Casting 9-12 years old (you must have turned age 9 by 1st September 2024 to take part). 

Show synopsis

Your favourite festive film is now a major new musical adapted for the stage by the creator of the much-loved films.

Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette’s School they’re attempting to mount a musical version! Only trouble is teacher Mr Maddens has promised that a Hollywood producer is coming to see the show to turn it into a film. Join him, his teaching assistant the crazy Mr Poppy, hilarious children and a whole lot of sparkle and shine as they struggle to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true.

Feel –good, funny and full of yuletide joy, Nativity! The Musical features all of the favourite sing-a-long hits from the films including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth, One Night One Moment,

She’s the Brightest Star and a whole host of new songs filled with the spirit of Christmas!


Saturday 15 June - Audition Workshops

Workshop 1: 14:00 - 15:30
Workshop 2: 15:30 - 17:00
Workshop 3: 18:00 - 19:30

Saturday 22 June - Recalls 

15:00 - 17:00 (by invitation only)


Rehearsals take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 19:00-21:00 but from November they will continue till 22:00. 

There will be bi-weekly Sunday rehearsals as per the schedule. First rehearsals commences from 22nd September. 

Production and Performance at Great Hall at the Leys 

Sunday 15 December
Technical Rehearsal, 15:00 - 23:00

Monday 16 December
Rest Day

Tuesday 17 December
Technical and Dress Rehearsal, 09:00- 23:00
Children will require a performance licence through Cambridgeshire County Council. CTC will seek school permission to allow this. We are uncertain of exact timings yet for the Tuesday but it’s highly likely they will be required for technical rehearsals during their normal school day.

Wednesday 18 December
Performance, 19:30

Thursday 19 December
Performance, 19:00

Friday 20 December
Performance, 19:30

Saturday 21 December
Performances, 13:00 &17:00

Sunday 22 December
Performance, 13:00

Participation Fee 
The fee is £150 per participant.

The participation fee does not include meals or transportation, which remain the responsibility of parents/guardians. CTC endeavour to keep project participation fees as low as possible but, unfortunately, we do have to cover the rise in costs for venue hire, pastoral care and tuition fees during the project period.

Payment Schedule 
There are two payment schedule options:

Option 1 - Full payment of the participation fee to be made in late June 2024 on the
applicant accepting a part in Nativity! 

Option 2 - £75 to be paid in late June 2024 on the applicant accepting a part in Into the Woods.

The remaining balance of £75 to be paid by Wednesday 31 July 2024.

If you child is part of multiple projects with CTC this year then we can arrange a tailor payment plan.

The participation fee must be paid by Wednesday 31 July 2024. Failure to pay by this deadline will result in the participant being excluded from the project. Should the participant decide to withdraw from the project, the participation fee is non-refundable.

The participation fee is per project and will be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme as we are a registered charity. This means that for every £1 paid to us, we will be able to secure 25p to support Cambridge Theatre Company. If you participate in the project we will forward you a Gift Aid declaration, which we very much hope you will complete.

Bursary Fund 
There are a limited number of bursary places on offer for those who genuinely cannot afford the fees. Please contact Louis Ling, [email protected] for a subsidised place application form. You may be asked to supply proof of household

Book tickets

Ticket Cost Quantity
Workshop 1: 14:00 - 15:30 Free Members only
Workshop 2: 15:30 - 17:00 Free Members only
Workshop 3: 18:00 - 19:30 Free Members only

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