Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Stanstead Abbotts

St James' Church, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire
3rd December 2016
SG12 8JZ
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One of the finest of all English mediaeval romances, comes to St. James at Stanstead Abbotts, this Christmas.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – a mediaeval masterpiece!

The ancient church of St James, Stanstead Abbotts is the venue for a very special performance of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, this most seasonal of mediaeval romances. It will be an evocative evening of poetry and music in a beautiful candle-lit mediaeval setting, right at the beginning of the Christmas season.


The event features a special adaptation of a brand-new translation by writer, historian and mediaevalist, Michael Smith. “Taught as it was told by tongue” and performed by three readers who share the finest sections of this wonderful romance, the event also features live music from world-class musician Jon Banks. Jon specialises in early and oriental string instruments and is a regular musical director at the Globe Theatre and the RSC.


Book now to avoid disappointment

St James’ at Christmas is a very special place and seating is limited so we encourage you to book early to be sure of your place. We also advise you to book your seats online using the link below:


Event details:

Time and place: Doors open at 7pm, Saturday 3rd December, 2016. St James Old Church, Roydon Road, Stanstead Abbotts, SG12 8JZ

Duration: The performance will begin at 7.30 and last approximately 75 minutes with a short interval to allow the serving of mince pies and mulled wine to all guests.

Price: Tickets £15. Price includes mulled wine, mince pies and free parking.


All proceeds in aid of  St James’ Church, which is in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust.


We do hope you will be able to make the mediaeval event of the Christmas Season – it will be a truly special start to the festivities!


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