Waiting to be punished for his part in Becket’s murder, King Henry II re-lives his deeply felt relationship with the saint, once his dearest friend and partner in unbridled decadence. His catastrophic mistake? To appoint Becket Archbishop―for Becket finds his allegiance shifting from king and country to God and Church. Translated by Lucienne Hill. Adapted for radio by Rosalind Ayres.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Asher Book as Young Monk/Ensemble
Kevin Daniels as Baron 4/Ensemble
Kenneth Danziger as Baron 2/Ensemble
Jean Gilpin as Gwendolyn/Queen Mother
Alan Mandell as Archbishop of Canterbury/Pope
Charlie Matthes as Ensemble
Tim Monsion as Baron 3/Cardinal Zambelli/Ensemble
Denis O’Hare as Thomas Becket
Jennifer Rau as Saxon Peasant/Young Queen
Simon Templeman as Henry II
John Vickery as Gilbert Folliot
Douglas Weston as Bishop of York/Baron 1/King Louis
Gregory Wooddell as Ensemble
Directed by Shirley Jo Finney. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in November of 2004.