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Abraham

Abraham Songs

(Words of songs to go with the life of Abraham)

Abraham

Abraham's Journey

(Ur to Isaac)

Age: 5-12

Parts: 10

Songs: 5

Lasts: 45 minutes

CSSU Ref: 104

Acts

Acts of Apostles - Excerpts

(Peter, Philip & Paul)

Age: 15-20

Parts: 20/10

Songs: 0

Lasts: 40 minutes

CSSU Ref: 2

Adam

The Garden of Eden

(In rhyme, the fall of man & his redemption by sacrifice)

Age: 10-18

Parts: 17/14

Songs: 2

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 57

Bible

Bible books in poetic form

(Poem describing the books of the Bible in order, one line per book)

Age: any

Parts: any

Songs: 0

Lasts: 10 minutes

CSSU Ref: J3

Bible

Mary Jones and her Bible

(Words of suitable songs to go with this story)

Age: 8-15

Parts: 9

Songs: 6

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 51

Bible

Our Daily Bread

(A group of children are taught to appreciate God and his gifts)

Age: Junior

Parts: 10

Songs: 0

Lasts: 10 minutes

CSSU Ref: J1

Bible

Seedtime and Harvest

(A celebration of creation and nature through the seasons)

Age: 7-12

Parts: 40/10

Songs: 8

Lasts: 60 minutes

CSSU Ref: 102

Bible

The Greatest Treasure

(9 young people exploring a cave discover real treasure)

Age: all

Parts: 9

Songs: 0

Lasts: 15 minutes

CSSU Ref: 77

Bible

The Greatest Treasure

(Pirates digging find real treasure - a Bible)

Age: 4-18

Parts: 12/8

Songs: 4

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 32

Bible

To help us to remember

(2 very short plays & 1 rhyme on the theme of the title)

Age: all

Parts: 8+pigs

Songs: 0

Lasts: ? minutes

CSSU Ref: 83

Brothers

Brothers in Christ

(Authentic story of conflict in Poland, based on Alan Eyre's book)

Age: 10-30

Parts: 30/17

Songs: Hymns

Lasts: 60+ minutes

CSSU Ref: 53

Daniel

(see also Nebuchadnezzar)

Daniel

(As above but with simpler songs)

Age: all

Parts: 24 + lions

Songs: 8

Lasts: 40 minutes

CSSU Ref: 88

Daniel

(see also Nebuchadnezzar)

Daniel

(Good modern script)

Age: all

Parts: 24 + lions

Songs: 10

Lasts: 45 minutes

CSSU Ref: 87

Daniel

(see also Nebuchadnezzar)

Daniel

Neb's dream and image, the writing on the wall, the lions' den

Age: all

Parts: 27/14

Songs: 8

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 81

Daniel

(see also Nebuchadnezzar)

Daniel and 3 friends

(Words of songs to go with the life of Daniel and his friends)

Age: 12-20

Parts: 20/10

Songs: 0

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 7

Daniel

(see also Nebuchadnezzar)

Daniel and his friends

Neb's dream, the writing on the wall, the lions' den

Age: 3-20+

Parts: 27 + lions

Songs: 7

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 67

Daniel

(see also Nebuchadnezzar)

Scenes from the life of Daniel

(Neb's dream to the lions)

Age: 10-15

Parts: 8/6

Songs: 0

Lasts: 10 minutes

CSSU Ref: 23

David

David

(Words of songs to go with the life of David)

Age: 5-20

Parts: 20/15

Songs: 8

Lasts: 30-40 minutes

CSSU Ref: 39

David

David songs

(Words of songs to go with the life of David)

David

Scenes from the life of David

(From his anointing to David the outlaw)

Age: 6-16

Parts: 15/12

Songs: Hymn

Lasts: 20-25 minutes

CSSU Ref: 31

David

The early life of David

(From David & Goliath to David the outlaw)

