Nativity! The Musical

24 – 28 January 2023

Book and lyrics by Debbie Isitt
Music by Debbie Isitt and Nicky Ager
Orchestrations by George Dyer

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

Your favourite festive film is now a major new musical adapted for the stage by the creator of the much-loved films. Feel –good, funny and full of yuletide joy, 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 filled with the spirit of Christmas!

CTC are proudly supported by local performing arts school BrightLights Theatre School, who provide training to children and young people from the age of 4 to 18. You can see some of BrightLights talented students in this production of Nativity! The Musical. Check out the cast & production list below.

About the show

Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette’s School they’re attempting to mount a musical version! Only trouble is teacher Mr Maddens has promised that a Hollywood producer is coming to see the show to turn it into a film. Join him, his teaching assistant the crazy Mr Poppy, hilarious children and a whole lot of sparkle and shine as they struggle to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true.

Cast & Production

Paul MaddensAsh Bright
Gordon ShakespeareJack Hardy
Jennifer LoreLucy Brown
Desmond PoppyJames Daw

St Bernadette’s Kids

KatelynBridget Toooley / Hattie Moore
AlfieCaleb Johnston / Zebediah Yorkstone
LucyRosie Allan / Eliza Fardell Willson
TJHenry Lansley / Liam Camp
BobHenry Maden / Elias Marcus-Smith
KrystalEll-J Thurman / Tabitha John
ShericeRomelly Collier / Dorothy Tortice
LaylaMolly Adamska /Abigail Burlton
OllieArlen Panesar / Joshua Marshall
BuddyOscar Hopkins

Oakmoor Kids

MalificentIsabelle Jewitt / Ella Byram
CordeliaLilly-May Orton / Esmée Tomlinson
QuentinaClaudia Howe / Matilda Newman
EugeneAlexandria-Rae Joseph / Ella Illsley
BeatriceElla John-Parr / Lydia Chamberlain
Mrs Patricia BevanAnita Benson
Miss Rye/EnsembleVicky Mee
Patrick Burns/EnsembleAarron Murray
Lord MayorCarl Unwin
TJ’s Mum/EnsembleHayley Farnell
Hollywood Producer/EnsembleGemma Farnell
Priest/Tour Guide/EnsembleCraig Butterworth
Cracker the dogRosie

Oakmoor Kids

St Bernadette’s Kids

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday evening

Alexandria-Rae JosephArlen Panesar
Ava-Olivia GubbEliza Fardell Willson
Claudia HoweHattie Moore
Ella John-ParrHenry Lansley
Heidi HicksHenry Maden
Isabelle JewittMolly Adamska
Lilly-May OrtonRomelly Collier
Lily ReynoldsTabitha John
Tia SherrattZebediah Yorkstone

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday Matinee

Elizabeth BrauerAbigail Burlton
Ella Byram
Ella IllsleyCaleb Johnston
Esmée TomlinsonDorothy Tortice
Florence BurtElias Marcus-Smith
Katie WestEll-j Thurman
Lydia ChamberlainJoshua Marshall
Matilda NewmanLiam Camp
Megan AndrewsOscar Hopkins
Niamh MaherRosie Allen


Aaron MurrayHayley Farnell
Alex HopkinsJayne Sanderson
Anita BensonJulie Robinson
Craig ButterworthLaura Moore
Frankie JohnsonLuca Anastassiades
Freya LakinMaddie Dunstan
Gemma FarnellNoah Anastassiades
Hannah OsgoodVicky Mee