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Nativity! The Musical

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When can we come again! I had no idea things like this happened in Birmingham, I thought you had to go to London or New York!” Audience Member, Nov 2022

Sparkling over-the-top entertainment” The Stage


NATIVITY! The Musical is returning to Birmingham Rep this Christmas!

Feel-good, funny and full of joy, this cracker of a musical was adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films.

a Christmas gift of a musical which will delight adults and children alike” What’s On Stage


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.

An absolute spectacle full of joy and wonderWestEnd Best Friend


Featuring all of your favourite sing-a-long hits from the movies including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth, One Night One Moment, She’s the Brightest Star and a whole host of new songs, this musical really ‘is a heartfelt hit’ (The Times).

It’s fun, it’s festive and should be on everyone’s Christmas list”  CultureBab


Since its world premiere at The Rep in 2017, NATIVITY! The Musical has been seen by over one million people during an acclaimed UK tour and three successful London runs. Book now and join us for some MAYHEM in Bethlehem!

Based on the film Nativity!, written and direct by Debbie Isitt and produced by Nick Jones.


From £19.50

Presented by

Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with Jamie Wilson

Book by

Debbie Isitt

Music by

Debbie Isitt and Nicky Ager

Age Recommendation


Running time

2 hours 25 minutes including interval


from £19.50

Family Discount

£5 off the ticket price for under 16s.

Access Performances

Captioned: All performances will be captioned

Audio Described: Fri 02 Dec, 7pm; Wed 28 Dec, 7pm; Thu 05 Jan 2pm

BSL Interpreted: Sat 03 Dec, 7pm; Wed 14 Dec 10.15am & 2.30pm; Tue 20 Dec, 2pm

Relaxed:  Tue 13 Dec, 2.30pm & Wed 04 Jan 7.00pm

Fees and Charges

Please note there is a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. Please click here for more information.


Creative Team

Writer, Director & Composer

Debbie Isitt

Co Composer

Nicky Ager

Associate Choreographer and Childrens Director

Rebecca Louis

Associate Director

David Hulston


David Woodhead

LX Designer

Tim Mitchell

Associate LX Designer

Alex Boucher

Musical Director

Joshua Griffith

Musical Supervisor, Orchestrator & Fixer

George Dyer

Sound Designer

Tom Marshall

Associate Sound Designer

Callum Wills

Casting Directors

Keston & Keston

Casting Director

Debbie O'Brien

Costume Supervisor

Kay Wilton

Assistant Director

Alice Chambers

Production Manager

Chris Hay

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