A Monk’s Tale

Horrible Histories meets Monty Python in this hilarious new historical comedy from the award-winning co-writer of Miranda, Bluestone 42, Another Case of Milton Jones and Edinburgh Fringe 2013 hit The God Particle.

A Monk’s Tale

Will be performed at St John’s on Thursday, September 14th at 7pm Tickets cost £7.50 (5 concession) and are available by emailing admin@stjohnshinckley.org

Who knew the Reformation could be so much fun?
In 1517, German monk Martin Luther pinned a debate proposal to his local church door –unwittingly setting off a chain of events which would lead to the European Reformation.
Written to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, A Monk’s Tale is a fast-paced hour-long gallop through the circumstances and causes which led to one of Europe’s greatest social and political upheavals. Using sketches and songs, the talented three-person cast lead us
through a heady mix of corruption and crusades, popes and purgatory, sacraments and (burning at the) stakes, indulgences and indignation, and much much more – fuelled by the unstoppable social media of its day, the all-new 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 and 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). He has been nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award. 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, who are all seasoned Edinburgh Fringe performers. Anna Nicholson won the NSDF Emerging Artist Award at the Fringe in 2014, while
Cameron Potts and Anna Newcome recently starred in the national UK tour for James Cary’s hit show The God
Particle, praised by threeweeksedinburgh.com as ‘highly comical with moments of great hilarity… perfect for the
Fringe’ and by fringereview.co.uk as ‘a stand-out sitcom style performance from an adept and likeable company’.

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