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The Playhouse Theatre Weston: Medieval Masterpiece Brought to life in The Canterbury Tales

By ThePlayhouse  |  Posted: October 09, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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The famous 14th century Canterbury Tales are brought to life in a mischievous, engaging and entertaining production featuring great storytelling and live folk music.

Based on the original stories by Geoffrey Chaucer and adapted for the stage by Tacit Theatre, The Canterbury Tales will be performed at The Playhouse Theatre this October.

Tacit Theatre’s take on the Canterbury Tales puts the audience at the heart of the action, as the main stage is turned into a fully functioning medieval tavern complete with live music.

The audience become patrons of the Tabard Inn, the starting point of the pilgrims' journey to Canterbury.

Here the tales unfold in a mixture of song, dance and general mischief, as a group of travelers, rogues and wenches tell Geoffrey Chaucer’s enchanting and scandalous tales, which have delighted, disgusted and entertained for centuries, in a bid to entertain each other on their pilgrimage.

From the antics of adulterous lovers, to the revenge of cuckolded husbands and the villainy of crafty knaves, the characters remain as entertaining and recognisable today as they were in the 14th century.

So dig out your tunic and britches, grab a tankard of ale or a glass of mulled wine and be prepared to laugh at the triumphs and misfortunes of the charismatic characters of a bygone age.

Featuring live folk music and stories that are not for the faint-hearted, Tacit Theatre offers storytelling theatre like no other.

The show contains plenty of bawdy humour which should be suitable for most audiences and ages, however Tacit Theatre do not recommend this production for the under-12s.

The Canterbury Tales will be at the Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare, on Tuesday 16 October at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced at £15, concessions £14, children £10, school groups one teacher per 10 children free are available on 01934 645 544 or online at http://tinyurl.com/677l7bh

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