London’s Turbulent Son

Part of the Becket Pageant for London

Friday 17 & Saturday 18 June

The Becket Pageant for London will take place in historic Guildhall Yard, off Gresham Street, London EC2V 5AE on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June 2022, featuring:

Livery Crafts Fair: open from 11am to 4pm. Live demonstrations and opportunity to try your hand at some rare crafts. Entry free.

‘London’s Turbulent Son’: performances 12 noon-2pm and 4pm-6pm EACH DAY. Tickets Now On Sale! And must be purchased in advance..A limited number of premium covered seats available.

Suitable for a family audience.

Audiences are welcome to add a touch of Tudor dress.

‘London’s Turbulent Son’ is a unique modern musical interpretation of the dramatic life of the former Patron Saint of London, Thomas Becket, inspired by an historic guild pageant of 1519.

Charting Thomas’s story from the mythical meeting of his parents in the Middle East and early life in London’s Cheapside, to his meteoric rise to King’s right hand man, we follow his struggle between ambition, friendship and conscience to its tragic climax in the most shocking murder of the Middle Ages.

Written and directed by Emmeline Winterbotham with music by Vahan Salorian, ‘London’s Turbulent Son’ is performed with great energy and heart by a talented professional cast and live band, members of the City of London community and local schools.


17 June 2022  – 
18 June 2022


Livery Crafts Fair: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm London’s Turbulent Son Performances: 12:00 am - 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm