Three towering talents play a cast of thousands in this new comedy by the writer of the Olivier Award-winning West End hit The 39 Steps as Patrick Barlow’s The Messiah tours the UK this Autumn.

Hugh Dennis makes a return to the stage for the first time in over 20 years, and renowned Soprano Lesley Garrett makes her comedy play debut as they star alongside John Marquez in the most magical nativity you’ll ever see.

A traveling theatre troupe of two actors and an opera singer are set to arrive on camel back in venues across the UK to masterfully enact the greatest story ever told. Join the absurdly talented Maurice Rose (Hugh Dennis), the alarmingly unpredictable Ronald Bream RAC (John Marquez), and the distinguished diva Mrs Leonora Fflyte (Lesley Garrett), in a Christmas comedy that conjures up the sublime, the ridiculous and the truly angelic.

Joseph, Mary, the Archangel Gabriel, Herod, God and an ox 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 the star of the BBC2 hit panel show, Mock The Week and BBC1’s Outnumbered. 

Lesley Garrett CBE is Britain’s best-known soprano, regularly appearing in opera, musical theatre and television. For more than 30 years she has enjoyed one of the most successful careers of any modern-day, classically trained soprano.

John Marquez is best known for his role as PC Joe Penhale in the ITV comedy series, Doc Martin. TV roles include Porridge, In the Club, Death in Paradise, Hotel Babylon and Suburban Shootout.

The Messiah is on at The Other Palace, 12 Palace St, Westminster, SW1E 5JA from Monday 3rd December – Saturday 5th January 2018. Times: Daily 7.30pm; matinees 2.30pm. Admission: £15 – £75. Phone: 0207 087 7900