Age: Junior

Parts: 10

Songs: 0

Lasts: ? minutes

CSSU Ref: 92

David

The life of David

Age: 5-16

Parts: 21/12

Songs: 0

Lasts: 20-30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 61

Elijah & Elisha

Elijah

Age: Junior

Parts: 17+

Songs: 0

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 109

Elijah & Elisha

Elijah and Elisha songs

(Words of songs to go with the lives of Elijah & Elisha)

Elijah & Elisha

Elisha (2 scenes from his life)

(Cruse of oil and resurrection of the boy)

Age: 6-12

Parts: 8

Songs: 0

Lasts: 10-12 minutes

CSSU Ref: 106

Elijah & Elisha

Elisha, man of God

(Calling, Elijah's farewell, Shunem, Naaman, miracles, his death)

Age: all

Parts: 22

Songs: 6

Lasts: ? minutes

CSSU Ref: 76

Elijah & Elisha

Scenes from Elijah

(Drought, widow & son, prophets of Baal, Naboth, Jezebel, Elisha)

Age: 10-20

Parts: 20/15

Songs: 0

Lasts: 30+ minutes

CSSU Ref: 38

Esther

Esther

Age: 6-14

Parts: 20/17

Songs: 0

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 107

Esther

Esther

Age: 15-20

Parts: 15/8

Songs: 0

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 36

Esther

Esther

Age: 5-20

Parts: 15/8

Songs: 5-6

Lasts: 30-40 minutes

CSSU Ref: 10

Esther

Esther Songs

(Words of songs to go with the storyof Esther)

Feast

Extracts from "Under the Palms"

(Historical illustration of the feast)

Age: 6-20

Parts: 20/15

Songs: 7

Lasts: 30+ minutes

CSSU Ref: 37

Galileans

Fishermen

(Fishermen of Galilee talking about Jesus)

Age: 8-16

Parts: 11/10

Songs: 3

Lasts: 20-25 minutes

CSSU Ref: 40

Galileans

Following the Master

(This and the following play have same non-Bible characters,)

Age: 12-16

Parts: 10/9

Songs: Hymn

Lasts: 20 minutes

CSSU Ref: 4

Galileans

The Galileans

(ordinary people affected by Jesus, conversion and persecution)

Age: 12-16

Parts: 8

Songs: Hymn

Lasts: 15 minutes

CSSU Ref: 3

Gideon

Lessons from the time of Gideon

(Destruction of Baal's altar, fleece, battle v. Midianites)

Age: 9-16

Parts: 18/16

Songs: 0

Lasts: 40 minutes

CSSU Ref: 85

Jeremiah

Prophet of Sorrow and Hope

(Key incidents linked by narration, shows conflicts of his life)

Age: 6-18

Parts: 30/22

Songs: 4

Lasts: 35-45 minutes

CSSU Ref: 48

Jerusalem

Jerusalem, city of God

(Abraham & Isaac, David's capture of J., Queen of Sheba's visit, in Babylon, King of the Jews, new Jerusalem)

Age: all

Parts: 27/16

Songs: 5+2

Lasts: ? minutes

CSSU Ref: 74

Jesus

(see also Nativity)

Alphabetical Titles of Jesus Christ

(In rhyme - includes Bible quotations to show the origins of the titles, could omit these)

Age: any

Parts: any

Songs: 2 hymns

Lasts: 15 minutes

CSSU Ref: J2

Jesus

(see also Nativity)

Life through his love

(Last supper to resurrection, according to John)

Age: 14-18

Parts: 8

Songs: 6

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 58

Jesus

(see also Nativity)

The Appointment

(Modern version of Jesus and the rich young ruler)

Age: 10-18

Parts: 3

Songs: 0

Lasts: 4 minutes

CSSU Ref: 59

Jesus

(see also Nativity)

The Bethany Story

(Martha is busy, Lazarus, anointing with perfume)

Age: 7-12

Parts: 20/10

Songs: 6

Lasts: 45-55 minutes

CSSU Ref: 101

Jesus

(see also Nativity)

