Two T. S. Eliot events at Southwark Cathedral in November

Murder in the Cathedral

To coincide with the 850th anniversary of the Murder of Thomas Becket, Scena Mundi Theatre Company are staging a new production of T. S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral in Southwark Cathedral – the last place that Thomas Becket preached before his assassination.

First performed in 1935, Murder in the Cathedral shows the ultimate struggle of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, an outspoken and courageous priest, gruesomely murdered for opposing the tyrannical rule of Henry II.

Monday 4th November, 7:30pm. More information and tickets here.

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City of London Sinfonia – In Place and Time: Britten and T. S. Eliot

A special evening of spoken word and music to celebrate the work of two of the great artists of the 20th century: Benjamin Britten and T. S. Eliot. The evening is a collaboration between the City of London Sinfonia and Faber & Faber to mark the 90th anniversary of the publisher, with whom both Britten and Eliot were linked.

The programme interweaves some of Eliot’s finest verses and Britten’s most remarkable music, with readings including Ash Wednesday and Little Gidding, and Britten’s Serenade for tenor, horn and strings and Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge.

Wednesday 20th November, 7:30pm. More information and tickets here.