Murder in the Cathedral – Oxford
Please note that this event is at University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High St, Oxford, OX1 4BJ
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.
Murder in the Cathedral is 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 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.
Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes, interval TBC
Age suitability: 12+
Tickets from £10
This is an unreserved seating event, but you can have an idea of where you would be sitting here
Scena Mundi bronze membership, £25 (one year):
- Priority booking on future events
- Exclusive information
- Copy of the MITC programme
- Personal thank you from director Cecilia Dorland
Murder in the Cathedral programme, £4
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