Posted 10th September 2018

The producers of the smash-hit ‘NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL’, are thrilled to announce that following hugely successful open auditions, a group of talented children from the local area will appear in the production which comes to Milton Keynes Theatre from Wed 14 – Sun 18 November.

Marie Peedle; Kuhu Agarwal; Darcie Griffiths; Caitlin Le Roux; Daisy Reynolds; Darcy Springall; Keanne Skye O’Quinn; Adelaide Barham; Aurelia Borrelli; Regan Parker; Kaspar Cahill Ritter; Layla Waggott; Elissa Birkett; and Tora Doyle will appear exclusively in the Milton Keynes leg of the tour as students of ‘Oakmoor School’.

They will be joining a stellar cast of West End stars including the hugely popular Simon Lipkin who will be returning as ‘Mr Poppy’, after delighting audiences across the country during the shows 2017 tour.

The full cast also includes Scott Garnham who will play ‘Mr Maddens’ and Ashleigh Gray plays ‘Jennifer Lore’. Joining them will be Andy Barke, Andy Brady, Jamie Chapman, Jemma Churchill, Gary Davis, Kade Ferraiolo, Ashleigh Graham, Helena Pipe and Oscar Conlon-Morrey.

Simon Lipkin played ‘Nicky’ and ‘Trekkie Monster’ in the original London cast of “Avenue Q” at the Noël Coward Theatre. His other West End credits include “Guys and Dolls” at the Phoenix Theatre, ‘Lonny’ in the original London cast of “Rock of Ages” and ‘Barlow’ in “I Can’t Sing” at the London Palladium. Simon will also star in Nativity Rocks’ the fourth film in the Nativity series which is released in November.

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.

Ashleigh Gray is most known for playing the leading role, ‘Elphaba’ in “Wicked” in the West End and on UK Tour. Her other theatre credits include “Vanities” and “Cool Rider”.

The adult company are joined by the following children aged 9 – 12 from across the Midlands as the pupils of ‘St Bernadette’s School’; Ami Bakayoko , Evie Bennell-Low, Niamh Brady, Demi Delord, Joseph Duffy, Tommy Gallagher, Alexander Hogg, Kheiri Isaac-Osmani, Betsy Jiggins, Ben Lee, Marlie Olivia Love, Harry Martin, Joshua Millard-Lloyd, Jasmine McKenna, Amy-Louise Mulhall, Celie Newman, Gerald Ngwenya, Lyla Peters, Katelyn-Janet Rollason, Aston Sidwell, Nicholas Vakis and Angeli Yunesse Sagala.

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 will first open at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry on Tuesday 23 October 2018 and will then visit Liverpool, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Oxford before finishing the tour at The Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith from 19 until 31 December.


500 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 3NZ

WED 14 – SUN 18 NOVEMBER 2018

Wed – Sat 7pm | Thu and Sat Mats 2pm | Sun 1pm and 5pm

Online: atgtickets.com/MiltonKeynes
Box Office: 0844 871 7652*
*fees apply.