NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL starring Simon Lipkin and Charlie Brooks comes to Theatre Royal Nottm Weds 21- Sun 25 Nov 2018

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JAMIE WILSON

ENTERTAINMENT ONE, RAMIN SABI

AND BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY

ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIVITY THE MUSICAL

STARRING SIMON LIPKIN AS ‘MR POPPY’ AND CHARLIE BROOKS

AS ‘HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER’

 

Theatre Royal Nottingham

Weds 21 – Sun 25 November 2018

 

The producers of the smash-hit ‘NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL’, are thrilled to announce the return of Simon Lipkin as the hilarious ‘Mr Poppy’ after delighting critics and audiences in the show last year. Joining Simon will be Charlie Brooks in the role of ‘Hollywood Producer’ when the show visits the Theatre Royal Nottingham from Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 November 2018.  More details on the whole tour are here www.nativitythemusical.com.

Scott Garnham will play ‘Mr Maddens’ and Ashleigh Gray will play ‘Jennifer Lore’. Joining them will be Andy BarkeAndy Brady, Jamie Chapman, Jemma Churchill, Gary Davis, Kade Ferraiolo, Ashleigh Graham, Helena Pipe and Oscar Conlon-Morrey.

Simon Lipkin played ‘Nicky’ and ‘Trekkie Monster’ in the original London cast of “Avenue Q” at the Noël Coward Theatre. His other West End credits include “Guys and Dolls” at the Phoenix Theatre, ‘Lonny’ in the original London cast of “Rock of Ages” and ‘Barlow’ in “I Can’t Sing” at the London Palladium. Simon will also star in Nativity Rocks’ the fourth film in the Nativity series which is released in November.

 

Charlie Brooks is best known for playing ‘Janine Butcher’ in BBC one’s ‘EastEnders’. She won the 2011 Christmas special of BBC one’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and the twelfth series of ITV’s ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here’. Her previous theatre credits include ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at the Leicester Curve Theatre, ‘Beautiful Thing’ at the Arts Theatre and on UK tour and most recently starred in the World Premier of ‘Monogamy’ at London’s Park Theatre.

 

Scott Garnham’s previous theatre credits include the UK Tour of ‘Billy Elliot The Musical’ and the West End productions of ‘Les Misérables’ at the Queen’s Theatre and ‘I Can’t Sing’ at the London Palladium.

Ashleigh Gray is most known for playing the leading role, ‘Elphaba’ in “Wicked” in the West End and on UK Tour. Her other theatre credits include “Vanities” and “Cool Rider”.

The adult company are joined by the following children aged 9 – 12 from across the Midlands as the pupils of ‘St Bernadette’s School’; Ami Bakayoko , Evie Bennell-LowNiamh Brady, Demi Delord,  Joseph Duffy, Tommy Gallagher, Alexander Hogg Kheiri Isaac-OsmaniBetsy Jiggins, Ben Lee, Marlie Olivia Love, Harry MartinJoshua Millard-LloydJasmine McKennaAmy-Louise Mulhall, Celie Newman,  Gerald NgwenyaLyla PetersKatelyn-Janet RollasonAston SidwellNicholas Vakis and Angeli Yunesse Sagala.

Following hugely successful open auditions, the following children aged 9-12 from the Nottingham area will star as students of ‘Oakmoor School’: Lotty Rachel Bricklebank, Milagros Vargas Brock, Eloise Groom, Nuala Peberby, Amelia Marchant, Porsha Hoyland Lau, Maisie Marsh, Lilia Day, Felicity Holman, Elliott Boothroyd, Harriet Embery, Rudi Gaunt, Lottie Venskus, and Emily Wilson.

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 MomentNATIVITY! THE MUSICAL promises to be the perfect feel-good comedy for all the family.

Written and Directed by Debbie Isitt 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.

 

LOCAL LISTINGS INFORMATION:

NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL

Theatre Royal Nottingham

Wednesday 21 – Sunday 25 November 2018

Wed-Sat 7pm, Thu matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm, Sun 1pm & 5pm

£19.50 – £52.50 plus discounts for Royal Members*, Under 16s, Go Card** holders, Families, Schools, and Groups

www.trch.co.uk

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

*Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham Royal Membership scheme offering ticket discounts, exclusive pre-sales, meet the cast nights and morewww.trch.co.uk/membership

**Go Card free scheme for full time students and under 26s offering ticket discounts for Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham eventswww.trch.co.uk/gocard

ENDS

For further press information on NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL please contact

Lucy Thomas, Theatre Royal Nottingham press office

Lucy.thomas@nottinghamcity.gov.uk 0115 989 5537

 

Production images are available to download here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fokk4u2ihribnco/AAAVmQVKaanA9ZuP6NCdzHxqa?dl=0

Cast headshots are available to download here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/psvzqzgcbfq1sxs/AADTWMQN7EdT2Ip5wSO2j-1ca?dl=0

Images of children from the Nottingham area who will star as students of Oakwood School are available to download here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0fr55ori8hmb0lp/AADe5P8IdnWQbCGkwOt-QPxQa?dl=0

Images of children from the Nottingham area who will star as students of Oakwood School are available to download here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0fr55ori8hmb0lp/AADe5P8IdnWQbCGkwOt-QPxQa?dl=0

Lucy Thomas

Press & PR Manager

Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall

Theatre Square, Nottingham, NG1 5ND

Telephone: 0115 989 5537
Email: lucy.thomas@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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