Given the age of austerity that we've lately been living through, with eight years of budget cuts under the current Conservative government eroding both public programmes and facilities, the time is probably ripe for a revival of the National Theatre of Brent's 1983 show The Messiah that epitomises the pitfalls (and pratfalls) of doing everything on a shoestring.
The Messiah Tickets
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 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.
The Messiah promises to be the funniest and most magical Nativity you will ever see.