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Danny Dyer and Jo Brand to star in Nativity! The Musical this Christmas

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 14/09/2018 Zoe Paskett
Danny Dyer et al. posing for the camera © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited

Danny Dyer is set to star in Nativity! The Musical at the Eventim Apollo this December.

Best known for his role as Mick Carter in EastEnders and for being an all round proper geezer, Dyer will be playing the role of Hollywood Producer from December 19-31.

Comedian and actor Jo Brand, who is currently presenting The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice,will star as The Critic.

A cast of 20 children between ages nine and 12 will play the pupils of St Bernadette’s School, with their teachers Mr Poppy and Mr Maddens being played by Simon Lipkin and Scott Garnham respectively.

The show follows a class of school kids and their teachers as they struggle to produce a musical version of the nativity story.

Nativity! is written and directed by Debbie Isitt, with music and lyrics by Isitt and Nicky Ager.

Danny Dyer is returning to the West End for the current Pinter at the Pinter season, alongside Martin Freeman, who starred in the film version of Nativity!

Tickets for Nativity! The Musical are on sale now, nativitythemusical.com

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