THE CANTERBURY TALES
AFTER GEOFFREY CHAUCER
14 JULY – 1 AUGUST 2015
Presented by GEORGE GEORGIOU INC in association with NEW THEATRE
“Folks of all kinds, met in accidental
Companionship, for they were pilgrims all;
It was to Canterbury that they rode.”
A rag tag group of pilgrims are on the road to Canterbury to worship some blessed bones. A wager is raised: whoever can tell the best story will win a free dinner at the pub. In the Canterbury Tales, these stories are recounted.
Part Australian talent quest, part medieval swamp-circus, this new adaptation will be a raucous, dizzying grab bag of five-star entertainment.
Geoffrey Chaucer’s 14th century comedy, is the first piece of literature written in common English. This musical adaptation is examination of the medieval roots of mainstream Anglo Saxon Australia. Where have we come from? Where are we going? What the hell are we doing?
Stampede with us. Bombard with us. Raise the banners of your soul as we storm the sand-lands of possibility. Face the flames within as we interrogate our failures and achievements.
This is a quest for spiritual exaltation and final absolution.
“You only get one shot at the big time” – The Knight
So don’t miss out, join our Host for an unmissable evening: a human spectacle of dark age proportions.
Created by Constantine Costi, James Vaughan & Michael Costi
With writing by Alena Lodkina
Lighting Designer Joshua Vozzo
Set/Costume Designer Alice Joel, Christine Inkley & Ash Bell
Sound Designer Akil Ahamat
Assistant Director John Ma
Ryan Carter, John Grinston, Sarah Jane Kelly, Zöe Jensen, Andrew Lindqvist, Marty O’Neill, Danielle Stamoulos
Preview Tue 14 Jul 7:30pm
Wed – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Final performance, Sat 1 Aug 5pm
Full $25 | Concession $15 | Under 30s $15 | Groups (10+) $15