The Canterbury Tales Blazing a trail across the West Country this May and June

The Canterbury Tales

Backwell Playhouse

Key Information
  • Dates Thu 30 May 2019 - Sat 01 Jun 2019
  • Location Backwell Playhouse
  • Evenings

    7.30 pm

  • Matinee

    2.30 pm on Sat 1 June

  • Ticket price

    £15 full | £10 concession

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West Country Tour 2019

By Geoffrey Chaucer
Adapted by John Hartoch
Directed by Kirstie Davis
Designed by Alex Berry

A colourful cast of characters set off for Canterbury competing to tell their tales of love, lust, adventure and chivalry. Brimming with verve and energy, Chaucer’s well-loved stories are brought beautifully alive by students from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

All of medieval life is here, with the wide range of social strata rubbing shoulders as the Miller, the Steward and the Wife of Bath (among other) all have their tales to tell.

The Canterbury Tales is a touchstone of English literature and has delighted readers for centuries.



Students developing and growing in confidence during their time here, seeing their work reaching professional standards in approach and execution; a student who intends to be a stage manager producing a wonderful sound design; a first year student making a lovely recording of a song for their recording project; tracking the careers of former students and seeing them be successful; being able to find a job opportunity for a recent graduate. Frank Bradley, Sound Tutor