Bawdy fun as Tales are brought to life at Feckenham Village Hall - The Redditch Standard

Bawdy fun as Tales are brought to life at Feckenham Village Hall

Redditch Editorial 3rd Mar, 2016 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

IF you’re under the impression that Chaucer is an ancient writer worthy only of academic study – think again! A group of travelling players dropping in on Feckenham Village Hall is about to prove that you can have seriously bawdy fun with old Geoffrey.

Blast from The Past are bringing their high energy version of ‘The Canterbury Tales’ to the village and the emphasis is most definitely on comedy – with lashings of music.

The company will present six of the best-loved tales, told in a variety of styles.

The stories are cleverly staged and come complete with a touring set which has been specially constructed to resemble a medieval travelling theatre.

The cast use drama, verse, physical theatre and song to bring Chaucer’s tales to riotous life, telling tales packed with colourful characters and strange situations. This is definitely not a dry academic take on English literature – the show is fast, furious, quite often filthy and invariably funny!

Note: The show is bawdy but not obscene. Young people over the age of 12 are welcome.

‘The Canterbury Tales’ romp into Feckenham Village Hall on Sunday, March 13, at 7.30pm.

The show has been brought to Redditch’s rural outpost by Shindig – the county’s performing arts scheme – bringing Live Arts to the doorstep.

The show is sponsored by Arts Council England, Worcestershire County Council and Redditch Borough Council.

Curtain up at 7.30pm and tickets are just £10 from the Village Shop and The Rose & Crown in Feckenham or book online at or by phone on 0333 666 3366.

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