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.
Featuring all of your 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, this musical really ‘is a heartfelt hit’ (The Times).
Adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films and featuring all of your 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, this musical really ‘is a heartfelt hit’ (The Times).
World premiere and tour of United Kingdom (2017–18)
The musical was announced on 17 November 2016, to make its world premiere at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 20 October to 12 November 2017, before touring to Southend Cliffs Pavilion (15 to 19 November), Sheffield Lyceum Theatre (22 to 26 November), Manchester Palace Theatre (29 November to 3 December), Plymouth Theatre Royal (6 to 10 December), London's Eventim Apollo (13 to 17 December) and Leeds Grand Theatre (20 December to 6 January 2018).
The production is directed by Isitt, choreographed by Andrew Wright, with Arrangements and Orchestrations by George Dyer (who also is Musical Supervisor) and designed by David Woodhead and produced by Jamie Wilson, Entertainment One, Ramin Sabi, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
On 2 May 2017, the principal cast was announced including Daniel Boys as Mr Maddens, Sarah Earnshaw as Jennifer Lore and Simon Lipkin as Mr Poppy (who previously appeared as 'Chief Elf' in Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey?!). The X Factor judge Louis Walsh appeared as Hollywood Producer during the production's run at London's Eventim Apollo, making his stage debut.
Second tour of United Kingdom (2018)
A second tour in the United Kingdom will begin at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry (the city where the story is set and film was shot) from 23 to 28 October 2018.
Further tour dates include Liverpool Empire (31 October to 4 November), King's Theatre Glasgow (7 to 11 November), Milton Keynes Theatre (14 to 18 November), Nottingham Theatre Royal (21 to 25 November), Edinburgh Festival Theatre (28 November to 2 December), Regent Theatre Stoke-on-Trent (5 to 8 December) Oxford New Theatre (12 to 15 December) and returning to London's Eventim Apollo (19 to 31 December).
On 7 September 2018 it was announced that Simon Lipkin would reprise his role as Mr Poppy, alongside may other members of the original cast. Scott Garnham and Ashleigh Gray were announced to play Mr Maddens and Jennifer Lore. It was also announced that the role of Hollywood Producer would vary in each tour location.
Jake Wood will be appearing in Oxford, Adam Thomas will appear in Stoke and Liverpool, Charlie Brooks will appear in Nottingham, Jane McCarry will appear in Glasgow and Danny Dyer will appear in London. Jo Brand will also appear as The Critic in Edinburgh and London. It was also announced that Dani Dyer, winner of the 2018 series of Love Island, will appear during the London dates with her father Danny Dyer as Polly Parker, the daughter of the Hollywood Producer who is an aspiring Hollywood actress.
Third tour of United Kingdom (2019)
The musical will tour the United Kingdom once again, beginning at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 29 October to 2 November 2019 before touring to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (6 to 9 November), Cantebury Marlowe Theatre (13 to 17 November), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (19 to 23 November), Plymouth Theatre Royal (26 to 30 November) and Southampton Mayflower Theatre (3 to 7 December) before returning for a third season to London's Eventim Apollo (11 to 29 December).
Simon Lipkin will reprise his role as Mr Poppy alongside Rylan Clark-Neal, who will play The Critic during the show's run in London.
"Going For The Big Time" – Mr Maddens, Jennifer and Mr Shakespeare
"Five Star Review/Better Than You" – Mr Shakespeare and Oakmoor Kids
"Very First Day Of School" – Mr Poppy
"Hollywood Are Coming" – Mr Poppy, Mrs Bevan, Lord Mayor, St Bernadette Kids and Company
"Wrapped In A Rainbow" – Mr Maddens and Jennifer
"Our School Nativity" – Mr Maddens and Jennifer
"The Lord Mayor's Ball" – Mr Shakespeare, The Critic and Company
"Dear Father Christmas" – St Bernadette Kids
"Hollywood We're Coming/Sparkle and Shine" – St Bernadette Kids and Company
"Welcome To Hollywood" – Jennifer and Company
"Jennifer's Request" – Jennifer
"Herod The Rock Opera" – Mr Shakespeare and Oakmoor Kids
"Suddenly" – Mr Maddens and Jennifer
"Our School Nativity" (Reprise) – St Bernadettes
"Cathedral Ruins" – Adult Company
"Nazareth" – St Bernadette Kids
"One Look" – St Bernadette Kids
"Good News" – St Bernadette Kids
"Sparkle And Shine" – Full Company
"She's The Brightest Star" – St Bernadette Kids
"Suddenly" (Reprise) – Mr Maddens and Jennifer
"One Night, One Moment" – Full Company
"Sparkle And Shine" – Full Company
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Nativity! The Musical (2017-12-Eventim Apollo-London)Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Eventim Apollo (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : Nombre : Première Preview : mercredi 13 décembre 2017Première : mercredi 13 décembre 2017Dernière : dimanche 17 décembre 2017Mise en scène : Debbie Isitt • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Daniel Boys (Paul Maddens), Sarah Earnshaw (Jennifer Lore), Simon Lipkin (Mr Poppy), Jemma Churchill (Mrs Bevan), Jamie Chapman (Patrick Burns), Andy Barke (Ensemble), Katia Sartini (Ensemble), Gary Davis (Ensemble), Louis Walsh (guest appearance Dec 13-17).
Nativity! The Musical (2018-12-Eventim Apollo-London)Type de série: Reprise
Théâtre: Eventim Apollo (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : mercredi 19 décembre 2018Première : mercredi 19 décembre 2018Dernière : lundi 31 décembre 2018Mise en scène : Debbie Isitt • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Jo Brand (The Critic - Edinburgh and London), Dani Dyer (Polly Parker - London), Jake Wood (Hollywood Producer - Oxford), Adam Thomas (Hollywood Producer - Stoke and Liverpool), Jane McCarry (Hollywood Producer - Glasgow), Charlie Brooks (Hollywood Producer - Nottingham), Simon Lipkin (Mr Poppy), Scott Garnham (Mr Maddens), Ashleigh Gray (Jennifer Lore), Andy Brady (Mr Shakespeare), Jemma Churchill (Mrs Bevan), Jamie Chapman (Patrick Burns), Oscar Conlon-Morrey (Ensemble/Mr Rye), Gary Davis (Ensemble/Lord Mayor), Andy Barke (Ensemble/Mr Parker), Helena Pipe (Ensemble), Ashleigh Graham (On Stage Swing), Kade Ferraiolo (On Stage Swing), Pepper, Cracker, Siena Austen, Adelaide Barham, Brian Bartle, Aliyah 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, Sophie Wood.
Nativity! The Musical (2019-12-Eventim Apollo-London)Type de série: Reprise
Théâtre: Eventim Apollo (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 2 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : mercredi 11 décembre 2019Première : mercredi 11 décembre 2019Dernière : dimanche 29 décembre 2019Mise en scène : Debbie Isitt • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Simon Lipkin, Rylan Clark-Neal, Sharon Osbourne, Danny Dyer, Dani Dyer, Scott Garnham, Ashleigh Gray, Jonathan Bourne, Charles Brunton, Jamie Chapman, Penelope Woodman, Dawn Buckland, Connor Ewing, Kade Ferraiolo, Amy Oxley, Helena Pipe and Billy Roberts.
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