Birmingham Rep have released new production shots from Nativity! The Musical, which continues performances at the venue until Sat 7 Jan 2023.

Nativity! The Musical returns home to The Rep after a smash-hit run of touring the UK and playing in London’s West End since its world premiere at The Rep in 2017.

The cast includes 54 children handpicked from Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Ben Lancaster plays the role of Mr Poppy alongside Billy Roberts as Mr Maddens, Daisy Steere as Jennifer, Matthew Rowland as Mr Shakespeare and Cameron Johnson as the Hollywood Producer. They are joined by Ralph Bogard as Lord Mayor/ensemble, Jamie Chapman as Patrick Burns/ensemble, Jemma Churchill as Mrs Bevan, Tom Hext as Mr Rye/ensemble and Eliza Waters as TJ’s Mum/swing. Sydney Isitt-Ager, Callum Train, and Louie Wood are on-stage swings.

54 local children chosen from across Birmingham and the West Midlands play the students of rival schools, St. Bernadette’s and Oakmoor. The St Bernadette’s children are Ava Ayodeji, George Bakel, Frankie Bradbury, Ava Carty-Jones, Madison Davis, Hattie Disney, Matilda Flower, Seth Foster, Isaac Fox, Felix Holt, Ava Hupperdine-Perrin, Molly Jin, Sophie John, Kyrelle Lammy, Mac Manumbre, Oliver Milchard, Darcie Morris, Alexandra Ngwenya, Mischa Palor, Abigail Salt, William Stafford and Ziame Stewart.

The Oakmoor children are Willow Adamson, Toby-Jay Amphlett, Bronte Ashmore, Zara Bench, Beatrice Carpenter, Thomas Cox, Amelie Davison, Alyssa Dewar, Ivy Edwards, Betsy Fahey, Ayana Freckleton, Effie Gell, Isla Granville, Ocean-Flower Hemmings, Jessica Howell, Alfie Jennings, Amelia Katie Connor, Nia King, Ava Knight, Will North Lewis, River Mahjouri, Annabel Parsons, Zara Pearson, Max Reekie, Gerline Rosales, Frankie Stephens, Eboni Rae’ Thomas-Witter, Isla-Belle Trimble, Ryley Trimble, Amelia Uma Thompson, Daniel Webley and Iman Wilkins.