The Canterbury Tales – Southwark ProductionCategory: Past Shows
Original Music and ArrangementsAnthony Sebastian and Annabelle Brown
DIrectorJuliane von Sivers
Set and Costume DesignerCara Newman
Lighting DesignerLeo Steele
Casting DirectorDanielle Tarento
CompanyRosalind Blessed John Canmore Ellen Chivers Simon Lloyd Harry Napier Theone Rashleigh Matt Salisbury Stage Manager - Ella Wahström Set Builder - Brendan Jones
An explosion of live music, story-telling and general mischief, our production of The Canterbury Tales puts the audience at the heart of the action as patrons of the Tabard Inn – the starting point of the pilgrims’ journey to Canterbury.
At turns enchanting, scandalous and disgusting the tales unfold in a mixture of story and song as a collection of rogues , wenches and travellers tell stories to entertain each other on their pilgrimage. From the antics of adulterous lovers to the revenge of cuckolded husbands, the characters remain as engaging and recognisable today as they were in the 14th century.
Featuring live folk music and stories that are not for the faint of heart, Tacit Theatre offers an evening of storytelling theatre like no other.
“A big-hearted, boisterous evening” – Time Out
“Extraordinarily catchy folk songs” – The Observer
“Riotous, enthusiastic and likeable” – Financial Times
“Good, bawdy fun” – Evening Standard