What happened at Bethany

(Lazarus)

Age: Junior

Parts: 10 + disciples

Songs: 1

Lasts: ? minutes

CSSU Ref: 98

Jonah

Jonah

Age: 5-18

Parts: 11

Songs: 7

Lasts: 20-30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 60

Jonah

Jonah

Age: 5-12

Parts: 9

Songs: 0

Lasts: 20 minutes

CSSU Ref: 71

Jonah

Jonah songs

(Words of songs to accompany the life of Jonah)

Joseph

Joseph

(Early life inc. dreams to where bros. tell Jacob that Joseph is alive)

Age: 3-13+

Parts: 18/15

Songs: 6

Lasts: 45 minutes

CSSU Ref: 68

Joseph

Joseph

(Very short version - end missing?)

Age: 8-14

Parts: 10/6

Songs: 0

Lasts: 10 minutes

CSSU Ref: 25

Joseph

Joseph

Age: Junior

Parts: 21

Songs: 0

Lasts: ? minutes

CSSU Ref: 9

Joseph

Joseph

Age: 15-20

Parts: 16/12

Songs: 0

Lasts: 40 minutes

CSSU Ref: 8

Joseph

Joseph and His Brethren

(Mostly in rhyme, from dreams to self-revelation)

Age: 10-18

Parts: 14/10

Songs: 0

Lasts: 30-40 minutes

CSSU Ref: 56

Joseph

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

(Story of Joseph told completely in song)

Parts: 17

Lasts: 91 minutes

Joseph

The Story of Joseph

(From dreams to reunion, each scene narrated by a different character)

Age: 3-15

Parts: 19/less

Songs: 0

Lasts: 40 minutes

CSSU Ref: 90

Miracles

Abigail

(Healing of a blind girl by Jesus, shows effect on 2 families)

Age: 6-18

Parts: 10

Songs: Hymn

Lasts: 20 minutes

CSSU Ref: 30

Miracles

Blind Bartimaeus

Age: any

Parts: 7

Songs: 1

Lasts: short minutes

CSSU Ref: 66

Miracles

The Leper

(Leper cleansed, no Jesus or Bible characters)

Age: adult

Parts: 6

Songs: 0

Lasts: 10 minutes

CSSU Ref: 27

Miracles

The Man Born Blind

(No Jesus, conflict of healed man & family v. religious leaders)

Age: 8-15

Parts: 6

Songs: 0

Lasts: 10 minutes

CSSU Ref: 24

Moses

Let My People Go

(Passover & Israel's deliverance - modern rewrite of ref no 33)

Age: 5-16

Parts: 30/20

Songs: 4

Lasts: 45 minutes

CSSU Ref: 54

Moses

Let My People Go

(Bulrushes to Passover)

Age: 8-16

Parts: 17/12

Songs: Hymn

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 33

Moses

Moses

(Egypt & Israelites: taskmasters, bulrushes, murder, exile)

Age: all

Parts: 12/9

Songs: 0

Lasts: 20 minutes

CSSU Ref: 62

Moses

Moses

(As far as Passover)

Age: Junior

Parts: 25/less

Songs: 0

Lasts: ? minutes

CSSU Ref: 99

Moses

Moses

(2 scenes as baby, 1 scene at Passover)

Age: 6-20

Parts: 12/8

Songs: 0

Lasts: 10 minutes

CSSU Ref: 21

Moses

Moses

(Bulrushes, burning bush, Pharaoh, Red Sea, wanderings to Paran)

Age: 15-20

Parts: 20/12

Songs: 0

Lasts: 40 minutes

CSSU Ref: 1

Moses

Moses songs

(Words of songs to accompany the life of Moses)

Moses

The Exodus

(Bulrushes to deliverance at Red Sea)

Age: 6-18

Parts: 35/28

Songs: 4

Lasts: 30-40 minutes

CSSU Ref: 50

Moses

The Story of Moses

(From birth to Exodus - very simple play)

