News: Casting Announced for Nativity The Musical

News: Casting Announced for Nativity The Musical

Initial casting for Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s world premiere of Nativity! The Musical has been announced, with Daniel Boys, Sarah Earnshaw and Simon Lipkin taking the lead roles.

Every child in every school has one Christmas wish – to star in a Nativity. 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.

Nativity! The Musical opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Friday 20 October 2017. Daniel Boys will play ‘Paul Maddens’, Sarah Earnshaw ‘Jennifer Lore’ and Simon Lipkin ‘Mr Poppy’. Further casting and childrens casting to be announced soon.

Written and directed by Debbie Isitt, who also wrote and directed the movie trilogy, with music and lyrics by Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt, Nativity! The Musical  is choreographed by Andrew Wright, designed by David Woodhead, with lighting design by Tim Mitchell, sound design by Tom Marshall and musical supervision and orchestrations by George Dyer. Isitt commented:

“I am absolutely delighted to be working with this incredibly talented and hilariously funny musical theatre cast who are going to be brilliant in Nativity! The Musical.  It truly will be an emotionally soaring, feel good experience with beautiful singing and amazing choreography.”

Following the run in Birmingham, the show will play Southend, Sheffield, Manchester, Plymouth and London before a Christmas season at Leeds Grand Theatre.


Nativity! The Musical tours the UK from 20 Oct – 6 January 2018. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.