Leeds Grand Theatre will host the world premiere tour of Nativity! The Musical for its Christmas season this year. The new musical will take to the stage from December 20th to January 6th.
The Nativity! film series is one of the most popular UK Christmas film franchises of recent years and its Bafta Award-winning writer and director, Debbie Issit, is also behind the stage production.
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; Mr Maddens and his crazy assistant Mr Poppy struggle with hilarious children, unruly animals and a whole lot of sparkle and shine to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true.
Debbie Issit said: “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.”
Daniel Boys (The Boys in the Band, Avenue Q, Spamalot) will play Paul Maddens, Sarah Earnshaw (Wicked, Scrooge, Spamalot) is Jennifer Lore and Simon Lipkin (Avenue Q, Rock of Ages, Guys and Dolls) is Mr Poppy.
Featuring the 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 Christmas comedy for all the family.
Nativity! The Musical is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Wednesday December 20th
2017 to Saturday 6th January 2018. Tickets are on sale now priced from £20.50 to £46. Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700.