A Theatrical Journey to the Past: The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Written by Lindsay Price

Chaucer’s classic collection of tales come to life in the brilliant full-length adaptation, The Canterbury Tales by Lindsay Price.

A group of travelers set out for Canterbury on a pilgrimage. To pass the time they entertain each other with a storytelling contest. Best story wins a prize.

Each and every performer gets a chance to shine in this spirited, charming script.

Great characters, lots of humour, and strong ensemble work. Text uses modern English.

Under the direction of Catherine Grootenboer, the drama team at St. Columba Anglican School in Port Macquarie NSW, Australia went on a journey into the distant medieval past, while keeping the message relevant and relatable to today’s audience: 

It was a great introduction to Medieval Theatre storytelling. Easy to break up into sections and rehearse. Some very funny scenes – great to show that even though we feel like we are so different from people in the past, we aren’t!

Fantastic work, St. Columba Anglican School!

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About the author

Lindsay Price