Canterbury Tales 2008

Canterbury Tales

By William Shakespeare


UK TOUR  3 October – 15 November 2008

Mappa Mundi’s revival of their sell-out play transforms Chaucer’s tales into a dramatic and comical show, full of earthy humour, wit and charm.

As they make their annual pilgrimage to Canterbury, a group of commoners pass the time by performing some of Chaucer’s most appealing tales, including The Miller’s Tale, The Nun’s Priest’s Tale and The Wife of Bath’s Tale.

Boisterous comedy, romance, striking imagery and a dramatic score combine for an evening of fast-paced entertainment guaranteed to put hairs on your chest!

A light-hearted, joyous and slightly naughty evening is in store as the excellent Mappa Mundi take to the road with this adaptation of medieval literature’s best-known work.


Canterbury Tales played 25 dates in 18 tour venues, drawing a total audience of  6089 across the run.

Cast / Y Gast


Lee Mengo

 The Reeve

Daniel Curtis 1

Daniel Curtis

The Pardoner

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Lynne Seymour

The Wife Of Bath


Gareth Warren

The Host

Cler (3)

Clêr Stephens

The Nun

Jams thomas

Jams Thomas

The Miller

Creative Team / Y Tim Creadigol


Adapted by


Costume Designer

Set Designer

Lighting Designer

Richard Nichols

Mappa Mundi

Peter Knight

Lloyd Llewelyn Jones

Carl Davies

Ceri James

Tour Venues

3        Theatr Mwldan, CARDIGAN

4        Theatr Mwldan, CARDIGAN

7        College Theatre, EASTBOURNE

9         The Marlowe Theatre, CANTERBURY

10       The Marlowe Theatre, CANTERBURY

11        The Marlowe Theatre, CANTERBURY

14       Alnwick Playhouse, ALNWICK


16       Brewery Arts Centre, KENDAL

17       Buxton Opera House, Buxton

18       Buxton Opera House, Buxton

21        New Theatre Royal, PORTSMOUTH

22       New Theatre Royal, PORTSMOUTH

25       Doncaster Civic Theatre DONCASTER

28       The Riverfront, NEWPORT

30       Theatr Brycheiniog, BRECON

4         The Roses Theatre, TEWKESBURY

5        The Castle, WELLINGBOROUGH

6         South Holland Centre, SPALDING

7          Theatre Royal, WINCHESTER

8          Theatre Royal, WINCHESTER

10         Theatre Royal, BURY ST EDMUNDS

11         Theatre Royal, BURY ST EDMUNDS

12        Theatre Royal, BURY ST EDMUNDS

13         Greenwich Theatre LONDON

14         Greenwich Theatre LONDON

15         Greenwich Theatre LONDON

Wedi ei noddi’n rhannol gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru a Llywodraeth Cymru, a’r Loteri Genedlaethol.

Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery.