First Night Takeover: Nativity! The Musical at the Eventim Apollo

18 Dec
Author: Perry O'Bree
Perry with Samantha Barks at Nativity!'s opening

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the London premiere (on 14 December 2017) of screen-to-stage adaptation NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL at the Eventim Apollo. What happened when he met Samantha Barks and other #StageFaves on the red carpet? Did he get into the festive spirit?

Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette’s School they’ve decided to mount a musical version! Join teacher Mr Maddens and his crazy assistant Mr Poppy as they struggle with hilarious children, and a whole lot of sparkle and shine to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true. Featuring all of your favourite sing-a-long songs from the smash-hit films including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth and One Night One Moment. 

Written and directed by Debbie Isitt with music and lyrics by Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt, NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL has an adult cast led by Simon Lipkin and Daniel Boys. After this year's sell-out, producers have already announced an extended London run and new tour dates for 2018.

Check out the show's #StageFaves page for much more on the production and opening night, including:



Celebrities attending NATIVITY!'s opening night included Emma Bunton, Fay Ripley, Sally Phillips, Tyla Carr, Sinitta, Amber Davies, Rufus Hound, Linda Robson, Vanessa Feltz, Imogen Thomas, Anthea Turner, Sinitta, Shaun Dooley, Steve Pemberton and Samantha Barks - with plenty of young fans in tow! Who wore the best Christmas jumper? Who was accompanied by the cutest elves? Check out full first-night photos on the show's #StageFaves page.