital format. If you buy this option, you will be able to...

  • Instantly download the story, sheet music, songs and backing tracks from this musical.
  • Start your children singing our lovely songs straight away!
  • Quickly get well ahead sorting out all the parts!
  • Look forward to your printed Book & CD quickly following on in the post.

We do ask you to remember that our Digital Sheep! Download for this production is licensed to you to use only within your school or organisation. It is copyright material and must not be shared with any others outside of your school or organisation in any way whatsoever, either online or offline.


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Pack of 5 CDs
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Containing virtually everything you need to rehearse and perform, the Producer's Mini Pack includes 2 books and CDs,  4 extra CDs plus an Advance Licence to perform.

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