Canterbury Tales

Produced by: 
Bawds (
Performance times: 
Tuesday 9 July - Saturday 13 July 2024, 19:45
Saturday 13 July 2024, 14:30
A new adaptation in modern English by Nick Warburton   "Nick Warburton screenwriter and playwright, a writer for The Archers, and who has also adapted many classic works for Radio 4’s Classic Serial, now brings you a new staged adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Originally adapted by Nick for BBC Radio 4’s The Archers in 2018, six tales from that version have now been readapted for the stage.   A raggle-taggle band of pilgrims – common working folk, some kings and queens, and the odd shady priest – pauses on its way to Canterbury. The pilgrims stretch their legs, take a little refreshment and start to tell their stories. Here are six of Chaucer’s most vibrant tales, presented by a talented cast of fourteen. You’ll meet the Knight, the Miller, the Wife of Bath, the Pardoner, the Friar and the Franklin who’ll spin a whole range of stories for you in lively modern English. Some will be comic and bawdy, some tender and romantic, and some will include a touch of magic. More than thirty characters are brought to life in this new modern adaptation of Chaucer’s colourful and timeless storytelling."

Production team

Lighting Designer
Leah Ward
Technical Director
K-M White
Sound Designer
Serena Povia
Master Carpenter
Peter Crofts
Production Manager
Joyce Fenton
Set Designer
Sarah Deboys
Kate Crofts
Sheila Pierre
Kimberly Tongish
Hair and Makeup
Hannah Curtis
Chief Electrician
Serena Povia
Upcoming Events
Event Date Time Location
Technical rehearsal Sun 7 Jul 2024 19:00 ADC Theatre
Dress rehearsal Mon 8 Jul 2024 19:45 ADC Theatre
Performance Tue 9 Jul 2024 19:45 ADC Theatre
Performance Wed 10 Jul 2024 19:45 ADC Theatre
Performance Thu 11 Jul 2024 19:45 ADC Theatre
Performance Fri 12 Jul 2024 19:45 ADC Theatre
Performance Sat 13 Jul 2024 14:30 ADC Theatre
Performance Sat 13 Jul 2024 19:45 ADC Theatre
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