NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL SET TO RETURN TO THE EVENTIM APOLLO, LONDON STARRING SIMON LIPKIN AS ‘MR POPPY’

The producers of the smash-hit ‘NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL’, are thrilled to announce the
show will be returning to The Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith for a third year running from 11
to 29 December 2019 with an extra week of performances!

Direct from the film ‘NATIVITY! Rocks’, star of stage and screen Simon Lipkin will reprise
the role of the hilarious ‘Mr Poppy’ after delighting critics and audiences in the show in 2017
and 2018.

Producer, Jamie Wilson said ‘Since our premiere last year, audiences throughout the
UK have fallen in love with ‘NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL’. The show has proved to be the
most wonderful introduction to theatre for children and their families. It has so much
heart and joy and I am thrilled to be bringing it back to London for a third year in 2019
so even more people can see it’.

Simon Lipkin played ‘Nicky’ and ‘Trekkie Monster’ in the original London cast of “Avenue Q
at the Noël Coward Theatre. His other West End credits include “Guys and Dolls” at the
Phoenix Theatre, ‘Lonny’ in the original London cast of “Rock of Ages” and ‘Barlow’ in “I
Can’t Sing
” at the London Palladium. Most recently Simon starred as the lead in the film
Nativity Rocks’ the fourth film in the Nativity series by Debbie Isitt.
Debbie Isitt said of Simon Lipkin’s return ‘We are delighted to have Simon back in
London as ‘Mr Poppy’ for a third year running. After working with him on the musical
in 2017, he has gone on to star in the new Nativity movie ‘Nativity Rocks!’ I have loved
every minute of working him, his talent is second to none and we are so excited to
have him back with us in 2019’. 

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. NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL promises to be the
perfect feel-good comedy for all the family.

Written and Directed by Debbie Isitt with music and lyrics by Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt,
NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL 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.