Part of Becket Pageant for London - an unforgettable day of fun, culture and celebration in the ancient heart of the city.
London's Turbulent Son is a thrilling modern musical interpretation of the dramatic life of former Patron Saint of London, Thomas Becket, inspired by an historic guild Pageant of 1519.
Charting Thomas's story from the mythical meeting of his parents in the Middle East and early life on London's Cheapside, to his meteoric rise to King's right hand man, we follow his struggle between ambition, friendship and conscience to its tragic climax in the most shocking murder of the Middle Ages.
Written and Directed by Emmeline Winterbotham with Music by Vahan Salorian, London's Turbulent Son is performed with great energy and heart by a talented professional cast and live band , members of the City of London community and local schools . Suitable for a family audience .
Audience are welcome to add a touch of Tudor dress but not essential.
Performances are 12 noon - 2pm and 4pm - 6pm each day.