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Second-Year Student's Stage Production of 'The Canterbury Tales'

Date: 15 February 2013

''Tell me, have you ever heard a tale To chill the bones and flatten the ale?' 'The Canterbury Tales' is a new adaptation for the stage by second-year English Literature student Andrew Ainscough. Geoffrey Chaucer's bawdy, raucous and surprising pilgrimage is taken from the medieval period to the present, as a group of homeless and placeless story-tellers make their way to Canterbury. What do we do when we have nothing left? We tell our stories, and so we meet and share with our band of quirky, wild and altogether fascinating characters. With songs, movement, and thrilling performances, the stories live on. Showing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2013 with The Lancaster Offshoots, with a Lancaster preview show in Summer term, this is a show not to be missed! Andrew and his team always welcome, and are looking out for, those passionate about the tales to share in our pilgrimage.'


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Associated departments and research centres: English and Creative Writing


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