The Lonely Shepherd - A Christmas Musical


Syd Ralph & Chris Tingley

Published by SchoolPlay Productions

Large Mixed Cast
One of the children cast in the school nativity play suddenly tears off his costume and refuses to perform

Christmas, he claims, is about presents and parties, toys and cakes - and he proudly announces what he has received

But once he realises that he has only taken and not given, he feels lonely, needs friends and understands something of the Christmas spirit

Cast : 25 speaking parts (6 m, 6 f, others variable) + chorus

Suggested Age Range : 5-11 - Runs about 30 minutes

Music : Seven songs for solo, ensemble and/or chorus

Set : Adaptable: can be very simple but representational of the nativity scene; a Christmas tree and the means to "cook" a gigantic Christmas cake!

The Piano Score, a Rehearsal Cassette and a Performance Cassette (full orchestrated backing track) are available separately by clicking here

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