Your favourite festive film is now a major new musical adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films.
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.
Feel good, funny and full of yuletide joy, 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!
With the cast including West End favourites Daniel Boys (Avenue Q), Sarah Earnshaw (Wicked, Spamalot) and Simon Lipkin (Rock of Ages, Guys and Dolls), Nativity! The Musical is the perfect feel-good comedy for all the family.
Daniel Boys - Paul Maddens
Television and Film include: Holby City (BBC Television), Fall Out (Crowded Pictures) and Little Man (Peccadillo Pictures).
West End and London credits include: Boys In The Band, Potts in Miss Atomic Bomb (St James Theatre), Sir Lancelot in Spamalot (Playhouse), Captain Walker in Tommy (Prince Edward), Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q (Gielgud / Noel Coward – Winner of the 2009 Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Takeover in a Role), Roger in Grease (Victoria Palace), Mark in RENT (Prince of Wales & National Tour), Anthony in Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall), Jason in Ordinary Days (Trafalgar Studios) and Christian in Wolfboy (Trafalgar Studios).
Other theatre credits include: Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Theatre Clwyd); Oliver Barrett IV in Love Story (Bolton Octagon), Colin in The Opinion Makers (Mercury Colchester and Derby Playhouse); Mike Connor in High Society (National Tour); Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal, Windsor); the title role in Peter Pan (Mayflower Theatre, Southampton and Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin); Judas in the 40th Anniversary concert of Godspell (Palace Theatre, Manchester); Mark in RENT (European Tour); Morino in Sunset Boulevard (National Tour); Tony in West Side Story (European Tour) and The War Of The Worlds (National Tour).
Workshops include: The Painted Lady (Bristol Old Vic) and The Trouble With Doug (Northampton Royal & Derngate)
Sarah Earnshaw - Jennifer Lore
Sarah trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating with a first
class BA in Musical Theatre.
Theatre credits include: Heart of Winter (Tristan Bates Theatre), Travels with My Aunt (Chichester Festival), The Lady Of The Lake in Spamalot (Playhouse Theatre West End and UK tour), The Ghost Of Christmas Past in Scrooge (London Palladium), Standby for Glinda in Wicked (Apollo Victoria, member of The Original London Cast), Travels With My Aunt (Chichester Festival Theatre), Audrey in Little Shop Of Horrors (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Emma Carew in Jekyll and Hyde (UK Tour), Christmas Past in Scrooge (UK Tour), Lead Vocalist in Puttin’ On The Ritz (UK tour), Alice in Wonderland (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Royal Variety Performance (London Coliseum/ITV), Lead Vocalist in You Won’t Succeed On Broadway…(St James) Daisy in The A to Z of Mrs P (Southwark Playhouse), Sam in Payback (Riverside Studios), Amanda in After The Turn (Courtyard Theatre), Mother/Wilma in 5 Children and It (Tristan Bates Theatre), Fairy in Jack and The Beanstalk (Sheffield Lyceum) and Sherezade in Aladdin (Southampton Mayflower)
Workshops include : Betty Spencer in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em (Theatre Royal, Bath), Bella Spellgrove in Sherlock Holmes (Morphic Graffiti), Doreen Slater/Miss Elf/Mrs Lucas in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (Leicester Curve), Young Dusty Springfield in Dusty (Duchess Theatre), Flora in Jabberwocky (St James), Mags in Only The Brave (Arts Theatre).
Television includes: Maggie Winters in Casualty (BBC), Commercial for Go Compare (RSA Films), Children in Need and Blue Peter (BBC).
Other credits include: Divas Sing Scott Alan (Arts Theatre), A Little Less Ordinary (Apollo), 80th Birthday Gala (Apollo Victoria), The Mercury Music 20th anniversary concert (Novello), Stars on Parade (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall) and West End Stars in Concert, Unwritten Songs (Spekulation Records), Music Box (Escape Records), Accoustic Overtures (SimG Records) and The A-Z of Mrs P (SimG Records).
Simon Lipkin - Mr Poppy
trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and then at the Arts Educational.
Theatre includes: Rat in The Wind In The Willows (Palladium, West End), Sheriff in Whisper House (Other Palace), Jason Robert Brown’s Honeymoon In Las Vegas (concert at The Palladium), Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls (West End), Bill Sykes in Oliver! (Grange Park Opera), Lou Lubowitz in Miss Atomic Bomb (St James Theatre), The Lorax in The Lorax (Old Vic Theatre), The Proprietor in Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), Touchstone in As You Like It (Southwark Playhouse), Barlow in I Can’t Sing (London Palladium), Lonny in Rock Of Ages (Original West End Cast), Galahad in Spamalot (Original UK and International Tour), Nicky and Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q (Original West End Cast), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Arts Theatre, London), The Wedding Singer (Original UK Cast), Willard in Footloose (UK Tour), A Christmas Carol (West End), Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (West End), Alice In Wonderland (Nuffield Theatre), Austentatious (The Landor), News Revue (Canal Café) and Leopold in Never The Sinner at the Kenneth Moore Theatre.
Film and TV include: Show Dogs, Muppets Most Wanted for Disney, The Harry Hill Movie, That Puppet Game Show and Nativity III. Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule, Doctor Who, Harry Hill’s Tea Time, The Bill, Casualty, The Royal Variety Performance, Children In Need.
Simon also voices characters on the Cartoon Network’s show The Amazing World Of Gumball and Ricky Zoom.
|When:||Saturday 16th December 2017, 2:30pm|
Where: Eventim Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9QH London
If you'd like to see the show, please let me know by Friday 23rd June at which point I will also require full payment to secure your ticket.
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Please note: The cast may change at short notice due to illness or unforeseen circumstances.