PREVIEW: The Messiah, The Other Palace

It has been confirmed that Hugh Dennis, Lesley Garrett and John Marquez will star in Patrick Barlow’s new comedy at The Other Palace over Christmas, following a run at the a UK tour to Birmingham, Cardiff, Lyceum, Sheffield and Chichester.

The Messiah

A travelling theatre troupe of two actors and an opera singer arrive by camel in the ancient city of London 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 Doreen Small (Lesley Garrett), in a hilarious Christmas comedy that conjures up the sublime, the ridiculous and the truly angelic. 

This new comedy is written and directed by Patrick Barlow the Olivier Award-winning writer of the West End hit The 39 Steps and will play at The Other Palace from the 3rd December until the 5th January.

Hugh Dennis is best known as a panelist on the BBC2 hit panel show, Mock The Week and BBC1’s hilarious sitcom Outnumbered. He returns to the stage for the first time in twenty years.

John Marquez is known for his role as PC Joe Penhale in the hit ITV Comedy series, Doc Martin. His recent theatre credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (The Savoy Theatre) and Once in a Lifetime (The Young Vic).

Lesley Garrett is  Britain’s best-known soprano, regularly appearing in opera, musical theatre, concert and  television.  Her varied stage appearances include Rossini’s famed opera The Barber of Seville at the Coliseum, The Sound of Music and Carousel.

The Messiah will play at The Other Palace from the 3rd December until the 5th January. For more information and to book tickets visit:


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