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Bristol Old Vic Theatre School presents

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey ChaucerThe Canterbury Tales, Friday 21st June

A colourful cast of characters set off for Canterbury, competing to tell their tales of love, lust, adventure and chivalry. Brimming with verve and energy, Chaucer’s well-loved stories are brought beautifully alive by the students from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School who we once again welcome on their annual visit to Wedmore during their West Country 2019 tour.

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. The Canterbury Tales is a touchstone of English literature and has delighted readers for centuries.

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is one of the most successful and well-respected conservatoire drama schools in the UK. Notable acting alumni include: Helen Baxendale, Samantha Bond, Stephanie Cole, Olivia Colman, Annette Crosbie, Sir Daniel Day-Lewis, Naomie Harris, Jeremy Irons, Theo James, Alex Jennings, Pearl Mackie, Faye Marsay, Cyril Nri, Tim Pigott-Smith, Pete Postlethwaite, Amanda Redman, Miranda Richardson, Dame Patricia Routledge, Adrian Scarborough, Malcolm Sinclair, Sir Patrick Stewart, Mark Strong, Sophie Thompson and Gene Wilder.