The producers of the smash-hit ‘NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL’ are thrilled to announce Danny Dyer will star as ‘Hollywood Producer’, Dani Dyer as 'Polly Parker' and Jo Brand as ‘The Critic’ in the London run of the production at the Eventim Apollo, from 19 to 31 December.
Danny Dyer is currently best known for his role as ‘Mick Carter’ in BBC one’s ‘EastEnders’. Danny recently won ‘Best Soap Actor’ at this month’s ‘TV Choice Awards’ and has previously won a ‘National Television Award’ in 2015 and in 2016 for ‘Best Serial Drama Performance’. Danny’s breakthrough role was in cult 90s film ‘Human Traffic’, his other film credits include ‘The Business’ and ‘The Football Factory’. Danny’s previous stage credits Include, ‘Kurt and Sid’ at the Trafalgar Studios, ‘No Man’s Land’ at The National Theatre, ‘Celebration’, ‘Certain Young Men’ and ‘The Homecoming, all at The Almeida Theatre.
Jo Brand is a renowned English comedian, writer and actress and her entertainment career started with an appearance on Saturday Live television show in 1988. Since then she has written and starred in ‘Getting On’ for which she won a BAFTA and has continued to appear on a host of popular panel shows. These include ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘QI’, ‘Would I Lie To You’ and ‘8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’. She is currently the presenter of ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’ on Channel Four and her new book ‘Born Lippy’ will be published next month.
Dani Dyer is best known for winning this year’s series of ITV 2’s ‘Love Island’ with her boyfriend Jack Fincham. On starring in Nativity!, Dani said today, ‘I am so excited to make my stage debut in Nativity! and with my dad! It is going to be so much fun and will be lovely for us to be in a musical together at Christmas time, I just can’t wait’.
Danny, Dani and Jo will be joined by Simon Lipkin (theatre credits include ‘Rock of Ages’, ‘Avenue Q’, ‘Guys and Dolls’ in the West End), who returns in the role of ‘Mr Poppy’ after delighting critics and audiences in the show last year. Scott Garnham will play ‘Mr Maddens’ (theatre credits include ‘Made in Dagenham’, ‘Les Misérables’ and ‘I Can’t Sing’ in the West End) and Ashleigh Gray will play ‘Jennifer Lore’ (theatre credits include the role of Elphaba in “Wicked” in the West End and on UK Tour).
The rest of the cast includes, Andy Barke, Andy Brady, Jamie Chapman, Jemma Churchill, Oscar Conlon-Morrey, Gary Davis, Kade Ferraiolo, Ashleigh Graham, and Helena Pipe.