A Turbulent Priest

27 April 2019
St Michael and All Angels, Hathersage

A Turbulent Priest
Sat 27 Apr 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Michael & All Angels Church, Hathersage, S32 1AQ



From the creators of A Monk's Tale and The God Particle comes a new show telling the fascinating story of the Murder of Thomas Becket. With jokes and songs, obviously!

850 years ago Thomas Becket was famously murdered by four knights in Canterbury Cathedral. A Turbulent Priest follows the extraordinary story of Thomas and King Henry II, their bromance, bust-up and betrayals. In short, plenty to sing about!

The show is light, accessible and funny in tone, with lots of visual humour and jokes, but it does not shy away from the specifics. As the show unfolds, the audience should be entertained, informed and challenged. It is suitable for all ages and faiths. Developed by the team that produced The God Particle and A Monk’s Tale, the audience can be sure that they are in safe hands.

James Cary (Miranda, Bluestone 42, Another Case of Milton Jones) and James Sherwood (The Now Show, I Guess That’s Why They Call it the News) previously collaborated on A Monk’s Tale which toured UK in 2017, with 99 shows in total, including a long run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Their new show, The Turbulent Priest, is another riotous two-man comedy that will tour the UK in 2019-20 including the Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe in 2019. Taking the Christian faith and Church history seriously, the show is broad and accessible, using our shared heritage to see how we live and think today. All that whilst being Murder in the Cathedral-meets-Horrible Histories! Suitable for all ages and all faiths, as well as sceptics.

Hathersage Church is located in the beautiful Peak District National Park, surrounded by wonderful landscape. The recently refurbished Grade I listed church, made famous by Charlotte Bronte and of course Robin Hood's Little John now plays host to lots of different events and is a beautiful setting for this play and we hope you can join us.

There is limited parking in the church carpark, with additional parking available on nearby roads/streets. The church has full level access and a disabled W/c.

Refreshments (alcoholic and non) will be available to purchase before and after the performance. Doors open at 7.00pm for an 8.00pm start.