Canterbury Tales
By Geoffrey Chaucer, adapted by Arnold Wengrow.

The tales concern a disparate group of pilgrims travelling one Spring from London to Canterbury to pay homage at the shrine of the recently martyred St. Thomas A Becket. To pass the time on the journey, each must tell two tales going, and two tales coming back. The genial tavern host agrees to ride with them, be their guide and be the judge of the best tales. This classic work is renowned for its humour and bawdiness as we hear the tales of the Reeve, the Wife of Bath, the Nun’s Priest, the Pardoner, the Merchant and the Miller. Entertainment in the most classic tradition, as Chaucer’s famous characters compete with tales of chivalry, romance, humour and bawdiness as they travel to Canterbury. A 14th century English masterpiece still entertaining today's 21st century audiences. 

Information for Ticket Holders

  • This production contains innuendo and bawdy humour and is not recommended for young children.
  • The Abbey Green can be used for picnics prior to the performance.
  • The seating area will be accessible from 6.30pm - tickets will be required for entry.
  • No tents or large picnic tables will be allowed in the seating area.
  • No seating is supplied, please provide your own blankets or chairs for out-door use.
  • The performance will commence at 7.30pm.
  • Coffee and tea will be available during the interval from the Abbey Rooms.
  • Toilets will be accessible in the Abbey Rooms.
  • There will be no refund on tickets for bad weather, the performances will go ahead.
  • If the weather is extremely bad then the performance will take place inside Romsey Abbey at 7.30pm. Seating will not be reserved.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the grounds of Romsey Abbey.
  • If you have any further enquiries then please telephone the Plaza Theatre and leave a message on 01794-523054.
Venue: Romsey Abbey
Wed 1st Aug 2007-Sat 4th Aug 2007  19:30  £10.00