Age: 3-13

Parts: 4+plagues

Songs: 1

Lasts: 15 minutes

CSSU Ref: 41

Naaman

Naaman the Syrian

Age: all

Parts: 12

Songs: 0

Lasts: 20 minutes

CSSU Ref: 79

Naaman

The Little Maid

Age: 10-20

Parts: 15/10

Songs: 0

Lasts: 20 minutes

CSSU Ref: 19

Nativity

(see also Jesus)

A child is born

(The wise men's journey)

Age: Junior

Parts: 9

Songs: 0

Lasts: 5 minutes

CSSU Ref: J7

Nativity

(see also Jesus)

A Child is Born

An imaginary tale of the wise men on their journey

Age: any

Parts: up to 9

Songs: none

Lasts: 5-10 minutes

CSSU Ref: J7

Nativity

(see also Jesus)

Born in a Stable

(Christmas story told by carol-singers to modern-day family)

Age: all

Parts: 16+/13

Songs: 4

Lasts: 20-30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 69

Nativity

(see also Jesus)

Born in a stable

A bored family watching TV are visited by carol singers who tell them the story of the birth of Jesus

Age: any

Parts: up to 16

Songs: 6

Lasts: 20 minutes

CSSU Ref: 69

Nativity

(see also Jesus)

Events around the birth

(Herod, the census, the wise men)

Age: 8-18

Parts: 19/10

Songs: 4

Lasts: 20 minutes

CSSU Ref: 55

Nativity

(see also Jesus)

Events around the birth

A not-too-serious account centred on Herod and the wise men

Age: any

Parts: many

Songs: 0

Lasts: 20 minutes

CSSU Ref: 55

Nativity

(see also Jesus)

Mary & Joseph in Bethlehem

A short play telling of the birth of Jesus, the shepherds and wise men

Age: any

Parts: up to 10

Songs: 1

Lasts: 15 minutes

CSSU Ref: J6

Nativity

(see also Jesus)

Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem

(Simple, modern speech)

Age: Junior

Parts: 10

Songs: 1 carol

Lasts: 10-15 minutes

CSSU Ref: J6

Nativity

(see also Jesus)

Mary's Story

(In rhyme, mostly acting to narration, very good)

Age: Junior

Parts: 10 or less

Songs: 0

Lasts: 15 minutes

CSSU Ref: J5

Nativity

(see also Jesus)

Nativity

Age: 3-12

Parts: 7

Songs: 5

Lasts: 20 minutes

CSSU Ref: 49

Nativity

(see also Jesus)

Scenes from the nativity

(The inn, shepherds on hillside, Herod's palace)

Age: 5-15

Parts: 15

Songs: 2 carols

Lasts: 20 minutes

CSSU Ref: 42

Nativity

(see also Jesus)

The very first Christmas

(Simple, modern speech)

Age: Junior

Parts: 10 + angels / choir

Songs: 5 carols

Lasts: 20-30 minutes

CSSU Ref: J4

Nativity

(see also Jesus)

Unto us a child is born

(Joseph & Mary go to Bethlehem, shepherds, the stable)

Age: 10-16

Parts: 6/5

Songs: 0

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 6

Nebuchadnezzar

(see also Daniel)

Nebuchadnezzar's dream

Age: Junior

Parts: 16

Songs: 0

Lasts: 10 minutes

CSSU Ref: 94

Nebuchadnezzar

(see also Daniel)

Nebuchadnezzar's dream

(2 children discussing SS & Bible, tableau of nativity, playlet of Neb's dream)

Age: all

Parts: 12+

Songs: 0

Lasts: 20 minutes

CSSU Ref: 78

Nebuchadnezzar

(see also Daniel)

Nebuchadnezzar's nightmare

(Written for a youth day - learned and performed on the same day)

