Go to What's On


The Box Theatre Company

By Geoffrey Chaucer

Adapted by Phil Woods with Michael Bogdanov

An Amateur Production

Wed 14 May 2014 - Sat 17 May 2014

Bawdy, anarchic and lots of fun, this modern version of Chaucer’s medieval classic takes the form of a storytelling competition. Set in the present, with each tale as a stand-alone piece, linked by a Master of Ceremonies, the approach is deliberately un-academic and the aim, to entertain, with all the spirit of the original’s sense of chivalry and satire.

There are nine of Chaucer’s favourite tales told here, including those of The Knight, The Wife of Bath and The Miller. And, as a finale, the audience is invited to vote on whose tale wins the competition.

So, The Box ask you to join them for an evening of high (and low) drama and help decide the winner.

Performance Running Times
First Act:       50 minutes
Interval:        20 minutes
Second Act:   50 minutes.