Set designers are brilliant. They create the most incredible performance spaces for actors. But the opportunity to see Murder in the Cathedral staged in an actual cathedral is just too good to resist. Take a look at Robert Hubert Smith’s fantastic images of Scena Mundi’s production in Southwark Cathedral, then book your tickets!
The new touring production, led by Jasper Britton, runs at Southwark Cathedral on 12 and 13 November 2019, University Church of St Mary The Virgin in Oxford on 8 and 9 November and Guildford Cathedral on 14 November.
Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral retells one of the most famous moments in English history, when, after Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket stood up for the power of the church against his friend and king, Henry II, he was brutally killed by a quartet of Norman knights. It shows the ultimate struggle of an outspoken and courageous priest, silenced for daring to speak out against his monarch.
Britton, who plays Becket, is a star of the British stage who boasts numerous credits with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He’s joined in Murder in the Cathedral by Rupert Bates, Pip Brignall, Jake Dove, James Keningale, David Keogh, David Shelley and a chorus of The Women of Canterbury.
Scena Mundi Artistic Director Cecilia Dorland directs the production that, following this initial season, will tour to 25 other venues in 2020.
Murder in the Cathedral runs at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London SE1 9DA on 4, 5, 12 and 13 November 2019, University Church of St Mary The Virgin, The High St, Oxford OX1 4BJ on 8 and 9 November and Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP on 14 November, with performances at 7.30pm. Tickets are from £10. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Murder in the Cathedral production gallery