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Following two sell out seasons in London, Nativity! The Musical starring Dani Dyer is coming to Mayflower Theatre.

Feel-good, funny and full of joy, this cracker of a musical was adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, 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.

Featuring all of your favourite sing-a-long hits from the movies including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth, One Night One Moment, She’s the Brightest Star and a whole host of new songs, this musical really ‘is a heartfelt hit’ (The Times).

Cast includes Scott Garnham and Ashleigh Gray  who reprise their roles as ‘Mr Maddens’ and ‘Jennifer Lore’, and introducing Scott Paige (The Addams Family, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as ‘Mr Poppy’.  

Book now and join us for some MAYHEM in Bethlehem!  

'A feel good bonanza' Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ 'A warm-hearted family show' WhatsOnStage
★★★★★ 'Packed with joy' Birmingham Mail

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes including an interval.

Age Advice:

All ages are welcome, including under twos.


Use of flashing lights effects similar to a strobe.

Standard Pricing
Mon - Thurs 7pm £22.50 to £42.50
Wed & Thurs  1.30pm £22.50 to £42.50
Fri 7pm £29.50 to £49.50
Sat 1.30pm & 5.30pm £29.50 to £49.50

Discounts do not apply to Fri & Sat evening performances.

Executive Membership £6 off top two prices at all performances or
20% off on Tue 3 December when booking a pair of tickets.
Family Ticket 2 children go half price with 1 full paying adult on Tue-Thu performances.
Groups (10+) £5 off. Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
Groups (20+) £6 off plus one free ticket with every 20 purchased. 
Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
School & Young People's Groups (10+) £19 per student on Wed & Thu 1.30pm performance. One free supervisor with every 10 purchased. Additional supervisors full price.
Not available online - please email

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Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant

Start your visit in style! Our award winning restaurant on the third floor within the theatre is open for pre-show theatre lunches and dining. Relax, unwind and enjoy classic flavours with a modern twist. Tempted? See our Menus

Hotel, Dinner & Show Packages


Add that extra sparkle to your evening! Indulge in a three course meal in our fantastic restaurant Ovation, a top price show ticket, and a stay at one of Southampton’s premier hotels. Learn More

VIP Package


Make it an extra special night with a VIP experience!

VIP Packages include a selection of chefs’ canapés and handmade chocolates, plus interval ice-cream. Also included:

1 x bottle of Prosecco for 2 people - £60.00 
1 x bottle of Prosecco for up to 4 people - £90.00
2 x bottles of Prosecco for up to 6 people - £150.00
3 x bottles of Prosecco for up to 10 people including the private hire of executive suite pre show - £295.00

Call Box Office on 02380 711811 to book your package.

Please note that package prices do not include your show ticket.  Bookings are required at least 48 hours before your visit.

VIP packages are suitable for 18+ customers. Soft drink alternatives for those under the age of 18 years.


Afternoon Tea

Why not make your visit extra special and share a lovely post-show pot of tea in the bustling environment of our historic Grade II listed theatre? Enjoy delicious traditional treats prepared by Ovation's Pastry Chef after the show. Learn more...