Directed By
Debbie Isitt
Produced By
Nick Jones
Written By
Debbie Isitt
David Tennant
Marc Wootton
Music By
Nicky Ager
Debbie Isitt
Mirrorball Films
BBC Films
Distributed By
E1 Entertainment
United Kingdom
Release Date
November 23, 2012
105 minutes
Rating G
£3 million

Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger is an upcoming British film written and directed by Debbie Isitt, an improvised Christmas comedy and sequel to the 2009 film Nativity! The film stars David Tennant playing the dual role of twin brothers, with Joanna Page as the wife of one of the brothers. Pam Ferris and Marc Wootton reprise their roles from the first film.


Mr Peterson is an anxious supply teacher who takes a job at an underachieving primary school, St Bernadette's. He struggles to care for both his uninspired pupils, and his heavily pregnant wife. He lives in the shadow of his overachieving 'golden boy' identical twin brother, who is a teacher at a posh private school, St. Cuthbert's College. The brothers' rivalry intensifies when they both enter their classes into the national 'Sing a Song for Christmas' competition. Mr Shakespeare (Jason Watkins) and Oakmore are back as well, hoping to win the competition. Mr Peterson ends up taking his class (as well as a donkey) on an unauthorised school trip to the competition's location at Christmas Castle, but they become lost, and embark on an epic trip across the country, travelling by any means necessary. Mr Peterson calls the help of Mr Poppy and together they must use all their resources and do whatever they can to guide the pupils to safety and reach Christmas Castle, if they are to win the competition.


David Tennant as Mr. Peterson / Roderick Peterson

Jessica Hynes as Angel Matthews

Marc Wootton as Desmond Poppy

Pam Ferris as Mrs. Bevan

Ian McNeice as Mr. Peterson Senior

Joanna Page as Mrs. Peterson

Ben Wilby as Bob

Sam Young as Stupid Sam

Scott Folan as Scott

Adrianna Bertola as Adrianna


Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger - Trailer 1

Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger - Trailer 1

Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger - Trailer 2

Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger - Trailer 2