On the road with the BOVTS Canterbury pilgrims

THE eagerly awaited annual Bristol Old Vic Theatre School tour is on the road, starting with four days at Backwell and then stopping at the David Hall in South Petherton on Tuesday 4th June.

Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales has been adapted by John Hartoch
and is directed by Kirstie Davis, known across the region for her work with Forest Forge and Arts University Bournemouth student actors.

A colourful cast of characters sets off for Canterbury, competing to tell their tales of love, lust, adventure and chivalry.  All of medieval life is here, with the wide range of social strata rubbing shoulders as the Miller, the Steward and the Wife of Bath (among others) all have their tales to tell.

Performances are also at Wells Little Theatre on Wednesday 5th June, Shaftesbury Arts Centre on Friday 7th,  The Princess Theatre at Burnham on Sea on Tuesday 11th, The Regal Theatre in Mine­head on Wednesday 12th, The Wharf Theatre in Devizes on Thursday 13th, Bridport Arts Centre on Friday 14th, Dulverton Town Hall on Saturday 15th,  The Tobacco Factory in Bristol on Tuesday 18th,  The Exchange at Sturminster Newton on Thursday 20th,  Wedmore Village Hall on  Friday 21st, Honiton Beehive on Saturday 22nd and  Frampton Village Hall on Saturday 29th June.  The tour continues at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre on Tuesday 2nd and Wimborne Tivoli on Wednesday 3rd July.

The play is suitable for audiences aged 14 and older.  For more details, visit the BOVTS website, or contact the individual venues.

Rehearsal images by Rachel Holman.