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Nativity! the Musical to head out on 2019 tour

The show will open at Wolverhampton in October 2019

Nativity! the Musical
©The Other Richard

Nativity! the Musical is to head out on UK tour in 2019, it has been announced.

The show, which originally opened at the Birmimgham Repertory Theatre in 2017, will open at the Wolverhampton Grand on 29 October 2019.

It will then tour to Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre from 6 to 9 November, Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre from 13 to 17 November, Wales Millennium Centre from 19 to 23 November, Theatre Royal, Plymouth from 26 to 30 November and Southampton, Mayflower Theatre from 3 to 7 December.

Nativity! will then run at Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith from 11 to 29 December 2019, with star Simon Lipkin (Avenue Q) confirmed to appear as Mr Poppy in the London run.

The show is currently on a tour, with dates at the Eventim Apollo beginning on 19 December 2018.

Nativity the Musical is the stage adaptation of the hit film, starring Martin Freeman and directed by Debbie Isitt. Isitt has written the musical version, which has music and lyrics by Nicky Ager and Isitt, choreography from Andrew Wright, design by David Woodhead, lighting design by Tim Mitchell, sound design by Tom Marshall and musical supervision and orchestrations by George Dyer.

Isitt said: "I am so proud of Nativity! The Musical and everything it has achieved over the last two years. We have had over 150 fantastic child actors involved this year, an absolutely stunning adult company (including some terrific celebrities) and the return of the incredibly talented Simon Lipkin as Mr Poppy. The show has brought joy to so many families across the UK in 2018 and we can't wait to do it all again next year!"

Full casting will be announced in due course.