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19.30 | £12/£6 under 14
Suitable for adults and children 10 and over
Acclaimed historical theatre company Blast from the Past present a new version of Geoffrey Chaucer’s timeless classic The Canterbury Tales. Written in the late 14th century, “The Canterbury Tales” is the high-water mark of medieval English literature. Based around the concept of a disparate group of pilgrims to the shrine of Thomas . Becket at Canterbury Cathedral who tell each other stories to while away the journey. It paints a rich and vibrant portrait of life in medieval England, all human life is present. Although Chaucer wrote his masterwork over 600 years ago, it still feels contemporary, fresh and vital – and wholly accessible to modern audiences.
Blast from the Past present six of the best-loved tales. Taking visual inspiration from medieval mystery plays, the three-man cast use drama, storytelling and song to paint a sumptuous picture of life in the Middle Ages, packed with colourful characters, strange situations and laughs a-plenty!