A special performance of Canterbury Tales Made Modern will be held in the beautiful Woodland Gardens at Hollycombe in the early evening of Sunday 15th July, just after the end of steaming for the day. Tickets to the performance will be available shortly either from Hollycombe of from the production company. More details shortly.
'Canterbury Tales Made Modern' is a play that holds an annual 'Chaucer' story telling competition, the wittiest competition ever! Based on the stories of the Pilgrims from Southwark who are on their way to visit the shrine of Thomas A Becket in Canterbury, each tell a tale to entertain the others on their way.
The audience is encouraged to vote on the quality and substance of the stories and after each story is acted out, the audience are asked to vote and choose a winner! Chaucer's timeless stories are paralleled into modern life, with the pilgrims being played by Woodstock hippies, in search of 'enlightenment', horses are exchanged for campervans and romany caravans, medieval robes for flares and rose tinted sunglasses.
Bacchae actors cleverly portray the characters with truth of character and wit as expected with some skullduggery along the way!!!
The Pardoner's Tale - Cunning geezer meets his match!
The Miller's Tale - Philandering Nicholas tries his tricks!
The Nun's Priest's Tale - Fiesty fox meets cheeky chicken!
The Cook's Tale - The revelling thieving Peterkin!
The Wife of Bath's Tale - A deceiving knight tricks an old hag! and more.........................
A production for the whole family to enjoy together; bring your chair and your picnic and be ready to be entertained!!! 'Canterbury Tales will take the form of a competition. Each will tell a tale, and at the end you the audience will be asked to show your appreciation by means of the clapometer.................
Tickets are now available (Adults £10, Concessions £8, Children £5) are available from the Ticketscript website: https://shop.ticketscript.com/channel/web2/start-order/rid/GZ5D4D65/language/en