Isaiah is an innkeeper in Bethlehem but he’s not a very happy one! Caesar Augustus has ordered a census to be taken and everyone has had to return to the place of their birth. The good news is that the inn is full of travellers; the bad news is that all his staff have left the inn and gone home! Isaiah is rushed off his feet and far too busy to be concerned with a newborn baby in his stable. Then some unusual visitors arrive!
Isaiah (The Inkeeper)
Narrator 2 (the narration could be split between several children)
Wise Man 1
Wise Man 2
Wise Man 3
Animals in stable*
Most of the action takes place in Isaiah’s kitchen.
Bundles for the travellers to carry
Stool or chair
Bowl and spoon
Basket of washing
Doll wrapped in a blanket
Traditional nativity outfits – tunics, cloaks, headcloths, headbands, crowns for the Wise Men and a white tunic for the angel
Animals – headbands with ears or horns attached, a suitable coloured tee-shirt (brown, grey or black)