About Nativity! The Musical

Eventim Apollo, London
Booking to 29 December 2019
No longer booking

Last chance to see Nativity! The Musical as the festive family show returns for its final year in London!’

Feel-good, funny and full of festive joy, this smash-hit musical stars Simon Lipkin as ‘Mr Poppy’ alongside Sharon Osbourne, father and daughter Danny* and Dani Dyer, TV and radio presenter Rylan Clark-Neal*

The perfect show for all the family, Nativity! The Musical features all of the favourite sing-a-long hits from the films 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!

So join us this Christmas for some MAYHEM in Bethlehem!

Nativity! The Musical is booking from 11 December 2019 until 29 December 2019 at the Eventim Apollo, London

WHAT’S THE STORY?

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.

WHO’S IN IT? NATIVITY THE MUSICAL CAST

The cast is led by Simon Lipkin as ‘Mr Poppy” alongside  Sharon Osbourne, father and daughter Danny* and Dani Dyer, TV and radio presenter Rylan Clark-Neal*.

The adult cast is completed by 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.

CREATIVE TEAM

Written and Directed by Debbie Isitt with music and lyrics by Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt.

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 29 December 2019

Important Notes

Age Restrictions: Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.  *Danny Dyer will not be playing the following performances: Wednesday 11 December, 7pm Monday 16 December, 1pm Thursday 19 December, 1.30pm Thursday 19 December, 7pm Friday 20 December, 2pm Thursday 26 December, 2pm Friday 27 December, 2pm Friday 27 December, 7pm
*Rylan Clark-Neal will not be playing the following performances Friday 13 December, 7pm Saturday 14 December, 2pm Saturday 21 December, 2pm Thursday 26 December, 2pm Saturday 28 December, 2pm

Venue Information

Eventim Apollo, 2 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH
Nearest Tube or Train: Hammersmith (District, Piccadilly, Circle, Hammersmith & City)
Nearest Buses: 190, 211, 290, 295, N11, N33, 72, N72, 533, N97
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News about Nativity! The Musical

