Tacit Theatre | The Canterbury Tales, Tacit Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Tabard Inn, Southwark
Original storytelling theatre with live music and immersive design, performing throughout the UK.
The Canterbury Tales, Tacit Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Tabard Inn, Southwark


The Canterbury Tales – Southwark Production

Category: Past Shows


Tom Daplyn

Original Music and Arrangements

Anthony Sebastian and Annabelle Brown


Juliane von Sivers

Set and Costume Designer

Cara Newman

Lighting Designer

Leo Steele

Casting Director

Danielle Tarento


Rosalind 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