The Messiah - Birmingham Rep
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Three towering talents play a cast of thousands in this new comedy of Biblical proportions by the writer of the Olivier Award-winning 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 Birmingham 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 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.

Directly prior to West End.

*Please note that due to a prior engagement, Lesley Garrett will not be appearing on 23 and 24 October.

Writer / Director Patrick Barlow
Designer Francis O'Connor
Associate Director Tom Latter
Lighting Designer Howard Hudson
Sound Designer Bobby Aitken
Choreographer Siân Williams

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Book for The Messiah and The Wizard Of Oz at the same time and enjoy a £5 discount on the cost of each ticket with our Director's Choice offer.*

*Please note this offer does not apply to lowest priced tickets and only one discount applies per ticket.



Hilarious, but touching

The Reviews Hub

Hilarious … a feast for the ears and eyes

The Gay UK

A wonderful, comic twist to the Nativity story performed by three outstanding talents – it looks like Christmas really has come early for Birmingham

Express & Star

One truly bonkers night at the theatre!

Brum Hour

Madcap nonsense

I Choose Birmingham

Laugh-out-loud funny

Independent Birmingham

Company & Creatives


Maurice Rose
Ronald Bream
Mrs Leonora Fflyte
Mrs Leonora Fflyte Alternate
Male Roles Understudy
Ticket Information

From £15
Previews (18-20 October) and weekday matinee (25 October) from £10
Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

Fees and Charges
Please note we charge a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend.

Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.

Running Time
2 hours, 20 minutes, including a 20 minute interval

Contains some strong language

Further Information
Please note that due to a prior arrangement, Lesley Garrett will not be appearing on 23 and 24 October.

Access Performances
BSL 27 October 2pm

Post-Show Discussion 26 October
Registered Office: Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP. Company No. 00295910
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