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Canterbury Tales
by Geoffrey Chaucer
Adapted by Jeremy Secker

On Tour 11th - 22nd July 2017
Auditions 21st, 27th & 30th March, 3rd & 13th April 2017
This is very much an ensemble piece, with much doubling. All the audition pieces are for groups, rather than specific characters. Audtions are all at The Place, Wilfred Road, Taunton, TA1 1TB at 7.30pm. Audition pieces will be available on the night, but are available for download here:

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.