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Nativity! The Musical – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer and Director: Debbie Isitt Music: Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt Reviewer: Dominic Corr It’s Christmas. Got it? Halloween is over, the nights draw in and whilst it may be tremendously early for some – Christmas has hit Edinburgh. Nativity! The Musical is no school production with not a single tea towel robe in sight, and only a few drunk uncles. ...

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Nativity! The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer and Director: Debbie Isitt Music: Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The clocks have gone back, Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night are over, so, of course, Christmas is here. Seven weeks early, but who’s complaining when it’s the stage version of Bafta Award-winning Debbie Isitt’s hugely loveable 2009 movie, Nativity? For those familiar with the big-screen trilogy, the stage ...

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Toast – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Nigel Slater Adaptor: Henry Filloux-Bennet Director: Jonnie Riordan Reviewer: Matthew Forrest Over the last couple of weeks The Lowry has been hosting the unique cultural extravaganza Week 53.As the festival draws to a close, they have one last tasty morsel for our delectation: The world premiere of the stage adaptation of Nigel Slater’s memoirs, Toast. This is a classic ...

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Nativity! The Musical – The Grand, Leeds

Writer and Director: Debbie Isitt Songs: Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt Reviewer: Laura Stimpson Nativity! The Musical, has zoomed into The Grand this week, bringing with it bucket loads of sparkle and shine. Based on the hit 2009 Christmas Film by Debbie Isitt, The Nativity, the narrative follows the children of the failing St Bernadette’s school in Coventry as they prepare for ...

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Nativity – Palace Theatre, Manchester

A man in the foreground reads a letter as children on a bunk bed watch

Lyrics and Music: Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt Writer/Director: Debbie Isitt Reviewer” Matthew Forrest It is my firm belief that celebrating Christmas should be kept to December:  we seem to be beginning our festivities earlier and earlier each year, however in honour of the arrival of Nativity, to the Palace Theatre Manchester I’m prepared to make an exception because if ...

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Nativity! The Musical – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

A man in the foreground reads a letter as children on a bunk bed watch

Writer and Director: Debbie Isitt Songs: Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Back in 2009, an independent British Christmas film set in Coventry exploded onto cinema screens. It proved a smash hit and spawned two sequels. That film, of course, was Debbie Isitt’s Nativity! Now, eight years later, it has undergone the transition to the stage as Nativity! The ...

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Cinderella – Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Adaptors: Alan McHugh and Michael Harrison Reviewer: Clare Howdon   Llandudno’s Venue Cymru welcome the world’s largest pantomime provider Qdos entertainment to their theatre this festive season, in a production of the ever popular and timeless tale of Cinderella, given a contemporary twist by writers Alan McHugh and Michael Harrison. Recruiting Jimmy Osmond to play the part of Cinderella’s father ...

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Cinderella – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Writers: Jonathan Kiley, Alan McHugh and Bobby Davro Director /Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Sue Dixon [Rating:4] Bobby Davro returns to Northampton by popular demand, following a very successful panto season last year, and it is clear to see why this man of many talents was asked back for this year’s production of Cinderella. The Derngate is a bit of a ...

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