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Touring the UK 2019: Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s Nativity! The Musical (Preview)


LONDON – What’s a Christmas without a Christmas musical? Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s highly acclaimed Nativity! The Musical is back for a third year as it tours the UK this October to December, ready to shower all Brits with Christmas cheer, fun and joy.

Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette’s School they’ve decided to mount a musical version! Join teacher Mr Maddens and his crazy assistant Mr Poppy as they struggle with hilarious children, and a whole lot of sparkle and shine to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true. Featuring hit songs to sing along to from the smash-hit films including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth and One Night One Moment, Nativity! The Musical promises to be the perfect feel-good comedy for all the family.

Written and Directed by Debbie Isitt with music and lyrics by Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt, the cast of Nativity! The Musical features ex-X Factor UK and America’s Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne, who will play Crystal Collins – mother-in-law to Harry Parker, a role reprised by Danny Dyer after last year’s successful Christmas season at the Eventim Apollo.

They will be joined by Dani Dyer (Danny’s daughter and winner of ‘Love Island’ 2018), Rylan Clark-Neal, Simon Lipkin (reprising the role of Mr Poppy for the third year), Scott Garnham as Mr Maddens and Ashleigh Gray as Jennifer Lore, who both return for a second year. Completing the cast will be Jonathan Bourne, Charles Brunton, Jamie Chapman, Penelope Woodman, and an ensemble comprising Dawn Buckland, Connor Ewing, Kade Ferraiolo, Amy Oxley, Helena Pipeand Billy Roberts. In addition, the cast will also feature 20 children aged 9 – 12 from across the Midlands as the pupils of ‘St Bernadette’s School’.

Says producer Jamie Wilson: ‘Nativity! The Musical has been delighting audiences in London and the UK since 2017 and we are incredibly proud of our show. We are thrilled with this years’ cast and we can’t wait to see Sharon Osbourne and Danny Dyer on stage together in London’.

Nativity! The Musical begins its tour on 29th October 2019 at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and ends its tour at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith from 11th to 29th December 2019. For full tour dates and tickets, visit their website

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