London's Turbulent Son
A NEW MUSICAL ABOUT BECKET'S LIFE AND LEGEND
By Emmeline Winterbotham, music Vahan Salorian
Taking its inspiration from a historic London Becket Pageant of 1519, 'London's Turbluent Son' is a playful, musical re-imagining of Becket’s life and legend, related through the eyes of early City guildsmen.
Charting Thomas’s story from the mythical meeting of his parents in the Holy Land and his early life on London’s Cheapside, to his meteoric rise to power from humble accounts clerk to the King’s right hand man, we follow Thomas' struggle between ambition, friendship and personal conscience all the way to its tragic culmination in the most scandalous murder of the middle ages, and its aftermath.
Directed by Emmeline Winterbotham, 'London's Turbulent Son' is performed by a talented professional cast, live band and production team who will appear alongside members of local schools and livery companies.
This is a colourful and accessible production suitable for a family audience with little or no previous knowledge of Becket or his history.