Friday 8 November, 7.30pm
Saturday 9 November, 7.30pm
Murder in the Cathedral shows the ultimate struggle of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, an outspoken and courageous priest, silenced for daring to speak out against the king. Witness the assassination of Becket in a beautiful, immersive setting and feel his demons, the darkness and sense of doom ushered in by his quarrel with an iron-fisted monarch.
T.S. Eliot, one of the twentieth century’s most innovative poets, was fascinated by this martyr, gruesomely murdered for opposing the tyrannical rule of Henry II. Written in 1935, as Fascism rose in Europe, this poetic take on Becket’s death has contemporary echoes and warnings for our time.
Scena Mundi’s new staging in stunning cathedral settings, coincides with the 850th anniversary of the real murder of Thomas Becket and immerses audiences in the pageant of suspense, murder and passion.
‘An excellent production...The whole experience was a delight: the church is exquisite, and the performances were a joy’. The Financial Times (2015)
Book tickets from the link below or call 01206 573 948.
Supported by the TS Eliot Foundation