"My noble Christian queen, if I am slain, pray for me."
Travelling through two complementary strands in the life of King Arthur, the characters explore the limits of their romantic world, as ambition, family, honour and love eventually tear it apart. The disintegration of Arthur’s reign, Mordred’s rise to power and the division of loyalties in Camelot are set against a tense equilibrium between the rigid order of moral Christianity and the amoral chaos of ancient magic. The bitterness of the lives of Morgan le Fey and Mordred contrasts the hope offered by Camelot and the romantic beauty of the age.
Comedy, tragedy, devised and scripted, physical and deeply emotive, this medieval play will be set in the atmospheric surroundings of the Round Church. This is one of the oldest buildings in Cambridge, tracing its history back to Norman architecture, and the intimate, ancient feel to the venue offers a really special experience for the actors and their audience to see this adaptation of Malory's 'Le Morte D'Arthur' in an ideal setting.
There will be an adapted Saturday morning family performance with Medieval workshops to follow. Tickets can be pre-booked in person at the church for all performances.
"God does not preside over the duels of adulterers and the low-born, Sir Gawaine, the same way he won’t interfere if a holy man plays a game of dice. "