Having tried and failed to listen to the entire of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales on audiobook a few months ago, I'm going to have another go at connecting with the work when Tacit Theatre bring their interpretation to the Devonshire Park Theatre at the beginning of November.
The boisterous performances are advised for theatregoers older than 14 years and the storytelling will also include live folk music. The collection of tales were originally written in the 14th century. Chaucer's band of pilgrims entertained themselves on their way to Canterbury, each pilgrim competing to tell the best story in order to win the prize of a free meal at the Tabard Inn upon their return to Southwark. By turns enchanting, scandalous, bawdy and disgusting, the people in the tales behave very much as we still do five hundred years later!
Devonshire Park Theatre, Thu 8th to Sat 10th Nov, 19:45.
Fri & Sat matinees, 14:30.
Tickets various prices. Available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person at the Box Office and the Tourist Information Office.