NEWS: Still Game’s Jane McCarry appears in Nativity! The Musical at the King’s
The producers of the smash-hit NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL, are thrilled to announce that Jane McCarry will join the cast for the production’s run at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow.
Best known for her role as Isa Drennan in the hit BBC sitcom, Still Game Jane will play the Hollywood Producer from Wednesday 7 November until Sunday 11 November.
Joining Jane is Simon Lipkin who will be reprising his role as the hilarious Mr Poppy after delighting critics and audiences in the show last year.
Scott Garnham will play Mr Maddens and Ashleigh Gray will play ‘Jennifer Lore’. Joining them will be Andy Barke, Andy Brady, Jamie Chapman, Jemma Churchill, Oscar Conlon-Morrey, Gary Davis, Kade Ferraiolo, Ashleigh Graham and Helena Pipe.
The company are joined by the following children aged 9 – 12 from across the Glasgow area as the pupils of Oakmoor School after being selected from auditions in Glasgow on Saturday 1 September: Aaliyah Adamson, Ava Lilly Bacon, Eva Belton, Lilian Davies, Eva Drummond, Zac Gordon, Kaiden McGrath, Emma McConnachie, Elsa Murphy-Heeley, Poppy Ojo, Isla Reece, Kara Reid, Gregor Selkirk, Freya Scobie and Toby Walker.
Simon Lipkin played ‘Nicky’ and ‘Trekkie Monster’ in the original London cast of “Avenue Q” at the Noël Coward Theatre. His other West End credits include “Guys and Dolls” at the Phoenix Theatre, ‘Lonny’ in the original London cast of “Rock of Ages” and ‘Barlow’ in “I Can’t Sing” at the London Palladium. Simon will also star in Nativity Rocks’ the fourth film in the Nativity series which is released in November.
Jane McCarry is best known for her roles as ‘Isa Drennan’ in the sitcom ‘Still Game’ for which she won a Best Actress in the Scottish BAFTAs, other roles ‘Granny Murray’ in the children’s show ‘Me Too!’, various characters in Rab C Nesbitt and Burnistoun .
Scott Garnham’s previous theatre credits include the UK Tour of ‘Billy Elliot The Musical’ and the West End productions of ‘Les Misérables’ at the Queen’s Theatre and ‘I Can’t Sing’ at the London Palladium.
Ashleigh Gray is most known for playing the leading role, ‘Elphaba’ in “Wicked” in the West End and on UK Tour. Her other theatre credits include “Vanities” and “Cool Rider”.
Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette’s School they’ve decided to mount a musical version! Join teacher Mr Maddens and his crazy 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. Featuring all of your favourite sing-a-long songs from the smash-hit films including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth and One Night One Moment. NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL promises to be the perfect feel-good comedy for all the family.
Written and Directed by Debbie Isitt with music and lyrics by Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt, NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL is choreographed by Andrew Wright, designed by David Woodhead, with lighting design by Tim Mitchell, sound design by Tom Marshall and musical supervision and orchestrations by George Dyer.