Nativity! The Musical - Birmingham Rep
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Please note, online tickets have now sold out, but there are some Standing Room tickets available for this weekend's performances by contacting the Box Office on 0121 236 4455.


Your favourite festive film is now a major new musical adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films. 

Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette's School they're attempting to mount a musical version! Only trouble is teacher Mr Maddens has promised that a Hollywood producer is coming to see the show to turn it into a film. Join him, his teaching assistant the crazy Mr Poppy, hilarious children and a whole lot of sparkle and shine as they struggle to make everyone's Christmas wish come true.

Feel–good, funny and full of yuletide joy, Nativity! The Musical features all of the favourite sing-a-long hits from the films including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth, One Night One Moment, She's the Brightest Star and a whole host of new songs filled with the spirit of Christmas!

With the cast including West End favourites Daniel Boys (Avenue Q), Sarah Earnshaw (Wicked, Spamalot) and Simon Lipkin (Rock of Ages, Guys and Dolls), Nativity! The Musical is the perfect feel-good comedy for all the family.

So join us this Christmas for some MAYHEM in Bethlehem!

Don't miss Spotlight On Debbie Isitt on Thursday 9 November at 6pm in The STUDIO. Click here for more information.



Jalisa Andrews On Stage Swing
Andy Barke Ensemble
Andy Brady Mr Shakespeare
Daniel Boys Paul Maddens
Jamie Chapman The Critic/Ensemble
Jemma Churchill Mrs Bevan
Gary Davis The Mayor/Ensemble
Sarah Earnshaw Jennifer Lore
Jennifer Louise Jones Ensemble/Cover for Jennifer Lore
Simon Lipkin Mr Poppy
Katia Sartini Ensemble

Alexander Hogg / Joshua Millard-Lloyd / Archie Turner Child Gordon
Amy-Louise Mulhall / Celie Newman / Grace Green Feel Sick Girl
Betsy Jiggins / Lyla Peters / Layla Gavin Child Jennifer
Chantelle Tonolete / Katelyn-Janet Rollason / Evie Bennell-Low The Star
Gerald Ngwenya / Kheiri Isaac-Osmani / William Redican Angel Gabriel
Jasmine McKenna / Layla-Grace Quaid / Beatrice Scholefield Cute Mary
Moosa Mostafa / Harry Martin / Fintan McGrory Cute Joseph
Oratile Chele / Chaelissa Gray / Angelina Martin Shepherd
Zak Lackenby / Nicholas Vakis / Jamie Bates Child Paul


Debbie Isitt Writer and Director
Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt Composers
Andrew Wright Choreographer
David Woodhead Designer
Tim Mitchell Lighting Designer
George Dyer Musical Supervisor and Orchestrator
Tom Marshall Sound Designer
Duncan McLean Projection Designer
David Hulston Associate Director
Lucy Carter Associate Choreographer
Barbara Roberts Casting Director



Christmas come early in so many ways

What's On Stage

A heartfelt hit

The Times

Go and see it – it’s a cracker!

Express & Star

Leaves us feeling warm inside

The Reviews Hub

Adorably fantastic, nuanced and well-crafted...I would go again tomorrow

Plays To See

Superb, glorious fun

Behind the Arras

Packed with joy and guaranteed to put a smile on your face

Birmingham Mail

Pure joy - a truly heart-warming musical

What's On Birmingham

Company & Creatives


Onstage Swing / 2nd Cover Mr Maddens
On Stage Swing
Ensemble / Cover Mr Maddens / Cover Mr Poppy
Mr Maddens
Mr Shakespeare
The Critic
Jennifer Lore
Ensemble / Cover Jennifer Lore
Mr Poppy
Ensemble / Cover Mrs Bevan
Ticket Information

Tickets from £15

Previews (20 - 24 October) from £10

(Subject to availability. Group, family, and school rates available via our box office.) Discounts are not available on the lowest price band.

Fees and Charges

If you pay by credit or debit card, cheque, gift voucher or Theatre Token we add a £2.50 charge per transaction from Monday 10 July. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to payment by cash, for transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend.

Preview Club

£5 tickets for previews are available for 14-30 year olds.

Further Information

Relaxed Performance: 28 Oct, 2pm
Captioned Performance: 7 Nov, 7.30pm
BSL Interpreted Performance: 9 Nov, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance (with pre-show touch tour): 11 Nov, 2pm

2 hours and 20 minutes (including interval)

Recommended for ages 3+

Recommended by The REP

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Registered Office: Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP
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