Nativity! The Musical, currently touring the UK, has announced that it will return next year for a second tour of the UK. The 2018 tour will begin at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, the city where the story is based and the original movie was filmed.
The musical is written and directed by Debbie Isitt, the director and screenwriter behind the 2009 movie ‘Nativity!’ (the basis for the stage show), with additional music and lyrics by Nicky Ager. Design is by David Woodhead, and choreography is by Andrew Wright. Also on the creative team are Tim Mitchell for lighting design, Tom Marshall for sound design, and George Dyer for musical supervision and orchestrations.
Speaking after the announcement, Isitt said, “we are delighted to go back on the road in 2018 and take our sparkle and shine to brand new venues across the UK including a fantastic return to the magnificent Eventim Apollo in London – we can’t wait to get started!”
Nativity! The Musical premiered at the Birmingham Repetory Theatre from the 20th October to 12th November 2017 before touring to Southend, Sheffield, Manchester, Plymouth, London’s Eventim Apollo (where, as of publication it is playing), and finally Leeds.
The current UK tour stars Daniel Boys (The Boys in the Band, Miss Atomic Bomb) as ‘Mr Maddens’, Sarah Earnshaw (Spamalot, Wicked) as ‘Jennifer Lore’, and Simon Lipkin (The Wind in the Willows, Whisper House) as ‘Mr Poppy’. Louis Walsh, most famously a judge on ‘The X Factor’, is making his stage debut as ‘Hollywood Producer’ during the tour’s London dates.
Casting for the 2018 tour has yet to be announced.
Nativity! The Musical 2018 UK Tour Dates
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
23rd October 2018 – 28th October 2018
www.belgrade.co.uk ∙ on sale now
31st October 2018 – 4th November 2018
www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire ∙ on sale 13th December 2017
King’s Theatre, Glasgow
7th November 2018 – 11th November 2018
www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre ∙ on sale 13th December 2017
Milton Keynes Theatre
14th November 2018 – 18th November 2018
www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre ∙ on sale 13th December 2017
Theatre Royal, Nottingham
21st November 2018 – 25th November 2018
www.trch.co.uk ∙ on sale now
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
28th November 2018 – 2nd December 2018
www.edtheatres.com ∙ on sale now
New Theatre, Oxford
11th December 2018 – 15th December 2018
www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-theatre-oxford ∙ on sale 13th December 2017
Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
19th December 2018 – 31st December 2018
www.eventimapollo.com ∙ on sale 13th December 2017