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Runs from Thursday November 24 2022 to Saturday December 17 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Pacific Theatre
1440 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver BC V6H 1M8

Play/Event Notes


The Messiah by Patrick Barlow.

Two actors and an opera singer masterfully, movingly, and miraculously enact the greatest story ever told (with some minor alterations along the way). Three performers play a cast of thousands in an absurd Christmas comedy that melds the ridiculous and the truly angelic.

“Brings a lovely sense of anarchy to the Nativity story – joyous seasonal entertainment.” – London Theatre

Featuring John Voth, Peter Carlone, and Karen Ydenberg.

Directed by Ian Farthing. Set Design and Costume Design by Cecilia Vadala. Lighting Design by Chengyan Boon. Properties by Monica Emme. Sound Design by Shona Struthers. Stage Management by Victoria Snashall.

ADVISORY INFORMATION: The Messiah is an exuberant Nativity-play-gone-wrong, appropriate for ages 5 to 105. Some jokes may go over younger audiences’ heads. If you have concerns, please contact our box office at 604-731-5518 or

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