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Nativity! The Musical returns to the capital for the third year

Danny Dyer (Hollywood Producer) and Dani Dyer (Polly Parker). Photo by Oliver Rosser.

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE highly acclaimed Nativity! The Musical is returning to London for the third year and will play at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith from December 11 to December 29, 2019, following a six venue tour.

Sharon Osbourne will be joining the company as Crystal Collins, the mother-in-law to Harry Parker who will be played by Danny Dyer, back by popular demand as The Hollywood Producer following a roaringly successful Christmas season at the Eventim Apollo last year.

His daughter and winner of Love Island 2018, Dani Dyer, also returns as Polly Parker. And completing the star-studded line up is the previously announced Rylan Clark-Neal, who will play The Critic, and Simon Lipkin, who will reprise his role as the hilarious Mr Poppy for a third year after critical and audience acclaim.

They will be joined by Scott Garnham as Mr Maddens and Ashleigh Gray as Jennifer Lore, who both return for a second year.

Completing the cast will be Jonathan Bourne (Lord Mayor), Charles Brunton (Mr Shakespeare), Jamie Chapman (Patrick Burns), Penelope Woodman (Mrs Bevan), Dawn Buckland, Connor Ewing, Kade Ferraiolo, Amy Oxley, Helena Pipe and Billy Roberts. They will play all UK venues and London.

Dani Dyer will play Polly Parker in, Wolverhampton, Cardiff, Southampton and London and Scott Paige will play Mr Poppy in Wolverhampton, Cardiff, Southampton, Aylesbury and Plymouth and the role of Mr Rye in London.

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, Alexander 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.

Producer Jamie Wilson said: “Nativity! The Musical has been delighting audiences in London and the UK since 2017 and we are incredibly proud of our show. We are thrilled with this years’ cast and we can’t wait to see Sharon Osbourne and Danny Dyer on stage together in London”.

The tour opens at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (October 29 to November 2) before continuing to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (November 6 -10), Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre (November 13 – 17), Wales Millennium Centre (November 19 – 23), Theatre Royal, Plymouth (November 26 -30) and Southampton, Mayflower Theatre (December 3 -7).

NB: Danny Dyer will not be playing the following performances:

Wednesday, December 11 at 7pm
Monday, December 16 at 1pm
Thursday, December 19 at 1.30pm and 7pm
Friday, December 20 at 2pm
Thursday, December 26 at 2pm
Friday, December 27 at 2pm and 7pm

Image: Danny Dyer (Hollywood Producer) and Dani Dyer (Polly Parker). Photo by Oliver Rosser.