Murder in the Cathedral by TS Eliot
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Murder in the Cathedral shows the assassination of Thomas Becket in a beautiful, immersive setting. Written by TS Eliot in 1935, Scena Mundi’s new staging in stunning cathedral settings immerses audiences in suspense and passion.
DescriptionMurder 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.
By Tube:Short walk from London Bridge station
By Train:Short walk from London Bridge
Access for wheelchair users
Assistance dogs welcome
Disability awareness training received
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