Programme & Press Cuttings

Production Date:  October 1996

Directed by: Keith Jefferies

Playwright:  T S Elliot

Genre: Poetic Drama

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  St Andrews Church, Burgess Hill

Synopsis:

 

Murder In The Cathedral portrays the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. The action takes place between December 2nd and December 29th 1170, chronicling the days leading up to the martyrdom of Thomas Becket following his absence of seven years in France, whose internal struggle is the main thrust of the play. Having come into conflict with secular authority, Archbishop Becket is visited by a succession of tempters, three of whom parallel the Temptations of Christ. Beckett responds to all of the tempters and specifically addresses the immoral suggestions of the fourth tempter at the end of the first act.


PLAYWRIGHT: T. S. Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965),

was a poet, dramatist and literary critic. He received the

Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948.

 

Stage Manager

Lighting

Sound Effects

Set Design & Construction

Wardrobe

Properties

Swords & Scabbards

Box Office & Front of House

 

Margaret Coveney

Jeremy Hole

Michael Chapman

Geoff Twyman & Terry Thompsett

Elizabeth Batten

Vickie Josephs

Leon Figg

Rick & Melanie Peckham

 

Crew

Anthony Hole

David Downer

Jim Towell 

John Poulson
Alec Anthon, Jim Clark

Leon Figg & Anthony White

Deborah Baldwin, Elizabeth Batten,

Shirley Carter, Mary House, Mary Jupp,

Pamela Jefferies, Jackie Lander,

Lisa  Lawton, Karen Lodge, Maureen Thomas, Jo White, Pearl White

Sheila Wells
Keith Jefferies

Vickie Josephs

Archbishop Thomas Becket

Priest

Priest

Priest

Tempters/ 

Murderers

Women of Canterbury

 

 

 

 

Solo Speaker

Messenger

Attendant

Cast

MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL

MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL

Photos

BHTC Production Number: 137

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