Rylan Clark-Neal to make stage debut as Nativity! the Musical returns to London
Rylan, who first appeared on British TV screens in the 2012 series of The X Factor in which he finished 5th, is currently a regular presenter on ITV’s flagship daytime show This Morning, and he also presents a Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 2.
Rylan joins the previously announced Simon Lipkin, who is currently appearing in Ghost Stories at the Lyric Hammersmith, and will reprise his role as Mr Poppy at the Apollo for a third year.
Further casting for the production is to be announced.
The story is set in a school where teacher Mr Maddens and his teaching assistant Mr Poppy produce a musical version of the nativity with their students, promising them it will be turned into a Hollywood movie.
Based on her 2009 film of the same name, Debbie Isitt’s production of her own script features music and lyrics by Nicky Ager and Isitt, with choreography by Andrew Wright, designs by David Woodhead, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound design by Tom Marshall and orchestrations by George Dyer.
Nativity! the Musical tickets are available now.