Chortle at Chaucer in revised version of Canterbury Tales

The Pantaloons present The Canterbury Tales
The Pantaloons present The Canterbury Tales
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The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons theatre company is bringing a hilarious version of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales to Oundle on Saturday.

In a theatrical first, The Pantaloons perform every single one of the 24 completed Canterbury Tales; no mean feat considering the play features a cast of just five actors playing over 70 characters in under two hours.

To make it even harder for themselves The Pantaloons are also performing every tale in a different theatrical style; in this total theatre experience, audiences can expect pantomime, puppetry, masks, musicals, mime, farce, reality television, horror and opera. Even Shakespeare gets a look-in.

The play follows a group of pilgrims who decide to hold a story-telling contest on the road from Southwark to the shrine of St Thomas Beckett in Canterbury. The pilgrims are from all walks of medieval life and include a Knight, a Miller, a Monk, a Prioress, a Shipman and a rather insatiable Wife of Bath.

It can be seen at 8pm at Lyveden New Bield

For more details or to book tickets call 01832 205 358 or visit www.thepantaloons.co.uk.