Danny Dyer has disappointed fans by apparently appearing in a two-hour Christmas stage show for just 13 minutes.
The actor is starring in a production of Nativity! The Musical alongside daughter Dani, 22, comedian Jo Brand and theatre actor Scott Garnham.
Danny and Dani have thrilled fans with a scene in which they sing a duet together dressed as giant glittering baubles.
But some were left feeling short changed.
Danny is billed as a star of the show but is reportedly only on the stage for a tenth of the total running time. What’s more, it’s been said he is completely absent from the show’s grand finale.
According to The Sun, one unhappy audience member said: “It was a bit baffling that Danny wasn’t in the final song considering his daughter was.
“For the expensive ticket price, there was definitely an expectation amongst the crowd of seeing a bit more of the man himself.”
Tickets for Nativity! The Musical are fetching as much as £120.
Complaining on Twitter, one fan said it’s “crazy” that Danny features in such a small part of the show.
But many others were happy with his part, with one calling the duet “surreal but brilliant” and another saying it was a “touching father daughter moment”.
just seen @MrDDyer & Danni Dyer singing “have yourself a merry little christmas” dressed as baubles. surreal but brilliant. #NativityTheMusical loved every second. Mr Poppy & the children are superb, go see it guys. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
— Mark Hayes (@daisyhayes78) December 21, 2018
Just returned home from seeing #NativityTheMusical with the @MummyNix35 and kids for my birthday. Brilliant show, well done to all the talented young ones and that moment with @MrDDyer and @Dani_MasDyer singing together was a touching father daughter moment! Hats off to all!
— Gooner Tom (@GilliesTom) December 20, 2018
Twitter user @Mcshelly75 said her “Christmas has been made” by watching his performance.
Well what can I say, my Christmas has been made after seeing @MrDDyer singing while dressed as a gold bauble in @nativityuk and @Dani_MasDyer has such a sweet voice. Congratulations to all, great show #NativityTheMusical #christmasfun
— Michelle Mackey (@Mcshelly75) December 21, 2018
Danny’s wife Joanne Mas attended the show alongside Jack Fincham, Dani’s on-off boyfriend and fellow Love Island winner.
Nativity! The Musical is a stage adaptation the 2009 film Nativity! starring Martin Freeman. It tells the story of a teacher who promises his primary school pupils that he’ll get a big-shot producer to see their nativity play.
In last year’s production, Danny’s role of Hollywood producer Lewis Parker was played by former X Factor judge Louis Walsh.
Nativity! The Musical is on at the Eventim Apollo in London until 31st December.
ED! has contacted representatives for Danny for comment.
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