Nativity! The Musical Tickets & Dates – London Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith

Nativity The MusicalDue to phenomenal demand, Nativity! The Musical returns to London this Christmas!

The producers of the smash-hit ‘NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL’ are thrilled to announce Danny Dyer will star as ‘Hollywood Producer’ and Jo Brand as ‘The Critic’ in the London run of the production at the Eventim Apollo, from 19 to 31 December.

Jo Brand will also star as ‘The Critic’ when the show heads to Festival Theatre in Edinburgh from 28 November to 2 December.

Danny Dyer is currently best known for his role as ‘Mick Carter’ in BBC one’s ‘EastEnders’. Danny recently won ‘Best Soap Actor’ at this month’s ‘TV Choice Awards’ and has previously won a ‘National Television Award’ in 2015 and in 2016 for ‘Best Serial Drama Performance’. Danny’s breakthrough role was in cult 90s film ‘Human Traffic’, his other film credits include ‘The Business’ and ‘The Football Factory’. Danny’s previous stage credits Include, ‘Kurt and Sid’ at the Trafalgar Studios, ‘No Man’s Land’ at The National Theatre, ‘Celebration’, ‘Certain Young Men’ and ‘The Homecoming, all at The Almeida Theatre.

Jo Brand is a renowned English comedian, writer and actress and her entertainment career started with an appearance on Saturday Live television show in 1988. Since then she has written and starred in ‘Getting On’ for which she won a BAFTA and has continued to appear on a host of popular panel shows. These include ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘QI’, ‘Would I Lie To You’ and ‘8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’. She is currently the presenter of ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’ on Channel Four and her new book ‘Born Lippy’ will be published next month.

Danny and Jo will be joined by Simon Lipkin (theatre credits include ‘Rock of Ages’, ‘Avenue Q’, ‘Guys and Dolls’ in the West End), who returns in the role of ‘Mr Poppy’ after delighting critics and audiences in the show last year. Scott Garnham will play ‘Mr Maddens’ (theatre credits include ‘Made in Dagenham’, ‘Les Misérables’ and ‘I Can’t Sing’ in the West End) and Ashleigh Gray will play ‘Jennifer Lore’ (theatre credits include the role of Elphaba in “Wicked” in the West End and on UK Tour).

The rest of the cast includes, Andy Barke, Andy Brady, Jamie Chapman, Jemma Churchill, Oscar Conlon-Morrey, Gary Davis, Kade Ferraiolo, Ashleigh Graham, and Helena Pipe.

They will be joined by a cast of 20 children aged 9 – 12 from across the Midlands as the pupils of ‘St Bernadette’s School’. In addition to this, following hugely successful open auditions, the following children from London and surrounding areas will star as students of ‘Oakmoor School’. Sienna Austen, Adelaide Barham, Brian Bartle, Aliya Bashir, Sophia Beswick, Gretel Bradwell, Charlotte Breen, Thalia Jada Charles, Jacob Dennison, Louis Dennison, Maddie Evans, Talia Etherington, Jack Forino, Liberty Greig, May Greta Haywood, Gabriel Illesley, Matthew Illesley, Lily Jackson, Darcy Kelly, Rosie Gell-Marquez, Elliot Morris, Maddison Olatunji, Regan Parker, Bella Perdoni, Aoife Reilly, Azaria Sharpe, Ellicia Simmondwood, Nina Stevenson, Aaliyah White and Sophie Woods.

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 all of your favourite sing-a-long songs 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, NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL is choreographed by Andrew Wright, designed by David Woodhead, with lighting design by Tim Mitchell, sound design by Tom Marshall and musical supervision and orchestrations by George Dyer.

Feel-good, funny and full of yuletide joy, this major new musical adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films, features all of the favourite sing-a-long hits from the movies including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth, One Night One Moment, She’s the Brightest Star and a whole host of new songs filled with the spirit of Christmas!

Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette’s School they’re attempting to mount a musical version! Only trouble is teacher Mr Maddens has promised that a Hollywood producer is coming to see the show to turn it into a film. Join him, his teaching assistant the crazy Mr Poppy, hilarious children and a whole lot of sparkle and shine as they struggle to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true.

The producers of the smash-hit ‘NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL’, are thrilled to announce the return of Simon Lipkin as the hilarious ‘Mr Poppy’ after delighting critics and audiences in the show last year. He will play the role for the entire run opening at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry on 23 October and finishing at the Eventim Apollo in London on 31 December. Full tour dates and casting details below.

Adam Thomas will play the role of ‘Hollywood Producer’ from 31 October – 4 November in Liverpool and from 5 – 8 December in Stoke.

Charlie Brooks will play the role of ‘Hollywood Producer’ in Nottingham from 21-25 November.
Jake Wood will play the role of ‘Hollywood Producer’ in Oxford from 11 – 15 December.
Star casting for London and Scotland to be announced on Friday 14 September.

Scott Garnham will play ‘Mr Maddens’ and Ashleigh Gray will play ‘Jennifer Lore’. Joining them will be, Andy Barke, Andy Brady, Jamie Chapman, Jemma Churchill, Gary Davis, Kade Ferraiolo, Ashleigh Graham, Helena Pipe and Oscar Conlon-Morrey who will all perform the entire run with Simon Lipkin.

BOOKING PERIOD: 19th to 31st December 2018

RUNNING TIME: TBC
AGE RESTRICTION: 14’s and under to be accompanied by an adult
VENUE: Eventim Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith, London W6 9QH

NATIVITY – THE MUSICAL 2018/19
TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER – SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER 2018
BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY
www.belgrade.co.uk

WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER – SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2018
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE
www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/liverpool-empire-theatre/
*Adam Thomas will play the role of ‘Hollywood Producer’

WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2018
GLASGOW KINGS THEATRE
www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/kings-theatre-glasgow/
*Star Casting to be announced

WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2018
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/milton-keynes-theatre/

WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2018
NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL
www.trch.co.uk
*Charlie Brooks will play the role of ‘Hollywood Producer’

WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER 2018
FESTIVAL THEATRE EDINBURGH
www.capitaltheatres.com

WEDNESDAY 5TH – SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2018
STOKE, REGENT THEATRE
https://www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/regent-theatre-stoke/
*Adam Thomas will play the role of ‘Hollywood Producer’

TUESDAY 11 DECEMBER – SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER 2018
NEW THEATRE, OXFORD
www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/new-theatre-oxford/
*Jake Wood will play the role of ‘Hollywood Producer’

WEDNESDAY 19 DECEMBER – MONDAY 31 DECEMBER 2018
EVENTIM APOLLO HAMMERSMITH
www.eventimapollo.com

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