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Review of Nativity! The Musical at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Bright lights, Christmas songs and flying children - what more could you want from a festive show.

Nativity! The Musical is the feel good show of the year and you can see it at The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.

Nativity! The Musical Photo Credit: The Other Richard
Nativity! The Musical Photo Credit: The Other Richard

The tale follows a miserable teacher, Paul Maddens, who hates Christmas.
When he is put in charge of his school, St Bernadette's, nativity play, he falls in competition with Gordon Shakespeare, a teacher from the much posher Oakmoor School.

In a bid to beat Shakespeare to a five star review in the local paper, Mr Maddens tells a small white lie that soon gets out of control.

Doomed for failure, matters only get worse for him when a hilarious child-like teaching assistant Mr Poppy, comes along.

Luckily for him, he may have all the answers to get him out of this mess and with the help of their fabulously talented pupils they might just manage to pull off the best show in Coventry.

Nativity! The Musical Photo Credit: The Other Richard
Nativity! The Musical Photo Credit: The Other Richard

The show was an absolute hit with stars on stage met with a standing ovation from the audience.

It is the perfect performance to get you into the Christmas spirit and the songs will be stuck in your head for days after.

It was not only hilarious, with Scott Paige (Mr Poppy) having the audience in it fits of laughter, it was full of stage surprises as well.

The bright colourful lights, special effects and dance routines were everything you need to capture the minds of the young and the old.

It must be said the show would not be half as good without the child actors- all were 'pockets of stardust' and who knew such a small little girl could have such a powerful voice.

Great fun for the whole family and bound to get youout of your seat, by the end you will want to go home and put up your Christmas tree.
Most definitely a five star performance that the cast and The Marlowe Theatre should be proud of.
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