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Nobody Wants to Be a Donkey! (KS1 - 2+)

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  • The Christmas Story

  • Mary You're Gonna Have A Baby

  • Nobody Wants To Be A Donkey

  • No Room At All

  • The Angels' Song

  • We Were Watching Our Sheep

  • Every Year, Just The Same

  • Following A Star

  • We've Got The Hump

  • The Greatest Story

Words and music by Lin Marsh


This lively new Nativity by Lin Marsh tells the traditional Christmas story but with plenty of humour and engaging new songs which children will love singing. The poor old donkey hates having to wear those ears while everyone makes fun of them, but they come to realise that the donkey was probably one of the most important characters in the story. There are 36 speaking parts and the piece is suitable for a whole primary school production or for KS2. The songs are written in a modern style (including one for the staff to sing!) and there is an exciting backing track to help schools without a pianist.


Upper voices and piano (with optional accompaniment CD)


The Christmas Story
Mary, you're going to have a baby!
Nobody wants to be a donkey
No room at all
The Angels' song
We were watching our sheep
Every year just the same
Following a star
We've got the hump
The greatest story 


The songbook can be purchased from the Faber Music hire library. Rights available from Faber Musicals.

Click here to view sample pages of both the script and score.


Application pack includes application form, song lists and full costing details. Download your application pack below:



Cast Size: Large (16+)

Genre(s): Christmas, School Show