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Christmas sketch – ‘Identity Crisis’

This is a sketch I wrote for our Christmas morning service this year.  Each year the staff team and the Church wardens perform a sketch on Christmas day, it was filmed so I’ll try and upload a video at some point!

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Identity Crisis

Setting: Mark dressed in white centre stage, everyone else dressed in black, Chairs along back of stage with costumes laid out. As each character is mentioned quickly dress Mark as the character.

Once upon a time there was a young girl called Mary

Blue headscarf

She was engaged to an old man named Joseph

Fake beard and walking sticktotter around

One day they had a surprise visitor

Big wings, tinsel halostand tall with arms stretched out

Who are you?” said Mary

Blue headscarfecho “Who are you”

I am an Angel sent from God to tell you are going to have a special baby, the son of God”

Keep angel costumeEcho ‘I am an angel…’

Mary said “but how could that happen?”

Blue headscarfecho ‘but how could that happen?’

The Angel replied “with God anything is possible!”

Big wings, tinsel haloecho ‘with God anything is possible!’

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Joseph had to go to Bethlehem for the census, it was a very long journey

Fake beard, walking stick, maptotter around looking puzzled

Mary was heavily pregnant but it was very busy in Bethlehem

Blue headscarf, pillow up jumperlook around, worried

They found a friendly looking innkeeper, “Who are you?” he said?

Apron, teatowel echo “who are you?”

We are Mary and Joseph” said Mary and Joseph, “We are expecting a special baby, the son of God”

Blue headscarf, fake beard, pillow, walking stickecho “we are Mary and Joseph…”

Fair enough”, said the innkeeper, “you’ll have to stay out the back, there’s no room in here”

Apron, teatowelecho “fair enough…”

When the baby was born they had to put him in a manger

Blue headscarf, Hand Mary the baby Put baby in the manger

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Meanwhile, in a nearby field, some shepherds were looking after their sheep

Teatowel, shepherds crook, toy sheeppush sheep around with crook

Suddenly an angel appeared

Big wings, tinsel halostand tall with arms stretched out

Who are you?” said the shepherds

Teatowel, shepherds crook echo “who are you?”

I am an angel, sent from God to tell you about a special baby, the son of God” replied the angel

Big wings, tinsel haloecho “I am an angel…”

Suddenly the sky was filled with hundreds of angels all singing God’s praises

Everyone look puzzled then all grab tinsel halos and put them on!

When the angels had gone the shepherds went in to Bethlehem to see the new baby, the son of God

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Meanwhile, a long way away, some wise men were stargazing

crown, binocularslook around with binoculars

They saw a new star in the sky, “who are you?” they said, puzzled

crown, binocularsecho “who are you?”

I am a new star” said the star, “I’ve come to lead you to a special baby, the son of God”

Starecho “I am a new star…”

How about that, a talking star!” said the wise men, “we’d better follow it and see this special baby, the son of God”

Crown, binocularsecho “how about that…”

So they set off on their way to Bethlehem (although they didn’t know that that was where they were going!)

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Back in the stable, Mary had just got baby Jesus off to sleep when some visitors arrived. (Fortunately we all know from the song that baby Jesus never cried so it was OK!)

Blue headscarf rock baby Jesus

Who are you?” said Mary

Blue headscarf echo “who are you?”

We are shepherds” said the shepherds, “We have come to see the special baby, the son of God”

Teatowels, shepherds crookecho “we are shepherds…”

Just as the shepherds were getting comfy there was another knock at the door.

Who are you?” said Joseph

Fake beard, walking stickecho “Who are you?”

We are wise men” said the wise men, “We have come to see the special baby, the Son of God”

Crowns, binoculars echo “we are wise men…”

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When all the visitors had gone, Mary thought about all that had happened. As she gazed in amazement at the tiny baby in her arms she wondered “who are you?”

Blue headscarf, babyGaze at the baby, say “who are you?”

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