The Messiah V2.

Hugh Dennis   Lesley Garrett   John Marquez

The Messiah

Written and directed by Patrick Barlow

Festival Theatre


Ridiculously funny, yet gloriously exhilarating


The comedy is two-pronged. It is about pretension and about incompetence. Both prongs are bliss

Financial Times

Comic splendour

Time Out

Directly prior to the West End. Three towering talents play a cast of thousands in this new comedy of Biblical proportions by the Olivier Award-winning writer of the West End hit The 39 Steps.

A travelling theatre troupe of two actors and an opera singer arrive by camel in the ancient town of Chichester 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 an hilarious Christmas comedy that conjures up the sublime, the ridiculous and the truly angelic.

The Messiah promises to be the funniest and most magical Nativity you will ever see.

With additional material by John Ramm, Jude Kelly and Julian Hough.

Prologue 17 Lime Teal.

Prologue tickets available now

Cast & Creatives


  • Hugh Dennis

    Maurice Rose
  • Lesley Garrett

    Mrs Doreen Small
  • John Marquez

    Ronald Bream RAC

Creative Team

Writer & Director

Patrick Barlow


Running Time
2 hours and 10 minutes including an interval