MEDIEVAL HALL CLASSIC FILM SCREENINGS

 

‘BECKET’ (1964)

Sunday 28th November 2021

3pm (doors open 2.30pm)

 

The story tells of the tempestuous friendship between King Henry ll and Thomas Becket. The King appoints his trusted companion to the esteemed position of Archbishop of Canterbury, believing his loyalty will give him control over the church. However, Beckett takes his new duties seriously and his devotion to God soon brings him into direct conflict with the State and his lifelong friend. Now a thorn in his side, the King exclaims ‘Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?’

We know that the King and Becket met at the Royal Palace of Clarendon and may well have worshipped in our Cathedral. History does not record them feasting in our ‘Great Hall’ – but you never know!

 

Starring: Richard Burton (Beckett), Peter O’Toole (Henry ll), John Gielgud, Donald Wolfit, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown

 

RUNNING TIME: 2hrs 22mins

PARENTAL GUIDANCE: PG

Colour

♦ To book, ring 07814 970945. Seats are not numbered. However, places can be reserved for groups of 4 or more.

♦ Pay at the door: £5. We are unable to accept card payments. Please bring cash.

♦ Refreshments available (Tea, Coffee, Wine, Soft Drinks, Biscuits). Cash only please.

 

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