Nativity musical makes its debut in Birmingham

The casting has been unveiled for the world premiere of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s production of Nativity! The Musical.

Opening at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on October 20, the show will star Daniel Boys, Sarah Earnshaw, Simon Lipkin, Andy Brady, Derek Aidoo, Jalisa Andrews and Jennifer Louise Jones.

Children from local schools have been cast at pupils of St Bernadette’s School in the show.

The musical has been adapted from the Nativity! films and follows the fortunes of St Bernadette’s pupils attempting to stage a nativity play.

The musical features hits from the films including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth, One Night One Moment and She’s the Brightest Star, plus several new festive songs.

It will run in Birmingham until November 12, then move to Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Sheffield Lyceum, Manchester Palace, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in London, and a Christmas season at Leeds Grand Theatre (December 20-January 6).

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