Thomas and the King: Musical Info & Synopsis


Thomas and the King tells the story of King Henry II and Thomas Becket, who become entangled in a web of love and duty. As Henry aims to bridge church and state for a better England, he appoints Thomas as Lord Chancellor. However, unexpected events complicate their carefully crafted plans. Thomas and the King weaves an intricate tale of love, loyalty, power, and sacrifice.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Historical

Setting: 1100s / England

Creative Team

Music: John Williams

Lyrics: James Harbert

Book: Edward Anhalt

Cast Albums

Original London Cast (1981)➝


1970s, HistoricalObscureRoyalty, Spring, True Story

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