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Canterbury Tales
by Geoffrey Chaucer
Adapted by Jeremy Secker

On Tour 11th - 22nd July 2017
Date Outdoor Venue
Tues 11th Six Acres Resource Centre, Six Acres Close, Roman Road, Taunton, TA1 2BD
Wed 12th Taunton Museum, Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton, TA1 4AA
Thurs 13th Mount Somerset Hotel, Lower Henlade, Taunton, TA3 5NB
Fri 14th Compton House Hotel, Townsend, Axbridge, BS26 2AJ
Sat 15th Cleeve Abbey, Abbey Road, Washford, Watchet, TA23 0PS             
Tues 18th Blackmore Farm, Blackmore Lane, Cannington, Bridgwater, TA5 2NE
Wed 19th Wellington School, South Street, Wellington, TA21 8NT
Thurs 20th  Muchelney Abbey, Muchelney, Langport, TA10 0DQ   
Fri 21st Queen’s College, Trull Road, Taunton, TA1 4QS
Sat 22nd Hartwood House, Crowcombe Heathfield, Taunton, TA4 4BS
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.