Snoop and Creep, two spies, arrive at the court of King Herod and discover he is in a rage. Three wise men have recently visited the palace asking to see the newly-born king. Herod thinks this baby will be a threat to his throne and sends the two spies off on a mission to follow the wise men and find the baby. Accompanied by Crackers, a cook, they travel to Bethlehem. But will the spies manage to solve the case?
King Herod: one line to deliver
Wise Men 1, 2 & 3: medium-sized roles
Guards 1 and 2: two lines each to deliver
Snoop and Creep, the spies: main characters with lots of lines
Crackers, the cook: main character with lots of humorous lines
Advisers 1, 2, 3 & 4: medium-sized roles
Courtiers: non-speaking roles. They appear with the Advisers
Mary and Joseph: a few lines and possibility of solo singing
Shepherds 1, 2 & 3: medium-sized roles
Innkeeper 1 & Jacob, another innkeeper: medium-sized roles
Innkeeper 2: singing role only – possibility of solo singing
Animals: singing roles only
Props and Costumes
Suggestions for props and costumes are listed in the script.