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Canterbury Tales
by Geoffrey Chaucer
Adapted by Jeremy Secker

On Tour 11th - 22nd July 2017
Venues open 6pm for picnics, performance starts 7.30pm
Date Outdoor Venue Wet weather alternative
Tues 11th Six Acres Resource Centre, Taunton, TA1 2BD On Site
Wed 12th Taunton Museum, Taunton, TA1 4AA None
Thurs 13th Mount Somerset Hotel, TA3 5NB None
Fri 14th Compton House Hotel, Axbridge, BS26 2AJ St Andrew's Church House, Cheddar, BS27 3RE
Sat 15th Cleeve Abbey, TA23 0PS              Washford Memorial Hall, TA23 0PR
Tues 18th Blackmore Farm, Cannington, TA5 2NE St Mary's Church Centre, Nether Stowey, TA5 1LJ
Wed 19th Wellington School, TA21 8NT On Site
Thurs 20th  Muchelney Abbey, TA10 0DQ    Huish Episcopi Academy, Langport TA10 9SS
Fri 21st Queen’s College, Taunton, TA1 4QS On Site
Sat 22nd Hartwood House, Crowcombe Heathfield, TA4 4BS Crowcombe Village Hall TA4 4AQ
Jeremy Secker’s clear and modern text gives these very funny tales a universal appeal... High Ham Guardian
The Taunton Thespians’ deliver an unrivalled evening of ribald humour and belly laughs… Stocklinch Spectator
Quite naughty… The Hatch Beauchamp Herald
Pilgrimmorality at its hilarious best… The Treble Telegraph
The costumes were outstanding, a spectacle not to be missed… The North Curry Rival
Disgusting…I loved it!... Lower Vexford Recorder
I well remember ploughing through the Canterbury Tales as a student, the sharp observation and hilarity of them being largely obscured by the need to translate every line – Jeremy Secker removes all such obstacles and presents us with a plain English text that preserves all of the humour…  Compton Dundon in the Histrionic Herald
Chaucer would have approved…  Taunton Thespians are telling tales this summer – not any old tales, but four of Chaucer’s best: the Wife of Bath’s Tale, the Miller’s Tale, the Reeve’s Tale and the Nun’s Priest’s Tale. Spicy, saucy and colourful, these tales stand the test of time and have been jauntily translated into modern rhyming couplets by Jeremy Secker in such a way that they are instantly understood and enjoyed.