This new musical based on the films has been written and will be directed by Debbie Isitt and will open at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre on the 20th October 2017.
Nativity! The Musical will feature music and lyrics by Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt and will embark on a short tour that will see the production visit: Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Sheffield Lyceum, Manchester Palace, Plymouth Theatre Royal, a London season at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo and a Christmas season at Leeds Grand Theatre.
Talking about the news Director Debbie 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.”
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.
Casting for the production has yet to be confirmed.
The full details of the UK tour of the production are as follows:
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
For more information visit: https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/nativity-the-musical.html