Age: 5+

Parts: 10/7

Songs: 0

Lasts: 5 minutes

CSSU Ref: 89

Nehemiah

Nehemiah

Age: Junior

Parts: 7

Songs: 0

Lasts: 3 minutes

CSSU Ref: 47

Nehemiah

Nehemiah

Age: Junior

Parts: 10

Songs: 0

Lasts: 10 minutes

CSSU Ref: 43

Noah

Noah and the ark

Age: 5-16

Parts: 15/10

Songs: 4

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 44

Noah

Noah songs

(Words of songs to accompany the life of Noah)

Noah

Noah's Ark

Age: 10-16

Parts: 12/10

Songs: Hymn

Lasts: 20 minutes

CSSU Ref: 34

Parables

Lost and Found (3 sketches)

Age: 10-15

Parts: 10/6

Songs: 0

Lasts: 45 minutes

CSSU Ref: 110

Parables

Lost and Found Songs

(Words of songs to accompany this theme)

Parables

Occupy

(Based on Matt. 25, 3 Jewish traders)

Age: 10-16

Parts: 12/10

Songs: 0

Lasts: 15 minutes

CSSU Ref: 35

Parables

Ten Virgins (watching) Songs

(Words of songs to go with this parable)

Parables

The Good Samaritan

Parts: 6 + robbers

Songs: 0

Lasts: short minutes

CSSU Ref: 13

Parables

The Good Samaritan Today

(Set in school)

Age: 10-15

Parts: 12/8

Songs: 0

Lasts: 5 minutes

CSSU Ref: 103

Parables

The Good Shepherd (& lost sheep)

(This, "The Motor Car" & "Have a Heart" can form 1 show inc. 2 songs)

Age: all

Parts: 10

Songs: 0

Lasts: short minutes

CSSU Ref: 73s

Parables

The Marriage Feast

(2 parables, feast & virgins, message: "Many called, few chosen")

Age: 7-14

Parts: 10/6

Songs: 0

Lasts: 10 minutes

CSSU Ref: 45

Parables

The Prodigal Son

Age: 3-14

Parts: 7+pigs

Songs: 4

Lasts: 30-40 minutes

CSSU Ref: 86

Parables

The Prodigal Son

Age: 8-14

Parts: 10/6

Songs: 0

Lasts: 10 minutes

CSSU Ref: 28

Parables

The Talents

Parts: 7

Songs: 0

Lasts: short minutes

CSSU Ref: 14

Parables

The Ten Virgins

Parts: 11

Songs: 0

Lasts: short minutes

CSSU Ref: 15

Parables

The Ten Virgins

Age: 8-16

Parts: 16/8

Songs: 3 hymns

Lasts: 10 minutes

CSSU Ref: 26

Parables

The Two Creditors

Parts: 7

Songs: 0

Lasts: short minutes

CSSU Ref: 20

Parables

The Unmerciful Servant

Age: 10-18

Parts: 10

Songs: 0

Lasts: 25 minutes

CSSU Ref: 64

Patriarchs

God's Promises

(Patriarchs & co., 6 short scenes but bitty despite narration)

Age: 8-16

Parts: 16/8

Songs: 0

Lasts: 15 minutes

CSSU Ref: 22

Paul

Conversion of Saul

Age: 12-18

Parts: 8

Songs: 0

Lasts: 20 minutes

CSSU Ref: 63

Paul

From Darkness to Light

Age: 12-20

Parts: 16/8

Songs: 0

Lasts: 15 minutes

CSSU Ref: 17

Paul

Letters from Rome

(Paul & Tychicus, whilst writing letters, reminisce about the Damascus road, Lydia, Ephesus, shipwreck)

Age: all

Parts: 38/24

Songs: 2

Lasts: ? minutes

CSSU Ref: 72

Paul

Losing to Win

(Paul's trials before Festus, Agrippa & co.)

