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Canterbury Tales

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Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer is not quite dead! Four alchemists, having discovered the elixir of life, have given Geoffrey a chance of survival. In a dramatic attempt to bring him back to life, they invite three of Chaucer's best-known pilgrim's, the Pardoner, the Nun's Priest and the Knight, to tell their Canterbury Tales.

Laugh Out Loud Theatre Company presents 'The Canterbury Tales', adapted by Martin Riley. Directed by Natalie Částka with local Northamptonshire based actors, Emma Kendrick, Keith Maddern, Leto Dietrich and Julia Holland playing the alchemists, as well as a whole host of colourful characters. Riley’s adaptation is silly, funny, full of audience participation and guaranteed to entertain - this is community theatre at its finest. Join us for an interactive medieval hoot for all the family!

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"Martin Riley... exposes the fun and accessibility beneath the medieval text. Pythonesque!" 

Michael Dervan, The Irish Times


"The action bursts raucously and colourfully into life. The audience is drawn into the magic of the theatre."  Yorkshire Post


"I have rarely seen such energetic theatre grabbing audiences by the throat. Brilliant!”  Cheltenham Festival Review


"Brilliant, very funny."  Sue Barry, Mantle Community Arts, Coalville


"The energy and wit - is really infectious."  Helen Wilcox, University Theatre Groningen


“Innovative, absorbing theatre."  Connect magazine, Leeds


“I would never have believed that you could have stuck so closely to the original, and yet got us all involved like this.”

Julie Roberts, Blackpool College


“Bright and’ll love it.”  The Yorkshire Post


  • Saturday 19th August (14:00), The Folly Theatre, Winwick Hall (**BOOK**)

  • Saturday 19th August (17:00), The Folly Theatre, Winwick Hall (**BOOK**)

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