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!

Find tickets to Nativity The Musical – London

NATIVITY!THE MUSICAL is booking from 11 December 2019 until 29 December 2019 at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.