The Messiah

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The Olivier Award-decorated writer of the West End's The 39 Steps is back with a deliciously funny new show. The Messiah is the perfect Christmas comedy, Biblical in both theme and proportion, and is performed by a talented cast of three.

A ragtag travelling theatre troupe lands in the ancient city of London, ready to don costumes and perform the greatest story ever told. Two of the company are actors, the third an opera singer, but they split into a panoply of characters that includes the Archangel Gabriel, Herod and God himself. Between them they conjure a story that’s as laugh-out-loud funny as it is twinklingly festive.

Patrick Barlow is an English playwright, actor and comedian whose credits span radio, television, stage and film. His stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's film The 39 Steps enjoyed a successful run now only on West End and Broadway, but in Australia and New Zealand too. Barlow's comic alter ego Desmond Oliver Dingle, known for his radio, television and stage comedy work. Additional written material for The Messiah is provided by John Ramm, Jude Kelly and Julian Hough.

Our three stars are Hugh Dennis in the role of Maurice Rose, John Marquez as Ronald Bream RAC, and Lesley Garrett playing the part of Mrs Doreen Small. Dennis is a familiar face as a panellist on satirical show Mock the Week and as the father in BBC sitcom Outnumbered. Marquez is known for his role in ITV comedy Doc Martin, while his theatre credits include Once in a Lifetime at The Young Vic and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at The Savoy Theatre. As for Garrett, she is a soprano singer with 11 solo albums to her name, not to mention a television personality and presenter of a show on Classic FM.

The most comical and magical way to herald Christmastime, The Messiah is a glorious piece of silliness in the hands of three of the industry's brightest stars.

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