Nativity! The Musical

Stop what you’re doing, the festive season is well and truly here and if you’re not yet in the mood, then we have just the thing – Nativity! The Musical!

Now showing live on stage daily at Birmingham’s the Rep theatre, you can dance, sing and get all the Christmas feels with the hit show taken from the 2009 hit movie franchise of the same name.

If you’re unfamiliar with the story, think deflated teacher, Mr Maddens, tasked with pulling off a show stopping Nativity pitted against a rival school with the help of teaching assistant, Mr Poppy. Added in to the mix, a white lie of Hollywood stardom adds an increased excitement and pressure only for it all to come crashing down, or does it?!

Written and directed by BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning writer-director, Debbie Isitt, it stars a fantastic cast of nearly 70 actors, with the stars of the show being the local youngsters that simply dazzled from start to finish.

Brimming with elite acting, some catchy tunes, animated dance routines, humour aplenty, creative costumes and vibrant sets, it’s such a fun and enjoyable show for the whole family to enjoy over the Christmas season.

Adding a little extra flair, the movie and theatre show are both set in Coventry, so a great local touch with it being performed at The Rep, something that a lot of the audience will really relate with.

We hadn’t previously watched the movie (although this has since changed!) and dare I say it, I felt that the stage show was my preferred viewing. I am still singing the songs today…sparkle and shine….. 

Nativity! The Musical is on stage at the Rep Birmingham up to Saturday 7thJanuary 2023. Tickets start from just £19.50. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit

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