Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

  • Various
  • July 23 - 25
  • £10/ under 18s £6
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Veteran Cornish actor David Mynne presents Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in the open-air

Welcome to ‘The Canterbury’, an Olde English Inn:
Infamous around these parts for villainy and sin.
The floor is fresh with sawdust for soaking up the spit.
And the air is full of stories, told with wisdom, guile and wit.
Some of them 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, serious 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 archaic naughtiness and nonsense! Possibly tights and a codpiece! Definitely medieval swearing! Let’s party like it’s 1387! This is Chaucer… but not as you think you know it!

Running time: 70mins no interval
Suitable for ages 12+

Additional Information about Open-Air Events

You’ll be seated on the grass, so please bring low-backed camping chairs, rugs and cushions to sit on. This open-air performance is designed to take place even in inclement weather and so we recommend that audiences come prepared for all eventualities of a British Summer and bring a torch for evening events! Assistance dogs only please.

In order for us to return to live events safely, we ask for your co-operation with any additional guidelines that may be in place at the time of the event. These can be viewed in full here and when booking, though please note that these may change in line with any government announcements. We will regularly review and update this information as required.

At present, this event is being sold in accordance with current social distancing guidelines. Should government guidance on social distancing change prior to the performance date, we reserve the right to release additional tickets. All ticket holders will be informed should this take place.

Dates and times here.