New! ‘A Monk’s Tale’ – The Fringe comes to Wokingham – Thu 19th Oct

Arborfield and Barkham Churches are hosting one of the top five shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe (at least according to The Guardian), at the Whitty Theatre at Luckley House School in Wokingham on Thursday 19 October.

‘A great deal of silliness makes for a hugely entertaining hour that revels in the absurdities of one of the biggest arguments in religious history’, says The Times.

The show 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, the sacraments and theological disputes of the period. As the play unfolds, the audience will be informed and challenged as well as entertained and amused.

Suitable for all ages and all faiths, as well as skeptics, the show is written and directed by James Cary, an award-winning sitcom writer for BBC TV and Radio. He worked on the first two series of Miranda and co-wrote Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop for BBC Radio 2.  He co-created Bluestone 42 for BBC3 which ran for three series and has also written episodes of My Family, My Hero and Citizen Khan.  His radio credits include Another Case of Milton Jones, Hut 33, Recorded for Training Purposes, Concrete Cow and Think the Unthinkable.  His stage show, Infinite Number of Monkeys, was nominated for Perrier Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe.

8pm at The Whitty Theatre at Luckley House School on Thursday 19 October.
Doors open from 7:30pm. Tickets cost £8 in advance, or £10 on the door (if there are any still left by then).

If you’d like to come along, please book via the Arborfield and Barkham Churches’ website, at http://www.abch.org.uk. For more information, contact the Church Office on 0118 976 0285.

We’d love to see you there.

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