Sharon Osbourne, Dani and Danny Dyer to star in ‘Nativity the Musical’ in London
Sharon Osbourne, Dani and Danny Dyer to star in ‘Nativity the Musical’ in London
Sharon Osbourne boards the cast of Nativity the Musical at the Eventim Apollo, alongside Dani and Danny Dyer, Rylan Clark-Neal and Simon Lipkin. Sharon Osbourne will play 'Crystal Collins' in the production – the mother-in-law to Dannny Dyer's character 'Harry Parker'. Best known as a media personality and manager of her husband, heavy-metal rock star Ozzy Osbourne, Osbourne was introduced to tv audiences via the MTV reality series 'The Osbournes' in the early 2000s and has since starred as a judge on talent series 'The X-Factor' in Britain and 'America's Got Talent' in the US, as well as being a co-host on US daytime chat show 'The Talk'. Dyer appeared in the production last year as ‘The Hollywood Producer’ alongside his daughter and Love Island winner Dani Dyer, who returns to play Polly Parker. West End musical theatre star Simon Lipkin will reprise his role as 'Mr Poppy' alongside Rylan Clark-Neal as 'The Critic', Scott Garnham as 'Mr Maddens' and Ashleigh Gray as ‘Jennifer Lore’. Completing the cast are Jonathan Bourne, Charles Brunton, Jamie Chapman, Penelope Woodman, Dawn Buckland, Connor Ewing, Kade Ferraiolo, Amy Oxley, Helena Pipe and Billy Roberts. Nativity the Musical, based on the film by Debbie Isitt, is a feel-good comedy musical that tells the story of a primary school teacher who stages a musical version of the nativity with his class with the promise that a Hollywood producer will see the production. Nativity the Musical tickets are available now. Nativity the Musical runs from 11 December 2019 until 29 December 2019 at the Eventim Apollo, London.
X-Factor’s Rylan Clark-Neal to star in Nativity The Musical
X-Factor’s Rylan Clark-Neal to star in Nativity The Musical
Rylan Clark-Neal will make his London stage debut in NATIVITY!THE MUSICAL which returns to the Eventim Apollo for Christmas 2019. Rylan will play 'The Critic' alongside Simon Lipkin who returns to the role of 'Mr Poppy' for the third successive year at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London. Rylan exploded on the entertainment scene after appearing on ITV’s “X Factor” in 2012, where he finished in fifth place, and has since established himself as a popular tv and radio presenter. Following winning “Celebrity Big Brother” in 2013, Rylan went on to present “Big Brother’s Bit on the Side” and “Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side” and was a host on ITV 2’s “Xtra Factor”. He is regularly seen presenting on ITV’s “This Morning” and recently appeared on BBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and Channel 4’s “Celebrity Bake Off”. Rylan said "‘I’m so excited to be joining the company of “Nativity! The Musical”. ‘The Critic’ is such a terrific role. Alan Carr played it in the film and Jo Brand on stage last year, I have big shoes to fill but I can’t wait to get started”. Rylan and Simon are the initial London cast to be announced, with further star casting to be released at a later date. The perfect feel-good comedy for all the family, NATIVITY!THE MUSICAL features all of the favourite sing-a-long hits from the films 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! Nativity the Musical tickets are available now. Nativity The Musical is booking from 11 December 2019 until 29 December 2019 at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.
Danny Dyer and Joe Brand to star in Nativity! The Musical
Danny Dyer and Joe Brand to star in Nativity! The Musical
Danny Dyer and Joe Brand will star alongside Simon Lipkin in the London run of Nativity! The Musical this Christmas. Dyer is currently gracing tv screens as ‘Mick Carter’ in BBC ONE’s EastEnders, a role which has won him ‘Best Soap Actor’ at this month’s ‘TV Choice Awards whilst Brand is the host of tv show Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice. Danny Dyer made his breakthrough in the cult 90s film Human Traffic and has since gone on to play numerous hard men in films such as ‘The Business’ and ‘The Football Factory’. Following his run in Nativity, he will next be seen on stage with Martin Freeman in Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter. Dyer'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. Danny was thrown into the spotlight earlier this year when his daughter was cast in hit reality series Love Island which she subsequently won. Joe Brand made her name as a comedian appearing on popular panel shows ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘QI’, ‘Would I Lie To You’ and ‘8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’. The host of Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice has wrote and starred in the television comedy ‘Getting On’ for which she won a BAFTA. Danny, Joe and Simon will be joined by Scott Garnham (Made in Dagenham, Les Misérables) as ‘Mr Maddens’  and Ashleigh Gray (Elphaba in Wicked) will play ‘Jennifer Lore’. 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. Nativity the Musical tickets are available now. Nativity! The Musical is booking from 19 December 2018 until 31 December 2018 at The Eventim Apollo, London.
Full casting announced for Nativity The Musical
Full casting announced for Nativity The Musical
Full casting has been announced for Birmingham Repertory Theatre's Nativity The Musical The adult cast will be led by Simon Lipkin (Wind In The Willows, Dr Seuss's The Lorax), alongside Sarah Earnshaw, Andy Brady, Jemma Churchill, Jamie Chapman, and Daniel Boys. Also featuring in the adult cat will be Derek Aidoo, Jalisa Andrews, Andy Barke, Gary Davis, Jennifer Louise Jones and Katia Sartini. Joining the cast as the children of St Bernadette’s School are: Harry Martin, Fintan McGrory and Moosa Mostafa who will alternate in the role of ‘Cute Joseph’. Jasmine McKenna, Layla Grace Quaid and Beatrice Schofield who will alternate the role of ‘Cute Mary’. Evie Bennell-Low, Katelyn-Janet Rollason and Chantelle Jane Tonolete who will alternate the role of ‘The Star’. Gerald Ngwenya, Kheiri Isaac-Osmani and William Redican who will alternate the role of ‘Angel Gabriel’. Oratile Chele, Chaelissa Gray and Angelina Martin who will alternate the role of the ‘Shepherd’. Layla Grace Gavin, Betsy Jiggins and Lyla Peters who will alternate the role of ‘Child Jennifer’. Alexander Hogg, Joshua Millard-Lloyd, and Archie Turner who will alternate the role of ‘Child Gordon’. Jamie Bates, Zak Lackenby and Nicholas Vakis who will alternate the role of ‘Child Paul’.  Grace Green, Amy Mulhall and Celie Newman who will alternate the role of ‘Feel Sick Girl’. Written and Directed by Debbie Isitt with music and lyrics by Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt, the musical follows St Bernadette’s School as it trys to put on a school nativity. Tipped as a feel-good comedy for all the family, it features sing-a-long songs from smash-hit films including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth and One Night One Moment. Nativity! The Musical will run from 20 October 2017 until 12 November 2017 at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Nativity The Musical tickets are now available It will then play Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Sheffield Lyceum, Manchester Palace, Plymouth Theatre Royal, a London season at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo and a Christmas season at Leeds Grand Theatre.

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