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Danny Dyer and Jo Brand join Nativity! the Musical London production

The festive musical is returning for another run with some guest stars

Danny Dyer and Jo Brand with the Uk tour cast of Nativity!
Danny Dyer and Jo Brand with the Uk tour cast of Nativity!
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Danny Dyer and Jo Brand will join the UK tour of Nativity! The Musical for its London run at the Eventim Apollo later this year.

Dyer, who will appear in the Pinter at the Pinter season in the West End early next year, will play the Hollywood Producer in the show, while comedian, writer and actress Brand will play The Critic. Last year, Louis Walsh played the role of Hollywood Producer in the London production.

In our five-star review of last year's original production, Diane Parkes described it as 'a warm-hearted family show with lively performances, great songs, brilliant sets and lots of cheer and good will'.

The cast for this year's production includes Simon Lipkin, Scott Garnham and Ashleigh Gray, and joining them will be Andy Barke, Andy Brady, Jamie Chapman, Jemma Churchill, Gary Davis, Kade Ferraiolo, Ashleigh Graham, Helena Pipe and Oscar Conlon-Morrey.

Written and Directed by Debbie Isitt with music and lyrics by Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt, Nativity! 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.

The show will begin its 2018 UK tour in Coventry before running in London from 19 to 31 December.