The Canterbury Tales to put on open-air Shakespeare

Date Posted: 16/04/2014

The Canterbury Tales will mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth with an open-air production of his last play this July.

The Two Noble Kinsmen will be performed by resident theatre company Mirthful Oak from 24th to 26th July, staged in the churchyard at the rear of the Canterbury attraction. 

School trip organisers booking tickets to one of the four outdoor performances are entitled to discounted rates.

Canterbury’s link to Chaucer and Shakespeare

The Two Noble Kinsmen is an adaptation of The Knight’s Tale, the first story in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.

A story of love, war and tragedy, research suggests it was Shakespeare’s last play having been written between 1613-1614.

The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction promises an entertaining day out for groups, introducing the cathedral city and its literary connection.

This summer’s open-air Shakespeare performances add to the costumer character element of the experience and its expanding events programme.

For further school trip information contact:

0845-070 6255

School Travel Organiser's Guide