• Date
    5th March 2024 at 06:30pm
  • Venue
    The Temple Church London EC4Y 7BB
  • Host
    The Temple Church
  • Category
    Arts & Culture

Thrice to Rome – a play, written by Norman Doe, about the three appearances of Gerald of Wales in Rome before the court of Pope Innocent III in 1200-03.

The play, in the form of a dramatised reading, is based on Gerald’s own accounts of the trials. It raises issues of contemporary importance about Wales, justice, and nationhood.

Following the 800th anniversary of the death of Gerald of Wales (d. 1223), the performance will take place at the Temple Church, London EC4Y 1AF on Tuesday 5th March 2024 at [6.30] pm.

The cast is made up of a group of current lawyers, joined by staff of the Temple Church.

The Church was built by the Knights Templar and consecrated in 1185. The effigies in the Round Church include the figure of William Marshall, 1st Earl of Pembroke (d. 1219).

The Church was the scene of negotiations which led to the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215, during Gerald of Wales’ lifetime.