Casting announced for this year’s Nativity! The Musical Tour
| By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
(Updated on Feb 20, 2019)
Casting has just been announced for the UK tour of Nativity! The Musical, which will be returning for a brief West End residency in December at the Eventim Apollo just in time for Christmas.
Pictured: Santa and his little helpers perform a cabaret kick-line in Nativity! The Musical
Festive Christmas musical Nativity! has just announced its cast for its UK tour. Simon Lipkin is set to reprise his role as Mr Poppy from last year’s run. Several different actors are will play The Hollywood Producer throughout the tour including Adam Thomas from 31 October to 4 November in Liverpool and from 5 to 8 December in Stoke, Charlie Brooks from 21 to 25 November in Nottingham, and Jake Wood from 11 to 15 December in Oxford. They will be joined by Ashleigh Gra as Jennifer Lore and Scott Garnham as Mr Maddens.
The cast is completed by Andy Barke, Andy Brady, Jamie Chapman, Jemma Churchill, Gary Davis, Kade Ferraiolo, Ashleigh Graham, Helena Pipe and Oscar Conlon-Morrey.
Nativity! is based on the cheeky holiday film and was adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt. It features such merry songs as Nazareth, She’s The Brightest Star, Sparkle and Shine, and One Night One Moment.
The musical follows the town of Coventry in which every primary school puts on a nativity play. Mr Maddens is put in charge of organising a nativity play and musical extravaganza for St Bernadette’s School. In hopes of garnering a five-star review, a Hollywood producer is invited to see the school production with the ambition that it will be turned into a feature-length film. The pressure is on for Mr Madden and his teaching assistant, Mr Poppy, to turn these thumb-sucking children into full-blown superstars.
Following the show’s national tour, Nativity! The Musical will be home just in time for Christmas, opening at the Eventim Apollo on 19 December 2018 and running until 31 December 2018. Casting for the West End has not yet been announced. Don’t miss this year’s fa-la-la-la-la Christmas bonanza, perfect for a holiday family outing!
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