You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not shout, I’m telling you why…Nativity! The Musical will be coming to a town near you in 2017.
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, unruly animals 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.
This new production by Birmingham Repertory Theatre will have its world premiere at the Birmigham Repertory Theatre, before touring across England, including Sheffield, Manchester, Plymouth, London and a Christmas season in Leeds.
With music and lyrics by Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt, Nativity! The Musical will also be directed by Isitt, creator and director of the original film series. On the move from the big screen to the stage, Isitt said:
“I’ve always believed that Nativity! would make a fantastic stage musical. It is so full of joy and the children are so sweet and funny and the songs so catchy that it lends itself to being the perfect Christmas musical. Now we’ve been able to assemble our theatrical dream team, I can’t wait to get started on creating an unforgettable stage show”.
See below for all dates and venues of the tour:
20 October – 12 November 2017: Birmingham Repertory Theatre
15 – 19 November 2017: Southend Cliffs Pavilion
22 – 25 November 2017: Sheffield Lyceum
29 November – 3 December 2017: Manchester Palace Theatre
6 – 10 December 2017: Plymouth Theatre Royal
13 – 17 December 2017: Hammersmith Apollo, London
20 December 2017 – 6 January 2018: Leeds Grand Theatre
Tickets are now on sale. For more information and to book tickets, visit the Nativity! The Musical website. To keep up to date on the latest news including casting announcements, follow @NativityUK on Twitter.