Chaucer for children at the Unicorn Theatre

Date Posted: 19/12/2013

Children’s theatre, The Unicorn in London, will be staging an adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Pardoner’s Tale from 16th to 31st January.

Based on one of Chaucer’s famous Canterbury Tales; The Pardoner’s Tale is the latest adaptation by Tangere Arts and follows last year’s A Thousand Slimy Things.

The Pardoner wants to tell the tale of three men who once set out on a journey to kill Death and get rich quick.

In this contemporary production, Gary Lagden plays the Pardoner; a quick-witted, silver tongued trickster, part magician, part orator and part salesman.

Gary will be joined on stage by two musicians, Hannah Marshall and Christopher Preece, who will underscore the story with live music, songs and foley techniques that use everyday objects to create sound effects.

The production is suitable for children over the age of seven. School trip organisers can take advantage of a reduced ticket rate.

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