Age: 14-20

Parts: 15/10

Songs: 0

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 18

Paul

Paul at Philippi

Age: Junior

Parts: 16

Songs: 0

Lasts: ? minutes

CSSU Ref: 93

Paul

Paul Songs

(Words of songs to accompany the life of Paul)

Paul

Saul of Tarsus

(From conversion to trial)

Age: 12-18

Parts: 20+/10

Songs: 0

Lasts: 40 minutes

CSSU Ref: 29

Paul

Send the Light

(Philippi - Acts 16, Lydia, Paul & Silas in prison)

Age: 7-16

Parts: 25

Songs: 7

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 82

Paul

The Philippian Jailor

Age: Junior

Parts: 12

Songs: 3 hymns

Lasts: ? minutes

CSSU Ref: 96

Protesters

The Protestors

(Based on Alan Eyre's book, set in Zurich in the 1520's)

Age: adult

Parts: 11

Songs: 0

Lasts: 30+ minutes

CSSU Ref: 70

Ruth

Ruth

Age: Junior

Parts: 21/less

Songs: 0

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 108

Ruth

Ruth

Age: Junior

Parts: 12

Songs: 8

Lasts: ? minutes

CSSU Ref: 105

Ruth

The Story of Ruth

Age: Junior

Parts: 17

Songs: 0

Lasts: ? minutes

CSSU Ref: 100

Ruth

The Story of Ruth

Age: Junior

Parts: 10@19

Songs: 0

Lasts: ? minutes

CSSU Ref: 95

Samson

Samson

Age: 5-12

Parts: 25/10

Songs: 0

Lasts: 30-40 minutes

CSSU Ref: 84

Samuel

Birth & Early Life of Samuel

Age: all

Parts: 6

Songs: 0

Lasts: 25 minutes

CSSU Ref: 65

Samuel

Samuel

(Some words to be learnt, but mostly acting to narration)

Age: Junior

Parts: 13/10

Songs: 1

Lasts: 15-20 minutes

CSSU Ref: J9

Samuel

Samuel songs

(Words of songs to accompany the life of Samuel)

Samuel

The Story of Samuel

Age: Junior

Parts: 5

Songs: 1

Lasts: 15 minutes

CSSU Ref: J8

Saul

King Saul

(Elders' visit, Saul gets grumpy, David's flight, Saul's death)

Age: 8-14

Parts: 24/12

Songs: 0

Lasts: 30 minutes

CSSU Ref: 16

Soldiers

Soldiers of Christ

(Centurion's servant, cent. at cross, Cornelius, cent. of the Augustan band, whole armour of God, soldiers of Christ) Programme outline only - no script

Age: all

Parts: 20/15

Songs: 6

Lasts: ? minutes

CSSU Ref: 75

Stephen

Stephen's Defence

(Modern version of above)

Age: 14-20

Parts: 16/8

Songs: 0

Lasts: 10 minutes

CSSU Ref: 12

Stephen

Stephen's Defence

(Based on Stephen's speech, Abraham & Lot, Joseph, Moses, David)

Age: 14-20

Parts: 20/12

Songs: 0

Lasts: 10 minutes

CSSU Ref: 11

The Gospel Message

Have a Heart

(To show that we need a new start, sketch involving robots)

Age: all

Parts: 5

Songs: 0

Lasts: short minutes

CSSU Ref: 73h

The Gospel Message

The Fishing Competition

(Reporter talks to variously committed Christadelphian fishermen)

Age: 14-24

Parts: 20/6

Songs: 0

Lasts: 20 minutes

CSSU Ref: 46

The Gospel Message

The Motor Car

(Sketch showing that salvation is only through the Lord) See also Parables - The Good Shepherd

Age: all

Parts: 8/5

Songs: 0

Lasts: short minutes

CSSU Ref: 73c

The Gospel Message

What shall we wear?

(Children are told to wear certain outfits for certain occasions, then discuss armour of God)

Age: Junior

Parts: 10

Songs: 0

Lasts: ? minutes

CSSU Ref: 5

William Tyndale

No Greater Heritage

(Life story of father of English Bible)

Age: 10-20

Parts: 25/20

Songs: 0

Lasts: 40 minutes

CSSU Ref: 52