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is a bawdy classic written 700 years ago, it centres on a group of pilgrims who entertain one another with stories as they ride to Canterbury Cathedral. But despite the apparently holy purpose of their journey these travellers reveal themselves as sinners rather than saints. The pilgrims contrasting and colourful backgrounds offer many different stories, from the serious and moral to the farcical and bawdy, proving that like Shakespeare after him, Chaucer was 'not for an age but for all time' .Performers Ishia Bennison (Wife of Bath), Emily Butterfield (Nun), Matt Connor (Squire), Phil Corbitt (Host), Laura Cox (Prioress), Andy Cryer (Chaucer), Michael Hugo (Cook), Rosie Jenkins (Nun), Guy Lewis (Clerk of Oxenford), Alan McMahon (Monk), David Newman (Tavern Boy), Rob Pickavance (Reeve), Matthew Rixon (Miller), Neil Salvage (Knight), Richard Standing (Yeoman), Andrew Whitehead (Pardoner).
Author Chaucer. Adapted by Mike Poulton. Company Northern Broadsides (in partnership with the New Vic Theatre). Director Conrad Nelson. Design Lis Evans. Lighting Richard G Jones. Sound James Earls-Davis. Musical Director Bex Hughes.
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