A traveling theatre troupe of two actors and an opera singer arrive on camel back in the biblical town of [Sheffield/Cardiff/Cheltenham etc.] to masterfully enact the greatest story ever told, before arriving in London’s glittering West End.
Join the absurdly talented player Howard Beerbohm Tree (Hugh Dennis) and his theatre company of one – the magnetic Colin Bone – alongside Mrs Flowers (Lesley Garrett), the distinguished but terribly stubborn opera singer, in a Christmas satire complete with audience interaction that conjures up the sublime, the ridiculous and the truly angelic.
Joseph, Mary, the Archangel Gabriel, Herod, God, an ox (and many, many more!) are all authentically portrayed in this vibrant comedy weaving visual invention with a hint of the divine, The Messiah is a love letter to theatre, theology and the great man himself.
Hugh Dennis is one of Britain’s best loved comics and an award winning and multi-award nominated actor and writer. He’s star of the BBC2 hit panel show, Mock The Week and BBC1’s hilarious sitcom Outnumbered. He is also a firm radio favourite, both writing and presenting Radio 4’s award winning comedy The Now Show and Radio 2’s It’s Been A Bad Week.
Lesley Garrett CBE is Britain’s best-known soprano, regularly appearing in opera, musical theatre, concert, television and on CD’s. For more than 30 years she has enjoyed one of the most successful careers of any modern-day, classically trained soprano. From Rossini’s famed opera The Barber of Seville at the Coliseum, to West End musical hits, The Sound of Music and Carousel, Garrett has become a real national treasure.
The Messiah promises to be the funniest and most magical Nativity you will ever see – and don’t forget to buy your Wise Men flip-flops and King Herod tea towels on your way out!
A comedy of Biblical proportions by the writer of The 39 Steps.
Further casting to be announced
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