NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL 2017 to Head Out on UK Tour Next Autumn

NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL 2017 to Head Out on UK Tour Next AutumnJamie Wilson, Entertainment One (eOne), Ramin Sabi and Belgrade Theatre Coventry are delighted to present the World Premiere of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre's production of NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL opening at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Friday 20 October 2017 prior to a short tour visiting Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Sheffield Lyceum, Manchester Palace, Plymouth Theatre Royal, a London season at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo and a Christmas season at Leeds Grand Theatre. Casting to be announced soon. For more information, visit www.nativitythemusical.com.

NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL will be written and directed by the creator and director of the films, Debbie Isitt. Debbie said today "I've always believed that Nativity! would make a fantastic stage musical. It is so full of joy and the children are so sweet and funny and the songs so catchy that it lends itself to being the perfect Christmas musical. Now we've been able to assemble our theatrical dream team, I can't wait to get started on creating an unforgettable stage show".

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, unruly animals 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.

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.

The NATIVITY! film series is one of the most popular UK Christmas film franchises of recent years. Written and directed by the Bafta Award-winning writer and director Debbie Isitt and produced by Nick Jones through Mirrorball Films and distributed in the UK by eOne, NATIVITY!, NATIVITY 2 DANGER IN THE MANGER! and NATIVITY 3 DUDE WHERE'S MY DONKEY?! have all gone on to reach top box office positions on theatrical release and sold nearly 2 million DVDs, capturing the hearts and minds of families all over the UK.

NATIVITY - THE MUSICAL 2017/18:

20 OCTOBER - 12 NOVEMBER 2017

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

ON SALE 21 NOVEMBER 2016

15 - 19 NOVEMBER 2017

Southend Cliffs Pavilion

ON SALE 23 NOVEMBER

22 - 25 NOVEMBER 2017

Sheffield Lyceum

ON SALE JANUARY 2017

29 NOVEMBER - 3 DECEMBER 2017

Manchester Palace Theatre

ON SALE 21 NOVEMBER 2016

6 - 10 DECEMBER 2017

Plymouth Theatre Royal

ON SALE 25 NOVEMBER 2016

13 - 17 DECEMBER 2017

Hammersmith Apollo, London

ON SALE 18 NOVEMBER 2016

20 December 2017 - 6 January 2018

Leeds Grand Theatre

ON SALE 26 NOVEMBER 2016

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Entertainment One's robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

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