St. Michael & All Angels Church, Hathersage

Theatre in the Church
A Monk's Tale:
Relics, Revolt & Reformation...

On the 28th September 2017, Hathersage Church will be hosting a special theatre performance of A Monk's Tale.
From the writers of BBC1's Miranda, BBC3's Bluestone 42 and the greatly received The God Particle (perfomed in our church in October last year).

This year we are proud to be able to host the performance in the very recently refurbished St. Michael and All Angels Church, Hathersage.

Tickets can be purchased below.


Tickets can be purchased below

About The Play:

This 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 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.

About The Writer:

James Cary is an award-winning sitcom for BBC TV and Radio. He worked on the first two series of Miranda and co-wroteMiranda Hart's Joke Shop. He co-created Bluestone 42 for BBC3
which ran for three series and has also written episodes of My Family, My Hero and Dani's Castle. His radio credits include Another Case of Milton Jones, Hut 33, Recorded forTraining Purposes,
Concrete Cow and Think the Unthinkablestarring Marcus Brigstocke and David Mitchell. His stage show,Infinite Number of Monkeys, was nominated for Perrier Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe.
He tweets as @sitcomgeek and @thatjamescary and blogs at and

James Cary also has a BA Hons in Theology from the University of Durham. He currently attends St John the Baptist's Church in Yeovil where he occasionally preaches.

The Venue:

The Newly Refurbished St. Michael & All Angels Church, Church Bank, Hathersage, S32 1AQ.

There is limited parking at the Church. Please try and park in the village and walk up to the Church to allow those of limited mobility to make use of the parking at the Church. Doors open at 7.30pm.

Refreshments available before and after the performance.

Tickets can be purchased below

(Available from the 28th July 2017)

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