The Messiah set to transfer to London’s West End come December
| By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
(Updated on Feb 20, 2019)
‘Hark! The Herald angels sing!’ It has just been announced that The Messiah will be transferring to London’s West End this December. The hit show was created by Patrick Barlow, who is best known for writing the Olivier Award-winning smash hit, The 39 Steps, and who will also serve as director for The Messiah. The play promises to be the funniest nativity you’ll ever see. Tickets to see The Messiah are on sale now.
Read more about the show and cast below.
Pictured (from left to right): Famed opera star Lesley Garrett with Hugh Dennis and John Marquez
This festive comedy of biblical proportions stars a trio of talents: Hugh Dennis, Lesley Garrett and John Marquez, who will play a cast of thousands, including God, Mary, Joseph, the Archangel Gabriel, Herod, and an ox. The hilarious Christmas comedy follows two actors, Maurice Rose (Hugh Dennis), Ronald Bream (John Marquez) and, and opera diva Mrs Doreen Small (Lesley Garrett) in a reimagining of the ‘greatest story ever told.’
Hugh Dennis is a beloved British comic who is best known for starring on the BBC1 sitcom, Outnumbered, and on BBC2’s popular panel show, Mock The Week. The renowned actor and writer is also a prolific radio personality who writes and presents Radio 4’s award-winning programme, The Now Show, and Radio 2’s It’s Been A Bad Week.
Lesley Garrett is one of the most famous British sopranos of our time who frequently appears in opera, concerts, musical theatre, and television. Considered by many to be a national treasure, Garrett has enjoyed one of the most successful careers of any modern-day, classically trained soprano. Notable stage credits of hers include starring in Rossini’s famed opera, The Barber of Seville, and in The Sound of Music.
John Marquez is known for starring as PC Joe Penhale in the ITV Comedy series, Doc Martin. His television credits include In the Club, Porridge, Death in Paradise, Suburban Shootout, and Hotel Babylon. His most recent stage credits include Once in a Lifetime at the Young Vic and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre.
The Messiah is set to transfer on camel back to The Other Palace on 3 December 2018. Tickets are expected to sell fast, so book early and avoid disappointment!
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