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Christmas Titles

Here's our small but interesting selection of musicals specifically for Christmas productions ...

A Christmas Carol

Principals : 6m, 3f, 1m/f, 1 child male    Support  : Large (Adult/Youth Chorus/Cameos)
A relatively easy to stage, musical version of the Dickens classic tale. Some interesting principal roles and lots of chorus work combine to make this an ideal choice for groups that produce a Christmas fund-raiser in between their main shows, or maybe taking the place of a panto as an alternative piece of traditional Christmas theatre.
Angel Squadron - modern nativity musical

Angel Squadron

ONE or TWO ACT ... Principals : 6m, 3f, 3m/f     Support : 5m, 11m/f
A very modern Nativity telling the Christmas story from the point of view of the angels. Given that the style used is something of a homage to the 'Battle of Britain' type films prevalent in the 1960s it's something that boys in particular can enjoy. The premise of this musical is that the angel squadrons are carrying out secret missions briefed by the Supreme Commander. It takes place at the angels ‘airfield’ and on earth, in and around Bethlehem at the time of Jesus’ birth.
The Cool Yule Mule - a modern nativity

The Cool Yule Mule

TWO ACT ...  Principals : 3m, 2f     Support : 7m, 5f, 13m/f with Chorus
Meet Max, the smooth-talkin' mule who just lurves the open road. When he's bought by Big Joe, the carpenter, he's hoping adventure lies ahead. But, he's about to get a lot more than he bargained for as he becomes part of the greatest story ever told. So, saddle up and enjoy the ride as Max meets some extremely bizarre characters including a homesick horse, a diva donkey and a hippie sheep! This fun-packed Christmas story will keep you laughing and tapping your feet all the way. This alternative nativity features a large cast, a great selection of original music and there's not a tea-towel in sight!

And here are some plays, and plays-with-music, with a Christmas flavour ...

A Christmas Carol

(3m, 2f minimum)
An adaptation of the famous Christmas tale, designed for small touring company, but could be played by a large cast. The audience are invited to take part if they wish as human sound effects either singly or in groups which adds to the ‘experience’! The production can also be performed using more actors and recorded sound effects without audience involvement or a mixture of both.

'Maria Marten' - a melodramatic play with music by Jeremy Browne and Milton Reame-James

Maria Marten

(6m, 7f plus small chorus)
‘Maria Marten’ is a re-telling of the infamous real-life murder in 1827 of Maria by the dastardly William Corder. In this version of the well-known Victorian melodrama, Jeremy Browne (Radio 2 : 'The News Huddlines') and Milton Reame-James (Keyboards : Cockney Rebel) have used rhyming couplets throughout, and a cornucopia of well-known melodies with suitable lyrics. The audience have plenty of opportunity to boo and hiss the villain, and to cheer our hero and heroine.

The Canterville Ghost

(2m, 3f minimum)
Oscar Wilde's tale of an American family moving into a British mansion, Canterville Chase, much to the annoyance its tired ghost. The family, which refuses to believe in the ghost, is in Wilde's way a commentary on the British nobility of the day, and on Americans, too. The tale, like many of Wilde's, is rich with allusion, but ends as sentimental romance. This adaptation, designed primarily for a small touring company, is aimed at audiences over the festive season, and was re-worked to take place at Christmas. It includes carols, which the audience can join in with if they so wish.

Tinsel

(9m, 12f)
'Tinsel' is a large cast, full length play with lots of lovely cameo parts and is set in the struggling Pebbledon Theatre. Here, the Pebbledon Reps are rehearsing their Christmas show, putting up with cheap costumes and tatty scenery. The theatre’s owner has died, leaving his long-lost daughter as sole beneficiary, but she cannot be traced. Instead, his great-great-niece, Stacey Starchy, could inherit. Her plans though, threaten the very fabric of the theatre itself.