Canterbury Tales

Thursday 20th July 2023
7:30 pm

Pay What You Can

Event Description

The Acorns “Artist in Residence” Dave Mynne, brings you…

Canterbury Tales

Welcome to ‘The Canterbury’, an Olde English Inn,

Infamous around these parts for villainy and sin.

The floor is caked in sawdust, for soaking up the spit,

And the air is thick with stories told with wisdom, guile and wit.

Some stories are romantic, some are bawdy, others scary

And there are tales about the devil that should make you oh so wary,

Some are beautifully poetic and some a little coarser;

A medieval medley from the pen of Geoffrey Chaucer!

From the company that brought you ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Great Expectations’, ‘Dracula’ and ‘The Odyssey’ comes a one-man performance of ‘The Canterbury Tales’.

Revered as one of the most important works in English literature, ‘The Canterbury Tales’ paints an ironic and critical portrait of English society in the middle-ages.

All of life is here in these few bawdy, funny and sometimes shocking short stories. Experience a journey down the foul and fetid footpaths of fourteenth-century England, told with the usual irreverence, wit and silliness!

Expect naughtiness, nonsense and medieval swearing!

It’s rude! It’s ribald! It’s ridiculous! Let’s party like it’s 1387!

This is Chaucer… but not as you think you know it!

Suitable for adults and older children (12+). Unsuitable for serious scholars of middle-English literature! Contains mild swearing and comic sexual reference.

Director: Simon Harvey

Performer: David Mynne

Script (very loosely adapted from the original!) by Simon Harvey, David Mynne and Anna Maria Murphy

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