St Georges Cathedral

A place for people to gather in worship and prayer – sometimes with spoken words, sometimes in silence, and sometimes enveloped in sacred music.
Our doors are open to everyone of any faith or none.

A Sleep of Prisoners
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Trapped in the ruins of a war-locked Cathedral, four English soldiers bed down for the night and dream of life and death.

Christopher Fry’s lyrical meditation on life, death, violence and purgatory was originally commissioned as part of the Festival of Britain, and opened at St Thomas’ church in Regent Street, London in May 1951 and broadcast live by the BBC in December of that year.

10 years later, the play was performed at St George’s Cathedral, Perth, (broadcast live by the ABC) in February and then at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, in March.

Join us for this special event – a staged reading of a stunning allegorical treatment of humankind’s spiritual relationship with faith and his fellow man. In this 60th Anniversary of its Australian premiere, it will be performed concurrently with a staged reading at St John’s Cathedral in Brisbane – a symbolic reaching of hands across the nation.

TICKETS: $50 adults/$45 all concessions (+booking fee) through TryBooking

Andrew Hale as Private Tim Meadows
Sam Ireland as Private Peter Able
Peter Williams as Corporal Joe Adams
Haydon Wilson as Private David King

Director: Stuart Halusz
Sound Design: Ben Collins
Stage Manager: Garry Ferguson


Morning Prayer
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
Holy Eucharist
Mar 5 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Holy Eucharist
Mar 5 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Evening Prayer
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Morning Prayer
Mar 6 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
The Dean and Chapter of St George’s Cathedral acknowledges the Noongar people as the original custodians of this land. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and affirm our commitment to the work of reconciliation.