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Canterbury Tales (Part II), The

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About the Show Less...

As Chaucer's pilgrims proceed to Canterbury, they tell tales to pass the time. Read More >

Chaucer’s pilgrims tell tales to pass the time on the way to Canterbury. As the pilgrims come from all aspects of society, so their tales differ in content and style. The RSC presents their journey in two parts that can be seen together or as entirely separate shows.

Part II (The Wife Of Bath And Other Tales): As the pilgrims advance closer to Canterbury, the Wife of Bath tells of unfortunate husbands and the Franklin shares a courtly love.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 08/07/2006

Opening Night: 13/07/2006

Closing Night: 04/11/2006

Running time: 3h

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Cast & Creative


Nick Barber, Claire Benedict, Daon Broni, Dylan Charles, Paola Dionisotti, Lisa Ellis, Christopher Godwin, Mark Hadfield, Michael Hadley, Anna Hewson, Edward Hughes, Michael Jibson, Michael Matus, Barry McCarthy, Chu Omabala, Ian Pirie, Joshua Richards, Christopher Saul, Katherine Tozer, Darren Tunstall


Director - Gregory Doran, Rebecca Gatward, Jonathan Munby

Producer - Bill Kenwright and Thelma Holt

Designer - Michael Vale

Lighting Designer - Wayne Dowdeswell

Sound - Jeremy Dunn

Author - Geoffrey Chaucer

About Gielgud Theatre

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