Dramatised and adapted by Mike Poulton, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales offers a humours and familiar collection of characters. Together they aim not for divinity but debauchery. They seek to entertain an audience - the very essence of the Tales. As the pilgrimage was arranged, the Host proposed a competition: whoever tells the tale "of best sentence and moost solas" shall dine at the expense of the other pilgrims. What followed was one of the finest and best-known collections of stories ever known in the English language.
Richard Bates of the ADC Theatre said "I’m personally very excited about The Canterbury Tales as it brings a style of theatre to the ADC stage which we don’t usually see in our 7.45pm mainshows -combining drama, music and puppetry in innovative ways to breathe new life and a real sense of fun into these old tales."
The pilgrimage begins 7 February to 11 February at 7.45pm.