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Dani Dyer joins cast of Nativity! The Musical

She joins her dad, Jo Brand and Simon Lipkin at London's Eventim Apollo Hammersmith.

It’s happening! Father and daughter Danny and Dani Dyer are teaming up this Christmas in the hit show Nativity! The Musical. Dani joins her father in the already announced cast including legendary comedian Jo Brand and West End star Simon Lipkin as he reprises his role as Mr Poppy.

Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films has adapted the magical movie for the stage. The musical revolves around St Bernadette’s School’s attempt at mounting a musical version of the nativity play. Their plans hit a snag when  teacher Mr Maddens promises that a Hollywood producer is coming to see the show to turn it into a film. Join him, his Mr Poppy, the humerous children and a whole lot of sparkle and shine as they attempt to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true.

The show takes to London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith from the 19 until the 31 December 2018..


The musical features favourites Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth, One Night One Moment, She’s the Brightest Star and more new songs.

Nativity! The Musical started life as the hit 2009 film, starring Martin Freeman as Mr Maddens and Marc Wootton as Mr Poppy.

The stage version welcomes Danny Dyer, who is also set to appear in the West End as part of the Pinter At The Pinter series. Perhaps currently best known as pub landlord Mick Carter in long running BBC series EastEnders, Dyer has a huge number of TV, film and stage credits to his name.

Comedian Jo Brand joins the Nativity! The Musical cast as she presents the Great British Bake Off spin-off An Extra Slice. As well as her illustrious stand-up career, Brand is also a regular a number of TV panel shows including QI.

Dani Dyer, daughter of Danny Dyer won the nation’s heart as a contestant and eventual winner of this year’s series of ITV’s Love Island.

Simon Lipkin reprises his role as Mr Poppy, having performed the part last year. He has also appeared in the third instalment of the Nativity! film series, and is set to appear alongside Daniel Boys, Craig Revel Horwood, Bradley Walsh and more in the fourth instalment later this year. Lipkin’s stage credits include Nicky/Trekkie in the original Avenue Q London cast, Guys And Dolls at the Phoenix Theatre, and in the original London cast of Rock Of Ages.

Nativity! The Musical returns to London, taking to the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, from 19 – 31 December 2018.

Tickets for Nativity! The Musical, starring Danny Dyer, Jo Brand Dani Dyer and Simon Lipkin, are available now through

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