Show Stoppers Column: Danger in the manger

Nancy Stevens previews your favourite festive film, which is now a major musical adapted for the main stage…

As the festive season is almost upon us, it’s apt that smashhit NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL arrives pre-panto at MK Theatre 14-18 November.

Following open auditions, a local group of talented children – Marie Peedle, Kuhu Agarwal, Darcie Griffiths, Caitlin Le Roux, Daisy Reynolds, Darcy Springall, Keanne Skye O’Quinn, Adelaide Barham, Aurelia Borrelli, Regan Parker, Kaspar Cahill Ritter, Layla Waggott, Elissa Birkett and Tora Doyle – will appear as students of ‘Oakmoor School’.

They’ll be joining Simon Lipkin, the star of Avenue Q, Guys and Dolls and Rock of Ages, who is returning as Mr Poppy, after delighting audiences on the 2017 tour.

Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, and that is to star in a Nativity play, 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.

Following the sell-out success of its multi-awardwinning comedy ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’, the funniest and finest physical farcical comedy I’ve ever seen is here. Mischief Theatre’s Olivier Award-nominated West End smash hit, THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY, visits MK Theatre 20-24 November.

Mischief Theatre was founded by a group of LAMDA graduates in 2008, and is led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer.

Summer 1958: Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend… and the maintenance man.

With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can’t be trusted. In a town where everyone’s a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel?

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