Nativity! The Musical will be coming to Coventry

Nativity! The Musical will be coming to Coventry

Postby dutchman » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:00 pm

Nativity! The Musical will be coming to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre in autumn 2018

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The stage version of the Coventry cinematic classic Nativity will be coming to Coventry after all - it has been revealed.

Based on the 2009 hit film, which well and truly put Coventry on the cinematic map, Nativity! The Musical will be coming to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre in autumn 2018.

Nativity! The Musical will open its 2018 UK tour at the Belgrade on Tuesday October 23 next year, running until Sunday October 28.

Tickets go on sale to Belgrade members from Friday December 1 at 10am and the general public on Monday December 4 at 10am.

The show enjoyed its world premiere in October at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre before embarking on a short UK tour.

Sadly it did not make it to Coventry this year, leaving many fans disappointed, given the fact it is set in the city.

The show was produced in partnership between Birmingham Rep and Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre and is based on director Debbie Isitt’s original film Nativity! - released in 2009.

Debbie, who is originally from Birmingham but now lives in Coventry, has also written and directed the stage show.

She said: “After an incredibly successful opening in 2017, I am thrilled that the story of Nativity! is heading home to Coventry.

“I couldn’t think of a better place for next year’s UK tour to start and can’t wait for Coventry’s audiences to enjoy this very special show.”

The original film, set at the fictional St Bernadette’s School in Coventry, starred The Hobbit star Martin Freeman alongside Ashley Jensen.

It was such a hit it spawned two further films.

The second one, Danger in the Manger, starred David Tennant and Joanna Page, along with regulars Jason Watkins and Marc Wootton, while the third, Dude, Where’s My Donkey? featured Martin Clunes and Catherine Tate.

The feel good comedy focuses on how St Bernadette’s School is attempting to mount a musical version of the nativity.

The problem is that teacher Mr Maddens has promised a Hollywood producer is coming to see the show to turn it into a film.

As the action unfolds he and his teaching assistant, the crazy Mr Poppy, inspire the children as they struggle to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true.

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.

To book tickets to Nativity! The Musical in Coventry click here http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/nativity

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