A Turbulent Priest at Christ Church 18 October 2019

A comedy musical about the life and times of Thomas Becket

By James Cary and James Sherwood

Coming to Christ Church, Stone
Friday 18th
October – 7.30 pm start
doors open at 7.00 pm. Ticket price is £8.00 (concessions £6.00)
(from Church Office)


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

At heart, A Turbulent Priest isn’t just a story about names, dates and places. The show is about the place of the Church in our society. Does the State have final say over what’s right and wrong? Should the Church make a stand and speak out? And are Christians prepared to face the consequences of that stand? Thomas was. And he paid with his head (or at least the top half of it. Ew…)

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, A 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.