A new play by James Cary with original music and lyrics by James Sherwood coming to St John’s, 8pm, Saturday 14th October

St John’s Church, Lindow, SK9 6EL
Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door (students £5)

or, to order tickets on the phone, please call the office on  01625 586329.

Who knew the Reformation could be so much fun? 

Written to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, A Monk’s Tale is about Martin Luther. And it’s for people who aren’t quite sure which Luther we’re talking about. With a feeling of Horrible Histories and Monty Python, A Monk’s Tale helps the audience understand the unfamiliar medieval mindset, and exactly what Luther was trying to do with his 95 Theses, which sparked one of the most significant movements in history: the Reformation.

The show is light, accessible and funny, using sketches, and songs to explain the specifics of the story: the indulgences, purgatory, sacraments and the theological disputes of the period. As the play unfolds, the audience will be informed and challenged as well as amused. The fast-paced hour-long show also covers the Wycliffe and the Lollards, popes, princes and the seismic changes brought on by the internet of its time, the Printing Press.

Witty and entertaining, with plenty of laugh out loud moments, this is Reformation history as you have never seen it before – suitable for all ages from 8 to 108, for those of any faith or none at all.

ABOUT THE WRITERS: James Cary is an award-winning comedy writer for TV and radio, whose work includes Miranda, My Family, Bluestone 42, Another Case of Milton Jones, My Hero, Hut 33 and Edinburgh Fringe hit The God Particle (2013). James Sherwood is a musical stand-up comedian and comedy writer; his work for Radio 4 includes The Now Show and The News Quiz.

ABOUT THE CAST: A Monk’s Tale stars a young lively cast with a wealth of experience – Anna Nicholson, Cameron Potts and Anna Newcome.