Danny Dyer and Jo Brand join the cast of NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL
September 16, 2018  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

Danny Dyer will star as ‘Hollywood Producer’ and Jo Brand as ‘The Critic’ in the London run of the NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL at the Eventim Apollo, from 19 to 31 December.

Jo Brand will also star as ‘The Critic’ when the show heads to Festival Theatre in Edinburgh from 28 November to 2 December.
Danny Dyer is currently best known for his role as ‘Mick Carter’ in BBC one’s ‘EastEnders’. Danny recently won ‘Best Soap Actor’ at this month’s ‘TV Choice Awards’ and has previously won a ‘National Television Award’ in 2015 and in 2016 for ‘Best Serial Drama Performance’. Danny’s breakthrough role was in cult 90s film ‘Human Traffic’, his other film credits include ‘The Business’ and ‘The Football Factory’. Danny’s previous stage credits Include, ‘Kurt and Sid’ at the Trafalgar Studios, ‘No Man’s Land’ at The National Theatre, ‘Celebration’, ‘Certain Young Men’ and ‘The Homecoming, all at The Almeida Theatre.

Jo Brand is a renowned English comedian, writer and actress and her entertainment career started with an appearance on Saturday Live television show in 1988. Since then she has written and starred in ‘Getting On’ for which she won a BAFTA and has continued to appear on a host of popular panel shows. These include ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘QI’, ‘Would I Lie To You’ and ‘8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’. She is currently the presenter of ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’ on Channel Four and her new book ‘Born Lippy’ will be published next month.

Danny and Jo will be joined by Simon Lipkin (theatre credits include ‘Rock of Ages’, ‘Avenue Q’, ‘Guys and Dolls’ in the West End), who returns in the role of ‘Mr Poppy’ after delighting critics and audiences in the show last year. Scott Garnham will play ‘Mr Maddens’ (theatre credits include ‘Made in Dagenham’, ‘Les Misérables’ and ‘I Can’t Sing’ in the West End) and Ashleigh Gray will play ‘Jennifer Lore’ (theatre credits include the role of Elphaba in “Wicked” in the West End and on UK Tour).

The rest of the cast includes, Andy Barke, Andy Brady, Jamie Chapman, Jemma Churchill, Oscar Conlon-Morrey, Gary Davis, Kade Ferraiolo, Ashleigh Graham, and Helena Pipe.

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, and a whole lot of sparkle and shine to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true. Featuring all of your favourite sing-a-long songs from the smash-hit films including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth and One Night One Moment. NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL promises to be the perfect feel-good comedy for all the family.

NATIVITY – THE MUSICAL 2018/19

TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER – SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER 2018
BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY www.belgrade.co.uk

WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER – SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2018
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire
*Adam Thomas will play the role of ‘Hollywood Producer’.

WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2018
GLASGOW KINGS THEATRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre
*Jane McCarry will play the role of ‘Hollywood Producer’

WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2018
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre

WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2018
NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL www.trch.co.uk
*Charlie Brooks will play the role of ‘Hollywood Producer’

WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER 2018
FESTIVAL THEATRE EDINBURGH www.capitaltheatres.com
*Jo Brand will play the role of ‘The Critic’

WEDNESDAY 5TH – SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2018
STOKE, REGENT THEATRE http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/regent-theatre/
*Adam Thomas will play the role of ‘Hollywood Producer’

TUESDAY 11 DECEMBER – SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER 2018
NEW THEATRE, OXFORD www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-theatre-oxford
*Jake Wood will pay the role of ‘Hollywood Producer’

WEDNESDAY 19 DECEMBER – MONDAY 31 DECEMBER 2018
EVENTIM APOLLO HAMMERSMITH www.eventimapollo.com
*Danny Dyer will play the role of ‘Hollywood Producer’
*Jo Brand will play the role of ‘The Critic’

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