THE Merry Opera is bringing its staged production of Handel’s Messiah to St Mary’s Church, Fairford on Sunday October 28 at 3pm.

It is a dramatic staging by John Ramster.

The dramatic staging has already been seen by over 9,000 people.

From the moment 12 apparently unconnected characters are seen entering the church, it becomes clear that this production of Handel’s Messiah is like no other.

There is no staging, nor any special lighting, just the church as it stands.

Instantly recognisable as everyday characters, the singers move throughout the building, sometimes sitting with the audience, or leaning against a pillar.

The performance last two hours 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Tickets cost £15 from or 03336 664466 (booking fee applies) or at the door.