The highly acclaimed Nativity! The Musical is back for a third year in London and the producers of the smash-hit show are thrilled to announce the fabulous
Sharon Osbourne will be joining the company as President of Parker Pictures. She will be starring as Crystal Collins – the mother in law to Harry Parker who will be played by the inimitable Danny Dyer. Danny is back by popular demand as The Hollywood Producer following a roaringly successful Christmas season at the Eventim Apollo last year.
His daughter and winner of Love Island 2018 Dani Dyer also returns as Polly Parker. Completing the star-studded line up is the previously announced Rylan Clark-Neal who will play The Critic and Simon Lipkin who will reprise his role as the hilarious Mr Poppy for a third year after critical and audience acclaim.
Producer Jamie Wilson said today: “Nativity! The Musical has been delighting audiences in London and the U.K 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. They will be joined by 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 as Lord Mayor, Charles Brunton as Mr Shakespeare, Jamie Chapman as Patrick Burns and Penelope Woodman as Mrs Bevan. They will be joined by Dawn Buckland, Connor Ewing, Kade Ferraiolo, Amy Oxley, Helena Pipe and Billy Roberts. They will play all U.K venues and London.
Dani Dyer will play Polly Parker in Wolverhampton, Cardiff, Southampton and London and Scott Paige will play Mr Poppy in Wolverhampton, Cardiff, Southampton, Aylesbury and Plymouth and the role of Mr Rye in London.
They are joined by a cast of 20 children aged 9 – 12 from across the Midlands as the pupils of ‘St Bernadette’s School’. They are, Thomas Bastable, Evie Bennell-Low, Olivia Brooks, Niamh Crowley, Erin Freeman, Lucas Haywood, Alexander Hogg, Kheiri Isaac-Osmani, Isabel Landers, Evie Mallen, Joshua Millard-Lloyd, Ana Morgan, Ela Morgan, Amy-Louise Mulhall, Alastair Ngwenya, Gerald Ngwenya, Tega Oduko, Kayan Parmar, Lyla Peters, Katelyn Rollason, Teddy Saberton, Grace Townley and Nicholas Vakis.
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.
Nativity! The Musical will first open at the Wolverhampton Grand on 29 October and will then visit, Aylesbury Theatre, Canterbury Marlowe Theatre, Cardiff Millennium Centre, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Mayflower Theatre Southampton finishing with a run at the London, Eventim Apollo from 11-29 December.
To book tickets visit www.nativitythemusical.com
Photo credit: Oliver Rosser