The highly acclaimed Nativity The Musical is back for a third year on UK tour and the producers of the smash-hit show are thrilled to announce Dani Dyer returns for a second year to play Polly Parker at Wales Millennium Centre from 19-23 November 2019.
Dani will also be joined by Scott Garnham and Ashleigh Gray who will reprise their roles for a second year as ‘Mr Maddens‘ and Jennifer Lore’, Jamie Chapman returns for a third year as ‘Patrick Burns’ and Scott Paige joins the company as the loveable ‘Mr Poppy’.
After making her stage debut in ‘Nativity! The Musical’ last year, Dani Dyer returns in the role of ‘Polly Parker’. Dani is best known for winning the 2018 series of ITV’s Love Island. Since winning Love Island Dani has gone on to achieve great success in the fields of fashion, television, books and beauty and has been co-hosting ‘Capital Weekend Breakfast’ alongside presenter Rob Howard.
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. Scott returns as ‘Mr Maddens’ in ‘Nativity! The Musical’ after delighting audiences on tour and in London in 2018.
Scott Paige’s previous theatre credits include ‘Made in Dagenham’ at the Adelphi Theatre, UK tours of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ and ‘The Addams Family: The Musical’ and most recently ‘Eugenius’ at The Other Palace in London. Scott will be making his musical lead debut in ‘Nativity! The Musical’ as the hilarious ‘Mr Poppy’.
Ashleigh Gray is best known for playing the leading role of ‘Elphaba’ in ‘Wicked’ in the West End and on UK Tour. Her other theatre credits include ‘Vanities’ and ‘Cool Rider’ both in London. Ashleigh returns as Jennifer Lore in ‘Nativity! The Musical’ for a second year.
The rest of the cast includes Charles Brunton as ‘Mr Shakespeare’, Penelope Woodman as ‘Mrs Bevan’ and Jonathan Bourne as ‘Lord Mayor’. Completing the cast is Dawn Buckland, Connor Ewing, Kade Ferraiolo, Amy Oxley, Helena Pipe, Billy Roberts and returning for a third year is the Pepper the dog as ‘Cracker’.
They are joined by a cast of 20 children aged 9 – 12 from across the Midlands as the pupils of ‘St Bernadette’s School’. They are, Thomas Bastable, Evie Bennell-Low, Olivia Brooks, Niamh Crowley, Erin Freeman, Lucas Haywood, Alex Hogg, Kheiri Isaac-Osmani, Isabel Landers, Evie Mallen, Joshua Millard-Lloyd, Ana Morgan, Ela Morgan, Amy-Louise Mulhall, Alastair Ngwenya, Gerald Ngwenya, Tega Oduko, Kayan Parmar, Lyla Peters, Katelyn Rollason, Teddy Saberton, Grace Townley and Nicholas Vakis.
Following hugely successful open auditions in Cardiff, the following children aged 9-12 will star as the students of ‘Oakmoor School’. Eve Ossei-Gerning, Agatha Cameron-Kettle, Grace Nettle, Seren Bowen, Sophie Guarino, Starla Steer, Layla Romain-Yates, Georgia Thorne, Ava Grace Choung, Samuel Dacey, Liam Middleton, Oliver Davies, Lewis Brophy, Greg Lovitos and Danny Phillips will perform in the 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! 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.
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.
Nativity! The Musical runs from 19 – 23 November 2019 at Wales Millennium Centre visit http://www.wmc.org.uk