Jesus Jerusalem Business £19.99

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    This is the play I wrote for St. Joseph's RC Primary in Hertford to be performed this Easter 2020 but obviously because of the lock down due to Coronavirus we were unable to perform it.

    This re-telling of the age old story is taken from the point of view of the business owners who had shops, hotels, campsites etc in Jerusalem and who loved the Jewish Festival of the Passover as it brought thousands of pilgrims to the city who subsequently used their services. Indeed the first song 'Business is Booming' tells of how busy they were but how happy they were 'counting shiny shekels galore' at the end of each day. The story of the first Passover is also explored in the second song 'Moses Set us Free' performed by children who were playing in the busy street. The usual themes of jealousy, greed, despair, loyalty and love are explored throughout the play and the children were dealing with the delicate subject matter with great maturity and competence. Hopefully we will get a chance to perform this at some stage.

    I must say a huge thank you to Katie House the Year 2 teacher at St Joseph's School for designing an amazing front cover which perfectly captures the essence of the play. You can see her work at or Instagram@KatieDrawsFaces

    Also due to the fact that we're all socially isolating atm the recordings are currently done using my voice and not the beautiful dulcet tones of Jessica Rose Hartwig. As soon as we are out of lock down I will replace my vocals with those of Jess.

Audio Samples

    1. Business is Booming
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    • 1. Business is Booming
    • 2.Moses Set us Free
    • 3. Hosanna:Wave a Welcome
    • 4. Caiaphas is Jealous
    • 5. Market Wheeling and Dealing
    • 6. Paid to Betray
    • 7. Our Last Supper
    • 8. Please Stay Awake
    • 9. Peter's Pain
    • 10. Pilate's Plan
    • 11. Up the Hill to Calvary
    • 12. Easter Joy


  • Script, Lyrics and Cast List
  • Sheet Music
  • Full Recorded Song
  • Backing Track


The Easter play this year 'Jesus Jerusalem Business' was amazing and  the best I have ever seen, I heard one of the parents saying the same. The children were all involved and looked like they loved it and wanted to do it all over again.

Jackie Willox : School Business ManagerThe Holy Family School WGC

Just wanted to congratulate you on a brilliant Easter play. The children enjoyed singing the catchy tunes and putting suitable actions to certain lines.  Initially I thought the script was quite dense but because it was in language the children understood, they learnt their lines it seems quite easily and retained them.  They even learnt some 'Hebrew? Language - haggadah and seder plates. Thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Ariella Tamburello T.A. The Holy Family School WGC

Mrs Cotescu...I just wanted to say a huge thank you, to you and Mrs McNulty for supporting Levente and all the children in the Easter Play Perfprmance of 'Jesus Jerusalem Business.' The children spoke clearly, sang beautifully and the acting was brilliant. The increased confidence and enthusiasm shown was lovely to see and we were extremely impressed by their amazing performance. They have all clearly grown so much and it was great to see them working together. I hope they all feel as proud as we did watching in the audience.

Year 4 Parent The Holy Family School WGC
After two years, St Josephs were finally be able to put on an Easter play and what could be better than one of Sally's wonderful creations?
Years 3 and 4 loved rehearsing and performing 'Jesus Jerusalem Business ' and it was a huge hit with our audiences! 
Thank you Mrs Kee, for another triumph, and for filling our school with music. 
Debbie Dear Year 4 Teacher St Joseph's School Hertford