Young actors shine ahead of Nativity! The Musical in Wolverhampton

By Megan Archer | Wolverhampton | Entertainment | Published:

TALENTED children across Wolverhampton are getting ready to sparkle and shine in the smash-hit performance of Nativity! The Musical.

Thousands of children from all across the UK came out in their thousands to audition for the popular musical, which will run at the Grand Theatre at the end of next month.

In the end, 22 lucky young actors and actresses were chosen to star as the pupils of St Bernadette's for the UK tour and London run which opens at the Wolverhampton theatre on October 29.

The class of St Bernadette’s will play the full tour which opens at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. They will then tour with the show and visit Aylesbury, Canterbury, Cardiff, Plymouth, Southampton before a run in London at the Eventim Apollo.

And, following hugely successful open auditions in Wolverhampton earlier this year, 15 children from the West Midlands will appear for the Wolverhampton performances as the students of the rival Oakmoor School in the show.

They include 10-year-old Darci Hull from Kidderminster, nine-year-old Alisha Beckford from Oldbury, nine-year-old Joey Unitt from Kidderminster, and 10-year-old Joe Corcoran from Wordsley.

Debbie Isitt, creator and director of Nativity! said: "This year’s auditions have been fantastic and we are excited to have some brand new talent as well as previous cast joining us for another year.

"We are beyond thrilled with the talent in Wolverhampton and we can’t wait for the children and Cracker the dog to create a magical family experience with plenty of sparkle and shine at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre."

The performance see children from St Bernadette's School decide to create a musical version of the classic Nativity story. Join teacher Mr Maddens and his assistant Mr Poppy as they struggle with hilarious children, and a whole lot of sparkle and shine to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true.

Nativity! runs from October 29 to November 2 and tickets are on sale now from the Grand Theatre Box Office in person, by calling 01902 42 92 12 or online at

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
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